The farm is located on the western edge of the Pevensey Levels with views across its own grasslands to the sea. An 18th century complex of barns, courtyards and homes are the heart of farm activities, which remain principally determined by sheep and cattle.
The family have farmed here since 1942, when John Glessing purchased the then derelict site with 90 acres, as a family partnership, initially with his wife Meryl, but since 1994 (until his death in 2014), with his daughter Gundrada and her husband, Martin Hole. Their three daughters are also taking an interest. Organic since 1998, a flock of Romney ewes and herd of cross-bred cows now graze in excess of 700 acres, benefitting from a progressive farm infrastructure.
In addition to its livestock Montague also hosts the East Sussex Pony Club, offering a range of sports to the equine visitor, as well as buildings in which events from weddings to corporate meetings can be held.
Three quarters of the grazed area fall onto the flat wetlands of the Pevensey Levels with wildlife habitats teaming with the quiet fun of plants and insects and querulous commotion of returning bird populations, work supported by Natural England. This nature conservation is core business, delivering an environment which influences all aspects of farmlife.
All of our customers are outstanding butchers based locally in East Sussex.
- Natural Farms, Bodiam
- Heath and Brothers, Old Town Eastbourne
- Gillwing Farm at Eridge Green and Farmers Markets
- Jacobs Ladder, organic farm butchers
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