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The landscape here is ever changing as the sea comes and goes with the tide. Where land meets sea, you’ll find mudflats that form part of the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve – a tranquil haven for masses of birds and wildfowl.
Fenham Farm is owned by us, Walter & Gill Curry. Walter is the third generation of the Curry family to have farmed at Fenham, and has lived here all of his life. He still manages the farm as well as serving breakfasts. Gill makes it all happen - from bookings to cooking, and lots of things in between! We have 2 grown up daughters, Jo and Becky. For both of us, Fenham is a really special place. We loved renovating the original buildings in 2010 and more recently, The Granary, and enjoy being able to share Fenham with our guests.
The farm steading itself is pleasantly quiet because the arable land is mostly contract farmed and cattle are grazed on grass, but there’s still plenty of activity with the regular cycle of arable production and happy herds roaming the grass, with calves in Spring. As an agricultural business, our commitment to the natural environment includes working on countryside stewardship initiatives to ensure that natural habitats can flourish. At the last count there were 106 bird varieties spotted around Fenham.
We were very pleased to receive a Gold award following our assessment by the Green Tourism Business Scheme and are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling. We use the best of everything local including delicious eggs from our own free range hens and homemade jams and cakes. Toiletries, cleaning and laundry products are all eco-friendly. Our rooms are kept cosy by underfloor heating which is powered by ground source heat and we recently installed solar panels to generate electricity.
The land and shore at Fenham are home to a diverse mix of wildlife throughout the year. Six internationally important species of wildfowl and wading birds spend the winter at the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve – light-bellied brent geese, barnacle geese, and pinkfooted geese are joined by wigeon, grey plovers and bar-tailed godwits. On land, deer are often seen at dusk, along with rabbits and hares. We've marked out some short walks around the farm so you can spot some of the local wildlife for yourself.