We are a family-run business located in the parish of Harting, near Petersfield, on the Sussex/Hampshire border. Our farm estate has been described as “nestling in the foothills of the South Downs” as it lies to the north of the main chalk escarpment and the icon ridgeline of Harting Down and Beacon Hill.
My father bought Hill Ash in 1954 with 500 acres and run in hand as a traditional mixed dairy and arable farm with a small rough shoot. Until the Second World War the farm grew a significant acreage of hops, hence the iconic ‘hop kilns' - the most westerly sited in the UK and a dominant feature of the farmstead at Hill Ash. The dairy ceased in 1982 and the farm has evolved and grown to now include over a 1,000 acres of predominantly arable with permanent pasture and woodland.
We have diversified our farm estate sympathetic to our local rural environment and native wildlife. All our products and services form part of a modern, balanced and sustainable business which includes:
We work collaboratively with the South Downs National Park to ensure its historic beauty is safeguarded for the local community and visitors.
My family have always taken pride in the standard of work achieved at Hill Ash. Simply put, our ambition and aspiration is to diversify, create business and grow local employment. Our goal is to to leave a thriving Hill Ash for the next generation and local community.
Nigel Hanbury - Director - Owner
Blue Bear Storage
Blue Bear offer cost-effective storage solutions for home and businesses in Corby, Petersfield and Buckingham.www.bluebearstorage.co.uk
Rother Valley Farm
As a neighbouring farm, we work closely with Shon Sprackling and his team at Rother Valley who specialise in high welfare free range organic beef and chicken.www.rothervalleyfarm.com
Feast Meats - Wholesome Wolf
Feast have developed their own range of range of tasty Biltong snacks using selected cuts of sustainable British meat, air-dried using handcrafted recipes and made on their local farm.www.wholesomewolf.com
Specialists in wild locally sourced produce.www.hampshiregame.co.uk
South Downs Veterinary Consultancy
South Downs Veterinary Consultancy provides Veterinary services, to registered clients, for Gamebirds, Backyard Poultry, Waterfowl and Deer in the South Downs area.www.southdownsvets.co.uk
Elliott & Bulbeck Veterinary Practice
A local practice taking the best of what they know in conventional medicine and surgery and combining it with homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs and nutraceuticals.elliottandbulbeck.co.uk