The Oxford Sandy and Black pig is a traditional rare breed which neared extinction 20 years ago. Well recognised for its mothering skills and calm temperament and its ability to deal with all types of conditions make it an ideal pig for Cwmcrwth Farm. Docile with visitors to the point of friendliness means even children can enter pens with the large boars.
The Nant Du herd is bred predominantly for the high quality meat sold mainly to the top local restaurants and shops. Traditionally cured bacons and hams, speciality sausages and hand seasoned pancettas are available through our on line Farm Shop and through local shops and festivals. 2013 will see the launch of a new charcuterie range.
Of the 4 male and 13 female lines remaining we have 2 male and 9 female lines available for breeding and sale. Please contact us if you have an enquiry or you are interested in our Pig Keeping Courses.
Highland Cattle are one of Britain's oldest, most distinctive, and best known breeds, with a long, thick, flowing coat and large horns. Originating from Western Scotland they are ideally suited to the Welsh weather and habitat.
Cotswold sheep were introduced to the UK by the Romans and were reknown for their beautiful thick wool known as the 'Golden Fleece' giving them their shaggy appearance. Today Cotswold's are classified as a rare breed.
Our small Towy Flock of registered Ewes and Rams are predominantly kept for maintenance of the meadows and breeding. Guests love to visit at Easter and watch lambing live in our barn. But the star of the flock is Daisy our orphaned lamb from 2011 who befriends every visitor and who gives her name to our woollen blankets woven from their fleeces.
We have inherited 2 goats from a retiring smallholder, Dora the Angora and Gertie the Golden Guernsey both rare breeds.
The Golden Guernsey goat is indigenoue to Guernsey but has been saved from extinction by breeding on mainland Britain. A small goat with low milk yield it is very adaptable requiring only feeding and housing.
The Angora goat is an ancient breed and generally bred for its fleece. Mohair is a soft, lustrous and hard wearing fibre used in fine clothing.
Both of our goats require regular pedicures and due to the wet nature of our land spend periods inside which is ideal for visitors. We have not bred from the goats.
Experience a small slice of rural life at Cwmcrwth Farm. Get involved with farming with activities to suit all ages. Child sized for a perfect family friendly holiday. Small numbers of animals to ensure children are not overwhelmed and to give you a peek of farming life without the interuptions to your holiday of a large working farm.
With battam chickens and piglets even toddlers can get up close without being overwhelmed.
Collect your own eggs for breakfast
Come at Easter for shaggy sheep lambing
Meet Bronwyn's Blotchy brood of piglets
Take the goats for a walk & stroke Toffee the pony
Help feed the animals
Feed the ducks
Paddle & play in the streams
Join farmer Rob on feeding rounds or just visit the animals at your leisure.
For families who would like to get involved with farming we offer Children's working farm holidays with activities adapted to suit to all ages.
Accompany Farmer Rob on his daily rounds:
Help with feeding & watering the animals
Cleaning out the pens
Looking after your own pigs & chickens
Brushing the horses
Learn the basics of looking after pigs and even join our farmhouse sausage making course. Fun for all the family on a wet weather day!
We are now offering specific dates & packages for Junior Farmers and Little Ones breaks.
For the budding smallholder we offer a Smallholding Experience Break. Aimed at couples and families who would like to move to a smallholding and want to experience the reality before they take the plunge. It tests your mettle and dedication!
The Smallholding Experience Holiday can also be for those wanting to experience hands on farming and pig keeping in particular or fancy an out of the ordinary activity holiday. Children over 10 are welcome to take part and the activities can be tailored to your party's specific interests.
Specific rates and dates apply for these breaks.
You've seen Lambing Live on TV. Come to Cwmcrwth Farm at Easter and see lambing for yourself. Our small flock of Cotswold Sheep are all due to give birth around the Easter holidays and holidaymakers are welcome to come into the barn and watch. An experience not to be missed.