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Party in a piggery: What this foodie farm is doing next

It’s not often you hear the words ‘luxury’ and ‘piggery’ in the same sentence – but Joe Evans, co-owner and manager of the Whitbourne Estate in rural Herefordshire, is taking his farm in a new direction this year by transforming an old piggery into a luxurious new venue for corporate events, special occasions and weddings. 

Joe and wife Keeley, the duo behind the award-winning Green Cow Kitchens restaurant on their 1,500 acre estate, are in the midst of building Crumplebury; a luxury venue designed for all manner of events, set to shake up the region’s offering of places to host special occasions.

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Child playing at WH Penbugle

Cornwall … organic livestock … glamping … this sounds like a magical list of ingredients making up a tasty cocktail for a successful diversification project.

And for Wigwam® Holidays Penbugle, these formed the basic three factors for their farm’s diversification over the last eight years.

Wigwam® Holidays Penbugle Organic Farm, which is close to the market town of Liskeard and the fishing communities of Looe and Polperro in South East Cornwall, have taken the glamping plunge on their organic farm, part of the Duchy of Cornwall Duloe Estate.

The glorious Cornish countryside, which has been captured in BBC TV’s Poldark adaptations, is just one factor that encouraged John and Lizzie Ridout to diversify their farm to include bell tents, a campsite and spacious Big Chief Wigwam® Cabins, becoming part of the growing Wigwam® Holidays Franchise.