I live at Beechenhill Farm in the Staffordshire Peak District. The Peak District was England’s first National Park. We have a number of diversified enterprises here, all of them have the same vision and philosophy:
To please you (so you return), while pleasing the planet and pleasing ourselves too.
We have an organic dairy farm, a farmhouse bed and breakfast, two self-catering cottages; one, Beechenhill Cottage a romantic hideaway for two and The Cottage by the Pond a fully wheelchair accessible cottage for six. We do ten eco weddings per year. I also have an artwork and consultancy company Beechenhill Artworks Ltd (website on its way!)
Everything I do is informed and driven by my creativity. Running businesses and finding innovative solutions is deeply creative activity- and I love it!!
We are here once on this planet, we don’t get a second chance; we have to do it right this time. We have no right to wreck our environment. Our forebears brought us to this point, we need to enable our children and their children to have good lives and revel in the beauty and majesty of this miraculous planet.
We live here in a beautiful place in the Peak District National Park, an area recognised by the UK as an exceptionally valuable landscape. We have the opportunity to try and live in this beautiful place in a way that improves our environment, uses our resources efficiently and creates as little waste as possible whilst also running excellent businesses. We are certainly not perfect but are on a journey towards improving what we do and how we do it.
By farming organically we want to work in sympathy with nature- we don’t want to fight or try and bend nature to our needs. Nature provides everything we humans need.
It is very important to us that we share our place with other people- after all what is the point of standing alone in a lovely place saying ‘wow isn’t this lovely!!’ We are proud of our place, proud of our eco-ventures and we delight in sharing it with you.