Goldstones History

We are a family run farm in the small welcoming village of Ashdon which dates back to the early 4th century. The village is steeped in history and has a rich culture in hunting and shooting with the Thurlow and Essex fox hunts, amongst others still continuing its traditions today.

Goldstones has been home to the Furze family for more than 100 years when in 1910 it was purchased by Mr James Furze. The farm has been passed down through the generations and is now run by father and son, John and Michael. Goldstones has a history of livestock and cereal farming, recently focussing on combinable crops with a new fishing venture on the horizon.

During game season Goldstones Farm provides four privately run shoots for the enjoyment of family and friends. Traditionally pheasant has been reared however the shoot has been known to accommodate the odd covey or two of wild partridge, both English and French.

With game shooting restricted to the winter months and the desire for people to shoot throughout the year, we have decided to open our farm to you. From March until August, Goldstones Simulated Game Shoots will provide you with a day out you will not forget.