Farm is a working sheep farm near the Gloucestershire market town
of Dursley in the Severn Vale
in the countryside, Waterend Farm has excellent transport links
being just a short drive away from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M5
motorway and just 1/4 mile from Cam railway station.
Nearby attractions include The
Cotswold Way, Berkeley
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Cattle
Country Adventure Park.
Excellent local viewing points for the
spectacular Severn Bore.
Four Star Bed and Breakfast accommodation
is provided in the farmhouse.
The adjacent Country Meeting Room is
an unusual rural venue for business meetings, seminars, training
sessions and exhibitions. It is an excellent site for private functions
such as wedding rceptions, christening and birthday parties, family
reunions and wakes.
There is plenty of car parking on site,
plus space to park trailers, small lorries and horseboxes if required.
About the Farm
Waterend Farm is an 82 acre grassland
farm on the edge of the Cotswold Hills and the Severn Vale. We came
to the farm in September 2004.
We run a commercial flock of 250 breeding
ewes. Lambing starts in mid/late March and goes on for about 3 weeks.
Lambs are sold via a marketing group, May Hill Lamb Producers, to
Sainsbury’s supermarket. Prior to our arrival the farm was run for
many years as a dairy farm, with as many as three different families
milking cows here at one time!
In the early 1900’s the farm was well
known as Coaley Poultry Farm. It was run by a Miss Edwards. The
farm produced various types of poultry, but was particularly famous
for its Coaley Fawn Duck.
Miss Edwards ran a School of Poultry
at the farm, teaching practical work during the day and giving lectures
in the evening. Her students came from as far away as India, South
Africa, Holland, Sweden and France.