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Ben was educated at Ampleforth College and obtained a B.A. Hons degree in Three Dimensional Design from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in 1990. He is a graphic designer and company director. Ben has been managing Fox Cottage in Helmsley, a holiday cottage owned by his mother, Philippa Galloway, for 9 years. Philippa was responsible for the design and redecoration of Pear Tree House in 2018.

Rosie, was born and grew up in Sri Lanka. She is an NHS careworker and works in a local care home which looks after elderly patients with dementia. She is also the housekeeper for Pear Tree House.

Ben and Rosie met in 2017 and married in 2021.

In July 2021 Ben said: Without Rosie’s keen eye for detail, hard work and diligence, I could not have contemplated taking on a second holiday cottage. This is a new venture for us, a joint project, and we are very excited to be undertaking it.