At the end of November 2015 Earnknowe Holiday cottages will cease to trade. The house, cottages and land have been sold and the new owners have chosen not to continue letting MULL LODGE and KINTYRE COTTAGE.

Many of you will have been aware that we had placed Earnknowe on the market and posed several options for would be purchasers including continuing the business, expanding the offer or just closing down the accommodation. We understand and respect the new owner’s choice and are now in the process of letting everybody know who might be affected.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our clients who have stayed here over the years. Many of you have become close friends and we shall miss your visits but will endeavour to keep in touch.

We have been at Earnknowe almost 23 years and have enjoyed every minute of our stay. We have many wonderful memories of our time here and the fantastic support we have been given from our clients including great understanding of the disruption when we were building the new house.

Our animals and pets have also figured greatly including George and Jemima, our wonderful donkeys, our most productive hens and not forgetting Biggles, our late tortoise. Our pussy cats have also been a huge part of our lives and Maisie comes with us on our new adventures.

We will stay in the Midlands until we find our next house and who knows what challenges lie ahead for us. We still feel like a challenge so who knows!!

Pam and Lawrie Hopkins