The current farmhouse at Gadles Farm was built in the 18th Century with various 19th Century details in respect of its windows, doors and stairs. There are records showing a settlement at Gadles since 1327.
Gadles is a Cornish name which contains the elements ‘cad’ and ‘lys’ which translate into ‘battle’ and court’ and can be interpreted as indicating a high status defended place such as a motte and bailey or hillfort.
Pascoes Cottage is marked on maps of the farm dating back to 1880, as does the west wing of the cowshed which is now Foxglove Cottage. Both cottages have been converted to retain their character.
Gadles is still a working farm extending to 100 acres of land, all of which is used to grow grass. The farm is home to a prize winning herd of pedigree Ayrshire dairy cows and their milk is used locally to make the now world famous Roddas Clotted Cream.
Over the last few years we have been developing cheese. We now produce St Gluvias - a hard pressed farmhouse cheese, made with unpasteurised milk. We also make Treloar - a pastuerised version. See our cheese web site: Kennall Vale Cheese
At Gadles Farm, we take caring for the environment very seriously and are very proud of our Green Tourism Gold Award.
Click here to read more about conservation on the farm and read our green policy.
Cornwall is at its best in the spring, why not visit one of the many gardens.
Visit the Gardens of Cornwall website for more information.