‘As I remember, my first thoughts on Farm Lator were : comfortable, giving a good nights sleep, clean, great food, and very friendly. In more detail : The rooms have that appealing cottage feel about them, with good comfortable beds providing clean showers and washing facillities. The food is especially good and will keep the hungriest guests happy. While it is a set menu, the friendly hosts cater for any particular tastes that you may have. Be it vegatarian, wheatgerm free etc etc. Should you wish to leave early to go exploring before the excellant breakfast, packed lunches are made ready, if you require them. There is a very comprehensive library covering virtually every subject connected with wildlife, and from Geology to Astronomy. There is also a full section of Novels.
Whether you arrive for a holiday or as one of the many experts making a return trip to continue their field work, you will find Farm Lator a very enjoyable experience. I found that those who were experts in their field were more than happy to help with ID and willing to encourage the younger guests to continue with wildlife interests’.
‘This was where Rob’s perception proved quite extraordinary. He was very quick to grasp where people’s interests lay, as well as assessing their levels of understanding and aptitude. As a result of this he was able to guide each group or individual in such a way that they could get the very best from their time spent at Farm Lator.
When we arrived we had a lovely warm welcome from Barbara and the two little girls, Suzanna and Flora; then, later, from Rob, bringing with him a folder containing maps of the area and interesting reports from previous visitors (all in English!) for us to mull over, as well as giving us sound advice as to how and where to start our “searching”. This kindly help and interest continued on, more or less, a daily basis, for the whole of our stay, and both he and Barbara were always ready to make time for us, as they did for everyone, treating us all as special, respected guests.
The camping arrangements were excellent and we were encouraged to use the “community” room, which held a very good and informative library, whenever we wished, and to join the house guests for the evening meal when cooking seemed too much of a chore! These were lovely occasions as we met so many interesting people, Dutch and Belgian as well as English, all very different but with one thing in common, namely, an interest in the natural world – the food was excellent too! What was particularly nice was the charming way in which Barbara came and described each dish to us, especially if it was a Hungarian recipe. She made good use of her well-tended kitchen garden and we thoroughly enjoyed eating the fresh vegetables and herbs that we had watched growing! Barbara’s, apparently relaxed, efficiency in dealing with the domestic arrangements meant that everyone benefited by feeling part of a very happy, smooth-running family home’.