Come and enjoy the quiet countryside
Langaton is a working family farm situated on the Cornwall/Devon
border with beef cattle, sheep and a small suckler herd. Our Grandfather originally was the Blacksmith in the local
Village of Whitstone and following the decline in horsepower came to
farm at Langaton over 70 years ago. The family have farmed here ever
since and our daughters are the 4th generation of the Short family
to live at Langaton.
remains of the Bude Canal route runs through the farm. The Bude Canal
was constructed in 1819, its purpose was primarily to carry sea sand
inland from Bude to use as fertilizer on the farmland. Visitors can
enjoy walks along the towpath through woodland and beside the River
Tamar taking pleasure in the abundance of wildlife and flora.
is an abundance of wildlife around the farm including rabbits, ducks,
moorhens, badgers and deer. The trees are covered with lichen which
is a sign of clean unpolluted air. Flag irises, marsh marigolds
and primroses grow in profusion. Visit in April or May to see the
bluebell woods and country lanes filled with spring flowers.
The area around the farm has a special appeal through its local history and the unspoilt beauty of its natural landscape. We are trying to maintain this beauty and the environment by supporting wildlife and using local produce. We have a commitment to energy, efficiency, waste and water conservation.