Barnard Dale cottage sits in just under 2 acres of land including the riverbank grazings. The main field is planted with some native species around the perimeter, and a couple of Golden Weeping Willows are planted as ornamental features.

There is provision for the main field to be easily subdivided into two with rope or electric fencing, or a permanent wooden fence could easily be erected.

A small paddock adjacent to the yard area and stables is planted with a selection of fruit and native trees as a small orchard; these trees are now starting to bear fruit.

The grazings have previously been cut for hay in the summer.