A Traditional Cottage Industry From Yorkshire
Holly Cottage Farm is a family run business which started trading in April 2012.
The main ethos behind Holly Cottage Farm is traditional and local. We try to source locally where possible and do as much as we can ourselves.
For full details of products available and prices please see the further pages, contact us or visit our tearoom and shop.
Our tea room and craft shed are stocked with our own hand made products from our pantry kitchen and workshop. To add to this we also stock handmade products from other specially selected local crafers. Outside there is also a range of mainly perennials and shrubs for sale, propagated and grown on our own plant nursery.
We are also available for shows and fairs and often have a trade stand at various events throughout the year. If you have an event and would like us to attend please contact us.
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Andrew, a former mechanical and electrical building services engineer and then manager, had always been passionate about gardening and carpentry. Gardening had been a passion and interest since childhood, taught by his grandfather who served a gardening apprenticeship at Hovingham Hall. There were also other members of the family connected with horticulture who gave much guidance over the years. The same applies to carpentry having had a great uncle who had taught him many basics as a child, then continually learning from other family members through the years, not to mention working with some very good joiners on the tools and as a manager. Petra had always done a bit of baking and helped with preparing food for parties, but when she left school she started in the kitchens of a local supermarket on saturdays and became more and more involved with the cooking. Unfortunately the kitchens were closed years later to save money, but until recently she was still with the same company for over 25 years, having also had other occupations at the same time. Petra took to country life like a duck to water and when she had some strawberries left, had her first go at jam. The jam was a hit and the process was to be the start of something for the future. In 2008 they moved into Holly Cottage, a former farm house in the middle of Tollerton. Whilst Andrew had spent a lot of time in the countryside with family growing up, this was his dream to have their own country cottage. It wasn't long before he set to work in the garden, one day digging up the old sign for Holly Cottage Farm, this then became the name for their pipe dream. In April 2012 after Andrew was diagnosed with a chronic illness and made redundant, he was now unable to work a full time job, they decided this was the time to try their pipe dream, it was now or never. Andrew and Petra started Holly Cottage Farm and have never looked back, this included a handyman and gardening service, this became busier and busier and led to employing the services of another handyman, it is now predominently a high quiality gardening service.
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