Oaks Barn Farm’s Apple Pudding

• 450g/1lb cooking apples • Juice of ½ lemon • 350g/12oz self-raising flour • 2 tsp baking powder • 350g/12oz caster sugar • 4 eggs • 1 tsp almond essence • 225g/8oz butter, melted • Flaked almonds Method 1 Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and base line 12 x 9in roasting tin with baking … Continue reading Oaks Barn Farm’s Apple Pudding

Reducing your Food Carbon Footprint

More questions than answers Living and working on our family farm, it’s easy to become complacent with our own knowledge of exactly where our food comes from. Mostly through the summer our fruit and vegetable consumption is wholly grown on the farm, year round our meat consumption is from our own livestock with lamb mutton … Continue reading Reducing your Food Carbon Footprint

Understanding the food chain

One of our favourite parts of running a family farm stay. Collecting eggs for breakfast direct from our hens in the orchard, is just one of the magical parts of children having the opportunity to reconnect with nature. For more information on booking a family farm stay and the range of accommodation on offer visit … Continue reading Understanding the food chain

A Sustainable green holiday destination

Why Oaks Barn Farm Family Farm Stay is greener than the fields that surround us: ✓ Solar panels generate two thirds of our electricity used on the farm. ✓ Our electric car charge point works on an eco plus mode, only charging when solar panels are generating excess power to the farms use, so all … Continue reading A Sustainable green holiday destination

Exceeding Our Guest Expectations

This week has seen the enhanced installation of a guest 4G network linking The Granary, The Coach House and Shepherd's View to the EE 4G network. What this will mean for our guests, access to Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts, higher download speeds and full network access around the farm. Additional benefits have given the … Continue reading Exceeding Our Guest Expectations

Save 20% Book Your Farm Stay Holiday Direct

Beware of sensational headlines "Holiday makers are losing thousands of pounds through fake holiday destinations"' there are some steps you can take to secure your accommodation direct and save money at the same time. Booking direct also means that all of your payment goes to supporting your chosen holiday destination. 3 Ways to Validate Your … Continue reading Save 20% Book Your Farm Stay Holiday Direct

Half The Uk Population Dreams of Becoming a Smallholder

In the March issue of Country Smallholder, a survey conducted by the rural insurer NFU Mutual has revealed that almost half of the population (47%) dream of getting closer to nature and living a more sustainable lifestyle. Realising the dream however is not for the fainthearted or work shy, running a farm or small holding … Continue reading Half The Uk Population Dreams of Becoming a Smallholder

Continuing to Grow Beyond Brexit

For many small businesses the future could be perceived to hold nothing but uncertainty. Truth is in any climate tomorrow comes with no guarantees. There is no better time than now, to hold on tightly to what you are good at, for us it is now, what has always been providing good quality family farm … Continue reading Continuing to Grow Beyond Brexit

Measuring our Contribution

In a world where travel is how we relax and escape the trappings of our modern society I spent some time today to calculate the true value of what our guests contribute when booking a farm Stay with us. I have based the contribution on a few assumptions for a typical 7 night stay, these … Continue reading Measuring our Contribution