Ninham Farm

Ninham Farm is family run and set in approx 120 acres, consisting of deciduous woodland, moors, ponds and farm land, some of which was designated as SSSI

Ninham started as a working farm operated by the late H.J. Harvey, who used to allow the local boys brigade to camp , until his son, D.H.Harvey diversified the farm into tourism in the 1970’s as the demise of small scale farming took hold, and slowly developed the camping & touring park alongside the farm business consisting of both livestock & arable farming

Today the main focus for the family business is ‘Ninham Country Holidays‘, however the farm still maintains an important & integral role within the business and the stewardship of the whole property

 Camping at Ninham

The camping areas themselves comprise of 18 acres of landscaped gardens,  proving spacious grass pitches, informally arranged and separated by a mix of mature specimen trees, beech hedging & rail fencing

From the infancy of the camping & holiday business in the 1970’s, our main selling point has always been our unique location with a farm & country setting

Our client base changes with the seasons; out of school holidays we mostly cater towards young active/retired couples or childless families with touring caravans & motor-homes, and during the Spring & Summer holidays we are full of young families

 

Sustainable Tourism

We certainly are not fond of the term ‘eco’ –  but we are making steps towards being a more sustainable tourism business

As we re-invest into our property, such as our new wash facility built in 2013, we chose to integrate renewable technologies to minimise both the running cost and the energy required to run a large energy hungry facility

Simple technologies, like allowing sheep to graze the 18 acres of camping area throughout the Winter, certainly minimises the use of mechanised grass cutting, man hours & diesel use, and also allows the pasture to regenerate naturally

Every year, we plant hundreds of both hedging plants & specimen trees, bringing on young saplings in recycled pots until established enough to plant in & around both the camping areas & woodland