We moved from our family farm in Guildford, Surrey to Bocaddon Farm in March 1987. Our old farm was on the outskirts of Guildford in Surrey when the M25 was built, which ultimately made farming impossible due the increase in traffic past the farm gate.
We moved our entire herd of 300 cows, 300 young stock, machinery and four children to Bocaddon and have never once regretted our decision. At the time dairy farming was still a good business to be in and we built a new milking parlour and housing sheds for the cows.
My parents converted the first barn, the old stable, which is situated opposite the farmhouse, in 1989, named Bocaddon Marghty. (Marghty is the Cornish word for stable). In 1997 we converted Katie’s Cottage, which had been the piggery, and in 2000 we converted the old cowshed, Bramble Byre and the old dairy, Dairy Dell, with the help of European funding available for farm diversification. There was then, and still is, very little holiday accommodation available for visitors with physical disabilities.
Bocaddon Marghty and Katie’s Cottage are both let out on long term lets but Bramble Byre and Dairy Dell are still both popular holiday lets.
The cows were sold in 2010 due to the tragic loss our youngest son, Robbie and the farm is now mostly arable, with tenant farmers growing potatoes and grazing a lot of sheep. Oh! – and, of course, the numerous chicken laying their fascinating colour eggs!!
Our son Julian, his wife and three children, live in a house on the farm. Daughter Katie lives in Polperro and younger daughter Vicky, her husband and three children live in Lostwithiel, 10 minutes away. Vicky and Jon run their rosy veal business from Bocaddon.
Have a Holiday to Remember at Bocaddon
- Peaceful and tranquil location
- Luxury holiday cottages
- Excellent Facilities
- Great place for families
- Ideal for romantic breaks
- Lots of places to visit nearby
- Near to the South Coast of Cornwall