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Sandburne – a little family history….

Whenever I go away, it’s always good to know something of the people of the place in which I stay. So here’s a little information to begin…… Sandburne came into the Watson family in 1951 on moving here from Leicester when Donald took up the position of Woodwork teacher at Lairthwaite School, then the first Secondary Modern School in the country. His wife Dorothy was Headmistress at Mungrisedale School until it closed. Donald continued involvement in the local vegetarian society but handed over the running of the Vegan Society as it was becoming too big to handle alongside his teaching commitments. The fells became the family’s playground and the walled kitchen garden kept them supplied with year round vegetables. When Don retired from teaching, he took up guided walks, often taking groups of 30 or more onto the fells. Their daughter Jan, my wife, retired from her profession to help her parents maintain Sandburne and began our involvement with the hospitality business in running the cottage next door as a self-catering property.

So now Sandburne is about to embark on an exciting new chapter in its life….. and I welcome all to enjoy an inviting home from home experience after an invigorating day amongst the lakes and fells.

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Mr A Hazzard
Chestnut Hill
Cumbria CA12 4LS

Tel: +44(0)1768 773546


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