Our family-run farm has been in the family for nearly 100 years and includes 270 acres of grassland. We manage our land and our livestock for sustainable productivity and believe that the conservation of wildlife and the environment is a big part of our job as farmers! Our main fertiliser is farmyard manure and we control weeds by cutting, topping and spot spraying where possible. We also have 70 acres of woodland which receives minimal interference and is a haven for a variety of wildlife. The farm centres around a large lake which was created when a dam was built across the brook in 1935, and we also have many smaller ponds across the farm providing a fantastic habitat for a variety of creatures.
We believe that sustainably grazing our farmland is the key to ensuring we protect it for future generations. We graze our farm with two types of cattle. Sussex cattle were bred here in the 1940s and we reintroduced them in 2008, our first pure bred calves were born in 2008. Our small herd of Sussex cows are used to graze the farm and are sold weaned as stores to be grown on elsewhere.
Our pride and joy are our herd of pedigree Dexter cows, which we have been breeding for over 40 years. Our Dexters are sold in our popular beef boxes.
We have a flock of 300 commercial sheep which we breed from to produce our lamb, hogget and mutton. We also introduced a small flock of rare breed Portland ewes in 2000 which can also be requested by our customers.
We have a friendly DIY Livery with boxes for 17 horses, a sand school, summer and winter turnouts and facilities for customer only Toll Rides.