For most of the last two and a half centuries the estate income came from two arable farms, and grazing in the orchards, the parkland, and on Chase End hill. We also manage a second estate situated between 1250 and 1500 feet above sea level at Simonsbath, Exmoor in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. It is a traditional stock farm comprising of nearly 6000 acres.
2080 acres of permanent pasture owned by the estate and a further 3788 acres rented from the Exmoor National Park. There is a cattle enterprise
of 350 suckler cows and followers.
These are predominantly Aberdeen Angus cross but there is an additional herd of pure bred Galloway’s. The sheep enterprise comprises of 1900 ewes. These are Scottish Blackface which are put to a.