We look forward to welcoming you to our undiscovered, unspoilt and memorable county.
We pride ourselves on extending a very warm welcome to all our guests on our 400-acre organic family working beef and sheep farm.
The farm is nestling beneath the tranquil Breidden Hills, where wildlife abounds, in the picturesque Severn valley.
Lane Farm History
Lane Farm has been here since the 1600’s but we arrived in April 1998 to farm its 209 acres and in the autumn of 2001 had the opportunity to take over Middle Farm with 184 acres, both farms form part of the Criggion Estate. All of our land is very close to the rivers Severn and Vynwy causing the majority of the land at both farms to flood at certain times. We diversified in 2000 with the extension to the farmhouse being completed enabling us to offer Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Lambing is now well underway and we have just about finished on the ewes, the ewe lambs are over half way through lambing and roughly 40 cows have calved, so only another 60 ish to go. The weather was exceptionally good for us as we lamb outside and what a relief after last year. As we were so short of forage the cows were turned out early and have been calving outside was well, we have had 4 sets of twins so far, and at least two of the heifers were scanned as having twins as well. It has been a bit manic as it was just the two of us doing all the work this year as the promised help failed to arrive. So we are now looking for a part time person to come and join the madness here.
We are putting in some organic oats for combining this year, something we have not done for a while, but hopefully it will go well and help with the ever pressing cash flow. We have been using a liquid organic fertiliser for the first time this year and where it has been applied it certainly seems to be working wonders, the grass is growing really well, lets hope we can get some decent cuts of silage for next winters feed.
The swallows are back and busy repairing their nests in the yard, so its very noisy with them chattering away to each other, even the odd arugment over who's nest is who's from last year.
Hoping that May will give us good warmth and the necessary rain for everything to grow well.,so the stocks can be replenished.
- Great Location
- Comfortable & Modern Rooms
- Stunning Views
- Hearty Breakfast
- Ample Parking