The inspiration for our name is the doughty Herdwick sheep, a breed unique to England’s Lake District and symbolic of the rugged beauty and charm of this special landscape.

Peter and Kate have had a long association with the Lake District.  Peter first came here at the age of eight, and apart from a gap of a few years when he was at university, has been coming to the Lake District ever since.  When they married, Peter and Kate spent their honeymoon in the Lake District.  Eventually, they were lucky enough to be able to buy a holiday home on a quiet farm to the east of Windermere.  Since then they have spent much of their free time there.  

In 2007 the opportunity arose for them to start a joint business making handmade houses and period furniture inspired by the Lake District.  They felt a distinctive sheep would be the ideal logo for a unique brand. 

These days it's not just about making Lake District houses and furniture.  They have  become specialists in bespoke commissions and also offer a range of cottage and furniture kits.


Kate has always been interested in the dolls house hobby and for many years has been restoring and making furniture for her own houses.  Peter has been a keen model-maker all his life and the transition from ships and tanks to houses has proved to be a surprisingly natural one. 

When in the Lakes, they do a lot of walking with their English Springer spaniel.  So, they happily combine both work and pleasure in this remarkably beautiful landscape, and never cease to be grateful for their good fortune.

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