Award-winning rare breed
We work with the Jacob Sheep Society and our 75 breeding ewes have been joined by award-winning pedigree rams from the Society.
We've managed to reinstate the pedigree status of the flock with each of our breeding ewes now having her own certificate.
Our lambs are born in mid-April and you can see them in the parkland with the ewes if you take a stroll along our mown paths or join one of our volunteer-led park walks. Jacobs make excellent mums and we usually have a few sets of triplets each year, indicating a healthy, happy flock.
Next spring you'll be able to get a closer look in our lambing area behind the stables.
Walk with us
Join one of our daily volunteer-led park walks and you’ll find out more about how we manage our flock and how important the sheep are to the wider ecosystem in the parkland.
Check with Visitor Reception on your way in to see what's happening today.
Freedom Foods accredited
As well as producing pedigree breeding stock from our sheep, our flock is RSPCA Freedom Foods accredited.
Unlike commercially-farmed sheep, Jacob lambs take much longer to reach maturity resulting in a much better flavour.
Pick up cuts in the Pantry
You'll find our lamb and hogget for sale in a variety of cuts in the Pantry shop and used in the Orangery restaurant. Hogget is a little older than lamb and is a delicious flavoursome lean meat, ideal for slow cooking.
There’s a wide selection – chops, legs, cannon and packs of diced lamb for casseroles. Ask in the Servants' Hall shop if the Pantry is closed.