Feelgood Farm is an 18th century farmhouse home, workplace and wellbeing space, comprising an extraordinary community cafe available for use by groups for donation or free.
The fabulous Hair by Nelly boutique hairdressers is also based at Feelgood Farm.
The Feelgood Farm cafe space is in the old milking barn. It is a truly wonderful space, retaining many original features. It’s comfortably furnished vintage-style, with a library of excellent books, puzzles and games, tables and chairs and a lounge area. There’s a toilet and basic kitchen, and enough room for groups up to 20-30 people, depending on the activity.
The cafe space is available on a free or donation-only basis for local community groups.
Opening times are generally 11am-5pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and evening availability is possible too. We welcome groups of all sorts.
We are not seeking to be a commercial cafe, nor to compete with such ventures… The Feelgood Farm community wellness cafe space is for local groups – adults and supervised children – especially people seeking a safe calm non-commercial environment.
Feelgood Farm is in 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. It remains with the same family as a home, and community/social enterprise, also offering space for young people as a new business ‘incubator’ base, as for Hair by Nelly, and Tattoo by Alex (2013-18, now expanded and moved to larger premises in Syston).
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.
For Feelgood Farm enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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