Amanda Owen begins major renovation on new home away from Ravenseat as son Reuben shares update

Amanda Owen and Reuben

Amanda Owen and Reuben have a huge undertaking on their hands

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 13/09/2023

- 13:40

Updated: 13/09/2023

- 14:23

The Our Yorkshire Farm star was granted permission to overhaul a remote farmhouse in the Dales last year

With Ravenseat Farm currently closed to visitors, Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen and her family have found a new project to keep them busy.

Owen and her estranged husband Clive purchased the 18th-century property called High Smithy Holme, also known as Anty Johns, with the plan to renovate it into an inhabitable abode.

Despite the mum-of-nine's split from her partner, Owen is still going ahead with renovating the farmhouse and attached barn in Muker, Yorkshire.

The property has been empty for the best part of six decades and was listed as a Grade II building back in the '80s.

They were granted permission to renovate the home last year and it sounds like it definitely is going to need it after suffering a long list of wear and tear - including a collapsed roof.

Owen's teenage son Reuben has now sparked a meltdown among Our Yorkshire Farm's fans as he shared the first update from Anty Johns with work now underway.

Amanda Owen at Anty Johns

Amanda Owen and her family have begun renovating Anty Johns


"Setting up ready to make a start at Anty Johns. #tryingnottomakeamess," the young farmer shared on Instagram.

He included a series of snaps of the tractors and equipment being hauled to the building - and Owen herself stopped for a handful of poses within the slideshow.

Owen flashed her toned torso as she stood besides her jeep in one snap while another showed her posing for a selfie with her son.

Another snap showed Owen with the aforementioned collapsed roof behind while she took a pew on a JCB.

Inevitably, it didn't take long for the teenager's followers to react to the news, with many overcome with excitement at the prospect of seeing what the Owens will do to the property situated a stone's throw away from Ravenseat.

One of Reuben's followers replied: "Can’t wait to see your progress!! It’s a gorgeous building can tell it was loved once many years ago.

"Hopefully you’ll be able to bring that love back to it after all this time. Really nice to see your mum hope she’s ok. Have fun."

A second echoed: "Oh wow you have no idea how excited I am to see this.

Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen takes a seat outside the derelict property


"I have everything crossed that there is going to be a tv series following the work. Love to you all."

Elsewhere, a third added to the hype: "Best of luck Rueben, this project needs someone with your skills, it would be lovely to see your Dad getting involved too."

And a fourth commented: "Good to see you both, hope the renovations go well, such an interesting place with so much history."

While a fifth remarked: "Great to see things happening with Aunty John's.

"Hope the progression will be followed by a camera crew. Missing seeing all your family on TV, especially Sid and Clemmie." (sic)

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