New House Farm is a 600 acre working arable farm. This means that we grow crops.
The main crops are Winter Wheat, Winter Barley, Winter and Spring Oil seed rape, Winter and Spring field beans, peas and linseed.
We generally plant these crops in the spring March and April time or in the Autumn September and October
We harvest the crops July, August and September.
In between times, the we feed the crops with fertilizers, prevent weeds, repair roads and cut hedges to keep things nice and tidy.
We are more than happy to show you around and get you involved as much as possible
You can freely walk around the farm, enjoying the many farm trails and enjoying the view of this wonderful place.
You can also enjoy the very large impressive collection of single cylinder hot bulb tractors dating from 1937.
The orchard carp lake is home to the model boating club and also the family favourite of fish feeding. Sorry no fishing.
We also have an amazing Model Railway club (N gauge to O gauge) and is open to non members on Thursday nights approx. 7.30 to 9 pm. It is an impressive display. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Down the farm track is also our Model flying club, they fly mainly on Sundays. The acrobatics is simply superb. When they are flying you can see them doing the tricks from the cottages.
Animals on the farm
We have 2 wonderful dogs Jilly (fluffy white and black coat) and Polly (black flat coat) which live on the farm.
We also have 2 wonderful cats George and Tom
Also although we don’t farm any animals ourselves, we do have some Daddy sheep (tups) that holiday with us for 10 months of the year. They live in the field in front of Sleeplate, Ploughman’s Rest and Home Cottage.
Wildlife on the farm
Due to our special natural environment we are lucky to have a vast array of wonderful things for you to see. We have planted wildlife borders around the hedges of the fields. These are wonderful areas that are never cultivated and planted with wild flowers. They also make good walking trails around the farm. The orchard carp lake using fresh rainwater from a nearby barn ensures that the pond is always healthy.
We are very lucky to have a very active badger. They live in the small coppice behind the orchard carp lake. We also have Roe and Monk Jack Deer, Red kites, buzzards, a large colony of tree sparrows, Barn and little owls, gorgeous butterflies and wonderful dragon flies.