Sinnington Common Farm is a working family farm with 135 acres. The small cottages have been sympathetically converted from farm buildings but most of the original buildings have been retained and are still used for farming purposes. Some of the buildings are over 200 years old and swallows return to them each year flying in and out of the buildings all summer long. The farm is set in beautiful countryside on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors in Ryedale.
Our many farmyard animals include goats, poultry, Dasher the Dexter bull(who thinks he's a horse!) and his girl friends, coloured cobs, Haflinger and Appaloosa horses, Coco the donkey, and Jimmie the pot-bellied pig, friendly farm cats and dogs, ewes and lambs (pet lambs to feed at certain times of the year). Many are rescue animals and guests are welcome to interact with them.
You are welcome to bring your pet and we have a picturesque farm walk with wildlife to see including foxes, hares, deer, curlews, partridges, skylarks, lapwings, herons and pheasants, also watch our barn owls hunting. The farm has an environmental friendly policy to encourage wildlife and our animals graze happily on land free from chemical fertilisers and sprays.
Now included in our farm walk is a track which follows our tree-lined beck round a field of Short Coppice Willow, which provides green energy to Drax power station and for our bio-mass boiler which provides carbon neutral heating and hot water to the farmhouse and cottages. The willows are harvested every three years and stay in the ground for up to 25 years. A large proportion of our electricity is generated from our Gaia 11 wind turbine which generates 27,000 kwh/year offsetting around 17 tonnes of CO2 emissions, it provides electricity to the holiday cottages and farm, any excess is exported back to the grid. We also have solar panels generating a more modest 3,600 kwh/year.