Woodcock Farm comprises 36 acres of grazing, meadows and woodland - we have sheep and pigs and raise our own lamb and pork, as well as lots poultry for free-range eggs

You are, of course, welcome to walk the footpaths around the fort and the Cotswold Way, which crosses right over the land. From Woodcock Farm, you can follow this or some of the other footpaths all the way to Bath or up well into the Cotswolds to its start at Chipping Campden.

If you would like to see the farmyard and meet the animals, do ask and if we can we will happily show you around. We usually feed the chickens and collect eggs around 4pm - come and help!

We have several horses; Jason is a keen event rider so has two competition horses, Barley, who we bred ourselves, and Warren. There are also several other horses here who belong to other riders.

I’m afraid we can't offer riding lessons on our own horses, but if you have your own horse and want to come for a ‘equine holiday’ please get in touch.

Lamb

Our lamb is mostly pedigree Black Welsh Mountain, which thrive on the lush grass during the summer and help to keep the scrub down on the barrows and forage well in winter. They help maintain the condition of the fort and this means our wild flowers and hay crops thrive. They are excellent mothers and usually produce healthy sets of twins. They lamb in our barn, so if you stay with us in March and April there are always some gorgeous little bouncing lambs to see and you might even be lucky enough to see some being born.

The meat this breed produces is delicious, as they grow more slowly than the more commercial breeds. This creates a low-fat meat, which is tender but with a really great flavour.

One day, we need to learn how to use the beautiful fleece they produce. The wool is naturally black and can be either woven or spun… another learning curve we suspect!

Pork

We are still deciding which native breed is our favourite! So far we have had Gloucester Old Spot, Tamworth, Berkshire, Large Black and Oxford Sandy and Black. Each has its own speciality, so it has been very hard to choose — but if you’ve tried our pork do let us know what you think.

Our pigs live outside and are free to roam around their paddock and arcs. They have a high-welfare feed, as well as lots of apples and veggies which come from a local greengrocer whenever there are spares.

The meat they produce is delicious — the best crackling we have ever had! We have also found our favourite sausage flavours after some experimentation so do ask if you’d like to try some — our freezer is usually full.

Chickens and ducks

We have a large paddock, where we are planting an orchard and in which our poultry roam, as well as our special ‘garden chickens’ who waddle around the lawns looking beautiful!

There are lots of different breeds to see as we love to have a pretty flock. They lay different colour eggs from pure white to almost chocolate brown. We have recently added a Legbar breed which lay naturally blue eggs.

The ducks are a mixture of Khaki Campbells, Runners and Cayugas. They love to puddle in the long grass and splash in their paddling pool. Their eggs are larger than chickens, with a much richer flavour – like adding cream! They make the best cakes, but are also delicious with asparagus or just on toast.

All eggs are available to purchase during your stay (assuming the girls have been busy), so please do let us know if you would like to try some.

Accommodation
Accommodation
The Farm
The Farm
Where to go
Where to go

My partner and I stayed at Barn End over the Easter weekend, looking to get away from London after a few stressful weeks at work. Caroline and her family were so welcoming to us, we didn't want to leave after our trip! Barn End was absolutely beautiful and very stylishly decorated.

Kimberley April 2019

The Hall at Woodcock Farm is everything you could possibly want in a holiday let. It's in a quiet location but close to many places to visit. We were spoilt for choice. We could not have asked for more and the small touches of milk in the fridge and the essential staples in the kitchen were much appreciated. We will certainly be making a return visit.

Helen May 2019

Wonderful gem of a place, brilliant location so close to so many great places to visit, but still feeling totally rural and peaceful. Great communication from the owners and really cosy, we loved our stay.
Nov 21

Natalie

Caroline's place is wonderful! The location is absolutely picture postcard perfect!! The nearby vistas are stunning. Lovely walks. Interesting history, beautiful villages. Tons of nearby conveniences... Waitrose, the picturesque high street of Chipping Sodbury closeby. 5 mins from the M4 yet so peaceful and serene.

Hannah

We has a wonderful stay, you were extremely helpful and we felt very well supported. The apartment was well equipped, warm, and very comfortable. Excellent location for the Cotswolds Way and for walking, great idyllic setting for a perfect getaway.
Oct 21

Sarah

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in Secret Garden. Perfect setting and loved having outdoor space too.

The accommodation was beautiful, tastefully furnished, comfortable and so well thought out. Everything we needed was provided. Also the milk and drinks etc provided on arrival were much appreciated.

July 21

Simon and Penny

Overall quality
Rating 5/5
5*
Great place to stay for a trip to the Cotswolds and surrounding area. A bit off the beaten track, but has amazing views because of it.
Oct 21

Edmund

Overall quality
Rating 5 out of 5

The Hall is a lovely little place to stay, well equipped and very cosy with the fire. Lots of local walks to surrounding areas and easy to get to.
Nov 21

Claire

Overall quality
Rating 5/5
5*
We had the most wonderful stay here at Woodcock farm, Caroline was a great host. We will definitely be back again.
Nov 21

Issy

I have no hesitation in recommending you stay here. We had a wonderful time exploring the local area and were made to feel so welcome by Caroline!

Beth May 2019

Overall quality
Rating 5/5
5*
This is a lovely cosy 'cottage' style apartment. It has a great layout, plenty of space for a family and everything you need. Caroline and Jason were very welcoming (from a distance!) and made sure we were comfortable.
March 21

Jonny