There's more to Mornacott...
Nestled on the edge of Exmoor, Mornacott exudes a tranquil calm that refreshes the spirit of all who visit. The plummeting valleys, ancient droveway, rushing streams and the rugged River Yeo all contribute to create a delicate rural infrastructure which captivates the soul.
The original dwelling, of which parts remain, dates back to 1286 although earlier references show that Mornacott has been inhabited since Saxon times and the adjacent Hill Fort and battlements prove occupation since the 5th Century BC.
Today Mornacott has become a complex countryside organisation supporting several rural businesses with those who work on the estate holding it in trust for future generations.
Our mission is both to care for the surrounding countryside and to improve and enhance the environment in which we are privileged to live and work.
Farming....at the heart of everything we do
Over 600 acres of the farm are dedicated to enhancing the natural environment, our low input permanent pasture and low density stocking with cattle and sheep allow for the needs of an abundance of all forms of wildlife including many traditional wild birds, invertebrates, small mammals and Roe and Red Deer. This creates both harmony with the environment and ensures that our cattle and sheep are naturally reared to the best standards.