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The importance of local produce

HJohn and Fiona holding lambsave you ever been grocery shopping and seen the sign that says, “think local, buy local”? What does that mean to you? For us at Knockaloe Beg it means that we buy as much local produce as possible to reduce our carbon footprint and help the Island become more self-sufficient and sustainable.

If you’ve eaten breakfast at our B&B you will know how tasty Fiona’s cooked breakfasts are and we believe that it’s not just because Fiona has made it, […]

First Week of Chloe’s Internship

This is Chloe!

Hello! My name is Chloe and I have just started an eight week internship with John and Fiona at Knockaloe Beg Farm. I was really excited to hopefully help make our social media and website more informative, engaging and reflective of farm life, and running a tourist business.

On arrival I was welcomed with a smile and hug by Fiona who then gave me a tour of the farm accommodation. We did the washing up from the breakfasts of the guests and did room change […]

How we coped with uncertainty

What a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the way we earn money has changed dramatically. Knockaloe Beg is usually full of people: guests, friends and members of the public walking through … then suddenly it all goes quiet and our four children, who have left home, start to come home.

There were unexpected blessings of time with the kids, which we had not had for 9 […]

Things to do in Peel

Knockaloe Beg is within easy walking distance of Peel, an ancient fishing town with a large natural sandy beach. Choose to walk along the old railway line, recently upgraded with a better surface for biking and walking, or a more strenuous route over Corrin’s Hill, or around the back of the hill for an incredibly tranquil experience. The latter will reward you with amazing panoramic views of Peel as you arrive, and indeed of much of the west coast to the north and south, and across the central valley towards Douglas.

On arriving in Peel you might like a […]

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