Wardle Barn Farm is a smallholding of 32 acres. The 1867 brick farmhouse has an attractive garden with ornamental ponds, a small vegetable plot with raised beds and an orchard. The whole area around the farm buildings is surrounded by the River Churnet on one side and by a steep wooded hillside on the other. The farm supports a flock of 60 ewes, which are housed during the winter and lamb inside in the spring. Silage or hay is made for winter forage. Young beef cattle graze during the summer. Besides the sheep and their lambs there are resident donkeys and free-range turkeys, ducks and hens.