Family & Farm
The Lôn Farm is a typical Radnorshire farm that rears sheep and cattle. The 270 acres has been farmed by the Pugh family for over 75 years. In recent years, brothers Robert and Stephen have worked and maintained the farm by using modern and traditional methods. The farm is home to 3 generations of the Pugh family, who all take a part in welcoming and looking after our guests during their holiday. There are many areas of the farm that are accessible for walks, details can be found on the Wildlife Walks Link. We are fortunate to have the sheltered lowland meadows and the more exposed upland fields to suit our native farming breeds. The River Dulas flows through the farmland from it’s nearby source, enriching the area’s landscape and wildlife. The fields are grazed, depending on the season, by cattle of varying breeds including; Charolais, Welsh Black, Hereford, Belgium Blue cross Friesian, Limousin and the rare breed of White Parks. The herd of cows are run with a Charolais bull that will produce a mix of pure bred Charolais and cross bred calves. These calves are reared on the farm until they are sold for beef at the market.
The farm’s flock of sheep is mainly of a native breed – Welsh Hill type. Other hardy upland breeds include; Beulah and Speckled Faced Mountain, Badger Face and Swaydale. These female ewes are run with Blue Faced Leicester rams to produce the lowland flock of Welsh Mules. The lambs are born in the Spring between March and May and are reared on the farm. The female lambs are kept for future Autumn breeding ewe sales and the male lambs are sold for “Welsh Lamb” in the market.
Family, friends and the welcoming local community all make this a very special place in which to live, and it is a privilege to offer our guests an opportunity to be part of it during their stay at Lôn Lodges.