Harry & Jan at Cornriggs year
Low Cornriggs Farm has won two Green Tourism Awards from the North Pennines Tourism Partnership, which are awarded to an enterprise which makes a "positive contribution to tourism and the environment in the North Pennines". We are part of the Green Business Scheme from 2006 and we are trying to do our bit to help with the environment.
We have had many writers that have writen about our meadows that are in flower from June to mid July.We have plenty of birds ,butterflys and even water voles
This Year in 2012 we had the writer from the Guardian News Paper to stay and you can read what he wrote about our farm and the area. well worth a read
In addition to this, Jan has also won a special Pride of Northumbria award for Tourism and the Environment, which recognises the continued work being done on the Farm to provide habitats for native wildlife, and for restoring the original dry stone walls around the Farm.
We have been open for Bed & Breakfast from 1991 at Cornriggs and evening meals in our farmhouse. During this time Jan has won The Pie Award every year from 2002 this is for the superb quality of her evening meals she offers her guests, Also the Breakfast Award .We use Hereford Beef from our farm and Weardale Lamb when in season. Most of the food is seasonal local and organic if possible. Every thing is home cooked and Jan has completed The Certificate of Professional Cookery course at Darlington Catering College.
We have also won the Breakfast Award for serving good local and home made food.
2014 British Marmalade Competition . Harry a Bronze for Man Marmalade
2013 British Marmalade Competition Janet a Bronze for Bed & Breakfast Marmalade.
2010 Worlds Original Marmalade Festival Janet a Silver for Seville Orange Marmalade
2011 & 2012 Worlds Original Marmalade Festival both Janet and Harry winning a silver
We received a New Award to day the 1st December 2009 which is the-
Taste of Durham .Quality Assured & Local Produce Champion .2010.
Taste of Durham .Highest Quality Assured and local Produce Champion 2011
Harry has a herd of Hereford Cattle and also manages the farm, He is passionate about the Herefords and has spent the last five summers getting them ready for show and showing them with success. He is happy to show them off to visitors.This year the heifer's have gone to a show already and its only second month in the year.
He also built the two beautiful detached holiday cottages that sit half way up the farm track which stands on the site of our old stable block, he has also done a lot of the building work in the house and on and around the farm.
We had a Fell Pony called Gem that is 26 years old ,who took Jan to High House Chapel when they they were married .Gem has won many shows in her younger years. We no longer have Gem she died in December 2010 .Also we have a Boarder Collie Nelly who always makes you feal welcome. We have a new member to the farm her name is Fly a working Boarder Collie and she is just a young girl .
Chickens called are all called diffrent types of Marmalade are new for this winter 2012 so we do have fresh eggs for breakfast
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