Cobrey Farms largest site is based in Herefordshire which is in the middle of the UK. This is Cobrey Farms original site and has around 800 people living and working at the site.
Asparagus is harvested between March and July with other working taking place outside of these months. Our packhouse is also situated at this site in Herefordshire where all our asparagus is sorted, graded and packed.
The campsite is 10 minutes (45 minutes’ walk) from the local town of Ross-On-Wye where there are number of supermarkets, shops and cafes.
Accommodation is provided for you in mobile homes which sleep between 4 and 6 people. If you are coming with friends or family, you can request to share the
accommodation with them. Each mobile home consists of a lounge, a bathroom and 2-3 bedrooms. Furniture is provided, including: tables, chairs, cooker, fridge and heaters. You will need to provide cooking and eating utensils and bed linen. We will make sure the accommodation is clean and tidy when you arrive, and it is your responsibility to keep it clean during your stay.
The price for the accommodation is £49 per week. You will receive one full Gas bottle when you arrive, and any future ones can be purchased on site and split between all occupants of the mobile home.
If you choose to live off site, you will need to make your own arrangements to travel to work.
Facilities on Site
There are several recreational facilities on site including football pitches, pool tables and table tennis. There is also a computer room and WI Fi access across the whole site, including in your caravans. New for 2019 is a Gym for all staff to use should they wish.
We have an onsite shop and laundry where you can wash and dry your clothes and various food products from your home country. We also sell items such as waterproofs, gloves and wellies that you use for work.
How we support you.
We have a dedicated Welfare Team that is there to support you during your stay.
If you need to attend the doctors, dentist or hospital we will help you book the appointments and take you there to translate and support you.
We also organise daily shopping trips on the minibus to the local supermarkets. This is free of charge.
We encourage people to take part in organised sporting and movie nights and we arrange a farm party to celebrate everyone’s hard work.
We will support you with allocation of mobile homes, induction training, campsite maintenance and translation services.
If you have any work-related issues you have experienced managers and a HR team to rely on to help.
Ross-On-Wye is the nearest town with supermarkets, shops, a chemist, swimming pool, pubs and a club. Our Welfare Officer can direct you to these and help book a taxi if you require.
The nearest airports to the farm are Birmingham and Bristol, however many people find it easier to fly to London and then get a taxi to the farm. If you need any guidance with getting to the site, then please contact a member of the team (contact details are on the contact us section)