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Lambing: always hands-on

Sheep Husbandry: essential techniques

Cider Making: press it and taste it!

The Good Life: discover it here

Shearing: it's a Beavan family tradition

Poo & Parasites: DIY control

1 Day Courses 2019

Many of our students keep coming back for more… more of the same to cement their skills or more of something else to broaden their horizons.  Whether it’s your 1st or 21st visit, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

All our courses start at 10am with a cuppa and a quick chat; they include a two-course, home-cooked lunch around our kitchen table and typically finish with a glass of home-made cider at about 4pm.


We lamb over 1500 ewes every year. It’s a challenge, so this is a hand-on, ‘warts and all’ course with the emphasis on what to do when things go wrong; learning what we do, how we do it, and why. 

Max 8 people 
£95 per person


For course details and availability,
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January 2020

February 2020

Sheep Husbandry

The Beavan family has farmed sheep here for over 4 generations & we’re passionate about sharing best practice. This course teaches you the techniques you’ll need to help keep your flock healthy & your issues to a minimum.

Max 6 people 
£95 per person


For course details and availability,
please choose your date…

3rd May 2019

13th September 2019

Traditional Cider Making

A day of apple pressing and cider tasting in our 17 century cider house. From the trees to the fruit to the barrel (and into your glass), book early and maybe organise a lift home too!

Max 8 people 
£95 per person


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please choose your date…

26th October 2019

27th October 2019

A Taste of the Good Life

If you’re a budding smallholder or just dreaming of a rural lifestyle, this is the course for you: a great introduction to livestock, wildlife, country skills, orchards, preserving and more.

Max 8 people 
£95 per person


If you don’t have many sheep it can be very expensive to get the shearing crew in, so what do you do?  Book now and learn to do it all yourself, by hand and machine.  Two qualified tutors for every course.

Max 4 people 
£120 per person

Poo & Parasites

Coming soon! A natural progression from our Sheep Husbandry course, this half-day course concentrates on parasites, how to test for them and how to treat your flock, including DIY faecal egg counts.

Max 8 people 
£50 per person

Course fees cover all course materials & tuition, refreshments, lunch and your Kate’s Country School certificate. Our courses are messy! Please wear old clothes, dress for our lovely Welsh weather and remember to bring your wellies (wellies not essential for cider making).

If the course you’re interested in is fully booked, please drop us an email; we’ll be happy to add new dates if possible.


Groups & Events

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


Meet Your Tutors

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

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.

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