So the years go by, we now have grandchildren, our end of the house seems a bit quieter (some of the time!) and I’ve added Shepherd’s Hut, Wild Camping and a tiny Self Catering Cottage to the enterprise.
Mike runs the farming side and also has a business, www.erratics.co.uk which designs and creates green oak furnishings to commision. Our farmhouse, right at the centre of the farm, is a converted Westmorland field barn, traditional in its setting and structure. But inside the design uses local green oak, glass, steel and cumbrian slate to make an modern and stylish family home.
Being up at 800 ft we have tremendous views in every direction, across our own land way above the Eden Valley, east to the Pennines and Howgill fells or the distant Scottish hills of the north. Crake Trees Manor is our home, our business and our life.
We are happy here, I hope you will be too.