The area is still predominantly a rural community with 18 active farms and a further eleven or so agricultural related businesses. Over the last 40 years the number of active farms has fallen from 43 to its present 18. Farms have been sold off in some cases amalgamating with other farms or the land let for grazing. Farmhouses have become residential houses. Farms producing milk have fallen from 37 to the present number of 2.
The are however a number of other local businesses within the area providing a variety of local and even international services. In many instances these are small home-run enterprises and some 60 people are employed full-time and 30 people part time many of whom live in the parish
Click here for Business Support Links and here are some of our local businesses with links to their web sites where available.
Based in South Cumbria, UK, can offer full video product facilities. From the capture of images, using state of the art equipment, to a complete video production. BVS Video Productions
"Impressive wine lists, striking interiors, warm welcomes or enchanting locations?
...only one pub can take the title" ...and its us!
We are delighted with our award and we hope you will pay us a visit and judge for yourself; we look forward to welcoming you!
The Punch Bowl
Welcome to Cowmire Hall in the Lake District, home of the best Damson Gin.
For hard landscaping, ponds, patio, rockeries, turfing, fencing etc. contact Joel Crompton at Terra Firma Landscape Construction, Greenbank Farm, Crosthwaite, Tel: 07786073606. Visit http://www.terrafirma-landscapes.co.uk/
Experience the calming and relaxing effects of a reflexology treatment, a gentle non-invasive massage of reflex points in the feet. Reflexology can help relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep, help to relieve tension and improve sense of well-being.
To make an appointment, phone
015394 44554 (Bowness)
015395 64727 (Milnthorpe)
CAS Access is a contractor specialising in work at height and difficult access, see our website for further details. CAS Access
DC Access are the Tree Surgery and Rope Access Professionals. They offer high quality and safe arboricultural services including tree surgery, tree removal, hedge cutting, stump removal, logging, wood chipping, waste removal and re-instatement of area services. The their website for further details - http://www.dcaccess.co.uk/.
I am a private hire (taxi) service operating from Starnthwaite Ghyll, Crosthwaite.
I am available for journeys of any distance, in and out of the Crosthwaite/ Lyth Valley area and I am available for travel at any time. So if you have to travel very early or late at night do not hesitate to contact me.
I drive a modern MPV with space for six adults. I am fully licensed by SLDC, have full professional taxi insurance, and I have been CRB checked in line with current legislation.
I am also first aid trained with a certificate from St John's Ambulance.
Please bear in mind that I am the sole owner and operator, and sometimes will be unavailable because I need to rest but I will endeavour to meet your requirements when I can.
I hope to be very competitive and give good value. Please call me for prices on my dedicated business number: 07582 510749
Complete re-upholstery of traditional and modern furniture.
Providing a making up service for curtains, loose covers and other soft furnishings.
Chris Rabone Landscapes is a garden design and landscaping business, established in 2001. We have extensive experience in all garden design and landscaping fields. Our team of imaginative designers and landscapers is dedicated to transforming lifeless landscapes into stunning gardens and estates, escapist retreats, play areas and town gardens.
Please call Chris on 01539 552900 or visit us at Studio 4, Halecat, Witherslack
Please visit out website for inspiration www.chrisrabone.co.uk.
The local enterprise agency covering South Lakeland offering a range of business support, grants, planning and environmental advice for new and existing businesses including farm businesses, mostly publicly funded Tel: 01768 800350 or https://cumbriacvs.org.uk/training-and-events/locations/cumbria-rural-enterprise-agency-crea/