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.
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 […]
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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 […]