The cold weather continues, the snow covers the surrounding hills and valleys and Parwich sparkles in the bright sunlight (at least it has been all day). We haven’t had any fresh snow today; people have been getting into Ashbourne via the Alsop road which we are told is perfectly OK if you take it slowly.
For guests who may be feeling anxious:
In ten years we have never ever had any of our guests unable to reach Parwich and us. However, there always may be a first time…? What is most likely is that you will get to Parwich perfectly well, but the final 200 yards up the little slope and round the corner to Orchard Farm may prove the last straw. Don’t let your courage fail!If this final stretch threatens to defeat you, park your car safely at the bottom of the slope, give us a ring if you have a signal, or walk up the road if not. We (the royal we as one of us is on crutches) will come down to meet you with a wheelbarrow etc to cart your possessions up. The crutch bearer will meanwhile be preparing a restorative mulled wine or hot coffee (or both).
Finally: a promise:
If on the day you are due to arrive, Parwich – and therefore Orchard Farm – is completely cut off and generally declared inaccessible from the outside world, we will offer you an equivalent break at another available date at no extra cost to you.
If on the other hand you make a personal decision for whatever reason not to risk it, although the village itself is generally deemed accessible, that will be a matter between you and your Holiday Cancellation Insurance provider.
Short breaks are available for the rest of the year and still time to book Christmas at Douglas’s Barn. Reduced rates in both barns until 22nd December 2017. Start and end dates can be flexible. Look at Availability and Booking for available dates
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Due to a late cancellation Douglas’s Barn has become available from 23 to 30 October 2017. Full week, Monday to Monday or part week Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Late deal rates, 7 day break £495, 3 night weekend, Friday to Monday or 4 day Monday to Friday break £345.