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Kitchen Garden & Farm

Our 150-acre farm is divided into an eastern lower half & a higher western half. The river Leach runs through the lower eastern side of the farm with its water meadows & rich alluvial soils; it is the perfect place for the kitchen garden situated on the edge of the meadows, safe from the flooding that happens naturally every year.

We are improving and nurturing the kitchen garden with composting & manure, ensuring abundance from the land whilst protecting & maintaining a healthy rich soil. Featuring a newly planted herb garden, cutting gardens & poly-tunnels to extend the seasons, the garden is productive all year round, growing carefully-selected, unusual varietals to supply & inspire the restaurants, cookery school & spa.

The water meadows & river banks are carefully managed as wild spaces to encourage native flora & fauna to flourish & thrive.  Together they support a diverse ecosystem of wild flowers, otters, kingfishers, egrets & water voles, to name but a few.

The surrounding countryside & villages are truly picturesque with lovely walks or cycle rides with picnics to truly immerse yourself.

Hotel guests can enjoy accompanied tours, these are restricted to an 'open hour' each day and are the best way to see what is happening on the farm & in the kitchen garden. For details please email, call 01367 850174 or speak to reception during your stay.