Our Organic Farms
The Dyke family own the flourishing Mill Farm – along with neighbouring Belle Vue Farm – both run organically and certified by the Soil Association since 2000: Belle Vue is home to a herd of 100 organic dairy heifers – along with a small gaggle of organic geese, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs.
It is also a recognised Freedom Food producer – offering an assurance that the wellbeing of its livestock is governed by the UK’s strict welfare standards – ensuring all animals enjoy the best quality of life.
Joe and Izzy Dyke are the third generation of Dykes to tend this very special corner of the British countryside. They passionately believe that organic farming is a more natural choice that is better for the health of their cattle – and of the consumer.
“Our baby calves stay with their Mum much longer than non-organic dairy cattle – resulting lower vets bills, happier cows and more contented calves,”
Removing chemicals from the soil has also greatly improved the variety of birdlife at Mill Farm – Joe takes great pleasure in showing this on his farm tour.
Mill and Belle Vue Farms are surrounded by swathes of idyllic green pastures and woods, near the village of Poulshot. The market town of Devizes is just 3 miles away, offering a good selection of shops and cafes – plus one of Britain’s best authentic breweries, where horse drawn drays are still used.
Glamping guests stay in luxurious canvas lodges situated in Mill Farm’s Top and Bottom Water Meadow – a haven of tranquility – and home to the farms’ lovely chickens. The well considered facilities include a handy honesty shop, supplying visitors’ essential needs – plus a few special treats.