Good news, you can start planning for those special breaks away in 2016. The calendar has been updated with the 2016 dates and even more good news is that the prices are going to remain the same for next year. For those that prefer Douglas’s Barn, or those that are yet to experience a stay there, it is being offered at a slightly less price for most weeks. The same discount of approximately 5% is still being given for returning guests. Terms and conditions remain the same. Looking forward as ever to meeting all our guests.
There is still an opportunity for a short break, not usually available at this time of year, in Douglas’s Barn between 19 June and the 3 July 2015. Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday available for £455 or you could treat yourself to a weeks break in this tranquil spot in the peak district for £695.
Following re assessment we are delighted that Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns have been awarded a rating of Five Stars by Visit England.I addition they have both achieved a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. This is a real boost for us and confirms that the quality standards that Marion and John worked so hard to achieve are being maintained.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Douglas’Barn has become available to book between 18 May and the 1 June 2015. Full weeks are available, Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. Great opportunity to come and experience the barn and the lovely weather that we have been getting now that spring has arrived. Bookings can be made via the website or give us a call on 01335 390 519. Looking forward to welcoming all our previous and new guests in our first year at Orchard Farm.
Our telephone number at Orchard Farm has been changed back to the original 01335 390 519. Thankfully all the IT and technology issues have been sorted. Please call is you haven enquiry
The internet was re connected yesterday so I am happy to report that we are back on line here in this lovely Peak District village. A big thank you to all our lovely guests that have been very understanding about the lack of internet. To make it even better the weather has been lovely here today, all the spring flowers are out, the lambs bleating in the fields, longer days and a little bit of warmth coming through. Still some availability in Douglas’s Barn for the rest of April. Why not treat yourself to a few days away in this idyllic spot. Happy Easter to all our guests past and present and too all those hoping to join us in the future.
According to the Sunday Times, Parwich is one of the best 50 places to live in Britain!
Come and see for yourselves, and make the most of it with a stay in Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns. Robert and myself are thoroughly enjoying life in Parwich and its surroundings and totally agree with it being one of the best places to live. We look forward to meeting all the lovely people that visit the barns as well as getting to know the people who live in this lovely village.
To top it all there is a welcoming village pub, The Sycamore, that has earned its place in the Good Food Guide 2015.
There are still some short breaks available to book in Douglas’s Barn before the peak season starts early April or why not experience a longer stay in one of our lovely peak district cottages.
We have had such a mixture of weather here over the last week but the sun has still managed to shine most days. This weekend saw the return of snow showers but we still managed a lovely walk with our friends from Monyash to Alport and back down Lathkill Dale. A welcoming cup of tea and a toasted teacake in Monyash was just what was the perfect end to the day’s activities.
The BT communication challenge continues in this idyllic spot but thanks to the BT hotspots around and free WiFi in all sorts of establishments it is business as usual for us. Our next review is the 2 March 2015 so I am keeping my fingers crossed for a successful broadband connection. Meanwhile the barns are continuing to get booked up so if you are hopefully thinking about booking it is worthwhile doing it now.We have received great feedback comments from the lovely people that have stayed in the barns since we took over. All very encouraging for us as the new owners.
Hello everyone our BT communication challenge in this romantic setting is still ongoing but there is some progress in that we have a telephone number that people can at least speak to us on. The number that BT have assigned to us is 01335 390 134. We are still facing the challenge of trying to get the internet re installed in our little Peak District haven and hopefully at the BT summit talks on Friday 20 February discussions may result in the capacity issues being resolved. We can but hope. In the meantime it is business as usual, Since we moved in we have had lots of visitors to the barns and the reviews are great. A big thank you to Marion for holding my hand for a month ensuring that what people have come to expect from the barns is still being delivered but now with a new face and a new smile.
Hello, everyone! It’s Marion speaking, hopefully not too distant a voice from the past but trying to reach out to you in a temporary Orchard Farm communication crisis…
Robert and Angela very much want Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns to continue providing the kind of relaxing holidays so many of you so enjoy here, and part of that is being able to hide away in a little world of your own, whilst remaining in internet connection with families, work, Facebook or whatever.
Which is why Angela has just rung and asked for our help. They had decided to switch to BT for their telephone lines and broadband and today was the big day. In spite of BT’s earnest assurances about smooth changeovers, everything has simply stopped working at all. Hopefully connectivity (that great word) will soon be restored.
In the meantime, if you fail to get through telephoning Angela on 01335 390519, do ring John and me on 01335 390 076 or email us on email@example.com and we will personally deliver the messages to Angela in the morning.
Thursday 12th February 2015