AFTER finding fame at the age of 13 years old as the lead actor in Yorkshire Dales-set feature film Lad: A Yorkshire Story, Bretten Lord is now the proud owner of a new store on the outskirts of Settle.

Lords Courtyard, on the A65, between Settle and Long Preston, and formerly the home of a variety of businesses, has been completely remodelled into a 'must-see emporium' including country fashion, antiques, art, furniture, and floristry, along with an auction house and restaurant.

Having already proved his entrepreneurial prowess with Lords Antiques and salvage, in Ingleton; established when Bretten was just 20 years old, the new sister site will see the expansion of Bretten’s growing business - with an emphasis on providing a special experience for both young and old alike.

Bretten said: “My goal is to create a destination to compliment the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Within the courtyard it’s possible to get great food, find something nice for the house, bid on something, buy flowers, curiosities and pose for an Instagram selfie. Visiting us will be an experience."

Bretten initially found fame playing Tom Proctor, a teenage boy who befriends a park ranger after the death of his father in the Channel 5 film Lad: A Yorkshire Story.

He said: “I loved playing the role of Tom but ultimately it was more important to me to base my life here in the dales than to move to London. This is my home and I want to contribute to the growing vibrancy of the Dales as well as providing over 10 new jobs and opportunities in the area.”

Lords Courtyard opens tomorrow (Thursday, February 1) at 10am when visitors will be offered a free glass of Prosecco.