Right in the heart of Bramley Apple Country, is nestled Dan Winter’s Cottage. This early 18th century listed vernacular farmhouse was re-thatched and restored in 2000 with a large proportion of the original fabric having been conserved. The cottage has been maintained the Winter family down the years, and on display are the relics from the Battle of the Diamond and old farming and dairy artefacts. The original timber, used to build the cottage, has just been dated to reveal this is probably one of the last houses to use oak as building timber.
This Apple Blossom weekend call in to Dan Winter’s House and tour the house. You will see Mrs Jean Patterson making Soda bread and Potato apple on the old griddle over the open turf fire in the farmhouse kitchen. You can sample her baking while you are there and perhaps buy some Soda bread.
Making Soda Bread or Soda Farls and Potato apple turnover or Apple Potato bread were an everyday chore in our Grandmother’s day. The Soda bread would have been made each morning for breakfast and the Potato apple in the Autumn when the apples were ready. Potato apple bread was made especially for the children coming home from school or with butter and sugar on it for after dinner on a Sunday.
Friday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday: 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Tour of the house – voluntary donations acceptable
Apple Tart & Fresh Cream: £4
*No advance booking require but for groups of more than 6, please contact Hilda at firstname.lastname@example.org