Duchy Standard Restores Red Lion

Crewe, Red Lion Farmhouse (4)  Red Lion Interior - KitchenFollowing an extensive refurbishment in accordance with the new Duchy Design Standard, Red Lion Farmhouse in Weston has been let to a new tenant family prior to practical completion. 

The new tenants first viewed the Grade II listed property while the refurbishment project was underway and, having completed a number of renovations themselves, were immediately impressed with the quality of the specification and high level of skilled craftsmanship on display.

Having moved to the area from the South of England, a rural location, good schools and excellent commuter links were key criteria for this family in their search for a new family home. The village of Weston on the historic Crewe estate met all of their needs and Red Lion Farmhouse provided the flexible living accommodation and open space they were looking for. 

“We are delighted with the house and have had a really good experience of the Duchy, its managing agents and the care and attention to detail that has gone into the refurbishment,” said the new tenant. “The quality of the work that has been done to bring Red Lion Farmhouse back to life is really excellent and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into the Duchy specification, which is both attractive and intelligent.  It’s clear that the Duchy recognises the value of its property portfolio and is prepared to invest for the long term.”

Christopher Sparrow, Head of Rural for the Duchy of Lancaster, added: “It is always incredibly satisfying to see these historic period properties fully restored and brought back to life. We are delighted to welcome our new tenants and hope that they will be very happy at Red Lion Farmhouse for many years to come.”  

Red Lion Farmhouse is one of 70 rural residential properties owned by the Duchy of Lancaster on the historic Crewe estate, many of which are period properties built by Lord Crewe in the 1850s. Current large-scale refurbishment projects on the estate include Amicia Villa and Limes Farmhouse, both of which are due for completion by late Spring 2016.