A true family home
Richard and Cordelia Squire, the owners of Bassmead, are the seventh generation of the Squire family to call the farm home, and they now raise their three small children on the estate. Bassmead has been owned by the Squires since 1845, when Richard’s ancestor Sir Peter Squire bought the farm to grow herbs for his apothecary business in London. Sir Peter was a royal chemist to Queen Victoria, and it is believed that herbs grown at Bassmead Manor Farm were used in the Coronation Oil used at royal coronations! Today Richard continues to work the farmstead, which has expanded from 400 acres to 1660 acres over the last 40 years, while Cordelia is a Chartered Physiotherapist and runs her own business locally.