We are proud to have been invited way back in about 2007 to be included in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Escapes’ website and at present have two separate entries there, one for Tom’s Barn and a second for Douglas’s Barn.
Anxious to ensure we haven’t slipped below their standard Sawday’s have just arranged a (routine!) re-inspection this coming Tuesday 15th March and we are using this opportunity to have now not two but just one entry for our two barns so it will be interesting to see how the inspection goes, and assuming/hoping all goes well, reading our new description. Their editors do manage to capture the spirit of a place very astutely and attractively – quite an art!
Sawday’s travel guides and websites are much respected and our inclusion in the Special Escapes website is an important source of contacts for us and has brought us many delightful guests. It works for us both ways, because we always tend to look to Sawday’s recommendations ourselves when planning a trip away, most recently and happily on a trip this week to Norfolk for a sad family funeral and inevitable happy family reunion afterwards.
We spent one night at The Windmill at Cley which we knew well already and the second at Burgh Parva Hall in Melton Constable which we didn’t know before but would happily return to.
Once again it has been interesting and helpful becoming the ‘consumer’ rather than the provider. We find we are always learning…
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 […]
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 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 […]