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.
Well the lighter nights are upon us and just as well as lambing is well underway, the fields are so incedibly wet that we have put 20/30 ewes in each field accross the farm to try and help them not lamb in too much mud. Its a never ending time of checking each field and if necessary bringing the ewes back to the barn if the lambs are slightly weak or just need a bit of a top up with a bottle. The garden has been turned into a nursery for those needing a little bit more of a check, saves cutting the grass. Our lambing student arrives on good friday, so I hope he is fit and keen as its in at the deep end for him, luckily he knows us well and the layout of the farm.
The cows are due to start calving during April, so its a case of all hands on deck for the next few weeks, unfortunately we had a TB reactor at the yearly test, only one, but it means we have to test again in May and in July, all extra work bringing the cows and calves back to the buildings.
The cold, wet and snow has had a real effect on the grass which is just not growing, until it warms up we are all in the same situation, its going to be a very late spring, and straw supplies for bedding are begining to get a bit low, so we are trying out a new product which is paper and savings mixed, supposed to be very absorbent, its not a cheap product so fingers crossed it works.
Hopefully the sun will start warming us all up after a long wet winter, we can only hope. Happy Easter.
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- Comfortable & Modern Rooms
- Stunning Views
- Hearty Breakfast
- Ample Parking