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1 Day Courses

All things sheep, traditional cider making & a special taste of the good life… discover our courses, check your dates & book online.


Groups & Events

From weddings to the WI; stag, hen & birthday bashes; team building, groups & venue hire… let us create the perfect day for you.


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We’re a practical, down-to-earth bunch; all passionate about what we do; here to share knowledge, experiences & ideas… check us out!

Welcome to Kate’s Country School …

and Tre-rhew Cider…

Come on in!

If you’re looking for friendly, fun-filled, fact-packed courses on animal husbandry and rural skills – a great team-building or group experience – or you just like cider – then you’ve found the right place. You can also stay here on our carbon neutral, nature friendly farm.

Join us on our traditional, family-run, mixed farm in Monmouthshire.  Perhaps best known as the BBC’s first Lambing Live location, Tre-rhew has also featured in The Baker (Damien Lewis), BBC’s The One Show, Will it Snow and Great British Weather; it’s a unique and very special place.

We promise you a high-energy, highly informative day; full of real insider insights, a few ‘tricks of the trade’ and great hands on experiences… bring your wellies and prepare to get mucky!

Whether you’re a ‘hobby-ist’, smallholder or farmer… you’ll get hands-on experiences, answers to your nagging questions and practical hints & tips to make life a little easier.

Professional, qualified tuition… from Jim and myself, supported by a few friends and family members; it’s very hands-on and down-to-earth, with lots of learning and plenty of laughs.

On a real, working farm… unlike many other courses, you’ll get to be part of life for a day on a 300 acre mixed farm, amongst our sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens, crops, wildlife and pets.

Limited numbers… we keep courses and events small to make sure you get exactly what you need from your day and to ensure you fit around our kitchen table; it’s more personal, focused and friendly this way.

On-going support… you get a comprehensive information pack to take home and can call or email us for advice and support whenever you need (daylight hours please!); we’re here to help.

And for groups and VIP days… we tailor things just for you.  Corporate team building, group events, birthdays, weddings, hen and stag dos: we love to welcome you here!

Kate’s Country School is all about sharing our passion for farming, cider, the countryside and traditional skills with you; we look forward to welcoming you into our extended farming family and sharing our farm with you for the day…

… just don’t forget your wellies!


Kate Beavan MBE

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Gift Vouchers

For the man or woman with everything, what better than a day getting down and dirty on the farm? Let us make you a personal voucher.

Tre-rhew Cider

Our fabulously tasty cider, traditionally made here on the farm, barrelled & fermented in our 17th century cider house… can you resist?

Passionate About

Where do we start?! Farming, food production, animal welfare, wildlife, the environment, rural communities. We try to make a difference.

Kate's Blog

Making wildflower meadow hay while the sun shines …

An Irishman, a Welshman and an Englishman travelled to Scotland to shear sheep and this month the young shearers hit their goal, each shearing 400 plus sheep in a day, well done lads! Son Sam is the Welshman shearing in the Scotland Highlands and beyond, last weekend...

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Spring has sprung…

Spring has sprung…

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus / Happy Saint David’s Day and the first day of spring! After what is probably the warmest February on record, rain is returning…

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Sheep farming crisis

Sheep farming crisis

We’ve just returned from our annual visit to the Royal Welsh Show where Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he is going to reduce…

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