Welcome to the farm – St. Martins Lodge
Spa, lodge and farm
Our eco-learning farm covers an area of around 6 hectares and is situated in a wide, open landscape with our 8-hectare natural lake directly adjacent to parts of the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park. We run an outdoor centre for nature experiences, our boathouse at Lake Zicksee, which is just 1.5 km away.
St. Martins Lodge is characterised by:
- FARMING: Grassland, animal husbandry
- OFFERS: Time-out farm, education on the farm, animal-assisted intervention on the farm
- NATURE CONSERVATION Our agricultural land is safeguarded in the results-oriented nature conservation plan and is managed according to strict conditions.
IN THE STABEL, IN THE FIELD
There are many aspects to livestock husbandry at St. Martins Lodge:
from grazing management to animal-assisted learning.
Guests of all ages can relax for a while during professionally supervised and guided encounters
with our feathered or furry colleagues.
The pets and farm animals at St. Martins Lodge are viewed as genuine work colleagues by all our staff,
no matter what department they work on.
St. Martins Lodge is currently home to:
two flocks of chickens, each with a cockerel, domestic rabbits, various goats,
Jura, Jacob and Zackel sheep, a mountain sheep, a spectacled sheep and white baroque donkeys.
Good for diversity
Conservation of the countryside – Agriculture
SOLD DIRECT FROM THE FARM – AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW
SHEEP’S WOOL FERTILISER
The ideal fertiliser for vegetables,
fruit and ornamental gardens and pot plants: The additional water-retaining, pure, natural sheep’s
wool we sell comes from our very own sheep
shearing, which takes place on the farm every year.
BREAKFAST EGGS FOR TWO
St. Martins Lodge produces eggs now, too.
Our migratory chickens – they travel around our grounds in a little coop on wheels
– are a lively flock of “German bantams” accompanied by a proud cockerel.
We sell small quantities of their eggs on the farm.
LIVING IN AND ON THE LAND AT ST. MARTINS
The soil is our life support system! At St. Martins Lodge, for example, we explore with school classes who lives in and on the soil.
We discuss how different agricultural practices affect soils, discuss different soil types and so work out together what constitutes a healthy soil.
EXTENSIVE GRAZING ON THE ST. MARTINS LODGE
Goats, sheep and white baroque donkeys graze the land. We are a member of the Association for the Preservation of the White Baroque Donkey, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring the continued existence of this ancient, rare breed of domestic animal. The endangered Zackel sheep can also be found on our pastures, perfectly inkeeping with the Puszta landscape.