The Buzzards

Location and atmosphere

The Buzzards is centred around a 300 year old farmhouse that used to be part of a big country estate. Nowadays it combines a bio-dynamic smallholding growing fruits and vegetables with a small nature reserve. There are farm animals and a wildlife trail. You will find the house and ponds all set in sixteen acres. Rare breeds of pigs, sheep and hens all play their part in the organic process. Seasonal vegetables and fruit, eggs and jam are for sale. The Buzzards has a Silver Award from The Green Tourism Award Scheme.


There are three traditional, pretty cottages, spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. Bed and Breakfast is occasionally available and is from £35 per person per night. No smoking and no pets in order to ensure an allergy-free environment. Some rooms and cottages are wheelchair accessible. In the morning a hearty organic breakfast awaits you. Organic vegetarian meals and diets are catered for. The campsite is a quiet open field, surrounded by trees and next to the hay meadow. Hot shower and toilet are by the farmhouse.

Surroundings and activities

The surrounding area offers numerous walking, riding or cycling possibilities through endless woodland and undulating farmland. There are Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Malvern, Wye Valley, Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills) and National Parks (Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia) nearby. Also nearby are the long distance paths of Offa's Dyke and the Mortimer Trail. There are National Trust and English Heritage sites to visit. Annual music and food festivals at Ludlow and Presteigne.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, French, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons9-11Number of holiday units3Price smallest unit per week£ 295 per unitPrice largest unit per week£ 495 per unit

Farm camping

Total number of pitches20Number of tent pitches10prices per person£ 1Price tent per night£ 10Price caravan/camper per night£ 10


Sales of own produce

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent

Marked trails

Guided nature tours


Indoor swimming pool

Health resort

Tennis court



Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

smoking restricted or prohibited

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A part-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Horticulture, Fruticulture, Stock breeding, Poultry

Route description

Nearest cityHerefordNearest villageKingsland