A Few Words About Us

We are Adrian and Nicole Doyle.

We moved to Somerset in 2013 and bought a small converted barn.  We tamed the 1.5 acres (6 foot nettles and so on) plus we bought a field increasing our smallholding to about 5 acres.  In March 2017, we moved north the Auchenstroan Cottage, a smallholding of acres in Dumfried and Galloway.

We have started farming sheep and have chosen coloured ryelands, on old breed that are both hardy and also friendly.  Soon, we'll be adding some pigs.

We also keep chickens and dogs.

Nicole runs a gardening business and is very busy with that.  Adrian works with dogs, teaches guitar and also tutors maths.  In between we keep our veggie patch going, look after our animals and keep our garden under control.

In Auchenstroan, we have woodland, a small loch as well as excellent pasture for our sheep.  It's also in the hills which is something we both like a lot.

We love working with the land.


Some of our animals

  • Selene

    Selene is well named in…

  • Peaches

    Peaches is one of our…

  • Pinkie

    Pinkie was born to Ursi,…

  • Witchy

    Witchy is Selene’s daughter, and…

  • Sarka

    Sarka is the darkest of…

  • Haribo

    Haribo came to us just…

  • George

    George is our Anatolian Shepherd. …

  • Maxi

    Maxi, a terrier mix comes…