About Cranesden Farm

Proud Mum and her one day old twinsEven prouder Mum with her litter just one hour oldLearning to live without MumNow we are really independentShe still comes to see us thoughWe arrived in Feb 2012We wander all over the farm but always come back to our lovely pondHere we are walking home after a long day on the farmWe were born in March 2012 and are the first ducklings to hatch on the farmWe work hard and lay lots of eggs for our visitorsApparently I am supposed to grow up to work round hereBut really I just love running aroundSomewhere over the rainbowThis bridge is used every day to get to our grown up pigs and you can use it tooOne of our lovely piglets - aged 4 weeksOur teenage pigs enjoying their foodHide and seek in the hayHelping with the feedingholiday makers having fun
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