Broadmea Farm, at Slaggyford, near Alston has been named a runner up in a national competition to find the best location of a holiday let.
The Fields of Opportunity campaign, launched by holiday letting agency the Hoseasons Group, set out to identify the most entrepreneurial farmers who had diversified and created a successful holiday business. The entries were judged by a panel, which included Hoseasons Group staff and NFU officials.
Farming couple Paul and Patricia Staley, who own Broadmea Farm, let two converted barns on their 1,800-acre working farm in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The holiday properties, which were designed by architects Countryside Consultants, have been skilfully restored and offer a mix of traditional structure with contemporary design.
Simon Law, property director at the Hoseasons Group said “We've been thoroughly impressed by the standard of entries received. Owners have gone to extraordinary efforts to make their properties as welcoming and comfortable as possible, often going above and beyond to ensure their guests have the best possible stay”.