Hartley Farm has been farmed by Richard Bowles since the 1970’s as a cereal and livestock farm. However, due to the changing economic climate and environmental demands the farm is now facing new challenges. In 2007 Tom, who is in the fifth generation of family farmers, joined the business to help take on the farm and also open the farm shop and cafe.
Now we farm a one hundred and fifty acre traditional mixed farm in Winsley that is primarily supplying our farm shop. Our main farming activity now is beef production for our butchers. We run a single suckler herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle that are fed on our own grass throughout the year. Our stockmen take great care in animal welfare and we can maintain complete traceability of all our animals from the farm to our shop.
In 2010 we also welcomed Kate Collyns, our market gardener, to the farm. Kate produces fruit, vegetables and plants throughout the seasons here at the farm supplying our farm shop through the year as well as the wholesale trade. Her business, Grown Green, is based here at Hartley Farm and adds to our portfolio of top quality, home produced food all produced here on the farm.
Explore the local area
We are so lucky to be sat in the middle of some amazing countryside. If you fancy exploring it, use us as your base.
Park up, take one of these routes and pop in when you return for a brew and a slice of cake or a plate of something delicious to refuel after your exertions!
A walk to Avoncliff
The Conkwell circle walk
Liveries at our friendly, professionally/owner run yard set in the stunning Wiltshire countryside.
More from around the farm
A marketplace with a difference, an opportunity for our community to find the best of what their local food producers have to offer.
From hearty farmhouse breakfasts to afternoon tea and cake, a great place to meet friends and family over a love of great food and drink.
A special cut for a dinner party or a simple mid-week chop, our expert team take great pride in preparing our meat for you to enjoy.