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The Smallholding


We live in such a glorious part of the world, our 4.5 acre smallholding is teaming with life and is nestled amongst hundreds of acres of working farmland.

Our southern perimeter borders the river Lew which is home to wild trout, ducks and a handsome kingfisher.

Our acre of wild woodland is brimming with natural wonder and is a bustling ecosystem which boasts two ponds, a stunning array of dragonfly and is home to our nesting buzzards.

'Boy' is our native breed pony, who happily shares his yard with our 'confusion' of guinea fowl, our 'bevy' of quail and our free-range chickens, in addition to the nesting swallows who make their homes here during the summer months and spend their days hunting insects along the treeline.

Keep an ear out for 'Legolas', our cockerel, who can be heard crowing at all times of the day and our wild guinea fowl, who sound the alarm every time they spot an intruder! Both the hens and the quail provide us with fresh eggs which we collect and offer for sale in our honesty box.

The private garden has a polytunnel, green house, a fruit cage and some raised beds which we use for growing a range of produce. Whenever we have a glut, we bundle it up and add it to our honesty box shelves.

To learn more about us and our aspirations for the smallholding, click on ‘Our Story’.