Animal Feeding

Join Us On A Family-Friendly Farm Holiday

Come and meet the animals on a family-friendly farm holiday in Cornwall.

Our small hobby farm is home to a range of animals, popular with adults and children alike. In fact, feeding the goats is more popular with the grown-ups than the children – they’re irresistibly cute!

The majority of our animals are pets – misfits and rejects that nobody else wanted. The only exceptions being the hens and bees, who pay their way in eggs and honey – but even they are promised a home for life!

We have 7 glorious acres for you to explore, with magnificent views across Cornwall. It’s the perfect place for an evening stroll or a lunchtime picnic. Or a rounders match. Or just a roll down the hill. There’s oodles of open space for children to run and play and generally let off steam. And who doesn’t love collecting a warm fresh egg for their tea?

So if you’d like a tour, to learn a little more of what we do and to get up close and personal with the animals then please do come and join us on one of our animal feeding sessions.

Meet The Gang

Pygmy Goats

We have four rather cheeky pygmy goats, all named after Poldark characters: Ossy, Jud, Drake and Captain Ross. We actually only meant to have two but it turns out it’s very easy to get carried away when you go goat shopping!

They love to be fed by hand and will delight you with their antics. Smaller children and anyone of a nervous disposition can opt to feed them through the fence.

Pygmy goats, family farm holidays in cornwall
Two sheep, farm holidays in Cornwall

Sheep

We’ve had 5G installed! Gina, Ghia, Galaxy, Gracie and Gypsy, our five pet Zwartbles ewes. They’re mismarked, meaning they’ve got too many or not enough white bits to be of pedigree standard, but we think they’re beautiful. And so do they!

They love nothing more than a good neck scratch and a sheep nut or three. In return they do an excellent job of mowing the paddock.

Indian Runner Ducks

Duck Martin and his girls are our Indian Runner ducks. With their comical upright waddle, they’re a delight to watch if a little nervous. They lay beautiful blue/green eggs during the spring and early summer and are extremely chatty!

 

Runner ducks, family-friendly farm holiday

Chickens

We have lots of chickens who love to be fed corn and will reward you with a fresh egg for your tea. Some will even tolerate being cuddled – if you can catch them!

You’ll find a cockerel or two as well, strutting proudly as they look after their ladies. And if you don’t see them you’ll hear them, as they cock-a-doodle-do at seemingly random times of the day.

Geese

Safely fenced off in their own paddock at the bottom of the farm are our two elderly Embden geese, Simon and Mandy.

They were advertised on Facebook as needing a retirement home and we were happy to oblige. They even have their own bungalow. We reckon they’re around 20 years old now and are spending their autumn years quietly waddling around the paddock and swimming in the old drainage pond under the trees. They’re excellent lawnmowers and Mandy even occasionally lays us an egg.

Geese, farm holidays in Cornwall
Beehives on a sustainable farm holiday

Buzzy Bees

One of Graham’s hobbies is beekeeping and he has three hives at the moment in the paddock with the geese.

They thrive on the abundance of wildflowers here and produce lots of yummy honey in the summer, which they happily share with us. Depending on the time of year, you may find some for sale in our mini farmshop in the courtyard.

Take A Look Around The Farm

Hedgehogs are part of the wildlife on the farm

Wildlife On the Farm

Our small farm is a haven for creatures great and small!

Shippon's living room with woodburning stove

the Farm Cottages

Take a gander at our luxury farm holiday cottages.