Lackan Cottage Farm is a permaculture smallholding near the beautiful Mourne Mountains in Co. Down. We live as lightly as possible on the land and offer the opportunity for visitors from all over the world to stay, volunteer and learn with us.
We want to demonstrate how a low impact lifestyle can be a practical reality, meeting our own needs for food, energy, waste and water from the land around us. Sharing our experiences with others is important to us, and as well as offering practical courses, we welcome volunteers from all over the world to learn everything from horticulture to green buildings.
As part of a wish to live more simply, reduce our environmental impact, and as a reaction to the threat of a changing climate, and over reliance on fossil fuels, we are establishing an off grid smallholding using permaculture and organic principles. Our aim is to be able to provide working, practical solutions that people can learn about, and take away to use in their own lives.
Sample Off Grid life for yourself
Come and stay in Northern Ireland’s only off grid self catering cottage and try the good life for yourself. Walk in the birchwoods, feed the hens and enjoy fresh produce grown right here. The ideal spot from which to explore the Mourne countryside.
After over a year of experiments, fiddling, arguing and prevaricating, the new Libertas site design is finally completed and live. Everyone always commented on the old Eclipse site with the scenery that drifted past the window, and we couldn’t resist...
Sent to me by Stephen Parker this video really disturbs be, even though I know it’s just a dumb robot. It’s uncannily like watching a new born foal learning to walk.
Fan, sorry, Katherine, Chris and my niece Isla at Dad’s...
Dad, foreground and an assortment of guests at the...
The view from the mighty Ford as I frantically finish turning the hay. That’s Stuart following the baler round to make sure the bales are all vaguely the right...
The last word in modern farming technology, the mighty...
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Rescue animals rehomed
Lackan Cottage Farm
Visitors – We are always happy to welcome visitors as long as you contact us in advance. Much as we love dogs, we ask that you leave them at home as we have free ranging animals and children around the farm. Smoking is not permitted anywhere here.
Contact us at – Lackan Cottage Farm, 79 Lackan Road, Ballyroney, Co.Down. BT32 5HR. Northern Ireland
You can email us – lackancottage [at] riseup.net or use the contact form