Technological excitements may be all right for some – for those of us poised here at the very nerve centre of the barns at Orchard Farm for example – but may be of little immediate interest or benefit to anyone else.
By chance, after a long-awaited trip to London to see Ruthie and Nick we do have some more obviously useful practical purchases to add to the list of what you can expect when you stay here. Firstly, stung by a guest’s admittedly only semi-serious comment about the lack of a bean slicer each barn can now boast a very modern-looking model from Divertimenti in Marylebone High Street!! It wasn’t immediately clear how one is even meant to use it but I am assured they do what they’re meant to.
On a more serious note, we have bought each barn a set of (quite tasteful) plastic picnic-ware from John Lewis for barbecuing and meals outside; we felt they would be much lighter to carry in and out, and less likely to break if dropped while doing so.
And finally, on an even more serious note, we have bought a Hungarian goose down duvet for our guests in each barn. In case anyone is feeling we are going over the top, they were (very) reduced in the Duvet & Pillow Warehouse August online sale; we have one ourselves which we bought last year and it is brilliant – wonderfully warm and light – indeed lighter than the proverbial feather so I hope they will be enjoyed. Of course, we will still have a choice for those with feather allergies or that simply prefer a synthetic duvet.
That’s all the excitements for the moment.
We have new signs above the barn doors so that guests will know which barn is which. Took the opportunity to have a lovely sign made for the house.To finish the job off properly we have installed a couple of parking signs.
The Eroica Festival will be taking place at Friden Grange between the 16 and 18 June 2017. This is one of the most popular events in the cycling and festival calendars and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are ideally placed being only 5 miles from the venue. You do not even need to get in the […]
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 […]