Holme Farm, Calke Estate, Ticknall, Derbyshire
I have always loved this old farm building, aptly named Holme Farm. More often that not you will find sheep grazing these fields… at the moment they are enjoying a winter rest period. With Lambing time approaching I guess these fields will once again be full to capacity.
Holme Farm is just one farm on the old Calke Abbey Estate. After it ceased to be of major interest as a fully working farm, it had to adapt to various changes. One time the Head Reserve Manager lived in the farm with his family. For a while, I believe, like many other farm estate buildings, the idea of conversion to a Holiday Let was considered. Now it is the Base Camp for all the estate and reserve staff and volunteers.
The plus side is that at least the buildings are well maintained, ready to withstand a few more centuries of country life.
In town or out in the country, at home or at work…..as always
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