This website has been reconstructed after its move to Easyspace.

Sunset times shown on this website are in GMT and take account of the higher land to the west of our property. There is also a page showing sunrise, but this is for tomorrow as I am never up in time to see it today!

The original HTML website was created using MicroSoft Expressions Web (FrontPage). Here are some sunrays glancing through the mist on a November afternoon.


Mitchell’s Elm House is set in about 9 acres of ground. The largest field, “Plumtree Close”, is 2.5 acres. We use this for hay and to graze the sheep. The other land, “Bailey’s Piece”, has been divided into a variety of plots: an avenue of small leaf lime trees, an ash grove, an oak spinney, three pony paddocks and four sheep paddocks.

—– Plumtree Close and Bailey’s Piece are the old field names. —–

If you are interested in becoming a smallholder, but are not quite sure, you
might like to visit us and get some first hand experience. Perhaps you would like a working holiday? Thinking of buying a smallholding?

We have moved to a new server here: 18/4/2012 — SO WE ARE NOW ON THE CLOUD.

Nigel & Virginia Purchon
Mitchell’s Elm House
Shepton Mallet

These pages are being developed using WordPress. I am still discovering how to use WordPress, so please accept my apologies for any errors: I will amend these as soon as I discover how. In the meantime, please comment on your experiences in the veggie plot.

We sell our eggs, honey and vegetables in the Frome Country Market in The Cheese & Grain on Thursday mornings.