After a busy time haymaking, it’s time to clip – or shear – our flocks, and if you visit Brystone you’ll find lots of shorn sheep in the fields and on the moors. Here are some in the field right next to the cottage.
We’re very pleased to have received a prestigious Five Star Gold grade from visitEngland, and the plaque is now in place beside the front door! As they say on their website: “special properties hold a VisitEngland Gold or Silver Award, which offer the ‘best of the best’.”
It’s lambing time again for the farms in West Stonesdale. Our fine Swaledale sheep lamb later than most parts of the country because they spend their lives on the moors and we want to make sure that they have the best chance of raising strong, healthy lambs.
A yow and her lamb
The first few lambs are around in the pastures and barns, and if you visit in the next couple of weeks you’ll see some busy farmers and lots of beautiful bouncing lambs.
We haven’t had as much snow in Stonesdale this year as we did in 2013 – at least not yet – but Brystone looks lovely on a snowy day in early February
This is a Swaledale Tup Lamb from the B Thornborrow flock – you’ll see lots of them on your visit!
Brystone, our luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the countryside at any time of year.