Farming on this land has been a privilege for generations of our family. My grandad started the herd with 43 acres and 11 cows in 1949 and by 1983 we had expanded to 135 acres with 150 milking cows, 150 youngstock and 100 bulls.
In 2018, with retirement looming, we began our new adventure, allowing the majority of the farm to pass into new hands, and keeping 10 acres in the family to create Woodland View.
The luxury pods now sit in three acres of delightful pastureland and are proudly named after great show-winning cows from the herd.
We still have six animals from the herd and continue to show them, so there will always be something for our guests to see.
As the next chapter of our lives begins, we look forward to welcoming visitors to our home to see what we see, a beautiful landscape in the heart of the East Midlands.
Woodland View is set among rolling Leicestershire hills, close to the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray – renowned as the Rural Capital of Food.
Visit the town’s famous pie shop to sample a traditional Melton Mowbray pork pie, or head to the nearby village of Colston Bassett – where Stilton cheese is made.
Melton hosts several popular markets, including a weekly street marlet, antiques market farmers and cattle and livestock market.
Families will love a day out at Twinlakes Theme Park and you are just a short distance from a luxury spa experience at Ragdale Hall or a trip back in time at historic Belvoir Castle.
The large shopping centres of Leicester and Nottingham are within easy reach.