Welcome to

Abbey Farm Cottage 

Home of Robins Rest and Willows Shepherds Huts and Hootsman

A sustainable goat farm where you can have a holiday to remember

Supporting Sustainable

Farming

 

Suzie and Jonty, their journey to Abbey Farm Cottage, their sustainable goat farm and Luxury Glamping

 

In December 2015, Jonty bought Suzie 5 Boer goats for Christmas, by mid 2018  their small holding of 2.4 acres in West Sussex was getting overcrowded!

 

So after a few trips to Suzie's native Yorkshire house hunting, Abbey Farm Cottage a  small farm on the edge of the village of Rosedale Abbey was bought,  49 goats, 3 horses, 10 ducks, 20 chickens, 4 dogs and 2 cats were transported from West Sussex to North Yorkshire..

 

Since June 2019, we have been renovating the farmhouse and  farm buildings  to develop our goat dairy business and our Luxury Glamping and  B&B ..

Robins Rest our luxury heated Shepherds Hut with a quirky gazebo "Mini Robins Rest" alongside,all benefiting from  its own private fully fenced paddock , a dedicated luxury shower room in the farmhouse  and a  kitchenette in an adjacent barn.  New in October 2020 a wood fired hot tub was installed  outside Robins Rest.

Willows our 4 berth bespoke shepherds hut  with its own  private kitchenette Toad Hall and private shower room 

Hootsman our one bedroom cottage in our converted Barn with en-suite bedroom and living Kitchen

 

 Our Luxury Glamping  Shepherds Huts 

Robins Rest is so named, as a robin flew onto the hut as it was delivered by the manufacturers (Pond Cottage Antiques of Stillington) in September and has been ever present since, as are the barn owls that hunt in the fields and reed bed surrounding the paddock.

Wake up to the amazing views from the delightfully decorated hut which is located in a small paddock on the farm where free range ducks and chickens roam.

Robins Rest benefits from:

  • Double antique French bedstead with superb tailor-made mattress and base by Pond Cottage Antiques;

  • shower room within the farmhouse with large walk in shower, toilet and hand basin; 

  • Outdoor gazebo to enable dining under cover whilst still taking in the view

  • Fully equipped kitchenette in the adjacent barn with washing machine, dishwasher and dryer

  • Private patio area with seating, chiminea and BBQ

  • Beautiful soft furnishings made by Foots Upholstery of Pickering;

  • Bench seat with cushions and storage;

  • Electric heating and lights;

  • iPlayer music pod;

  • Tea and Coffee making facilities plus Suzie’s homemade biscuits

  • Wood fired Hot tub

Willows a bespoke shepherds hut built on antique wheels supplied by (Pond Cottage Antiques of Stillington) Willows was built  on site by a local carpenter and is so named, as it overlooks the  Vegetable garden  which is surrounded by a willow hedge and duck pond, as with Robins Rest  the barn owls can be seen hunting in the surrounding fields.

You can wake up to an amazing view of Chimney Bank from the comfort of the antique bedstead in the delightfully decorated hut which is has its own private patio, on the farm where free range ducks and chickens roam.

Willows  benefits from:

  • Double antique French bedstead with superb tailor-made mattress and base by Pond Cottage Antiques;

  • Bench seats with storage which converts to a double bed

  • Log Burner 

  • shower room within the adjoining barn with large walk in shower, toilet and hand basin; 

  • heated summer house "Toad Hall" fully equipped kitchenette and dining area enable dining under cover whilst still taking in the view.

  • Private patio area with seating, chiminea and BBQ

  • Beautiful soft furnishings made by Foots Upholstery of Pickering;;

  • Electric heating and lights;

  • iPlayer music pod;

  • Wifi

  • Tea and Coffee making facilities plus Suzie’s homemade biscuits

Hootsman – One Bedroom Cottage

 

A Single storey  cottage in a converted barn with stone floors throughout,

Hootsman  a double en-suite cottage has a living Kitchen with an up cycled painted handmade kitchen with belfast sink, electric oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and oak work tops . Hootsman  is so named after the Barn Owls that swoop across the fields around Abbey Farm Cottage and through the garden most days, and after the song that Jonty danced into at the start of Suzie’s and Jonty’s wedding!!

:

  • Living Kitchen with electric oven and hob,Dishwasher and fridge freezer :

  • Hand made Double bedstead with superb tailor-made mattress and base;

  • Soft furnishings with an Owl and Scottish theme;

  • en-suite shower room;

  • TV;

  • Wifi;

  • CD player

  • Tea and Coffee making facilities plus Suzie’s homemade biscuits;

  • Private fenced patio garden with seating and BBQ;

Bring Your Horse on Holiday

 

Abbey Farm Cottage benefits from an abundance of bridal paths on its doorstep.

To enable visitors to benefit from the amazing hacking facilities and views that are in abundance in the North York Moors National Park, we have two large stables within our barn which will be available for those wishing to bring their horse on holiday when staying on the farm for a modest extra charge.

Suzie and Jonty provide:

  • Straw beds;

  • Hay (at extra charge);

  • Use of riding paddock;

  • Small electrified paddock;

  • Secure Tack Room;

  • Pre-booked baggage to your next stop service (at extra charge);

  • Pack up meals (at extra charge).

Abbey Farm Cottage aim to be  British Horse Association approved and Ride Yorkshire  affiliated.

REQUIREMENTS – Due to the proximity of visiting horses to our own animals, we require:

  • Full, up to date Vaccination Certificate with 6 months vaccinations.

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