Shaw End Mansion

  • Mac

  • Can we come in now?

  • Berry

  • Miss Piggy

  • Andy scaling the hay

  • Clipping

  • Hay time at Haveriggs

  • Farmer Edward

  • Collecting the fleeces

  • The Grayrigg show

  • James and Daniel bringing in the hay

  • Tess and Mac helping Caroline

About Shaw End Mansion

We began our married life at Field End farm, just a couple of fields away from Shaw End, converting the farm buildings there to eventually provide five barns to let for holidays while running the sheep farm and bringing up three children, a busy but fulfilling time!  Following a fire in the ‘big house’ in the early 1980s we succeeded in buying Shaw End and its coach house and there began many years of work to restore Shaw End, a grade 2 listed building, to its former state and to convert the coach house to provide four residencies for local families.

The mansion was originally built in 1796 by the Shepherd family, wealthy mill owners who could be found to be living at Field End in the early 1600s. The house, designed by Francis Webster who was responsible for many of Westmorland’s country houses, and about a dozen farms stayed with the family into the 20th century.  We now live at Haveriggs farm nearby which was one of those estate farms.

Today we divide our time between looking after our guests at Shaw End; the upkeep of the properties, and running the 200 acre farm, not surprisingly our days are wonderfully varied! Farming can be hard work and solitary so the opportunity to meet so many different people through letting the apartments for holidays is very welcome and we have made a great many firm friends over the years.

Perfect for

Shaw End is a popular venue for corporate events, family occasions such as reunions, special Birthdays, Anniversaries and, of course, largest of all, Weddings. The house can sleep up to eighteen guests. The ground floor of the house can be arranged to seat guests to dinner or a buffet & the large hall is a useful area for entertainment or for dancing.