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The farm

This traditional hill farm is set in the North York Moors National Park, in the Whitby district and surrounded by Heartbeat country. The sea is just 7 miles away. It is a working family farm which was bought by the Muir family in 1900. The present owners, Sue and Sandy live in the adjoining farmhouse. Livestock on the farm include black face sheep, free range hens, highland cattle and last but not least, Nell, a working sheepdog.

In 1999 the C17th rough stone and pantile buildings were restored using traditional materials and methods. Three of these old buildings, the barn, the cowbyre and the pigsties, have been converted into holiday accommodation which is wheelchair accessible. In the section headed "the cottages" you will find descriptions and photographs detailing the facilities available.

As part of a conservation scheme, hundreds of oak trees have been planted and wildflower meadows created. Since sheep have been excluded from the wood, a variety of wild flowers have begun to grow there including colourful orchids and primroses.

Throughout there are wheelchair accessible footpaths and picnic sites in woodland, meadow and stream side areas, so that all the family can enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside. The area is rich in wildlife including deer, rabbits and other small animal, a wide variety of birds and wild flowers.

A safe place for children to play, it is ideal for walking, riding, cycling. It is also popular with artists and photographers.

On your way, through our website, you can pick up a little bit of history, learn something of farming today and look at some of our family album of old photographs as well as some beautiful new ones. There are ideas of places to go and things to see. We hope that you enjoy your journey.

Fowl Green Farm holiday cottages have been created from original stone farm buildings which are at least two hundred years old.

Fowl Green Farm holiday cottages have been created from original stone farm buildings which are at least two hundred years old.

Looking back over to Commondale village from one of our fields.

Looking back over to Commondale village from one of our fields.

Highland cattle graze the field above the holiday cottages.

Highland cattle graze the field above the holiday cottages.

A pathway leading to our secluded woodland providing access to all.

A pathway leading to our secluded woodland providing access to all.

A handsome cockerel roaming the farm yard.

A handsome cockerel roaming the farm yard.


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Short breaks may be available. Please enquire at info@fowlgreenfarm.co.uk