Connetts Farm is a
100 acre (40 Hectare) working farm, and is situated in a coastal
position giving cliff top views over the Thames Estuary. There are
horses on the farm and at lambing time our sheep are brought indoors
from our grazing land to enable constant care and attention during
the lambing period. Oilseed rape, beans, linseed and cereal crops are grown
in rotation on the arable land. There is also a small area of
woodland that we have planted as part of a conservation scheme.
For visits to London (50 miles), Canterbury
(30 miles), Rochester (20 Miles) & Maidstone (20 miles), there
are good road links to the motorway system with a new
bridge linking us to the mainland. There is also a
mainline railway from Sittingbourne (10 miles) to the centre of
London with a connecting line from Sheerness.
The nearest town is Sheerness (6 miles) where there is a selection
of shops & good supermarkets, an indoor swimming pool and a sports
complex. There is a beach at Minster Lees and Sheerness, and
also a Naturist beach at Shellness (5 miles).
For bird watching or just an enjoyable walk in
the countryside, you may wish to
visit Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve run by Elmley Conservation Trust, where many species of
birds may be seen, both common and rare. Among those found on the
reserve are populations of Harriers, Golden Plover,
Short-Eared Owls, Avocet, Egret, Heron, Green Plover and in the
winter months at dawn and dusk,
spectacular amounts of wildfowl.