Wark Farm is a 200 acre mixed farm in the foothills of the eastern edge of the Cairngorm mountain range. Sitting at about 1,000ft (330m) it is an upland cattle and sheep farm, registered organic with the Soil Association since 2006. It is home to a pedigree breeding herd of Belted Galloway cattle and flocks of pure bred pedigree Hebridean sheep and Hebridean sheep crossed with Meatlinc tups.
The essence of the farm is to produce high quality meat for sale locally through their own on-site butchery in a way which promotes the highest standards of animal welfare and is as ecologically sustainable as can manage. Alongside the meat sales, the wool from the sheep flock is used to make a range of organic textiles, including scarves and throws.
There are also various ways to come and enjoy being at Wark Farm; Walk Farm have a beautiful and comfortable holiday cottage, the Hayloft, located in a part of the traditional farm steading; they offer Food and Farm Experience Days and are a host farm for WWOOF giving the opportunity for people to come and stay/work at the farm for short periods. From time to time they also have farm walks and talks for customers to come and see the farm and learn more of what Wark Farm do.
The Hayloft is a spacious and bright flat recently converted from part of a traditional farm courtyard. The space provides generous and comfortable accommodation for two in twin or double beds. A sofa bed is also available by arrangement.
There is a large combined living and, well equipped, kitchen area and bathroom with shower. The property features local hardwood flooring and stairs with a number of other individual features. The flat has attractive views over the farm and surrounding countryside. The property is centrally heated from the farms biofuel boiler. There is ample parking (tarmac yard) at the door of the property.
Guests staying at the farm are able to buy Wark Farm products during their stay, should they wish to do so, including eggs and a range of fresh and cured meats as well as seasonal vegetables from the farmhouse garden.
- Type Standard Double