There’s a surprising amount to do just here on the 22 acres of our farm – particularly for families. You’re free to roam around – just bear in mind that this is a working farm and children should not be left unsupervised. Some of the fences are also electrified to keep in livestock. Where there is an open gate – you are welcome! If you can’t see animals in the field then climb over the gate. However please don’t feed the animals.
Feel free to use the trampoline, climbing frames, tree house and hammocks (in the summer).There are plenty of animals to watch: you can help feed them too, just ask!
The cottage has a barbecue and there’s a huge supply of firewood that you can use on the barbecue or for the wood-burning stove inside if it’s cold.
Then of course, there are plenty of walks nearby, either starting from the farm or after a short drive. There’s a wonderful one along the ridge at Cucklington where you can see the whole of the Blackmore Vale, ideal for any afternoon walk.
Finally, there’s our cheese. You can watch the cheese being made on most weekday mornings – and then of course buy some to take home with you.
Want more ideas? Here’s our guide of What To Do.
But what will you eat? Well, it’s worth asking us what’s currently available here on the farm before you schlep off to the supermarket.
We sell a variety of “as organic” produce (we are undergoing organic certification), most importantly our award winning cheese Renegade Monk. We sell our lamb, pork and sometimes fruit, veg and chicken and quails eggs if in stock. We also make jams and crab apple jelly. If you want to buy anything mail us in advance or knock on our door.
And we also have seasonal salad (Asian, British leaves). Ask and we’ll show you the polytunnel.
The cider we provide is from our friend Oliver Dowding, brother of “No Dig” Charles Dowding. We like his approach, and wherever possible we try to support our local producers.
We’re lucky to have some fantastic local shops (don’t be scared; not exclusively ‘for local people’) and if you want to eat out, it just depends on if you want to walk or you have a ‘designated driver’…