Lambswool, pure new wool and Merino wool are all a vital part of the So Cosy range, used to create our merino blankets, hand knitted wool socks and many other unique wool products. As part of our pledge to you, our beautiful wool-bearing friends, and the wider planet, we work hard to source all our fibres from ethical farms that put the welfare of their animals at the very top of their list of priorities.
Whilst we source the fibres we use to craft all our products from all over the world, the UK has a long list of stunning sheep farms to admire and explore.
In the spirit of staying home this summer and appreciating all that’s great about our little island, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on the most beautiful sheep farms in the UK and the fantastic experiences they have to offer.
If like us, you’re a big fan of the Channel 5 series ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’, you’ll be quick to recognise Amanda Owen.
Known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda runs Ravenseat alongside her husband Clive and their 9 children. The 2,000-acre working farm is based in Upper Swaledale, North Yorkshire, and is one of the highest and most remote hill sheep farms in England.
You can visit or even stay at Ravenseat and get involved in life at this very famous farm. Stay at the farm’s Shepherd’s Hut or their larger holiday home, The Firs, or stop by for a spot of cream tea.
The Olde House
Located in North Cornwall, just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque fishing villages of Port Isaac and Padstow, you’ll find The Olde House. It’s a 550-acre working farm that provides the perfect spot for coastal fun and a taste of farm life.
By staying in one of The Olde House’s beautiful farm cottages, which sleep between 2 and 8+ people, you can take advantage of a whole host of free, family activities. These include animal feeding, pond dipping, tractor rides, falconry, archery, laser clay shooting, lambing, and forest school.
Aberhyddnant Organic Farm
Based in the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons, Aberhyddnant Organic Farm is a farm stay with a difference.
The 220-acre farm may be well known for its high-quality produce and eco-friendly credentials, but it’s equally renowned for its quirky sheep trekking and farm experiences. We’ll let Visit Wales explain more:
“If you are looking to escape and enjoy the countryside in the company of a friendly woolly companion then this is perfect for you. Enjoy a scenic walk through Welsh countryside with your very own specially trained Jacob sheep, a small pony or goat for a walk. In spring, Lambing Experience Days are held in late March/early April, and throughout the year you can take or learn a new skill in the felting workshop.”
Whilst their lambing days may be over for one year, their Valais Pamper Sessions offer a unique sheep experience. Between March and September, you can get hands-on with a super friendly and particularly beautiful sheep breed. Their resident Valais sheep Socks, Patches and the rest of their friends are all waiting to be pampered!
Explore the idyllic Brede Valley in rural Sussex with a stay at Hare Farm. As 4th generation farmers, you’ll be in great hands and have the chance to experience a unique self-catering farm stay in either their Shepherd’s Hut or Oast House.
Set in a working sheep farm and a wildlife haven, there’s plenty to do and see. Their lambing courses are renowned, whilst their hop picking days are a great experience for all.