Ed

Ed

Francesca

Francesca

The Bespoke by Nature Team

Ed has spent 100s of hours in the Brecon Beacons/Black Mountains and the Wye Valley over the past 10 years or so, whether running, climbing, cycling or walking.  Apart from a huge amount of enjoyment, this has given him a vast amount of local knowledge and he can provide in-depth advice on routes for any of these activities.

Francesca was lucky enough to grow up at Old Great Marlborough. Her parents restored the house from a ruin during her childhood, so she knows it inside out! She has been managing the bookings for the house since a teenager, but from afar. Since having Benjamin in 2014, she and Ed decided to leave their home in Cardiff and move back to the area to launch the business and have a more 'hands on' role with Old Great Marlborough.

 

Jake

 

Jake is Francesca's brother and is an Academy of Culinary Arts' specialised chef who has worked at some of the world's top restaurants - including Logan Brown in Wellington, New Zealand (2009 restaurant of the year NZ) and Noma in Copenhagen, and was chef de partie the under the two michelin starred Nathan Outlaw, at the Capital Hotel in London. Jake moved back to the area with his wife Amie to set up their charcuterie company, Jake's Cured Meats. Jake can provide a range of catering options at Old Great Marlborough, from fine-dining dinner parties through to elaborate BBQs, and will also be providing a selection of cookery masterclasses throughout the year.