The Old Granary Cottage located on a hill farm  in the heart of the Quantock Hills, Somerset
The Farm
The surrounding countryside is stunningly beautiful. Visitors are welcome to roam and explore the private land owned by Mrs Janet White, the owner of the cottage.  There is also easy access to public footpaths and bridleways directly from the cottage location.
  1.  Janet White, Owner
    Janet White, Owner
    Janet farms in partnership with her son, Robert. They run a successful business within a conservation stewardship scheme.
  2. Haymaking
    The hay is made in the summer to feed the sheep, cattle and ponies during winter.
  3. Flower rich meadows
    Flower rich meadows
    There is a good variety of wild flowers, butterflies and in the autumn, wax cap fungi.
  4. Whortleberry picking
    Whortleberry picking
    During July / August delicious wild whortleberries can be picked on the nearby hillside.
  5. Rare Breed Sheep
    Rare Breed Sheep
    As well as our main flock of 300 Cheviot X Suffolk breeding ewes, we run a small flock of pedigree White Faced Dartmoor sheep.
  6. Snowy scenes
    Snowy scenes
    The farm rises to over 300 metres, so snow during the winter months is not uncommon.
  7. A snowy January
    A snowy January
    If it does snow, the scenery transforms in a spectacular way, superb for winter photography.
  8. Tobogganing in January
    Tobogganing in January
    If it happens to snow in the winter-time the surrounding hilly terrain lends itself to some brilliant sledging.
  9. Bird watching
    Bird watching
    Swallows nest in the barns and there is an extensive bird list. Nightjars, Ravens, Pied Flycatchers and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, nest in the valley
  10. Sheep
    There are over 300 Cheviot X Suffolk breeding ewes on the farm.
  11. Traditional Cider Apple Orchard
    Traditional Cider Apple Orchard
    The orchard has a collection of old variety cider apple trees. Fruit is harvested in the autumn and pressed to make apple juice and cider.
  12. Son & business partner
    Son & business partner
    Robert seen here busy shearing. This occurs in June in one of the barns quite close to the cottage.
Bottle feeding lambs
Sheep shearing
See a working hill farm
in action and join in to help if you wish.
Shearing occurs in June  
Herd of suckler beef cows

Lambing occurs in March and early April.  There are usually lambs that need a little extra milk and your help to feed these with a bottle is always welcome. 

We have a herd of suckler cows
Calves are born between April and July
Quantock hill ponies
Foals are born May & June
Our Quantock Hill ponies usually are freely
roaming on the hill common land but we do have one that is broken in which some of the family occasionally ride.