Melanie is a journalist by training and Martin has been involved in the garden industry for most of his life exhibiting at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows and such like for nigh on 29 years. His speciality was pots, urns and Gothic Follies, some of which you can see in Ellesmere's garden.
Becoming B&B hosts crept up on us in the same way the smell of coffee drifts up from the kitchen and draws people downstairs for breakfast. It suited us professionally, evolved at the right stage in our children's lives and we enjoy meeting people. The house lends itself to that too - it has a good family-friendly feel and our guests seem to enjoy their visits here. But don't take our word for it, check out the place yourselves and do take a peak at our reviews.