We are fourth generation farmers but the first to keep rare breed sheep. Our family have been in this valley since the 1930s pursuing tradtional farming methods, preferring quality over a race for profit.
The sheep are kept mainly at Dunstarn Farm in Leeds but are also at Hallcroft Hall in Addingham and East Hott Bank Farm in Northumberland.
We bought our foundation flock from Linda Barnard at Malton in 2010 and enjoyed our first lambing season in 2011. All our sheep are pure bred. We are members of the Kerry Hill Flock Book Society. We have exhibited our sheep at Northern Sheep in 2014 and been prizze winners at Otley and the North Yorkshire County Show 2016.
We can offer a selection of tups, lambs and gimmers for breeding purposes. We use our wethers for the Lamb Box scheme.
We retain our shorn fleeces and process these at a spinning mill near Goole where we specify the type of yarn we require for fleece rugs,chair covers hand/machine knitting yarn or duvets for our holiday lets
We have been inspected by our local authority animal welfare dept and conform to all farming standards as per Defra regulations.
We do not receive any farming subsidies or payments and we are not members of a stewardship scheme.
For our animal movement authority no, our Kerry Hill Flock Book Society No, our NFU membership no ring Linda.
There is also a holiday cottage available to rent if you would like to enjoy our idyllic farm setting. Please follow the link below.
Farmer owner, manger and chief boss person.
Linda also runs Update-Holidays a self catering holiday let business situated in idyllic and unusual locations on the Yorkshire Coast, Central Leeds, in the Yorkshire Dales, the Northumberland coast and Northumberland Uplands. For more information please click on the link www.update-holidays.co.uk