Castle View Stables is a wedding venue in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, boasting idyllic views over the Welland Valley and across to Rockingham Castle. Set on a working farm, Castle View is a family run venue with a passion for entertaining and the outdoors.
We are home to our two horses, Toby & Mariana who have a very peaceful life and are only disturbed by our hens and guinea fowl that can be found clucking around. The farm is made up of cows, pigs, sheep and goats and with the arrival of lambs and a kid in the spring, our family is ever expanding. Make sure to follow us to keep up to date with our life on the farm and all things weddings.
Oxford Sandy & Black
Our favourite animals on the farm are our gorgeous pigs that we’ve had since tiny little piglets. The OSAB is one of the oldest British Rare bred pigs and is most loved for its gleaming golden coat and overtly friendly nature, making them the perfect pet for small children or ideal for the novice pig keeper.
On the farm
Cheviot & Suffolk Cross
Castle view is home to two different breeds of sheep, the Cheviot Cross Mules and the Suffolk Cross Mules. Belinda and Freckles are our most loved sheep for their kind nature and pretty faces. Every spring we are kept busy with lambing and fall in love with all of our Cade lambs who need bottle feeding.
The Belted Galloway is more affectionately known as the ‘oreo cow’, due to their striking monochrome stripe. Their gentle nature and calm, friendly disposition with humans makes them a firm favourite amongst hobby farmers. We currently have a herd of 19 of these beauties here at Castle View.
Our newest addition to the farm are our 2 goats, Gerti and Gandhi. Due to their large size and laid-back personalities, these docile goats are known as "gentle giants” and are considered to make great pets as they get on with kids and other animals alike. Gerti recently gave birth to a baby girl, Gloria.