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…
Breaks are available in Douglas’s Barn at a 10% discounted rate between 1 May 2017 and 26 May 2017. A 3 day weekend break or 4 day mid week break is on offer for £410 and a 7 day beak at £625. Why not treat yourself for a few days away in the beautiful Peak […]
Happy Easter to all our guests, past, present and future. Thought today’s guests in Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn would appreciate special cakes.
Ashbourne’s first ever Thursday market in the new location of Civic Square has got off to a bustling start, with traders turning out early to await their first customers. The new location, alongside Waitrose off Shaw Croft, is part of a trial to see if new life can be breathed into the Thursday market, which […]