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

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

Recycled plastic chicken pen

Today we took delivery of our new hen pad allowing our chickens to graze in the orchard whilst being protected from mr fox. Supplied by Solway Recycling https://www.solwayrecycling.co.uk/recycling-services this UK based company produce a range of products from recycled plastics fitting our environmental policy whilst at the same time supplying eggs to our farm stay … Continue reading Recycled plastic chicken pen

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

Celebrating 12 Years in The Family Farm Stay Business

Our Timeline Journey of just some of the events of Oaks Barn Farm over The Past 12 years: September 2006 Coach House Conversion is completed. February 2007 we plant the orchard with 30 trees and establish the perimeter hedge. In July 2010 Wayne left Stoke on Trent College and his work with the Princes Trust … Continue reading Celebrating 12 Years in The Family Farm Stay Business

Getting guests through the door and leaving great reviews

Next year will be our 10th Anniversary of running our Family Farm Stay Business, like most small businesses, you have to wear many hats, in addition to feeding the pigs sheep and chickens we also play host to a variety of guests both domestic and international. We are happy to share some of our secrets … Continue reading Getting guests through the door and leaving great reviews