Sunflower Smiles in Cheshire

Sunflower Smiles in Cheshire

An enterprising farming family marked the 100th anniversary of their tenancy at Park Farm on the Crewe Estate in Cheshire last month by creating a sunflower and pollinator trail which they then opened to visitors. The spectacular one-kilometre trail included over 150,000 sunflowers and the family also provided spaces for ‘hay bale picnics’ and a […]

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Heritage Barn Conversions Prove Popular In Cheshire

A redundant heritage barn on the Crewe estate in Cheshire has been successfully converted into two high quality residential homes, both of which were let and occupied within a few weeks of completion. The brick-built barn was originally part of a farm steading located on Mill Lane on the edge of the quiet rural village […]

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Historic Farmhouse Restored In Cheshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed farmhouse on the outskirts of Barthomley on the Cheshire Survey. The early 17th century farmhouse is a black and white timber framed property which has been sympathetically extended and updated over the years to provide a large two-storey family home. Great […]

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New Nursery Tenant in Weston

Local couple Julie and Ian Lightley have signed a new long-term lease on a historic school building in Weston village on the Duchy’s Crewe estate. Previously occupied by Poppy & Jack’s nursery, the building will now form part of the Village Nursery Group of eight nurseries operated by the couple across the North West region. […]

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New Community Space For Crewe Green

A community project to transform a neglected and overgrown half acre site on the Duchy’s Cheshire Survey into an attractive and sustainable public space is taking shape, thanks in part to an award from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund. Located in front of St. Michael’s Church in the conservation hamlet of Crewe Green, the […]

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