The cottages belong to the Wells family business and we run the cottages along with our wonderful team. Here is a potted version of our history explaining our involvement in this project.
It was almost 50 years ago that the family company of A J Wells and Sons opened for business as an engineering company involved in a wide range of activities from car and agricultural machinery repairing to the manufacture of wrought iron gates.
After only a few years the Company started to manufacture wood burning stoves and still does to this day in our factories here on the Isle of Wight, selling the Charnwood brand of clean burning, highly efficient stoves throughout the UK and to many markets around the world including the EU, Japan, Australia and the US. Our early stoves required parts to be vitreous enamelled so in the late 1980s, after many supply problems, we decided to commission our own vitreous enamel plant. This led to further opportunities for branching out and we are now a major supplier of vitreous enamel, and other signage to London Underground ltd as well other exciting projects including Vlaze enamelled products and Bodj fairtrade fireside.
In 2014, recognising the beautiful location of Moor Farm, we purchased the, semi derelict barns and outbuildings on the site here with the intention of turning them into four comfortable dwellings so others could share this gloriously peaceful place and return home refreshed. You can see in the cottages examples of our enamel work, the kitchen work tops and the bathroom showers. All four cottages are fitted with Charnwood wood burning stoves for when the weather is extra chilly.