Wild flowers, fields of barley and breath taking sunsets surround you…
Lodge Farm has been in the Winter family since it was bought by Keith’s father Gerald in the early 1960’s. The 300-acre arable farm is now owned by Keith and Bridget. As our children’s careers have taken them away from the farm, Keith has decided to take a step back from the day-to-day farming operations and one of our neighbouring farmers has now taken over this role.
The farm grows crops of wheat, barley, sugar beet, oil seed rape and potatoes. The fields and views change with the seasons – dark ploughed land and bright green shoots in the autumn, fields of bright yellow oil seed rape flowers in spring, golden swathes of barley and wheat in the summer. You may see the tractors working in the fields, or be lucky enough to watch the combine during harvest.
We are in a Countryside Stewardship scheme which encourages native plants and improves habitats for wildlife, birds and insects. So, when you stay at Lodge Farm you’ll enjoy wild flowers, birds and other wildlife in abundance. Depending on the time of year you can hear the skylarks singing or see the swallows ducking and diving around your cottage. And if you want to explore the farm further there are tracks and paths to wind your way along. Perhaps you’ll see a sparrow hawk looking for its next meal, a common buzzard hovering above, a deer standing in the fields or catch a glimpse of the rabbits making a dash for their burrows?