Well it’s two years to the day that we took ownership of Old Bears Barn with plans to ultimately be taking B&B guests. It’s been a tumultuous time, from the excitement and sheer exuberance of moving in on 8th August 2018, full of ideas and plans, to the drama that is COVID-19 lockdown, with an awful lot of highs and lows in between. But never for a moment have we regretted our decision to move here; every day we are thankful to live in such a beautiful place.
I was chatting with an elderly long-time resident of Lealholm earlier in the week, a gentleman I hadn’t met before who was sitting in the sunshine outside the Post Office, and introduced myself as the relatively new resident of Old Bears Barn. He knew the property, as most locals do, having been familiar with it long before it was converted into a home and he asked me whether we were planning on staying. Without hesitation my response was “we’re not going anywhere”! And I meant it. I’ve found my happy place, why ever would I want to move?!