It was time for a new challenge
From a life on the road and in the air, to blissful country living
“What next?” This was the question we asked ourselves when our children grew up and spread their wings to find their own life adventures.
We felt we were too young to just settle for slippers and the odd day trip out, but a little too old to start something new and exciting. Or were we?
We had jobs like everyone else with their own set of difficulties, we have a love of the countryside and a love of our home. Put that with enjoying meeting people and wanting something a little different to fill the next stage of our life, and our plan was hatched!
With a bit of tender loving care, we restored this beautiful Victorian house
So, after about 5 years of constant research and looking, we found Lockholme! The most beautiful Victorian home, full of stories of its own, and just needing a little bit of passion, vision and hard work to bring it back to life!
One year on, having roller coasted on the steep learning curve of a new business, applied gallons of paint (thankyou Joe x), ripped fingernails with sandpaper to renovate practically everything in sight, we are now up and running!
Our work backgrounds have been invaluable, both starting out, as my Dad said on our wedding day said ‘in the transport industry, on the roads and in the sky’! HGV driving and Bus driving for Joe and British Airways Cabin Crew for me! After having our two children, I have been a childminder, run my own Interior Design and Soft Furnishings business and then worked in a lovely primary school as a Teaching assistant and then a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.
We love our new life and love looking after our guests! We welcome you to Lockholme, with gorgeous rooms, fabulous ensuites, and lots of thoughtful extras to make your stay memorable. A little touch of loveliness in the heart of the Eden Valley.
Chrissie and Joe Halsall