We've moved. After thirteen exciting and rewarding years at Mill Pond Farm during which we've completed all of the main stages of conservation and restoration to the historic buildings, and opened the farm to over 7,000 visitors each year, the time has come for new custodians. The lovely new owners of Mill Pond Farm will relaunch this site with further exciting developments during 2021.
Thanks to all those who helped us on our journey.
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