Smallholding Llandrinio, Welshpool, powys
Shetland cattle - Argae Cottage Free Range
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Welcome to Argae Cottage

Traditional Free Range Christmas Turkeys, Grass Fed Beef, Lamb and Pork.

Catriona and Jonathan would like to welcome you to Argae Cottage - our family farm, situated on the banks of the River Severn, near Llandrinio.  


The welfare of our animals is our top priority.

We farm on a small scale, allowing us to give attention to the needs of each individual animal.

Our native breeds have been carefully chosen to suit our traditional farming methods.  Our animals enjoy a free range lifestyle, and are allowed to grow slowly, at a natural rate.

Animal Welfare

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Grass Fed

Our cows and lambs are entirely grass reared for the whole of their lives, grazing permanent pasture, with silage from our own land in the winter.

Grass fed meat has been shown to have health benefits, with a higher level of beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.

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We strive to farm in harmony with nature.

Our grazing animals have a significantly lower environmental impact than animals fed on cereals.

Well managed grassland actually captures and stores carbon.


Read more about the environmental benefits of grazing, on the soil association website.

Our rotational grazing system produces long grass, with abundant clover - in Summer, this is teeming with bees and other insects.

We are steadily planting more hedges around our fields, and allowing the existing hedgerows to grow taller and wider, leaving space for wildlife to thrive.

A large proportion of our electricity is provided by our wind turbine.  


All of this results in delicious, tender meat, with the good old-fashioned flavour so often lost in today's intensively produced meat.


It's wonderful to see this recognised, with a collection of Great Taste Awards - for our free range turkeys, Welsh lamb, and Shetland beef.

Our produce is available for sale direct from the farm. We are located in Llandrinio, close to Welshpool, Shrewsbury & Oswestry.

It's worth ordering in advance, as we usually sell out early.


Our meat is available seasonally (which means you might have to wait a little - but we promise you, it's worth it!) and is always packed suitable for freezing.

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Booking Now Open:

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Smallholding Courses

  • Introduction to Smallholding

  • Sheepkeeping for Smallholders

  • Poultry for the Table


We are now taking bookings for our first course dates in 2022.

Our one-day courses offer you the chance to spend a day with us on the smallholding.

A mix of learning and hands-on practical experience.

Come and join us!

Full details and booking here:

Meat Boxes


We have already started taking orders for our Spring meat boxes.

Free Range Pork


Grass Fed Beef

can be reserved now, for collection late April onwards:

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Argae Cottage Free Range Bronze Christmas Turkey
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Argae Cottage Welsh Leg of Lamb, 10 day matured
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Argae Cottage Shetland Beef sirloin steak, 21 day matured