How we stumbled into running a bed and breakfast in Troutbeck
We moved to the Lakes in December 1999, after chancing on a ‘For Sale’ sign, while we were on a walking holiday away from our then home in Cheshire.
We spent our first two years renovating Fellside, and we also ran our own businesses here for the first few years – Monica as a personal counsellor, and Brian as a marketing communications consultant.
Since then we’ve both retired, but we seem to be busier than ever. We both enjoy the countryside, and we’ve made lots of new friends in Troutbeck and Ambleside.
Somehow we still manage to fit in cycle-touring, growing vegetables, designing websites, woodworking, cooking, baking, AgeUK, the Food Bank, Ambleside Choral Society, changing beds, cleaning loos, weeding, cutting grass, and much more…
Luckily we’ve got our wonderful family to help keep us sane – Simon, Ben and Laura, their lovely partners, and our two beautiful grand-daughters – who all seem to enjoy visiting us, in our fantastic new home in the Lakes.
Monica & Brian Liddell
Fellside House, Troutbeck, near Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NN, England
Tel: 015394 34000