What Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen really thinks of Ravenseat

Amanda Owen has admitted her true feelings about Ravenseat Farm after moving out.

The Channel 5 shepherdess is set to move away from estate after purchasing a new farmhouse.

Just a mile away from Ravenseat, Amanda, her husband Clive, and their nine children will move into a 17th century farmhouse.

Read more: Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen says family are leaving Ravenseat

The decision announced earlier this month left many fans wondering why they have decided to move out.



The Yorkshire shepherdess is not a stereotypical farmer

Amanda declared she was horrified by the state of Ravenseat when she first set her eyes on the farm.

Speaking on his BBC Radio 4 podcast, Simon replied: “I read somewhere that when you first went there, had you gone to buy a ram or something, and you weren’t that impressed.

“I think I remember reading somewhere that you said it had squelchy carpets and smoke on the wall. I think you might have described it as a s**t hole actually.”

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Amanda laughed: “Yeah I think s**t hole pretty much covers it. It has improved slightly.

“I guess in a way we’ve put this place on the map, it’s a busy place, it’s always been a busy place.

“If you go back in history, there has been people living and farming at Ravenseat for a thousand years, so imagine that, it’s a place with a lot of history.”



The Owen family
The Owen family

She added: “It’s a place that over the years it was farmed during the summer and vacated in the Winter. As time went on it became a little hamlet.

“The wood shed is an old chapel, still got the arched windows. It was a stopping place where the old ponies came through with coal heading into Cumbria. There was even one point an inn there.

“It is a place that has such a history, it’s to do with people. It’s what fired up my enthusiasm for this place.”

Amanda continued: “The first time I saw it, it was dark, I was walking across a muddy yard into almost what felt like the set of an episode of All Creatures Great and Small, and met Clive.

“That was the very beginning and that was 1996, so a good while ago. Things have changed but things haven’t changed.

“That’s the beauty of the place, time stands still.”