There’s quite a large wider Warren Farm family, all dedicated to making your stay the best we can. But our core team is quite small: just mum & daughter Jane and Hannah,
Jane is the permanent fixture at the farm, holding the fort all year round. Her main work is to man the laundry, keeping all our bedlinen beautifully washed and crisply ironed ready for your visit. She and Jack, her faithful friend, are the welcoming committee, greeting you when you arrive and showing you to your tent.
She loves to work in the garden growing delicious fruit and vegetables – though lawn mowing is much less appealing. In between showing off her warm welcomes, the laundry, and her growing & sowing skills, she does quite a bit of DIY to keep things running smoothly (though she is not as skilled as Hannah).
Hannah only gets to help out at the farm part-time at the moment, with a day job getting in the way far too often, but someone has to pay the bills!
She’s the driving force behind the farm, designing the tents and cook houses, and constantly trying to think of new ways to make your stay even more special.
She’s very much looking forward to opening up more & more of the farm to visitors, particularly the coffee bar so that she can ply people with lots of cake. In the meantime she has to make do with looking after guests at weekends, and with baking her socks off for Working Weekends. If you haven’t put on a pound or two during a Working Weekend, even with all the hard work, she’d feel like she’d failed you
Jack is our rescue collie. He’s a very sociable boy, enjoying cuddles with humans and play time with other friendly dogs.
He’s very welcoming with women and children, but still a bit nervous of men. We think he’s frightened that you might steal him away from us. Whilst he’s still settling in, it’s best to ignore him until he’s ready to come to you.
He’s not yet learned not to jump up at people or to look where he’s going when he’s busy playing (typical teenager!), but he’s very good at realising when another dog isn’t that fussed about being friends. He’s happy to play or to give your dog space, whichever they prefer.
Whether someone is throwing it for him to fetch or whether he’s quietly tearing off the yellow fluff, he’s in seventh heaven when he has a ball.
Tobit, on the right, thinks he’s a miniature panther, stalking around the place like he owns it. Whilst he’s normally a bit of a thug and it’s best not to try and pick him up, he does have his friendly moments and can purr with the best of them.
And as for the neighbours! With all the badgers, foxes, squirrels, bats, buzzards, swallows in the spring and summer, murmurations of starlings, pheasants, lots of the common wild birds and last, but not least, grey seals off the nearby cliffs, it’s hard not to realise just how busy the countryside really is.