Astrofarm has been our dream for many years , taken huge amounts of planning and energy and now finally ....... here we are!
So who are we? Andrew and Sue Davies, owners of Astrofarm and teachers, parents, grandparents and originally from England.
We have a wide variety of experiences between us in events and conference organisation, training, hospitality and small business management. We share a passion for France, food and hard work!
Andrew, our resident astronomer, has been hooked on the night skies since a schoolboy. In more recent years he has been teaching astronomy classes in college and at our Knowledge Observatory Centre in Cheshire. He founded both the Mid Cheshire and Runcorn & Widnes Astronomy clubs and together with Sue, organises and presents the annual North West Astronomy Festival. He excels in outreach and inspiring beginners and loves to share his knowledge as well as to learn from others. In addition, Andrew is a keen photographer of both the night sky and the world around - you will see examples of his interest and skill throughout the website!
Sue has been likened to the computer programme running in the background and keeping everything ticking over! Often not visible, it will be Sue answering emails, updating the website, organising bookings and the finances and generally knowing exactly what’s going on and where! She will be organising your bed and board and making sure everything runs smoothly for your visit. Sue is our resident landscaper, gardener and vegetable grower with a passion for the wildlife, the animals on the farm and our food.
Astrodogs Benji, Ruby and Sadie and astrocats George, Georgia, Louie and Leo provide additional fun and games, as do the chickens, rabbit and guinea pig and other various rescued livestock accumulated over time!
Astrofarm is our home and dream come true. We love our new home town of Confolens and our little patch of rural France. We are delighted to be able to share what we have with our visitors, running the business and taking care of our guests is our life and we sincerely hope that you love it as much as we do too.