Townend -Troutbeck

Townend -Troutbeck

Townend was home to the Browne family for 400 years before it was given to the National Trust in 1943.

The farmhouse is brimming with character with a library full of rare books and intricately carved furniture.

Built in 1626 for George Browne who was a wealthy yeoman farmer. The house has been unchanged down the centuries with many rooms still don’t have electric light.

With beautiful gardens a visit here certainly gives you a feel of what a harsh life it once was for the farming community in this isolated place.

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