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 Dumfries and Galloway.
We have started farming sheep and have chosen coloured ryelands, on old breed that are both hardy and also friendly.
We also keep chickens and dogs and have, at one time, kept pigs and highland cows.
Nicole runs a gardening business and is very busy with that. Adrian teaches guitar and also tutors maths. In between working to pay the bills, 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.