Argae Cottage is our family home and smallholding. Run by Catriona and Jonathan Benson, with help from our three sons.
We are both Veterinary Surgeons, working in our practice in Shrewsbury when not on the smallholding.
Animal welfare is a the heart of what we do here - we farm on a very small scale, allowing us to care for our animals as individuals.
Jeff & Timmy
Catriona with one of Katy's piglets
Jonathan, with Kara and Molly
Other vital members of our team are our dogs, Timmy and Jeff. Jeff is becoming a very useful sheepdog - thankfully removing the need for the entire family to be involved every time the sheep are rounded up.
Timmy is more of a spectator, but we love him anyway!
Some of our animals....
Katy - our breeding sow. Gobbler of apples and destroyer of pigsties.
Fidget - bottle fed as a lamb, now a member of our breeding flock - but still happy to sit on your lap!
Esther, come to say hello at the kitchen window!
We are proud to hold a '5 star' food hygiene rating.
We are also registered and fully licensed for our turkey preparation, under the WATOK regulations.