Carr Farm in Burgh St Peter, Norfolk is located in the beautiful Waveney Valley in The Broads National Park. The farm comprises over 100 acres of grassland. The oldest part of the farmhouse dates back to 1601, the house and yard stands at the centre of the farm and overlooks the grazing marshes across the valley to the Waveney River, the woodlands of Somerleyton and Herringfleet Mill.
The higher lands are farmed for hay and haylage and the marshes grazed with belted galloway cattle, all farming is low impact with the whole farm being within an Environmental Stewardship Scheme. An emphasis is placed on Conservation and Wildlife with hedges and woodlands having been planted in 2012/13 and a woodland wildlife habitat having been restored.
The farm has fantastic wildlife biodiversity with a range of wildlife from reptiles and snakes on the higher sandy lands to Hares and Roe, Muntjac and Water deer in the woodlands and marshes. Barn owls nest in both farm buildings and boxes, with the Little owl and Tawny in the woodlands. The Heron, Egret and Mute Swans are a common sight on the marshes, and the Marsh Harrier is a frequent visitor. In winter months the grazing marshes of the Waveney Valley are a magnet for migrating birds in particular great flocks of pink footed, Barnacle and canada geese together with snipe and lapwings.
We are a small mixed farm growing hay, haylage and asparagus and rearing high welfare Christmas Geese, Belted Galloway cattle and rare breed pigs. All our products; hay, haylage, asparagus, beef, pork and Christmas Geese are available from the farm. In addition beef boxes, pork products and Christmas Geese are available from our on-line shop.