About Us

Your Hosts

The Westrops

The Westrop family name has had links with Castle Hedingham for hundreds of years, and Andy is now the 4th generation Westrop farmer here at Lawrences Farm and has run the farm alongside his mother since 2018. He designed and built the shepherd hut and created Hedingham Huts to run alongside the arable farming which is so important to the family. Maddie, Andy’s wife, works as a teacher in the village primary school. Married since 2012, they have 3 wonderful children – Misty, Piper and Baxter – who also enjoy helping out on the farm.

Our Farm

Lawrences Farm

Like many local farms, Lawrences Farm was originally owned by the Hedingham Castle estate, when Andy’s Great Grandfather, Albert, was a tenant farmer. When the opportunity came, he and his two sons, Donald and Alan, were able to purchase the farm; it has been in the family ever since and is very much a family run farm. Andy fondly remembers helping out as a child, and then working alongside his father, and during busy periods it’s still all hands on deck with the everyone mucking in. As a small arable farm, we grow mainly wheat, but also barley and field beans. With the hut situated close to the fields guests are able to watch all the action happening.

Fancy Staying?


Bookings can made direct, just click 'book now' to use our online booking system.
Alternatively feel free to send us a message or get in touch via one of our social media accounts and we will get back to you.


When booking direct, we believe in flat rate pricing, with no peak and off-peak season. The price is £105 per night with a 2 night minimum stay. Discounts are available when booking 3 nights or more.
Please note we are also advertised on Airbnb where prices may vary.

Castle Hedingham, Essex