Chris and Tracey both grew up in North Devon before getting married and moving away. Both passionate about North Devon they couldn`t wait to return with their young family and they have been here ever since !
They have two daughters. Hannah, who is a vice principal at a large comprehensive school in Surrey and Pip who is married to Jon and lives locally with her two children Flinn and Etta – who can often be found here on the farm .
Chris has had numerous jobs over the years including working in a five star hotel , various farming jobs and running his own steel fabrication and welding business – which he now no longer has time to do ! He loves his life on the farm with his guests – young and old alike and only usually only leaves the farm to go to Mole Valley Farmers or have a day out hunting ! He is is very passionate about his animals and the countryside he lives in and is very happy to share his wealth of knowledge with the visitors and as one Dad said ` everyday is like a school day at North Bradbury’. He took this as a compliment !
Tracey, who is a qualified Nursery Nurse, has worked in various jobs with children, from nannying and working with Autistic children to opening and running her own 50 place Day Nursery , which she ran for 17 years before `retiring ‘ to North Bradbury Farm! Tracey loves children , gardening and cooking. So everyday while Chris is outside doing the feed runs and looking after the farm she is baking, keeping the farm shop stocked and tending the gardens – including the vegetable garden. Both very socialable they always have time for their guests, whether it is to suggest an outing, give directions, offer advice on childcare .
They both love living in North Devon and feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful part of the country and being able to share their wonderful lifestyle with the guests, some of whom that have been coming for years and have become great friends hence their motto `arrive as guests and leave as friends’ .