About Bucklawren

Bucklawren is a working arable and beef farm of 400 acres. It lies on an ancient Celtic site, and the original manor is mentioned in the 11th-century Domesday Book. In medieval times there was a nunnery here, but it was destroyed in the 16th century by Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Award Winning History

Robert and Jean Henly with their two daughters took over Bucklawren Farm in 1987. They decided to offer farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation, and in 1997 they won the prestigious West Country Tourist Board Farm Holiday Award. In 2015 Robert and Jean took a step back from the business and their daughter Jo Eastley and her family took over the running of the business.


Bucklawren Farm

Bucklawren is a mixed-working farm of 350 acres, offering a diverse agricultural experience. Our beef herd includes a variety of breeds such as British Blues, Limousins, Aberdeen Angus, and Charolais. On the arable side, our fields are dedicated to growing wheat, barley, oilseed rape, and potatoes, ensuring a rich and varied crop rotation that supports sustainable farming. 


Our Holiday Cottages

In 1991 they converted a former stable block into three self catering holiday cottages. This was followed by the conversion of a two storey barn into a spacious four bedroom holiday cottage (The Hayloft) and finally in 2000 the conversion of a further barn into The Lodge cottage. The design and materials were carefully chosen to ensure sympathetic conversion and to faithfully retain the exterior and interior character of the lovely old buildings.


Going Green

As farmers, Robert and Jean are passionate about protecting the environment in which we live. They have taken steps to reduce the impact on our local environment by recycling, composting, conserving energy and reducing water consumption wherever possible. They also use local suppliers and traders to help reduce food miles, and have a local walking map that’s been produced to encourage guests to leave their cars behind when exploring the area. They also have solar panels and a biomass boiler to supply greener energy throughout.