The Rogers Family welcome you, to Worswell Barton, here is a little about our family and farm
Our family have been farming here at Worswell Barton for over 85 years. It has seen many changes through those years. A dairy farm up to 1976, and now a mixed farm with, Cattle, Sheep, Chickens, Wurzell Farm Fresh Vegetables, The Wurzell Whistle, and our Wurzell Wedding field venue.
We sell on our Vegetables at little roadside stalls in the villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, part of our Wurzell Farm Fresh Veggies.
We grow a variety of crops, such as Oil Seed Rape, Wheat, Barley, Potatoes.
Conservation is taken very seriously here at Worswell, we help look after the birds, bees, flora and forna, with Margins around our fields, and over winter stubles, to keep the birds fed through the winter weather.
Our suckler cow herd of South Devons and Charollais are often kept on the cliffs with their young calves, helping with the good husbandry and conservation of the cliff ground, along with a flock of sheep, which we lamb in February / March /April, and sometimes in August and September a Dorset may lamb.
We have taken on many different projects over the years along with the National Trust to Keep Worswell Barton as traditional as possible.
One project was to re-roof the property, and with a grant, put solar panels in to supply our hot water.
We also save our rainwater, in large tanks for the farm to use, whether to feed the cattle and sheep during the winter, or for Feeding crops during a dry period.
The Warren Wall, which, in places, had fallen down, has been repaired by the National Trust, Parts of it are still falling down and over the next few years we hope to be able to repair the wall which stretches about a mile long. To date, we have managed to repair one section, using local labour and materials.
The National trust are great supporters in helping us achieve our goals.
Over the years we have had to diversify indifferent areas, to help the farm to continue.
2000 Worswell Barton Farmhouse bed and breakfast, along with Higher Shippen Self Catering Cottage.
2016 Wurzell Weddings Venue is a unique field venue with Moor to Sea views. Wurzell Weddings could be perfect for your special day, a blank canvas for you to create your unique day, other events are also considered.
2018 The Wurzell Whistle a small indoor venue, ideal for small functions, this venue was once a cart shed for the farm, and the Revelstoke Estate.
2019 The Wurzell Wooden Pods – Camping with out the tent, wooden structure with Beds and electric, separate shared pod with shower, toilet and kitchen facilities.
2020 Has been a difficult year with the Pandemic – causing us to close and unfortunately not to be able to re open for the rest of the year.
Our aim is to help you enjoy your stay here at Worswell, and make you feel at home. Whether you stay for 1 night or a week. If you like to explore, then Worswell may well be just what you are looking for.