Smallholding Courses

Come and join us for a day!  Practical, hands-on courses, ideal for anyone starting out on a smallholding, or interested in finding out what it might involve.

Courses currently available in 2022: (click links for full course details)

Introduction to Smallholding

Sheep Keeping for Beginners

Chickens for the table - dispatch, plucking and dressing

Pigs to Pork

Booking Information:


Cost: Introduction to Smallholding   £110

            Sheep Keeping for Beginners     £110

            Chickens for the Table              £110

                  (all above: £200 for two people booking together)

           Pigs to Pork        £95

                (this is a slightly shorter course: 10am - 4pm)

Dates: Courses run from May to October.  Current dates for each course are shown on the booking form. (more dates for 2022 will be added shortly)

Times: 10am to 5pm

(Pigs to Pork:  10am - 5pm)

Lunch included - enjoy some fresh, homecooked produce from our farm!

Ages:  Minimum age 16

Gift Vouchers can be purchased here.  

Accommodation:  Want to make a weekend of it?  The lovely Boathouse Campsite is only a few minutes' walk from us.  Plenty of other B&B's and camping options nearby.

Course Info:  We will send you a confirmation email after booking.  2 weeks before your course, you will then receive a reminder, containing all the info you will need in advance of the day.  Feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions!

How to Find us:

Argae Cottage is situated on the banks of the river Severn in Wales, just over the Powys/Shropshire border.  

Argae Cottage




SY22 6SQ


Please note:  these courses will be held outdoors, with some sessions undercover in the barn.  Please ensure that you bring plenty of warm clothing, waterproofs, and sturdy footwear or wellies (suitable for dipping in disinfectant)  We will send you full info after booking.

Covid:  These courses are held in small groups, outdoors, with social distancing and hand hygiene measures in place..  If any lockdown or travel restrictions prevent us from running your course, we will arrange either an alternative date or a full refund, as preferred.