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Jane’s Blog


For the past 7 weeks I have been lucky enough to intern at Knockaloe Beg farm in Peel and welcomed into the home of the absolutely lovely Anderson family. A typical day for me would begin with loading the Polaris full of pig food and containers of water with farmer John as well as prepare Pippin the pony’s food for the day! John and I would then drive the Polaris around the farm to feed the animals. This was always a favourite part of my day as guests that stay at the various different self-catering accommodations the farm has [...]

Jane’s Blog2022-11-14T16:03:32+00:00

How we coped with uncertainty


What a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the way we earn money has changed dramatically. Knockaloe Beg is usually full of people: guests, friends and members of the public walking through … then suddenly it all goes quiet and our four children, who have left home, start to come home. There were unexpected blessings of time with the kids, which we had not had for 9 years - since Zoë left home. We [...]

How we coped with uncertainty2022-11-10T11:26:35+00:00

The joy of spring on the farm


Here at Knockaloe, it truly is spring with new births to celebrate! We have welcomed lots of new baby animals to our farm - just look at these gorgeous piglets and lambs. We've also been feeding our orphan lambs to keep them nourished and happy. We love this time of year!

The joy of spring on the farm2022-11-10T13:38:47+00:00

Meet the Team


Over recent years, as our business has grown, so has the size of the team of people we need to help make your holiday or visit as enjoyable as possible. We're proud to employ many people from our local community, some seasonally, and some all year round. Have a look at this new page on our website to see who works here: Meet the Team

Meet the Team2019-02-11T10:51:13+00:00

UNESCO Biosphere Winners


We are excited to be accepted as a Partner with the Isle of Man UNESCO Biosphere, and proud to be the winner of their first ever award for Education and Public Awareness in 2018. Biosphere said: “Qualified teachers John and Fiona Anderson put education at their heart of their 200-acre operation and host ‘open farm’ days, school visits and birthday parties, passing on their passion for the environment, agriculture and community and how they work together in our Biosphere.” We have such a wonderful Island to live and work on and to share with our visitors, so it is a [...]

UNESCO Biosphere Winners2022-12-14T12:14:45+00:00
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