Just an hour and a quarter on the train from central London, Westley Farm is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Westley Farm has long valued its natural environment and the farm has been managed sensitively to encourage wildlife habitats. You won’t find any phosphates or artificial fertilisers here but you may see kestrels, buzzards, owls, badgers, foxes and deer as well as the sheep and cattle that graze the fields. We are working with Natural England, the Butterfly Conservation Trust and Back From the Brink to create habitats to encourage the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly to breed on the farm. If you’re lucky, you may spot them in the summer months.
We pride ourselves on our sustainable approach to the farm: we reuse and recycle what we can but beyond that we work with local producers, makers and craftspeople to help reduce our carbon footprint and to make a positive contribution to the local economy. We partner with a local dairy, baker and artisan food producers to offer you the best that the area has to offer.
You will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and some of the finest views in the Cotswolds. While there are lots of attractions nearby, most visitors to the farm find that they just want to stay still and enjoy a rare sense of tranquility and harmony with nature. Westley Farm really is a special place, a world unto itself.
The ethos is low impact living: most of our glamping structures have been built on site, using materials harvested from our ancient woodland; all but one of our glamping sites is powered by a state-of-the-art solar installation. There’s even a forest school, where local children and guests can learn woodcraft skills – or just run around and get muddy.
The farm is just four miles away from Stroud, with its famous farmers’ market, while a 20-minute walk across the fields takes you to the nearest pub, a quintessential open-beamed Cotswolds inn where you can sit outside and watch the sun go down over the hills.
Close by is the ancient open common of Minchinhampton, where cows graze across the golf links, and the Roman market town of Cirencester. History is all around us, from Berkeley Castle – where Edward II was murdered – to Sudeley Castle, while the jewels of the Cotswolds are a short drive away.