We run two farms on Exmoor, a family-owned hill farm on the edge of Winsford Hill and a tenanted National Trust farm – the home of Orchard Escapes Exmoor.
Welcome to our farm
We (Chris & Paula) have lived on Exmoor all our lives. Both from farming families, our parents and grandparents have been lucky to live on Exmoor for generations. We run two farms on Exmoor: a family-owned hill farm on the edge of Winsford Hill and a tenanted National Trust farm, the home of Orchard Escapes Exmoor.
Chris’s parents, Robert & Diana, live in a cottage on the farm and are still very much involved in the business. Robert took on the farm’s tenancy 30 years ago, and if you would like to find out more about farming on Exmoor or anything local, he will enjoy telling you his stories!
We have 3 sons, Matthew, Ben & Henry. They all have a love for the farming way of life, working with animals and especially driving the tractors and quad bikes. Matthew & Ben both work for other farmers, and Henry is still at school but only has one ambition when he leaves – to be a farmer!
As most farms on Exmoor, we keep cattle and sheep. 60 Devon or Hereford cross cows with calves and around 700 ewes with lambs keep us busy. Our youngest son, Henry, keeps around 30 hens and can provide you with some delicious eggs for your breakfast.
Despite our vast farming history, the future of farming leaves us with many uncertainties. When we took over managing the farm from Robert and Diana, we started thinking of ways to diversify our income streams while continuing farming. Several years later, we decided on glamping, where the experience and adventure of the great outdoors meet the luxury and comfort of the great indoors! We love living on Exmoor and want to share it with you, too, so you can experience this delightful place on Earth.
What makes Orchard Escapes Exmoor unique is the personalised experience we offer to each and every one of our guests. From our thoughtfully designed glamping accommodation with all the amenities you’ll need for a cosy home-away-from-home stay to life’s little luxuries and indulgences like our hot tub and homemade treats, we’re all about ensuring your time at Orchard Escapes Exmoor is unforgettable.
Plus, we’re always on hand and happy to share our local Exmoor knowledge and recommendations. Our guests tell us that we ‘think of everything’, and we delight in repeat bookings from those eager to return and spend more time in our tranquil off-grid retreat.
t. 01643 862383
m. 07530 428658
Brandish Street Farm, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8HR