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GALLERY: First look inside Morel Farm's £2m refurbishment

GALLERY: First look inside Morel Farm's £2m refurbishment

Monday 24 April 2023

GALLERY: First look inside Morel Farm's £2m refurbishment

Monday 24 April 2023

An ancient farm which dates back to the 17th century has officially reopened as holiday lets after a £2m injection of covid recovery cash.

Morel Farm in the depths of St. Lawrence has been owned by the National Trust for more than 80 years.

A beautiful example of a traditional farmhouse, complete with granite cobbled courtyard, its own bakehouse, large fireplaces, rows of pigsties, a press and circular apple crusher, the farm used to be leased out to tenants by the organisation.

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Pictured: The dining room in the farmhouse includes a new wood burner set in an original fireplace.

However, following a successful bid for £2.16m of Fiscal Stimulus funding – a Government scheme to help the local economy recover after the pandemic – the trust has converted the main house and two outbuildings into self-catered tourist accommodation.

It has also injected about £500,000 of its own money to complete the project,

On Saturday, it officially opened to visitors after the successful refurbishment, which was led by contractors JP Mauger, with interior design expertise from Ash Interiors, supported by a host of other local suppliers.

May's edition of Connect Magazine tells the full story of the Morel Farm refurbishment, featuring an in-depth interview with its interior design lead. Sign up to the daily news email here for an exclusive first look at the magazine this week.


(Photographs by Dave Ferguson)

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