Ambios has been informally monitoring the bats at Lower Sharpham Farm for some years. When the Linhay was redeveloped in 2014 a bat survey of the original part-timber building indicated the presence of Lesser Horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus hipposideros) although only a single individual was observed. There is a significant maternity root of Lesser Horseshoe bats in the roof of the old stable block at Sharpham House. A bat loft was provided in the roof of the new Linhay building with an exit at the north end (over the toilets). Bat walks around the farm and down at the bridge over the stream have produced records of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentoni), soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) and common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) as well as noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula) flying high overhead. Greater Horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) and Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus) are also known to fly by and there is a roost for Greaters at Sharpham House.