For The Record

The press came to the property last year when Mrs Claire Farn contacted them concerned about her holiday, Claire and Greg Farn did have their holiday at Dome House in August 2016 and wrote the following email:-On 27 Aug 2016, at 14:16, Claire***** wrote: Dear Robert, Just to say thank you, we all had a fabulous week at the DOME HOUSE® if you do continue to rent, …. we would all love to stay again Many thanks Claire.

When we ran the house as a self catering holiday property we did have issues with the biomass heating system and the pool at one point and a number of bookings had to be cancelled and refunded.
Our last guests left in September 2016 and soon after the house sold;    The house was never Abandoned..

The Neighbour …. ….
Robert and Milla bought the house in the Lake District for £770,000 from the adjoining neighbour, it was a 1980’s house described as an ugly duckling by Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud. That was kind; it was a noddy house, be it a well-built concrete shell. So it was retained and built around with a new lightweight timber structure. It was the ugly ducking comment that got our neighbour a little rattled, forgetting she had sold the 1980’s house built by her and so in revenge for the comments on TV she started a rather nasty dispute about a boundary fence.

The neighbour started a boundary dispute about a fence in the woods over an area of land worth less than £5000, even though the fence was erected when we bought the house from her and it stood for 5 years without complaint. It turns out there was a discrepancy on the drawing prepared for the fence location, so we agreed to mediation and agreed to redraw the boundary line giving away the land, which she pertained she wanted to keep as an ancient wood. The only problem was she had no win no fee solicitors and they wanted us to pay their £18000 fee’s, we couldn’t afford to do that; bearing in mind to that date we had spent £300 in our legal costs. We don’t owe the neighbour anything; in fact she still hasn’t paid our bill for renovating her porch.

The Sale Of Dome House

Dome house became a huge financial burden and eventually there was no option but to sell it; becoming the families greatest challenge.