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

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

Farm Stay Offers Guests Green Energy for their tank.

Oaks Barn Farm have been granted approval for a Workplace charging point, to allow both staff and guests to charge their cars from the sun. Our first guests to use our charge point traveled from Germany to plug into our sun. #ElectricVehicles are expected to account for between 10% and 50% of total sales in … Continue reading Farm Stay Offers Guests Green Energy for their tank.

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

Contractors Welcome

Having both worked away from home, we fully understand the needs of contractors looking for something else other than another night in an isolated hotel room. Being away from home is hard enough but here at Oaks Barn Farm we aim to provide home from home comforts to suit even the most weary of contractors. … Continue reading Contractors Welcome

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