A key element of the diversification strategy for Crouchland Farm is the development of an attractive rural leisure and tourism offering that capitalises on the beauty of the landscape and the opportunity to provide a range of leisure pursuits alongside high end glamping (e.g. bell tents, yurts, shepherds’ huts, tree houses, ecopods) and luxury lodges coupled with a strong food and drink facility, all built around high welfare food production on the farm.

The proposed range of leisure pursuits could include:

  • Equestrian (indoor and outdoor arenas, clubhouse, livery, horse walks and cross-country course)
  • Woodland weddings
  • Woodland walks, woodland craft courses and workshops
  • Butchery and cookery courses
  • Ecology walks
  • Outdoor adventure

Integral to our rural leisure and tourism offer will be the redevelopment of Hardnips Barn into a reception, restaurant and bar serving the high-end glamping and luxury lodges. The restaurant would offer up to 60 covers and could also serve as a venue for woodland wedding receptions, all tied into a ‘glamping’ accommodation offer.