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Welcome to our Shop

All of our products are either sourced directly from our own farm or sourced locally from other farms and businesses local to us. This ensures that we know our suppliers and their products and can be sure of their quality.


Our sheepskins are processed for us by Devonia Products in Buckfastleigh, Devon. We have no tannery in Dorset and so we use Devonia who are part of the Axminster group of companies.


Our wool is hand spun from our own fleeces. If you are interested in spinning for us please contact us.


Our meat is sourced from our rare breed animals. The meat is hung according to type and is butchered at the abattoir. If you require a specific cut then please advise us in advance and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
Each animal on the farm has a unique number and this provides traceability from its birth throughout its life. Each carcass is identified and so we are able to trace the identity of each joint that we produce back to the individual animal.


Our cheese is produced by Ford Farm, Ashley Chase Estate, here in the Bride Valley. Their traditionally made cheese has been awarded the world renowned Protected Designation of Origin status and many other awards. In addition to their Farmhouse Cheddar, they produce a range of speciality cheeses.

Smoked Fish

Our fish is produced by Bridfish Smokery, who are located in Bridport, here in Dorset. We are sure that you will be delighted with the products that we have chosen to offer here. Bridfish also smoke our bacon for us.


Our chocolates are handmade by House of Dorchester.  If you like chocolate, what more can I say?

Jams, Preserves, and Chutneys

Our jams, preserves, and chutneys are made by Forest Products. Forest Products are based in Bridport and have produced the finest quality hand made jams, speciality preserves, and chutneys for many years. We have chosen a range of their products to offer to you that we believe will please and complement our other products.

Caring for and preserving our products

Our perishable goods should be refrigerated or frozen immediately on arrival. Once opened remove the product from the vacuum pack and either allow to breathe for 30 minutes in the case of chilled products or to thaw slowly in the case of frozen products. Should the chilled product require to be returned to the refrigerator, keep it well wrapped in cling film and consume within four days. Our frozen goods may be stored in a freezer for up to 13 weeks in a 3 star freezer.

Our sheepskins have care instructions on the label on the reverse of the skin.

Wool and fleeces should not be kept in sealed polythene or other non-breathable containers for other than short periods. Wool is a natural product and needs to breathe or moisture will form on the inside of the wrapping.  Wool should not be stored in bright sunshine or the natural colour may change, due to bleaching.

Fleeces contain a large amount of lanolin and are therefore quite greasy to handle. Please ensure that you care for your skin after any prolonged handing of the fleeces, as the lanolin will transfer to your hands. Ensure that any surface that fleeces come into contact with will not be damaged by the grease.

How to order

By phone, Fax or Email

Phone or Fax us on 01308482491. Should we be busy then there is an answerphone to take your name and number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or Email us on will respond promptly and you may also request payment by email using credit or debit cards or by Paypal account.

By post:

To the following address:

Orders at Eggardon Rare Breeds
Hill Barn Farm
Higher Kingston Russell
Dorset DT2 9ED
Please enclose a telephone number in case of any query.
Or visit us on the farm and meet all the animals.


By Paypal

You may telephone and pay by credit or debit card.  We will use Paypal to process your card giving you the security of the Paypal system.

Alternatively you may pay using PayPal via your email. Either option is secure.

By cheque in the post

Please enclose a cheque for the total amount made payable to Eggardon Rare Breeds. Orders will be dispatched upon clearance of cheques. We will advise you prior to dispatch.

Special Orders

For special orders like Christmas and New Year deliveries, please ensure that we have a contact number and that someone is available to receive the parcel, even when it is intended as a surprise. .

Gift Service

We would be pleased to enclose your card with your gift or enclose a message.


We send out orders Monday to Thursday inclusive for next day delivery. Most of our products are perishable and therefore there can be no repeat deliveries. Also it is possible that the courier may have difficulty in locating the property. Packages can be left ONLY providing clear instructions have been left with us in advance as to where to leave a package and the instructions are repeated at the delivery address and are clearly visible to the courier. Such deliveries will only be accepted at the purchasers own risk.




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Ryeland ewe with new born lamb


Complaints and Cancellation Procedure:

 Our complaints procedure is as follows:

Complaints regarding purchases of perishables should be reported by telephone immediately following delivery.

Non delivery of perishables should be reported before 4:30 pm on the expected day of delivery.

Complaints and non-delivery of other items should be reported by telephone within 24 hrs of the expected delivery.

Perishable goods are not returnable. Non-perishables should only be returned after agreement with ourselves, by telephone or email with a written account of the reasons for return.

Cancellation of an order must be made prior to 4 pm 2 days prior to dispatch. Cancellations to orders accepted after this time will not be possible.  

Data Recording and collection

 Data that you supply for the purpose of payment will not be recorded. We will record only your contact details and details of your order for future reference for example in the case of a complaint.

Your privacy and your personal data is important to us. We respect the terms and principles of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, and make every effort to ensure we comply with the Act. This privacy statement refers to the public areas of the EGGARDON RARE BREEDS web site at

You may browse our web site without disclosing any personal information, but we may collect and store information which is not personally identifiable, such as the date and time of visit to our web site, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used, the URL of the referring page, and pages visited. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the site, and to help us improve the functionality of the site. We do not use cookies on our web site. Information that we collect may be used and analysed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns, and is strictly anonymous.

 Any information you may send us from public areas of our web sites is transmitted using standard Internet technology and is not secure. However, we have security policies, and measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. We will not disclose your personal data to anyone unless required to by law.

Site and contents copyright Eggardon Rare Breeds 2008. Information from this site may not be copied or distributed, except for personal or business dealings with the Company without the prior written permission of Eggardon Rare Breeds. We do not disclose personal information to any other organisation.

 You will find links to third party web sites from the Eggardon Rare Breeds website. We cannot take any responsibility for the privacy policies or content of such sites which are outside our control.


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