17th century farmhouse restored by charity



Hoathwaite Farmhouse is a Grade II* listed property close to the shore of Coniston Water and belongs to the early 'yeoman' or 'statesman' farmhouses of Cumbria.
The house is of special interest particularly due to its 17th and 18th century joinery, closed well staircase and spice cupborards so the National Trust were keen to undertake the extensive restoration work to preserve the property.
The restoration incorporates many of the house's original features such as a 'bed cupboard' with much of the bed frame and some old hemp rope still in evidence.
Chris Tuckey, project officer for the... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 36
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