We were so lucky with the weather on Sunday for the Newbury Spring Festival’s Sound
Sheepdrove is an award-winning, family-run, mixed organic farm which is Soil Association certified. The farm is renowned for its exceptional conservation work and habitat creation for birds and other wildlife.
Sheepdrove is home to a sustainable and environmentally sound green events venue using renewable energy projects that welcomes weddings, receptions, product launches, training days, private dining, music recitals and celebrations of life. Our beautiful natural burial wood offers a peaceful setting for a green funeral.
Farm stays are available in a renovated farm building and a secluded off-grid lakeside boat house.
At Sheepdrove you’ll find all the peace and quiet you need to escape the busy-ness of life but if you are in search of adventure and recreation as well as relaxation, our farm is also an an ideal base to explore the ancient landscape of the North Wessex Downs with its picturesque villages and towns.
Sheepdrove Burial Wood sits high on the windswept chalk downland at the cross roads of four drovers’ ridgeways. This ancient and hallowed landscape is part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A choice of unique rooms and diverse interior and exterior spaces spaces deliver a flexible, versatile location that lends itself to all kinds of corporate and private events, including conferences, presentations, training days, product launches, exhibitions, private dining, vehicle demonstrations and much more.
Welcome to the wild heart of Sheepdrove Organic Farm!
We have returned a cluster of farmland, woodland and scrub at the heart of the farm completely and entirely to nature to create another ecologically diverse wildlife habitat in our mosaic of valuable ecosystems. Our rewilding project relies on natural regeneration so it is nature who is going to be in the driving seat and the land managers will be grazing livestock.
Sheepdrove is harvesting heat from the earth with a ground source heat pump. A buried network of pipes captures this geothermal heat and uses it as renewable energy to power the central heating and cooling systems in our sustainable events venue. The whole system is powered by renewable electricity from our two wind turbines and 900 solar panels reducing on-site emissions to net zero.