We are the Cobb family – Joanna and Paul, our children Jessie and William, our two Jack Russell dogs Daisy and Stanley and our ponies Toto and Gambit. We bought Swinmoor Farm in 2010 and set about a very comprehensive set of renovations to all the buildings and a regeneration of the land. We farm sheep and poultry and are proud of the beautiful and varied wildlife that has been encourage under our careful farming and environmental practices. We work hard to keep the overall aesthetics attractive and immaculate, planting over 30,000 Spring bulbs on the verges of the lanes, keeping fences and hedges maintained and giving our stock the best possible quality of life here and making it a wonderful haven for birds, animals and people alike.
We have made many improvements to the whole site and farm from our purchase in 2010 and it no longer is the typical farm with lots of mud! Edges, tarmac and grass are the order of the day here.
Originally The Lodge was a small bungalow in what is now the carport. We purchased the property in 2016 and immediately re-modelled it. We kept the original bungalow and turned it into the carport/gym and landscaped the grounds and initially let it, then in February 2020, we decided to create a holiday home here.
It has been our project during the lockdown of Covid-19 to design and furnish it to the highest standard. Taking our time to select individual pieces of furniture and furnishings has ensured we could create a truly original home for you to enjoy.
We purchased Garden Cottage and Swinmoor House in January 2021 from our lovely neighbour Jill who had lived here for 38 years. She is an artist and used to teach print making classes from here. When she wanted to downsize and move closer to her children she asked if we would be interested in buying and of course we were! During the second Covid-19 lockdown we set about improving the 6 acres first, initially repairing hedges and installing all new fences and gates.
We extended and remodelled Garden Cottage and changed the layout in Swinmoor House, improving the heating, windows and flooring, exposing original features and came up with exquisite designs for décor and furnishings.