What’s Available on the Farm?
If you don’t feel like driving to whatever, there is lots to do at Primrose Farm.
The farm is bisected by a lovely, very scenic bridle path which you can walk. It will take you round the local farms and down the hill to the village of Rawridge. But be warned the walk back is quite steep.
From New Road you can walk up to the Hartridge Monastry where the monks are welcoming and so very calm. They sometimes close to visitors for retreat so it’s best to check out their website for schedules.
For the fishermen, Primrose Farm has its own carp lake where you can catch and release to your heart’s content; access to the lake is included in the price of the cottages. The lake, housing mirror and common carp, is under-fished so there is no queuing for pegs and the fish are in perfect condition. Weights vary from between 10 and 20 pounds.
Pre-arrange with Jessica and she will bring her Southdown sheep into the barn for you to meet first hand. Ask especially to meet the lovely Bill, a Ryland wether who is a real gentle giant. He clocks in at 118kgs and loves nothing more than to be fussed over and have his back scratched. If you are in the barn you will no doubt meet Roger, the Northfolk Black turkey, who actually will introduce himself to you. He loves guests taking selfies with him.
Jessica can also explain to you how the Southdown bedding is made and will be glad to take you into the stock room where you can experience the whole wool bedding range.
And if you don’t feel like doing anything energetic, you can just put your feet up on our deck and soak up the amazing views of the unspoilt Otter Valley, watch the fisherman at the lake and the sheep wandering about in the fields doing their sheepy stuff.
You can also take relaxing a step further and order your dinner to be brought piping hot and ready to eat to your cottage. Menus available, 24 hour notice for ordering.