Just before Christmas 2018, I accepted the invitation from Ann, who I had worked with over five years ago and who now lives in Tallentire Hall in Cumbria. I wanted this visit to be as little business as possible. Hence, when I was offered a stay in their 5-star holiday cottages or in the Hall itself I was delighted to stay in the Hall and, in return, I promised to cook a Boxing Day family meal in return.Cumbria here I come!
As soon as I stepped into a big grand foyer, with warm fireplace leading to the library, games room, offices and Morning room on the right wing. Dining room and farmhouse style kitchen to the left, where I spent most of my time here. I walked up the incredible wooden carved stairs to my bedroom, which is a lady of manor room (Now, you are jealous). The whole place is absolutely stunning with a history dating back to 1290.