Rockells Farm is a 400 acre arable farm with free-range hens. Part of Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme the farm is managed to maximise environmental benefits for wildlife and produce crops sustainably.
Wheat, barley, oats and lupins are grown and used to feed the free-range hens. Surplus crops are sold locally where possible such as Baileys Horse Feed or Allinsons Flour milled in Bishops Stortford, and our eggs are supplied to Anglia Free Range Eggs in Norfolk. The chicken manure is used as fertiliser reducing the need for chemicals on the arable land.
Solar energy is produced from panels on one of the grain stores, contributing considerably to the power demands of the farm, and the self-catering cottages are heated by a ground source heat pump.
Rockells Farm was the winner of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group’s Conservation Award in 2010.
The 3 acre lake is managed to provide coarse fishing for guests and members with day tickets.
Self-catering accommodation is provided in converted farm buildings.