After 18 years of guests at Crake Trees the hard worked bathrooms and shower rooms are feeling the strain.
So for the past 3 months we have been busy with renovation and alteration to the “facilities” and added on a few extras.
Our contractor, Mace Construction from Kendal is pulling together all the different trades to get the job done by mid July.
Joiners from Crosthwaite, plumbers from Kendal, electricians from Orton, builders from Endmoor, plasterers from Selside and tilers from Carlisle mean that the yard at Crake Trees is a busy place with sometimes 10 or 12 workers all eating their bait around the enormous table in our courtyard. The sunny weather for the past few weeks has certainly helped.
Its February……So that means the start of Lambing. At Crake Trees we lamb in various stages through February, March and April. The first Ewes to give birth this year are Mules. This breed has been the traditional choice of sheep farmers for over a hundred years. They are a crossed breed of Swaledale mother from…
Today, even though I only found out this morning, is BOOK DIRECT day. I know your calendars are bursting with a day for this and a day for that, but having a special day does highlight a cause or an issue and make us think about the days title a little bit more. BOOK DIRECT…
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.