West Steads farm has been in the same family for over a century.
It is a mixed farm of 310 acres and over 200 livestock. The farm
is also home to Taff the working Collie and Jack Russells Roger
On the farm we work towards conserving the local wildlife and natural
surroundings. During conversion to arable we are planting pollen
and nectar margins for insects and birds, grass margins for bird
cover and to encourage waders, and hedges of honeysuckle, holly,
blackthorn and wild rose.
you enjoy spotting wildlife, you are in for a treat on Lorbottle
farm. Chances are you will see pied woodpecker, our resident barn
and little owls, bats, red deer, and numerous birds and butterflies,
particularly in the cottage gardens. And if you are lucky with the
weather, you will also enjoy wonderful sunsets.
As well as arable and livestock farming, we produce and sell our
own crafts, including sloe gin from our traditional family recipe
and made with sloes from the farm. To find out more about our crafts
and to order online, visit the Sloe Crafts web site.