About Shaw End Mansion
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.
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.