We moved to this lovely part of Herefordshire twelve years ago. It was love at first sight, and in that time we have completed extensive work to the house and gardens, which are open to the public twice a year. We would love to show you round during your stay.
Whilst living in France 5 years ago, Sarah came back to the UK to look at some likely properties for our return. The first house she saw was Midland Farm, and she bought it on the spot. The “Farm” stopped being a working farm over 30 years ago, but it was the location of the 1.25 acre site that persuaded Sarah to take the plunge.
The garden at Midland Farm has been featured on the front cover in the Royal Horticultural Society magazine ‘The Garden’. It is open under the NGS scheme twice a year, and is pictured on the front cover of this year’s NGS’s directory. Growing fruit and veg is a passion, and guests are welcome to order produce during their stay.
We also have an abundance of very happy hens who produce the most wonderful eggs that are often available for breakfast. Sarah also offers dinner by pre arrangement.
We have plenty of our own wildlife, optimistically called pets, so guests should expect to meet and hear them all. To date the roll call consists of: Daisy the Jack Russell, Bertie the Miniature Wirehaired Dachshund, Flossie our Lurcher, two cats Henry and Molly, our pygmy goats, sheep, ducks…and lots of chickens of various sizes and colours.
We spent last autumn improving our wildlife pond and it is already teeming with wildlife including frogs and newts. We expect dragonflys and damselflys in the summer months and a local heron regularly makes an appearance. There is a rookery in a nearby wood, and they provide quite a magical display at dusk. You can often hear owls hooting round you at night, we have swans and geese flying overhead in the evening, plus any number of small birds.
Our adorable menagerie!
Herefordshire has plenty to offer anyone keen on fresh air. There are more miles of footpaths in Herefordshire than roads. You can see the ridge of Crib-y-Garth – better known as the Cat’s Back – from here, so probably no better place to take a stroll. We have detailed directions you cann take with you, or you can download directions HERE. If you want to go further you can easily connect up to Offa’s Dyke which runs past Hay Bluff. After taking in the truly magnificent views, why not visit The Bull at Craswall for an ale?