About

We are a family owned farm situated in the picturesque village of Fulking, in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

Annie Brown (farm owner) and David Ellin (farm manager)

Our farm is a traditional mix of crops and livestock, our crops include barley, wheat, beans and oil seed rape. Our livestock includes a 100 suckler cow beef herd, 250 breeding ewes and 30 baggot goats, which are perfect for grazing the South Downs.  

We are passionate about conservation and sustainable farming, being called a ‘wildlife friendly farm’ by our local ecologist and botanist. Our Farm manager, David, has been sensitively farming with us for 12 years. Together, we have created habitats for wildlife and downland birds such as the Lapwing, Corn Bunting and the Nightingale which are now flourishing on the farm. If you’re lucky you will hear their beautiful song, as they nest near the accommodation. Under careful management rare plants and insects are returning to the area. Our ecologist, Graeme Lyons was thrilled to spot a nationally rare plant, Great Pignut.

We have won the much esteemed FWAG Silver Lapwing award, which recognises our outstanding efforts to promote good habitats and environmental management on the farm. We recognise the importance of producing food while making space for nature.

While walking on the South Downs, you will see myself and David on local signs to Meet the Farmer, click on the QR code by our picture to find out more about the farm.

David’s wife Angela is looking after this new venture of providing accommodation on the farm. David is super enthusiastic about all areas of farming and will be very happy to talk t0 you about all aspects of the farm during your stay.

As a working farm, we ask that you keep to footpaths and keep dogs on leads at all times and follow the countryside code, so that wildlife on the farm can continue to flourish.

For further information about the Countryside Code, please click the button below.

To read ecologist Graeme Lyon’s blog, see here:

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Graeme Lyons, local ecologist.