November 13th 2018, Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumbria.
Lying some five miles west of Kendal, and close to the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park is High Cartmell Fold, in the parish of Crosthwaite. This top specification barn conversion is the latest development by the national rural housing charity, the Addington Fund.
The conversion of a donated stone barn into two affordable homes has resulted in a one bedroom and a three-bedroom house for local people working in the rural economy who have been priced out of the housing market. Addington has invested over £500,000 in the project and is grateful to the Beatrice Laing Charitable Trust, New Holland Agriculture and The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust for their generous support.
L-R Bill Young, Chief Executive of the Addington Fund, The Duke of Westminster, Sir Paul Clarke, trustee of the Addington Fund and Mike Williams, project manager for the Addington Fund.
The barns were officially opened by The Duke of Westminster, during an event attended by over forty representatives of the local community and farming industry.
Bill Young, chief executive of the Addington Fund, said: ”The development of High Cartmell Fold is a great opportunity to help keep people living and working in the rural community.”
Sheila Cole, chairman of the Addington Fund Trustees, commented that ‘High Cartmell Fold is another example of the charity’s work, nationally to help address specific ongoing rural housing needs’.