Ripley’s Farm Let To Young Yorkshire Farming Family

Following a rigorous selection process, the Duchy of Lancaster has awarded the tenancy of Ripley’s Farm on the Cloughton Estate in Yorkshire to Adam and Claire Turnbull, formerly of Grange Farm in Sinnington. The Turnbull family will take over from Ian and Suzanne Burnett, Duchy tenants at Ripley’s Farm for three generations and whose care and stewardship of the holding has been exemplary over that period.

Part of the Duchy’s Cloughton Estate, Ripley’s Farm covers 255 hectares of mixed arable and grazing land in a commanding position overlooking Scarborough Castle and the Yorkshire Coast. The steading includes a substantial 6-bedroomed farmhouse and a number of good quality farm buildings, with plenty of space for Adam and Claire to grow their young family and expand their farming business.

The steading is situated approximately two miles to the north west of Burniston village and five miles from Scarborough benefitting from excellent transport and communication links.

Commenting on the letting, the Duchy’s Head of Rural Christopher Sparrow said: “It is unusual for us to be able to offer such a large, well equipped farm to the open market and the response has been extremely positive. We received applications from a number of excellent candidates and congratulate Adam and Claire on securing the tenancy. We wish them both every happiness in their new home and hope that they too will be part of the Duchy family of tenants for generations to come.”

Adam previously worked on the family dairy farm for 12 years and has been a partner in the business since 2013. His wife Claire is a qualified dental nurse and has recently opened a new milliner’s shop in Malton in partnership with Adam’s mother. The couple also have a young son Oliver who is almost 2 years old.

“We were looking for a family home with plenty of space and scope for growth,” says Adam “and Ripley’s Farm is perfect. We already have lots of ideas for building up the business and are really excited about the potential for the future. We love the house and the location and we are looking forward to writing our own family history here as part of the local community in the months and years ahead.”