Martin by Jasper Cable-Alexander
Melanie is a journalist by training, starting out on the Financial Times and then moving to become Features Editor at Country Life magazine, before turning freelance to spend more time at home raising her son. She has written for most of the national newspapers and for various magazines.
Martin was 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.
The pair met and married in 2014. They have three children between them, aged from 24 to 34, and three grandchildren.
Becoming B&B hosts crept up them in the same way the smell of coffee drifts up from the kitchen and draws people downstairs for breakfast. It suited the two professionally, evolved at the right stage in their children's lives and they enjoy meeting people. The house lends itself to being full too. Ellesmere has a good family-friendly feel and guests seem to enjoy their visits. But don't take their word for it, check out the place yourselves and do take a peak at our reviews.