Our Yorkshire Farm neighbours divulge how family are off-screen and downside of show

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The Owens have become celebrities – but they're just a regular farming family to their neighbours.

Amanda and Clive Owen have risen to fame through Our Yorkshire Farm, which documents the couple's life running a farm and raising their nine kids at the same time.

Viewers of the Channel 5 show have become fanatical about the Owen family – to the point were it's started to become a bit of an issue for the people who live around them.

Patricia and Ronald Tyler, who are aged 66 and 74, have lived next door to Ravenseat Farm in Upper Swaledale for two decades and have watched the massive family grow.

After retiring to move out of the hustle and bustle of London the Tylers relocated to the remote part of the Yorkshire Dales to lead a quieter existence, but their are is now a place where loyal Our Yorkshire Farm fans take "pilgrimages"

Patricia and Ronald purchased an old farmhouse right next to the Owen's 2,000 acre site and have revealed what it's like living next to the famous faces and how they are once the cameras are off.

Patricia and Ronald Tyler have lived next door to the Owen family for 20 years
(Image: Yorkshire Live)

When they first moved in Clive was living alone and running the farm almost single handedly, but then Amanda came along and they started to build their family.

"They are fantastic neighbours. They are there if we need them not intrusive," Mrs Tyler told Yorkshire Live, describing how they were welcomed into the community with open arms.

"The gamekeeper lives near as well and they are all very good neighbours – happy and content."

She added: "There's a different arrangement to what there is in the suburbs where you live close to each other but you don't know anyone.

"You can be more lonely in the city than a place that most people think of as isolated."

Ravenseat Farm, which is home 1,000 sheep, 40 cows, six dogs and four ponies, is along the same winding, narrow road where the Tylers live – and where Amanda have birth to six of their kids.

The Owen family live next door to the Tylers
(Image: Channel 5)

With Clive and Amanda rising to fame from their reality TV show, things have started to change around where they live as tourists flock to see the family.

Explaining how Amanda gained her celebrity status, Mrs Tyler explained: "It all started when Julia Bradbury did one of her programmes down here and Amanda got to know her.

"Now that she's written her books and done everything people come down a lot now. It's almost like a pilgrimage.

"She (Amanda) has got a huge fan base. We get people who come down and if she is closed they will travel miles to get home and then come back the next day. I think people just want to see her."

Although Mrs Tyler did confess she didn't really see what all the fuss was about and can't understand why people are so interested.

"That's one of the sad things. It seems like people like to live their lives vicariously," she said.

Amanda's neighbours don't actually watch her show
(Image: yorkshireshepherdess/Instagram)

Our Yorkshire Farm fans will be very pleased to know that the Owens are exactly the same when the cameras have stopped rolling.

Although the couple have confessed they don't actually sit down to enjoy the programme because they know all about farming life.

"We don't watch it. It's too real for us. We already know everything that happens," said Mrs Tyler.

The Tylers were living next door before the births of the nine Owen kids – Annas, Violet, Edith, Raven, Clemmy, Nancy, Reuben, Miles, and Sidney.

It took a while for them to get used the the utter isolation of living miles from civilisation but they have been helped massively by the local community.

When they first moved to the area, they have virtually no contact with the outside world and only a few years later did a new neighbour help them set up an internet connection.

It's a very welcoming community
(Image: Instagram)

A farming neighbour also advised them to always keep 12 weeks worth of food in stock, which kept them in good stead when the pandemic hit.

Mrs Tyler said: "She said: "She was so right. I have always done that ever since. It helped us tremendously during lockdown."

The couple added that a "very good hub" was set up by the locals during the pandemic so that "everything that one needed was provided".

They have also described some of the challenges they face, which Our Yorkshire Farm viewers have seen the Owen family struggle with.

"On the other hand you have to get ready for the winters, which we have learnt how to do now. One year we had eight feet of snow drifts. But as long as we can keep the power and water going it's not too difficult," said Mr Tyler.

"You definitely get an awareness of nature out here. You can't fight it, it's inevitable."

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The road which both families live on is where Amanda gave birth to six of her kids.

She couldn't get to a hospital in time because of how remote they are so in the end decided staying at home was the best option.

"I was so fed up of spoiling people’s picnics and all the rest of it," she told This Morning hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary earlier this year.

"So, I thought right well, this time I’m just going to go it alone."

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