welcome to mindrum

Set in over 1,150 acres in the foothills of the Cheviots in Northumberland, Mindrum Estate is focussed on diversity and conservation.

welcome to mindrum

Set in over 1,150 acres in the foothills of the Cheviots in Northumberland, Mindrum Estate is focussed on diversity and conservation.

Sustainable farming & conservation

Set in over 1,150 acres in the foothills of the Cheviots in Northumberland, Mindrum Estate is focussed on diversity and conservation.

Beautiful gardens

Set in over 1,150 acres in the foothills of the Cheviots in Northumberland, Mindrum Estate is focussed on diversity and conservation.

Mindrum is located in North Northumberland in the foothills of the Cheviots, marching with Scotland to the South and the West.  The farm has a range of landscapes including meandering river valleys, ancient wetlands and dramatic rolling hills with magnificent views across the Northumberland National Park.

Mindrum is run as a family business and whilst farming creates the foundation of the business across sheep, cattle, arable and holiday let enterprises, we put considerable personal time and effort into conservation which is a policy that we have been pursuing for many decades, often in the face of changing government policy. Over the last 70 years, this approach has paid off and resulted in a wonderfully rich environment teeming with wildlife.  

We strive to maintain a balance that takes the best of modern and ancient practices, listening closely to what the ground tells us which has resulted in a diverse and increasing range of agricultural and rural interests operating from Mindrum within a rich archaeological, environmental, and ecological context. The pursuit of balance remains an underlying theme in most of the initiatives we pursue, and we were recently privileged to win the Northumberland Class of the Yas Tye Trophy, an award recognising the contribution to conservation and environmental improvement in a commercial farming environment.

The Bowmont River running through the farm is part of the Tweed and Till River systems and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  We work closely with Natural England to maintain a number of different river bank environments, which is also home to a wide range of wildlife including dippers, otters and kingfishers.

There are two holiday lets situated on the farm, located close to the Mindrum Gardens which are a magical combination of old fashioned roses, hardy perennials, shrubs, rockery, woodland walks and winding paths leading down to the river.  These gardens are open by appointment only.

If you do come to visit us, we look forward to welcoming you to Mindrum and hope you enjoy your stay.

Tom & Miki Fairfax