The land has been farmed by the Burrough family for several generations and the farm itself dates back as far as the 15th century. The farm is family run and has been organic for almost a decade.
Alec and Shirley Burrough have managed it for 60 years and have a great deal of experience. Both are now in their late seventies and are still out and about farming every day - Alec can be seen on his circa 1960s Nuffield tractors and Shirley never leaves the sheep field! Jess the sheepdog is always by Shirley's side.
In 2008 their son Jonathan and his wife Louise left their office jobs behind them to join the organic farming business. They started selling direct to customers at markets and events locally and nationwide and this has since really grown. They have two young sons, Harry aged 4 years and 2 year old George. They are expecting their third son to be born any day now!
Peradon presents a picture of tranquillity, in perfect harmony with nature. From the long, winding third of a mile tree and daffodil lined driveway and the breathtaking views over the 250-acre farm to the courtyard surrounded by a mixture of Victorian red-brick traditional and cobb walled farm buildings. The old cider press is reminiscent of farming days gone by and the farmhouse itself presents a lovely picture upon arrival, particularly in the spring when the flowers covering the front make it look resplendent. Sheep are often to be seen grazing at the foot of the many fruit trees in the two orchards and the cattle graze happily on the rich green pasture, enjoying the panoramic views of the Devonshire countryside. In the butterfly wood, the chorus of butterflies, bees, crickets and small birds chirruping in the hedgerows fills the air.