About the farm

Grounds Farm is just a short walk from the pubs and restaurants in Kenilworth, yet still enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location. The farm borders Kenilworth Castle so you’re never far from a magnificent view of these famous ruins.

DSCF8018Grounds Farm and the neighbouring Pleasance Farm have  been in the family since 1963 and  together cover 460 acres of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. The farm  grows arable crops including barley, wheat and rapeseed and also has traditional Hereford cattle which graze the grassland around the castle.

The farm is steeped in history having been part of the Kenilworth Castle estate until the early 20th Century and contains some important historical features. The farmhouse at Grounds Farm was once used as the estate office.  Pleasance Farm is so-named because on its land are the remains of ‘The Pleasance’ – the castle’s own medieval pleasure garden, founded by the future Henry V. Furthermore, artefacts from the English Civil War are frequently found on the farm.

Wildlife is very important to the family and so numerous wildlife habitats have been created including plots of seed mix for wild birds, as well as fields rich in flowers for butterflies and bumble bees.

When you are staying in any of our accommodation you will be close to nature.  Badgers are regular visitors to the area around the shepherds hut, owls sit in the tree above it and you will hear the skylarks singing along with numerous other farmland birds.  At Chase Lodge there have been sightings of  weasels, field voles, kestrals, buzzards and large numbers of other common farmland and garden birds.

If you’d like to discover the wildlife for yourself or just fancy a walk, the farm has numerous footpaths which you can access directly from your location at Grounds Farm.