Clive and Maureen Keevil have farmed at Ingsdon Farm for over 40 years and when times became turbulent for farming, in the nineties, bought a derelict barn and land adjacent to their holding, and with the help of a cousin, who was a builder, turned it into a beautiful accommodation facility. They lived here running the farm and successful Bed and Breakfast business for 16 years.
As time went by the couple started to think about the future. Clive would always enjoy his cattle rearing and working the farm whereas Maureen was thinking that she had come to the end of the B&B business and although she enjoyed every minute thought she needed more time to herself, "It was full on for all those years, it's a business that never really stops so a change of lifestyle was needed" says Maureen.
It was about that time that purely by coincidence Maureen had three carpenters staying at the B&B
who were erecting a Potton timber frame home for someone she knew in the village.