George and Elvis Alpacas

Our guests are very welcome to explore our fields and little woodland and meet our animals.

We have beautiful truly free range chickens, of different varieties and sizes which roam around the farmyard, and provide us with wonderful eggs. In the spring and summer we often have chicks or ducklings running about too. The ducks spend most of their time in the pond. Our elderly Turkey called Lurkey now has 2 friends Perky and Querky who love to have a chat with guests!  We often raise baby chicks, and ducklings in the spring and summer.

Isobel and Bluebell Donkeys can be found behind the pond next to the barn.  Isobel would make a marvellous therapy Donkey just gently listening to anything you want to tell her.  Bluebell is her daughter and is very clever and cheeky.  Bluebells hobbies include opening gates and eating any new plants the humans put in the ground.

We have 5 guinea pigs, who spend their days munching through as much grass, fruit and vegetables as they can get. When they can in the spring Summer and part of the autumn they live outside and live in the big barn in the cold weather!

Ducklings
Easter Ducklings

Tabby cat  Tigger is a hard working cat, but very friendly.  She has 6 toes on her back feet and 7 toes on her front feet!  Bramble joined us from the RSPCA a few years ago and is very shy will go out of her way to avoid people. She seems happy to live in the garage with the big wood boiler keeping her warm in the winter.

We have a small flock of Southdown sheep who tend to lamb in March.  These are a local breed of sheep which are fairly small hardy sheep.  We bring them into the barn in March to lamb inside – it is a lovely but very busy time on the farm.

Baby Lamb at Elmfield Farm Cottages near Canterbury
Baby Lamb at Elmfield Farm Cottages near Canterbury

Our 3 very handsome alpacas are called George, Cola and Elvis. They are all  ’employed’ by us as lawnmowers and as fox deterrents.

We keep a few Kune Kune pigs as well.  Head of the family is the lovely Peppa who is mother who lives in the pig paddocks near the Orchard with her 3 daughters Tilly, Holly and Brownie.  On hot days the pigs like nothing more than a cool shower from the hose.

Last but definitely not least Otto our Black Labrador can often be seen pottering about.  He is always happy and usually has a big goofy smile on his face.

Any of our guests, particularly the younger ones, are very welcome to help feed and look after the animals.

Elmfield Farm Cottages, Six Mile, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 6DW
01227 709404