About Cranesden Farm

Proud Mum and her one day old twins

Proud Mum and her one day old twins

Proud Mum and her one day old twins

Even prouder Mum and her litter just one hour old.

Even prouder Mum and her litter just one hour old.

Even prouder Mum and her litter just one hour old.

Learning to live without Mum

Learning to live without Mum

Learning to live without Mum

Now we are really independent

Now we are really independent

Now we are really independent

Mum still comes to see us though

Mum still comes to see us though

Mum still comes to see us though

One of our lovely piglets - aged 4 weeks

One of our lovely piglets - aged 4 weeks

One of our lovely piglets - aged 4 weeks

Our teenage pigs enjoying their food

Our teenage pigs enjoying their food

Our teenage pigs enjoying their food

Clyno and Ventura arrived in Feb 2012

Clyno and Ventura arrived in Feb 2012

Clyno and Ventura arrived in Feb 2012

These were our first calves, Victor and Dragonfly

A few years later we have a growing family now

We wander all over the farm but always come back to our lovely pond

We wander all over the farm but always come back to our lovely pond

We wander all over the farm but always come back to our lovely pond

Here we are walking home after a long day on the farm

Here we are walking home after a long day on the farm

Here we are walking home after a long day on the farm

We just love splashing around

We just love splashing around

We just love splashing around

We were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farm

We were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farm

We were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farm

This wild mallard hatched her ducklings on our pond

We work hard and lay lots of eggs for our visitors

We work hard and lay lots of eggs for our visitors

We work hard and lay lots of eggs for our visitors

Helping with the feeding

Helping with the feeding

Helping with the feeding

Apparently I am supposed to grow up to work around here

Apparently I am supposed to grow up to work around here

Apparently I am supposed to grow up to work around here

But really I just love running around

But really I just love running around

But really I just love running around

We were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farm

We were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farm

This bridge is used every day to get to our grown up pigs and you can use it too

Hide and seek in the hay

Hide and seek in the hay

Hide and seek in the hay

Holiday makers having fun

Holiday makers having fun

Holiday makers having fun

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

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Cranesden Farm is a 30 acre smallholding featuring a stream, wildlife lake, ancient woodland and approximately 20 acres of grazing land. We moved here in 2006 with no knowledge of farming and have taught ourselves how to care for pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks and cows.

We are passionate about ensuring our animals are cared for in a healthy, happy and natural environment so , whilst we have pens to care for nursing mums, the majority of our animals live outside all year round in plenty of space. At present we have a boar and 5 breeding sows who between them produce approximately 50 piglets each year.

We have Jacobs and Easy Care ewes producing about 20 lambs a year and we have approximately 30 chickens and 15 ducks. We have 2 Dexter cows who produce calves each year so we have up to 6 cattle here at any one time. We produce all our own hay from our two largest fields and provide winter grazing for 50 ewes and a ram from another nearby farm.

We butcher all our pork, lamb and beef and have been awarded 5 stars for our food preparation set up by Wealden District Council. We sell all our eggs and meat locally, supplying The Pink Cabbage in Mayfield and Fuller’s Farm Shop in Eridge, as well as many local residents. Holiday makers are welcome to order supplies for their stay here. Just let us know on the booking form or email us nearer to your stay and we will do our best to meet your requirements.

Whilst you are here you are welcome to walk over our fields and enjoy the lovely views. The following video shows many features of our farm all of which are within easy walking distance from the Barn http://youtu.be/tguFqhQ9OPQ