History of Brookbank Farm
Set in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside underneath the Jodrell Bank telescope, Brookbank Farm has deep agricultural roots with farming taking place on the farm since the early 1900’s. The Barber family acquired the farm in 1958 and continued to run it as a successful diary farm for 50 years. Marvellous Jim acquired the farm from his family in 2008 having been the farm tenant since 1998.
Diversifying Brookbank Farm
It was after this purchase that Jim sought to diversify and move away from dairy production to focus on arable farming as a more sustainable source of income. The farm continues to operate today and focuses on both arable and pastoral farming. Jim and the team at Brookbank Farm have worked on introducing specialist breeds to the farm in a bid to diversify there income and further develop the farms sustainability.
In 2012 Jim and the team at Brookbank Farm took the opportunity to develop one of the farms best assets, our farmhouse from the 17th century, into a high end holiday home for all to enjoy. This is when Cheshire Country Holidays was born! The team has a varying background across the hospitality and leisure sector and this coupled with hard work means the team are able to provide our guests with a top of the range holiday house and world class customer service.
Future Development at Brookbank Farm
There are future plans to develop the site further with additional holiday lets in the form of log cabins around one of our stunning fishing lakes and additional farm buildings being converted into flats close to the main house. We will also be looking to add our own restaurant and bar with a coffee shop for people experiencing the local area to come and enjoy. As well as adding in our own farm shop and petting area where people can come and buy our own produce as well as learning about and experiencing the work that goes into running and maintaining a 200 acre farm.