Bullsbrook Farm is run by Roy McMurray. The farm has been part of the Countryside Management Scheme since 2001 and is home to a beef cattle herd and a small agricultural museum.
Transactions involving the land are on record at least as far back as the mid-17th Century. The land was given to the Maxwell family as a reward for fighting for Oliver Cromwell. Then it was sold on to Colonel Hill. The house dates back to the early 1700s.
Roy has restored a period house, offering visitors a glimpse into how rural dwellers used to live. In one of the restored buildings, there is an open fire with the original crook and bellows and there will be a cook baking bread on the griddle, just like they used to!
The farm also has an amazing collection of farmyard implements and equipment – everything from old butter churns to hand operated seed planters.
The River Lagan runs through the farmland and provides a peaceful area to explore all the wild birds in the area such as Starlings, Goldcrests, Jackdaw, Tree Creepers, Robins and Greenfinch to name a few!
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and tea and coffee will be served with donations going to a charity.
On Sunday 18th June, there will be a special Worship in Wellies service held on the farm at 3pm.
Visit Bullsbrook Farm on Saturday 16th June 10am- 5pm & Sunday 17th June 2pm-5pm