The 90-acre farm sits on a low hill between two larger hills. It is bounded by streams, wetland, and the main railway line through Cornwall. Access is restricted by a low bridge supporting this line. Resparveth is a tenanted farm owned by Cornwall CC. From 1930 – 2002 it produced milk, but beef from a single suckled herd of North Devon cows is now the main enterprise. Cropping is mainly grass and clover swards, using low inputs of fertiliser. Average field size is six acres with traditional Cornish hedges.