Meet the Team @ Knockaloe Beg Farm

John & Fiona Anderson have a shared vision for establishing a sustainable enterprise, motivated by a concern for the world we live in, which we want to be stewards of as best we can.

We have 4 children: Zoe, Tom, Kate and Amy, and run our business as a family enterprise.  We all spend time with our guests in the house and around the farm; making cups of tea, baking cakes and helping with the animals.

John and Fiona with lambs
Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson

House Manager, Director

Fiona enjoys running the Tourist accommodation side of Knockaloe Beg Farm. She has overseen the building and development of this since 2005 and now co-ordinates the ‘inside stuff’. She spends most of her time running the Guest House and sorting out bookings for the other properties but can often be seen walking her dogs or riding her Highland pony.

John Anderson

John Anderson

Farmer, Director

John has farmed Knockaloe Beg Farm since 2005, taking over the role from his brother and father before him. He has a background in Primary school teaching and has also worked in Africa encouraging Agriculture in Primary Schools. He is wanting to create a place where people learn about farming as well as looking after the land and having fun! John and Fiona have 4 gorgeous children who come and go between the Farm, Universities and jobs.

Liz May

Liz May

Administrator

Liz keeps the office sorted. She also is working on taming the gardens and planting several areas of woodland with us. She has lived on the Island since 2005 and enjoys Classic motorbikes. She works in book-keeping as well as managing several other gardens around the Island.

Chantel Kelly

Chantel Kelly

House keeper

Chantel helps Fiona keep the accommodation spick and span. She runs her own cleaning company and lives in Douglas with her daughter Heidi.

David Quayle

David Quayle

Farm worker

David has worked with John running the farm since 2013, after studying Agriculture at Myerscough College. He lives in Peel and enjoys walking his dog.

Chris Littler

Chris Littler

Website

Chris looks after our website and helps out with social media, and also helped us set up orienteering on the farm and Corrin’s hill. He can often be seen on the farm with a camera making images to help promote us.  Chris loves the west of the Island in particular and knows more than most people about what’s going on in Peel and the west, having managed Peel Commissioners’ website since 2002.

Alex and Emma

Alex and Emma

Holiday cover

Alex & Emma Gibson keep pigs and sheep with us and kindly look after the farm when we go on holiday.

They both have fancy city jobs, so squeeze us into their busy schedule, along with 3 children, an Old English Sheepdog, cat and Bearded dragon!

We also have a host of temporary staff in the summer to run the Café, Open Farm and help with changeovers, but the folk above work with us all year.

John Keggin

Island Escapes

Cottage management

In 2020, John Keggin and his team took on management of our three cottages, though we still see to guests day to day needs. John, Jamie and his team make Fiona’s life much easier!