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

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

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

10 Things that make our Shepherd Hut Farm Stay Unique

Both our huts are supplied by Riverside Shepherd Huts Locally based in the village of Hanbury, they produce full steel framed huts, each uniquely designed for the site with a quality second to none. We have both their first Hut which has been recently refurbished to include an ensuite bathroom, and hut 150 which is … Continue reading 10 Things that make our Shepherd Hut Farm Stay Unique

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

Ten reasons to stay on a farm

Today we are bombarded by choice which the Internet serves upon a brimming plate, but how do we really decide? How do we really make choices one over the other?  Whilst the choices are seeming endless, we must look to our hearts to satisfy every part of the rural ideal that draws us to back … Continue reading Ten reasons to stay on a farm