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Newsletter

From time to time we send out our e-newsletter. It is the best way to find out about what is happening at Eastside and any offers or late availability.

 

The Eastside Brochures

Our guides introduce the cottages and the farm, click them to read or download and print to enjoy later.


Eastside Holiday Cottage Brochure

This brochure sums up everything you need to know about the cottages;

  • • illustrates some of the many activities on the doorstep and nearby
  • • helps you decide which cottage would be best for you
  • • gives FIVE good reasons for staying here
  • • is all beautifully illustrated with Michael Rummey's photography. If a picture is worth a thousand words, read on.....
  • • distills the essence of the place

Seasonal Farm

At certain times of day at Eastside, you’d wonder if it was a sheep farm at all as there won’t be a single sheep in sight! The sheep are run on an old farming system called “hefting” and they literally have the run of the place. Considering the farm area is equivalent to 2000 football pitches (1200 hectares) and each sheep has one and a half pitches to herself, it’s easy for them to disappear for a while. They’ll always be back at some time each day though as they enjoy the lush grazing in the fields of the valley below our farmhouse.

It’s all very different from how you are probably used to seeing sheep farmed but not as chaotic as you’d think! If you’d like to find out more about Blackface sheep and hefting please read our brochure.

The hill farming year is covered and all gloriously illustrated with Michael Rummey’s photography;

  • • Late Autumn- tupping time
  • • Spring- lambing
  • • Summer- marking and clipping
  • • Early Autumn- sheep sales