We’ve been up to a far bit of commercial work in the last couple of months, one of which assignments was for Lionel & Alison at Crakehall Watermill & Cottages.
Set just North of Bedale, Crakehall is a lovely little village which has plenty of history as Domesday records show that there was a mill here in 1086AD.
The current mill has undergone some fairly serious restoration in the last few years (as have the cottages) and production of wholemeal flour (of which Alison was very kind to let me have a bag) has now commenced.
I was greeted on arrival by Lionel & Alison who informed me the BBC would be arriving shortly to film another chapter in the renovation process, and the mill would be cranked up in a couple of hours, I have to say it was all quite exciting and I was really impressed by all their hard work and determination.
After a quick look around (and a cup of tea) I set to work to get as much done as possible before the film crew arrived. The cottages we’re lovely and well appointed and the guest rooms very tastefully decorated with lots of lovely little features. I also spotted they have facilities for camping and a few caravans were dotted about in the lovely field at the back.
Anyway, here’s a few images, and thank you to Alison and Lionel for the tea and wonderful coffee and also the bag of flour that I will be making a loaf with shortly!