Westbury Manor Farm is a traditional mixed family farm with a flock of pedigree Suffolk Sheep and Beef Shorthorn Cattle. Lambs are born in February and out in the fields by April – fine weather permitting; with calves being born spring and autumn.
Mr and Mrs Cobden Senior moved to Westbury Manor Farm in 1973 following the birth of their eldest son Simon, who now runs the farm with his father.
The holiday cottage is owned and run by Simon and his wife Victoria, they have two children Alice and Harriet, who can often be found in the lambing shed or riding their ponies round the farm.
The Meonwara Flock of Pedigree Suffolk Sheep was started in 1985, with the purchase of 4 gimmers from Mr and Mrs Philip Whitcomb’s Flock. Since, very few ewes have been bought in with a policy of keeping our own replacements. The Flock now numbers around 50, with the aim of producing a hardy, well fleshed shearling ram for crossing on commercial ewes. Recently, a Stock Ram with New Zealand genetics has been used to further this aim.