The Story begins...
John Carberry, was born John Evans-Freke in 1892 and become the 10th Baron Carbery, inheriting the title during childhood...for some personal reason, he took a dislike to his country of origin...He moved to Kenya , In 1920 and bought 650 acres in Kenya, then a British colony, to develop a coffee plantation.He also dropped his title and changed his name to John Evans Carberry (inserting an extra 'r' in the family name). His coffee plantation was called Seremai, meaning ‘the place of death’ in Maasai , and which was the scene of an ancient battle.
The Carbery farmhouse at Seremai was a single-storey grey-stoned building with a cedar bark shingle roof surrounded by a coffee plantation, black servants and tame wild animals, including chimps and cheetahs, who lived on the estate
The original house built by John Carberry Still stands to date in a quiet and serene environment. Very lonely. Currently boarded up and with a dark basement. But standing here one can only imagine of the once vibrant house it was with all its occupants over the years