Turnastone Court Farm 247 acres Ancient water meadow farm Turnastone Court Farm is located in West Herefordshire’s beautiful Golden Valley area. The 247-acre farm borders the River Dore. The majority of it is permanent pasture and it has a unique area of water meadow that has been unploughed for over 400 years. The CRT purchased Turnastone Court Farm in January 2003 when the ancient meadows were at risk of being turned into potato farms. Local residents contacted us to let us know about the worrying prospects of the farm, and how the wildlife-rich area would be negatively affected. Following a fundraising campaign, we raised the money to buy the farm and allow its wildlife habitats to thrive – which they have! Our current tenants, Gareth and Madeline Boaz use the pasture to graze approximately 400 sheep along with a small herd of Hereford cattle. Based in the heart of cider country, Turnastone would not be complete without an orchard comprising local varieties of apples and pears. Turnastone Court farm has an excellent converted barn, which is home to a pioneering educational programme called MOSAIC and during school holidays the lodge can be hired out so family and friends can reconnect with the countryside and stay on this beautiful farm. About Further history Education Wildlife Events Volunteer Stay Birds – Turnastone Court Farm Notable species spotted at Turnastone Court Farm Redstart Dipper Barn owl UK conservation status: Amber UK conservation status: Amber UK conservation status: Green Often spotted at Turnastone Court Farm Swallow Raven Cuckoo UK conservation status: Green UK conservation status: Green UK conservation status: Red Donate now Please select a donation amount: * £11.50 Would cover the the minimum cost of seed per farm per week. Although our greedy birds often want more! £25 Would purchase a small squirrel proof bird feeder. Other Donate Read the latest wildlife news Do you have images that you'd be happy for the CRT to use? Submit By submitting this image you are agreeing the Countryside Restoration Trust can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. We do not need to ask you permission from or provide credit to you the photographer. More precisely, you grants the Countryside Restoration Trust an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use your submitted photo for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer.