Our Home and our Farm

Whyle House

Dining Room Whyle House was originally a little cottage, built about 300 years ago behind the smithy in Pudleston. Over the years it has been added to by different people and has been a local shop and post office within recent memory. Most of the house is built of stone but inside you can still see the exposed beams of the original structure. The walls are solid with the original lath and plaster lining and where changes have been made we have worked hard to keep the original chracter of the house.

Sitting room

Our visitors have use of the whole of the original house including a comfortable, cosy sitting room with a log burner if it turns cold. Leisurely breakfasts are served in the 'shop' which is now adjacent to the sitting room. So Whyle House really is a 'home from home' where you can stay in and relax or use it as a base to explore the local area.

Enjoy a complimentary tray of tea and cake when you arrive and we'll be happy to chat to you about things to do in the area. Our breakfasts include our own freshly laid eggs with other items sourced from local farms. You can even go and collect your own egg for your breakfast if you wish!

We can provide gluten free sausages if required.

Odds and Ends

We have ample parking at the house or in the farm yard for larger vehicles. We provide safe storage for bicycles, we can even collect you and your bike from Leominster railway station by arrangement. Or if you want to stay put, we've shelves of books to read in our comfortable sitting room or in the garden.

Whyle House Lamb

We currently farm 10 acres of our own and rent up to 100 acres of extra grassland as needed. We now have 150 ewes and aim to produce around 250 lambs a year. Demand is now such that all these will go through the meat business for direct sale - we hardly ever sell into the wholesale market nowadays!

Our business is about producing local, good quality food. We use the best possible standards of husbandry and ensure our stock are well looked after without being 'molly coddled'. They are not pets, they have to earn their living but in return we provide them with food, shelter and health care to make sure they have comfortable and productive lives.

We are very proud of what we do and are always pleased to show visitors around but be careful - if we're busy you might end up lending a hand!

We also encourage children to take an interest in how their food is produced and of course you are welcome to buy some of our delicious lambs to take home at the end of your stay.

Ewe and Lamb Carting Hay