Romantic cottages for two in the Peak District

A Facelift for Orchard Farm

What a transformation! And all in the day although no doubt things will quickly start to settle down and soon look a little less pristine. However tempted, I can’t imagine John and I will be out every morning with brooms, rakes and hoses but we have been wondering whether we should manhandle the old garden roller back out of retirement.

We have been waiting ages for this day, but it was worth the wait! Shaun, our hardworking and talented builder who can turn his hand to most things spent all day, working solidly, by hand and with his digger and wacker. What a star! We worried about our guests being disturbed but actually the whole procedure was relatively quiet, and fortunately the chippings were delivered yesterday, mid-afternoon. That was noisy, for a brief while.

We have felt embarrassed at the state of the courtyard and drive for some time, but it is only now that we realise quite just how bad it had become and feel even more shame-faced. John took a batch of photos which I thought would load in chronological order but no! The mass upload has come out in totally random order so we’ll have to leave you to puzzle out the start to finish order!

LATEST NEWS

  • Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn join Friends of the Peak

    We have recently as a business joined Friends of the Peak. This charity is run and managed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and its aim is to safeguard the landscapes of Britain’s first and most beautiful national park. They challenge and campaign against developments that threaten the Peak District’s beauty and tranquillity.They […]

  • Spring clean in the barns

    Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn have been closed this week for a complete repaint and spring clean. The painters have already completed Douglas’s Barn and Janet and Louise have worked their magic to get it all spruced up and ready for business again. Tom’s Barn will be open again next Friday and Douglas’s is available […]

  • Happy New Year

    Happy new year to everyone, hoping it is going to be a good one! We have nearly completed our 1st year here at Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn and what a great year it has been. Met some lovely people, lovely well behaved dogs and a few beautiful babies. Looking forward to the coming year […]

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