High House Farm



NE20 0RG

© 2019 by Sally Urwin

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About Sally 


Sally is probably the shortest farmer in England.

She lives on High House Farm in Northumberland with her husband Steve, two children, 200 sheep, Mavis the sheep dog, a fat pony and two farm cats.

She helps manage the farm, looks after the sheep, and in her spare time has written a book. 

Her book


Sally's book "A Farmer's Diary: a Year at High House Farm" will be published by Profile Books on 4th April 2019.

Filled with grit and humour, newborn lambs and local characters, this is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the fence.

Visit the farm

High House Farm is in Matfen, Northumberland. 

There is a real ale brewery, wedding venue, beautiful farm walk and wonderful bar and tea room on site. Brewery tours are available.

Farm tours are available

Please click here to find out how to visit. 


Read the blog

From stock sales to lambing sheds, and out in the fields in driving snow and hot summer days, Sally reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land.

Read her latest blog posts and follow her story.



27th April 2019

Hexham Book Festival

1.45 pm to 2.45 pm

9th May 2019

Book signing at Waterstones in Cockermouth.

More information to follow.

2nd May 2019

Book signing at Waterstones in Kendal. 

More information to follow

18th May 2019

The Little Ripon Bookshop, Ripon at 3pm. 

3rd May 2019

Book signing at Waterstones in Lancaster.

More information to follow

3rd June 2019

Derby Book Festival