"James worked on our farm last summer and we really enjoyed having him take on some of the jobs we haven't been able to get to.  He is very hard working, trustworthy, and has amazing initiative.  He is truly a great guy and we will contact him again if we need any extra help"

Deborah & Denys Shortt OBE

"I have employed James on several occasions. He is conscientious, hard-working and competent. He is well capable of working on his own initiative"

Harry Wolton. Q.C


"James has carried out several jobs for me, including weedwiping of rushes, he is very reliable and all work has been done in a safe and professional manner"

A. Pearse, Hatherleigh


"I was very impressed with the prompt reply to my initial email, James is very professional and arrived promptly at arranged time. Logs were cut to my spec and stacked very neatly in my shed, i will be recommending him to my friends and colleagues"

Dawn Lake, Gunnislake


"Great service from James. Been looking for something like this for years - really great idea for smaller landowners. Definitely be using James again next year"

Lisa Harvey, Winkleigh


"Great job, prompt and friendly service. Will be using JRM again"

Bruce Macfarlane, Bideford


"An excellent service from James at JRM Countryside Services: everything was 5-star from his communication to the actual job itself. James was prompt, polite and personable and he really knows his subject. Highly recommended"

Jack Smellie, Chumleigh


"Great service from James, arrived when he said he would did what he said he'd do and all at a good price! All ready booked him in for more work in the Autumn"

Bruce Knight, Sheepwash


"Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and does a very good job. Highly recommended"

Andy Lawrence, Bridestowe


"Really nice chap; very professional and knows his subject"

Rowan Edwards, Sticklepath


"A brilliant service from James, came when he said and nothing was any trouble. Will definitely be using him for more work in the future"

Paul Pickard, Holsworthy


"We were very impressed with James' professional and methodical approach. He listened carefully to the brief and carried it out to the letter. We were grateful for his advice about the best way to deal with the ditches around the barn. This was an extra bit of work that we hadn't previously discussed with him, so we were grateful for him completing it today. 

Laura & Bob Catterall


"We had a field which was heavily populated with rushes reducing significantly the amount of hay we could make. We retained James to treat the rushes. He suggested he was likely to get a 75% kill in year one and a second year of treatment would be needed. How wrong he was - he managed a good 95% clearance in one hit - brilliant. Easy to communicate with, very professional and safety conscious; why would we not recommend him?" 

Richard Purchase, Torrington


Myself and Craig are so very happy with what you are doing with our fields, all our gardening requirements and landscaping . 

Your always on time, professional and hard working.

The quality of work is amazing and you have transformed the fields which were weed ridden when you arrived you have been  very knowledgeable and of great assistance to us.

Craig and Sam Endean, Plymouth


I can highly recommend JRM Countryside Services for any agricultural contract work, smallholding management and maintenance you may need help with. James works hard and effectively; he is very experienced, well qualified, completes work to the highest standard, is knowledgeable and has a real 'Can do' attitude. 5 stars on all counts, including excellent value and communication.

Ken Mahoney, Hatherleigh 


Very helpful, punctual and conscientious. Did an excellent topping job on a challenging patch of ground for a fair price. Highly recommend and will use again.

James Shearer, Barnstaple 


Absolutely brilliant. Has a variety of equipment that means nothings too small and nothings too big for him to do. . Have used his services twice in two months. James is my first point of contact when I need the small holding maintained. Trustworthy polite priced right and brings knowledge and experience which has been useful so far.

Anna Clarke, Bratton Clovelley


Have used James twice now, once to spray the nettles and docks in our horses fields and this year to harrow and roll them after a harsh winter. Both times I've been extremely happy with his work. Highly recommended... James will always be my first port of call for all land maintenance

Emma Middleton, South Molton 



Very good service. Reliable, punctual, efficient and helpful. Would highly recommend!

Faye Mitchell, Crediton 


First time James has visited me to Harrow and roll and seed field ,after the wet winter my winter paddock was a mud pit but now looking so much better. Great service and quick response

Nicola Leach, Bow 


I’ve been using James for over 3 years now at our smallholding near Bude and he has always been punctual and efficient. What’s more, an hours work means an hours work.

Last year James weed-wiped the numerous rushes in our meadow. This proved 100% effective with just one application. This year he has sprayed off the weeds in our lawn, again totally successful, and today he’s topped 3.5 acres for us.

The size of our setup cannot justify owning and maintaining our own tractor and plant. It is far more cost effective and efficient to use James and what’s more, he’s a thoroughly nice bloke.

Chris Jopling, Bude 


Great service, friendly, professional and reliable. We have a long driveway with steep grass banks lined with several trees and hedges, which are regularly maintained by James and look immaculate. He even drives past to check if work is needed. An amazing find and highly recommended.

Susannah Maxxa, Exbourne


Fantastic service today, quick and did a great job. My sheep will be pleased to have their shed back all fresh and new again!

Zoe Kubiak, Bideford


James has been a great find for us, he has been informative, reliable and best of all a really nice guy . highly recommend

Serena Bunn, Bow


Great service cutting our rushes. Friendly and professional. Will use again.

Anita Maidment, Shebbear


Great service from James. Will be using him for further work in the future

Adam Oliver, Stibbs cross


Great service from James. Finally found someone reliable, would definitely recommend to anyone.

Lara Holland, Shebbear


Great professional service. Quick communication and very easy to deal with. Will definately use again if needed.

Abigail Kench, Ipplepen