Contact Us


Opening Times

Our main trading day is Saturday, but for those who need us in between Lynsey is available for a short time most weekdays except Thursdays. There may occasionally be a short wait for assistance during the week due to crematorium visitors, which is why it is always best to call to let us know you are visiting.  If the gate to the yard is closed, as it often is during the week, please telephone or enquire at Hornsby's office in the yard opposite. We are closed on Bank Holidays and Thursdays. 

Saturday - 9:00am till noon

Weekdays - by appointment 9:30am till 11am

Sundays and Thursday - Closed

Bank Holidays - Closed

Christmas Opening Times 2019

Mon 23 & Tue 24 December - 9.30am till 11 by appointment
Fri 27 December - 9:30am till 11am by appointment
Then closed holidays, reopening on Mon 6 January

As we are a small family business there will be occasions midweek when we are closed to the public, ie for holidays etc. Please always check before you visit us midweek.

Contact Details & Directions

Ian & Lynsey Hornsby

Sunnyside Poultry

Sunnyside Barn

The Lane Rear of Stanhope Arms Hotel

Ashby Road East (A511)

Swadlincote South Derbyshire 

We are just off the A511 between Swadlincote and Burton on Trent, on the borders of South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and North West Leicestershire.

Our nearest postcode is DE15 0PU, which will take you somewhere near to the Stanhope Arms Hotel. (some SatNavs prefer DE15 0PT; please do not rely on your SatNav without noting directions.)  

Access to our smallholding is via a lane directly alongside the Stanhope Arms Hotel on its right hand corner. We are 200 yards down the lane, past the woodlands.

Please note that the entrance marked Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services Reception is for our pet crematorium only, we would ask poultry customers to respect the privacy of grieving pet owners by not using this door. The poultry business is sited on the side of the building that has the large picture of a hen. For details of Sunnyside Pet Cremation Services please visit


Ian - 07798 584798 (please use this number if enquiring about quail)

Lynsey - 07973 655963

Please do not telephone before 9:30am or after 5:30pm weekdays. We would appreciate calls during weekends to be made during our opening hours.

Payment Terms

Payment will be required on collection

We accept Debit Card payments for purchases over £20.

Credit Cards are not accepted.

Please note that due to our location connection to our card machine can be a little temperamental. 

Cheques are not accepted

General Information

We respectfully remind our customers that we are a working smallholding and children are welcome but must be kept under close supervision, for their own safety and for the welfare of our livestock. 

Please avoid parking your car on the lane as access is needed to homes and businesses beyond our smallholding. We have a car park in our yard which customers are invited to use, but at their own risk. Please do take care to avoid free range children and animals when you drive in. 

We do not have a public toilet on our premises. The Stanhope Arms Hotel however serve excellent coffee and have facilities!

A hand wash station is available for everyone to use.

For Guinea Fowl please visit 

Lifting Assistance and Access Information

If you require assistance in loading your car please visit us on Saturday mornings when Ian or one of the men are around to help. Lynsey usually covers weekday appointments and is not able to lift heavy loads due to ongoing back problems.

We are very proud of the fact that all of the public areas of our yard are easily accessible for wheelchair users.

There is no need for wellies on our farm, all of our walk ways are hard standing. Customers are not permitted to enter our poultry pens.