Feelgood Farm is an 18th century farmhouse home and wellbeing space, including a lovely courtyard garden, wonderful outbuildings.
The buildings offer space for wellness and educational/business incubator initiatives, focused on authenticity, and helpful for people/planet.
Feelgood Farm is open to partnerships to bring ethical socially constructive activities into the house and outbuildings.
Alongside health and environment, music, arts and nature and a bicycle/cycling hub (excuse the pun) feature strongly.
Furniture restoration and upcycling (creative reuse, transformation, fixing, etc) are also planned.
We are open to other ideas towards healthier living and a better world.
Occasional ‘pop-up’ cafe events happen in the main farmhouse: a peaceful space to talk, listen, be understood, and be among like-minded/feeling souls.
We are not a commercial cafe, nor competing with such ventures. Feelgood Farm is founded on mindful and peaceful principles. Space to be human again.
Feelgood Farm is close to the centre of Anstey, 4 miles north-west of Leicester city centre, on the edge of the beautiful countryside of the Charnwood Forest and nearby Bradgate Park. The farmhouse is one Anstey’s oldest buildings. Built in 1767 as Hurd’s Farm, it was a working dairy farm until 1990, becoming a family home in 1991. Feelgood Farm remains with the same owner (Alan Chapman).
The free work/life education website Businessballs.com was founded by Alan Chapman here, and Alan continues to live and work in the farmhouse.
The Festival of Life and Death movement for wellbeing and suicide awareness/prevention was founded at Feelgood Farm in 2017.
Between 2010-2015 the band Rude Angel’s Ploughed Heart album was also mainly written, rehearsed and produced at Feelgood Farm (recordings, mixing/engineering and musical production were at Rick Willson’s studio in Gladstone Street, Anstey), and this album forms much of the back-story for the Festival of Life and Death, and the strengthened and expanding wellness purposes of Feelgood Farm.
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Address and Directions
- From the centre of Anstey, take Bradgate Road, signposted to Newtown Linford. Groby Road is 300 yards on the left. Feelgood Farm is the big square farmhouse on the corner.
- Anstey is a few hundred yards from the A46 and the northern Leicester ring road A563.
- Feelgood Farm, 1 Groby Rd, Anstey, Leics, LE7 7FN