Trill Farm in Devon is the starting point of a gentle revolution for the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies

 

A 17th-century farm in the West Country is the idyllic starting point for an entrepreneur’s gentle revolution.

 

 

There are jackdaws arguing on a sloping barn roof and the mildly tremulous muttering of hens as they go about their inscrutable business in the yard below. Overhead the sky is still and blue. Roses climb around doorways, and clumps of feverfew and santolina, foxgloves and valerian bathe in dappled sunlight. Swallows swoop and unseen birds chirp, and apart from the hum of bees, there is no other sound to be heard. This is Trill Farm in Devon, built in the 17th century, set in an ancient wooded valley five miles from the sea. You would imagine that Trill has been like this for 100, even 200 years – a dozing English farmhouse, timeless in the clear morning light – but you would be wrong.... Read the full article in The Telegraph...