At Westacre we are farmers for the most part, but can’t survive on food alone. It is vital that we live within a dynamic community, this is why we have, over the past decades, converted old agri-buildings that are no longer suitable for modern machinery into workshops and studios that can house artists, makers, tradesmen and other small businesses.
As time has moved on, these businesses grow and change. We strive to support these elements of our community by expanding where feasible and encouraging rural enterprise to be just as dynamic as that found in the city.
Abbey Farm is one such hub where, over the past 10 years, we have encouraged full and varied use of the old farmyard buildings and hope for further expansion in the future to create a varied and dynamic environment that allows a small village in rural Norfolk to flourish. Please contact the estate office for details.
Food - Drinks - Entertainment
A farmhouse brewery focused on fresh beers and wild ales that are brewed from nature with purpose. Tap Days offer beer and street food on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
A seasonal cafe open from April to end of September in the heart of Westacre Gardens Nursery. Our own-made cakes, traybake & cookies, scones baked daily, sausage rolls, pork pies, filled salad rolls, ice creams, hot & cold drinks.
80 seat studio theatre, an outdoor summer stage and drive-in cinema. Staging our own productions, hosting visiting theatre companies and performers, youth drama workshops and creative arts classes.
Vintage Village Velos
We hire out brand new hand-built Pashley bicycles by the half or full day so you can leave the car behind and explore the peace and beauty of the local countryside.
Abbey Farm, East Walton
Offers self catering accommodation at Keepers Cottage plus caravan/camping pitches with or without electric hookup. Shower/toilet/kitchen. Horses and dogs welcome too.
Westacre Montessori is a pre-school based in West Norfolk, UK for children between 2 1/2yrs and 6yrs specialising in teaching through the Montessori Method.
West Acre Gardens is in a lovely old walled garden. This nursery is a treasure trove for plant lovers and the extensive display gardens have year round interest and beauty.
Black Cat Artists Services
Museum standard, hand made frames, joined and finished by traditional methods.
Digital printing onto archival watercolour paper, photographic paper and canvas, using Epsom K3 ultrachrome pigment ink.
We supply green Oak and other hardwoods, providing sawn timbers, hardwood decking, hand stripped poles, firewood, bark chippings and sawdust, as well as supporting the timber requirements of our sister companies, Flights of Fantasy Creative Play and The Wild Deck Company.
The Wild Deck Company
We are specialist in the design, construction and installation of bespoke timber structures in the landscape, including bird hides, boardwalks and bridges, pond dipping platforms, viewing platforms, wooden sculptures and carvings, timber buildings, and picnic areas.
Mark Harpley Furniture has over 25 years experience in furniture making and bespoke woodworking. My projects vary to suit the clients requirements including freestanding and fitted furniture, commercial and marine fit outs. I work closely with my clients to help design, create and install their ideas to a high quality.
Traditional style canoes, hand crafted using premium quality Gaboon marine ply. Detailing and seating are made from Douglas fir and various hardwoods from West Acre estate. All woods are bonded and coated with West System epoxy for maximum strength and durability.