Everes’s Farm is a 16th Century farmhouse located on the river Leadon, just downstream from the birthplace of Dick Whittington. Originally it was believed to be an inn, called Even’est (evening rest), on an important drover’s route to Gloucester that crossed the river to the south of the farm, initially by a ford and then latterly a bridge.
Everes’s Farm is now home to Clifford Freeman, his daughter Gabbie and his son William.
Purchased in 2005 it went through an extensive refurbishment programme with the farmhouse being finished in the summer of 2006 and the farm buildings in the autumn of 2009 in time for the cows arriving.
The original farm buildings were renovated using green oak and reclaimed building materials the cider mill and press reinstated, cobbled floors repaired, and all the roofs renewed.
The open front cow shed was totally restored to include traditional wooden yolks for tying up cattle. The old granary has been converted into a classroom for use by schools and groups coming to study on the farm.