Your very own piece of the countryside
The allotment fields are on our small family farm at Penstruthal which is approx 1 mile outside Lanner.
Grow your own fruit and vegetables, keep chickens and ducks for fresh eggs, have somewhere to relax away from the crowds. Get back to nature with an allotment, your very own piece of the countryside!
Here at Cornwall Allotments we measure our plots in poles.
Traditionally allotments are measured in poles, rods or perches, this is an old-fashioned measurement of length which takes its name from – the length of an ox-goad (Which was the prodding stick used in medieval times to make your oxen team go faster. ). To confuse things further a Pole is a square measurement, so one pole, perch or rod measures approx. 16.5 x 16.5 feet .
During WW2 in the famous 'Dig For Victory' campaign 10 Pole allotments were considered enough land to feed a family of four, making them self sufficient in meat from Poultry, fruit and vegetables. Nowadays we expect more variety in our diets though it is still possible to be pretty well self sufficient with a lot of work.
Our plots are available in several different sizes from 5 poles, which is 30 x 45 feet right up to a large 1/4 acre plot. However our most popular sized plots are 10 poles, which is 30 x 90 feet. these cost £140 per year.
Grow your own fruit and vegetables
Our soil is rich and deep, from years of dairy farming and liberal amounts of manure, perfect for growing bumper crops of fresh fruit and vegetables for yourselves and your family.