We are Duncan & Sandie McCracken, we have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years, having had pubs in Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Chelsea and Bristol. We still have strong ties with, The Sugar Loaf in Bristol, and it is now run by our son and daughter-in-law, James & Teresa. It has been in the family for over 27 years.
We came to Sri Lanka for the first time in April 2004, fell in love with it, bought our land, came back in June 2004 and bought some more land, And planned to come out and build the house at sometime in the future, (Duncans retirement project). However things happened, the loss of someone very dear to us, and of course the Tsunami, helped Duncan to decide to semi retire, and with the help of our friend Antoney, this was all made possible. Duncan arrived here in July 2005, and the house was started the very next week, and was ready for us to move into in Febuary 2006. I arrived here in January 2006.