Sally Tremlett is one half of the care company Sally&Sarah. A nurse sister all her life, she set up the care service with nurse and friend Sarah McLain when they hit their fifties to provide 'the kind of nursing we would choose for our own family'.

Sally is married to anaesthetist Mike Tremlett who is heavily involved in charity work for Northern Cleft Foundation, a UK charity providing free corrective surgery to children in India, born with cleft lip and palate deformities.

They live in Hutton Rudby and have four grown-up children. We check in to find out Sally’s luxe things in life…


The team at Sally&Sarah which is 15-strong now. My own family of course and Sarah, who I’ve known for 17 years – we met through our husbands working together in the NHS.


For a weekend > London. I just love walking, looking, shopping, maybe a theatre visit or an exhibition at the Tate.

A long holiday > I’ve just come back from India. I met up with Mike who had been out there with the Northern Cleft Foundation. We went to some really remote places. In Satpuda, we went to a WWF project that protect wild tigers. We caught a glimpse of Indian bears and birdlife. We visited a beautiful Kasaranga Park in Assam in the north of the country where they are trying to breed one-horned rhino, went on an elephant safari and to the tea plantations – all very memorable.

A treat > A spa – Rockliffe is my favourite.


Best food > Indian food anytime.

Best wine > Not a massive wine drinker but I love gin – we recently had a great day out at the Gin Festival in Leeds.

Favourite restaurant > The Crathorne Arms. Lovely food and usually catch up with plenty of people we know!

Perfect weekend > Seeing all the children together in one place.


Getting on my bicycle and heading to the Moors for a cycle and a coffee and a cake stop. I like to go with friends but am also very happy on my own! This summer I did the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation – 54 miles on the hottest day of the year! More than 14,000 people take part and getting to the end makes you feel like you’ve won the Tour de France!

Best telly > Bones, Happy Valley, The Bridge.


Best shopping city > Leeds or Tonbridge Wells – I buy a lot of stuff in the Jaeger sale!

Favourite shop > Hoopers, Fenwick, Russell and Bromley.

Luxe retail treat > Russell and Bromley shoes – if I find some that I like then I will happily buy five pairs!

Best buy > My road bike.


Perfect party > With family and friends, something like a ceilidh is always great fun.

A memorable night out > We always enjoy the annual Northern Cleft Foundation dinner dance. Sarah usually comes along too, it’s a nice event.

Best dress > Cycling kit! Or sports gear – I should’ve got married in gym kit.

Dinner date > Mike or Pierce Brosnan.


Skiing – I love the French Alps, being outside in the snow and sun – I’d like to go to Canada next.

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