Years ago, probably when I was a small girl, my mother found an old recipe for ‘Snow Pancakes ‘. We religiously used the recipe each year whenever we had a few days of snow, Whilst Laura & William were also very young there seemed to be short bursts of snow each January, but it’s…
Its creation from an idea to completion. Thwaites engineers at Morland tackled the job of engineering the skeleton of The Shepherds Hut. Jan made drawings and calculations to scale from my own and mikes artistic efforts with a few alterations to get it in proportion. With a sprung base and articulated back wheels the frame looked…
Here is something to try from my “breakfast specials” selection. The Westmorland Oatcakes are popular, mainly because they are not what folks eat at home everyday We use Oatmeal from the Watermill at Great Salkeld , and sometimes Spelt instead of Wheat Flour, which means the oatcakes can be tolerated by folks with a wheat allergy…
An easy dip into the delights of The Eden Valley means a 10 minute drive, or a half hour bike ride to Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby. National Trust owned, but somehow escaping the corporate image of that grand organisation. Acorn Bank is a distinctive red sandstone mansion set in farmed parkland with the most wonderful…
Its a wonderful unexpected castle that pops into view as you speed northwards along the A66. English Heritage is in charge. But there is very little presence of wardens, guides or such like. You just turn up, pay the entrance fee and explore the grand ruins. The castle was founded by Robert de Vieuxpont in…
Covid-19 Update – the beginning of July 2020
I have rarely seen the countryside around Crake Trees Manor look so beautiful.
A late spring, lots of warm sunshine and a thankful drop of rain has given us a riot of colour and fresh growth
The hedges a blaze of colourful grasses and herbs, with so many wild flowers, I cannot even name them all!
Our fields are full of Pheasant couples with chicks, mother Hares, ground nesting Peewit,Curlew & Snipe, with low flying Owls around dusk.
We also have a couple small Roe Deer with their fawns that have ventured down into the horse garth.
So long as people walking the footpaths keep their dogs on a lead and wear gloves, we welcome them to enjoy our space and fresh air.
Re-opening dates are from 4th July and 10th July.
Should you need to get in touch with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or just give Ruth a ring if you would like to talk.
Our Instagram posts will continue, trying to keep you all updated about life at Crake Trees during these strange times www.instagram.com/
We look forward to re-opening and welcoming you all, either as returning or new guests.
Best wishes….Mike & Ruth.
Crake Trees Manor, Crosby Ravensworth. Tel: 07974 354244