B&B and self-catering Buckingham
BED & BREAKFAST AND
SELF-CATERING COTTAGES
TEL: 01280 704852
EMAIL: email address

About the Farm

Huntsmill is a mainly arable farm of over 600 acres. Some of the land has been farmed by our family for four generations. Historically it was mostly pasture and provided grazing and hay for cattle, sheep and horses. Today the fields remain fairly small with lots of mature hedgerows. Currently we grow crops of winter wheat, oilseed rape, oats, beans and linseed. The meadow land is cut for hay each summer and then grazed by sheep in autumn. We also have a livery yard which is run as a separate enterprise.

The farm lies in a beautiful landscape of gently rolling countryside. There are lovely views from the footpaths as they cross the fields and hills, providing opportunities to enjoy walks around the farm. Hares can often be seen in the young corn in springtime and larks sing in the skies above. In summer many varieties of wild flowers grow on the hedgerow banks and field margins in the clay and limestone soils. There are several small woods and spinneys on the farm; some are mature but some we have planted only recently. We also have some streams and fifty-five acres of water meadows sloping gently down to the banks of the River Ouse.

The farm is in the Higher Level Stewardship scheme, the purpose of which is to maintain and improve the natural beauty and diversity of the landscape, whilst enhancing and protecting wildlife habitats and other natural features. Some years ago we successfully re-introduced water voles to the river, and the RSPB have surveyed the farm and found that we have several Red List birds species here, including skylark, yellowhammer, grey partridge, song thrush and lapwing.

The site of the old watermill, from which the farm takes its name, can be found near the river in an ancient meadow in what we believe to be one of the most unspoilt and beautiful pieces of Old England.