The Turney Family
Our family has been in farming for over one hundred years and we took over the care of Tapnell and East Afton Farms in 1982. At its peak, the farm milked 800 cows and produced 24,000 litres of fresh wholesome milk 365 days of the year, no exceptions!
Today, (run by brothers-in-law Tom Turney and Tom Honeyman-Brown) we no longer milk cows at Tapnell, but the Farm has become the Isle of Wight’s leading eco-tourism business and home to award-winning Tom’s Eco Lodge and farm accommodation, Tapnell Farm Park, The Cow Restaurant & Bar, Isle of Wight Aqua Park, Isle of Wight Football Golf and Archery & Axe Throwing.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, whether taking water from our bore hole to supply the farm, using the sun to make electricity for hundreds of homes, powering our heating systems with our biomass boiler or growing over 30 acres of new woodland and hedgerows. It’s ingrained in everything we do.
The golden rule for us is to pass on our farm in better environmental and productive health than it was at the beginning of our life’s tenure.
There’s still much to do and we are certainly up for the challenge!