Oak House Farm is situated
in beautiful countryside at the foot of the
Yorkshire Wolds, approximately 12 miles from the historic city of York,
it was originally a commercial pig farm, then most of the land
around it was sold and the barns were converted to housing. We moved here in 2004 looking for new
challenges and we certainly found them!!
We operate Oak
House Kune Kune from the smallholding, breeding the little friendly
kune kune pig, although don't plan to have any piglets for a while as we have lots of other things going on.
registered with the York branch of Holidays4dogs too and offer a more
personal alternative to putting your dog into kennels whilst you are
away, there is plenty of space for your dog to run off steam down on
the field where they can meet all the other animals.
You can also now come
and stay here in our cosy little self catering annexe 'The Piggery', enjoy exploring the picturesque East
Riding, pop into York for a bit of shopping and then perhaps venture down
the field to collect your breakfast eggs and give one of our kune kune pigs an
apple and a cuddle, please ask us for more details and look out for
photos and full details on the site.
Please click on the pictures below to select which part of the Oak House Farm website you wish to visit.
January 2017The first snows have fallen this month and we have made
sure we have a good stock of logs for the fire and straw for the
Our cosy little holiday let 'The Piggery' was busy all last year and
bookings are starting to come in for this year, our guests have kindly
left amazing comments in the visitors book
and most say they can't wait to come back.
hens aren't enjoying being shut in an outbuilding due to the bird flu
restrictions but are still giving us half a dozen eggs a day which is
plenty for us and our guests, we can't wait to let them out and see
then free ranging again.
Winnie the young and energetic Golden Retriever is calming down
and is settling into life at Oak House Farm, we are thinking of maybe letting her have some puppies at the end of the year!
We still miss Molly the Collie very much but we had forgotten just how
much energy a young dog has being used to Molly who at 17 was blind,
deaf and just didn't move very fast anymore. Phoebe the tabby cat is
also more used to Winnie now and if she pokes her nose into Phoebe's
much she is met with a swipe across the snout to keep her in her place.
It's almost time to order this years seeds and get those
tomato plants started off, we've still got bags of tomatoes from last
year's crop in the freezer which are great for soups and sauces.
We don't have any piglets here at Oak House Farm at the moment as we feel there is quite enough going on.
One of our photographs featured on the website, 'Brotherly Love' has been reproduced in water colour by a
very talented lady called Celia Lewis and features in her new book 'The
Illustrated Guide to Pigs'. It is a beautiful book with lots of interesting
pig facts and info and would also make a great present for any pig enthusiast, she
has also written about keeping chickens, you can see her work on her website www.celialewis.co.uk