The story of our hidden valley starts in 1537 with the building of Fowlescombe Manor. In the centuries that followed the farm grew into a thriving estate, in its heyday encompassing several farmsteads and employing large numbers of people.
With the decline of many traditional rural industries in the 19th century, the manor house, its out buildings and the sweeping landscape gardens were abandoned and fell into disrepair. Today our animals roam its meadows and streams, ancient woodlands and ivy covered bridges, set against the back drop of the ruined manor.
In January 2019 the Owens family took over the farm. Since then we have started to revitalise the estate, developing buildings, skills and activities on the farm, re-invigorating the 400-year-old kitchen gardens, introduced a number of new rare breed animals and added Pasture for life to our organic status.
One of the businesses we are establishing on the farm is Fowlescombe Rare & Pasture, an artisan, organic Charcuterie making award-winning smoked and cured meat products. The amazing meat from the farm is just one of reasons Rare & Pasture products are so great.
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