We are a husband and wife team who took over Cross Lane House in November 2019.


Working in London over the last few years, the countryside became our haven. With Ellen having spent most of her teenage years growing up in the area, we got to know Exmoor well and couldn't wait to return to re-open a business and immerse ourselves into our local communities. Ellen's background largely consists of Hospitality, Private Dining and Events, working in an array of establishments, most recently within a wonderful team at Fortnum & Mason. 

Billy, brought up in South East London, has a background in photography, film production and advertising. Having worked on a variety of projects including films such as Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' and various TV commercials - Billy decided he was fed up with his South Eastern Commutes and much preferred the idea of a career in the country. 

It's an exciting new adventure for us. Our hopes and dreams for this lovely 16th century building nestled in the beautiful Exmoor National Park, is for Cross Lane House to be a 'home-from-home' a 'pillar in the community' and an escape from the hustle and bustle of life for those that need it!

We look forward to you being a part of the journey and hope to see you through our doors soon. 

Billy & Ellen x 


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Cross Lane House 

Allerford, Exmoor National Park


TA24 8HW


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