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Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:07

Brand New 5 Star Accommodation & Prime Beef ready to order!

Brand New 5 Star Accommodation & Prime Beef ready to order!

At last……… In mid-January 2014 our new barn was finished and we had the very satisfying task of filling our completed "rooms" with golden barley straw and welcoming our two special herds!!

The barn is definitely 5 star, fully catered; all meals are provided by us!! Six sport horse yearlings in one large dormitory, Dusty and Dippy, three and four year old sport horses in their twin bedroom – Polly our grumpy and very independent broodmare in her own special single!!

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Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 10:24

The powers of crumble

The powers of crumble

When the going gets tough, the tough go brambling. Life's busy and hectic for us all. Most of us whizz around trying to 'fit everything in'. Well last weekend in the glorious Cheshire sunshine, a couple of hours were spent 'brambling'. Armed with plastic tubs, two dogs, two children and one very patient Grandad we foraged and brambled – a highly recommended stress buster.

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Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:39

Here comes Dougal!

Here comes Dougal!

Think the weather's turned from Winter to Summer and we've missed Spring, but with "Spring like thoughts in the air…" as one may say… so arrived Dougal. Or Glencarrig Dolphin to use his correct title. Dougal, our newest recruit, is a very handsome 14hh steel grey Connemara colt. Not only are we busy with holiday cottages, renovations and cows, we also have a secret obsession with horses!

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Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:26

Rare Breeds

Rare Breeds

It's been a while since pen was put to paper, but a very exciting development in the farming department has taken place! On yet another cold winter's day in mid-February, a trip was made to our neighbouring farmer Mr Keith Siddorn and a small selection of cows and calves was chosen. Not ordinary commercial 'dolly mix' sucklers, but pedigree traditional Herefords.

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Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:07

Earning our stars

Earning our stars

On a cold mid-week day in early December we were visited at Brassey's cottage by Jean from Visit England. We only had a few days' notice but were putting up our cottage Christmas decorations and so it made sense to have our Visit England inspection on the same day. What we weren't expecting was the very rigorous viewing that followed!

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Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:10

Sowing our oats

Sowing our oats

It's cold and wet outside, but lovely and warm inside. All our four cottages have real fires – a real treat on wintery days. But what could be nice and healthier to warm you up at the start of the day than a nice steaming bowl of Cheshire porridge?

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Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 08:35

The magic of Autumn is upon us

The magic of Autumn is upon us

It's been a busy summer and the weather's been mixed as we all know, but I was lucky enough to enjoy a holiday in Eskdale myself on the pretence that 'more live' test runs were needed at Church House!

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Posted: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:57

We plough the fields and scatter…

We plough the fields and scatter…

Adjacent to Bank Farmhouse is a small but perfect, listed threshing barn. Not only has it been re-built from scratch on the inside, utilising a wooden weight-bearing super sheep's wool insulated structure, but from the outside the old timber frame and hopelessly energy inefficient brick infill panels could remain, leaving the barn with immense integrity to its original unrestored form.

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Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:57

Bringing another old building back to life

Bringing another old building back to life

Here at Carden we've been busy! At last Bank Farmhouse is finished, restored and ready to let. A C17th Cheshire Farmhouse with C19th façade in the hamlet of Carden, Bank Farmhouse was restored using our own high standards where traditional build, modern energy efficiency and environmental conscience meet.

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Posted: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:30

A labour of love

A labour of love

Our most recent restoration project has been Church House in Boot, Eskdale. Eskdale was described by the late Alfred Wainwright as the Lakes' loveliest valley. Church House, Boot has nearly been a restoration project too far; or should that be by far?!

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