Leanne and Patrick, who stayed in Tom’s Barn earlier this month with their beautiful dog, Bailey, have just sent us a batch of five photos which can now be seen in the ‘Your Photos’ gallery. (I couldn’t resist sneaking in this beautiful water lily that John took this morning- it is the most lovely pink!)
Patrick and Leanne really made the very best use of their time here – including a 12 1/2 mile hike round Carsington which is steeper and more tiring and indeed feels longer than many people realise before they set out…
They loved Dovedale and she writes: “We all had a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back next May!”
Meanwhile, in their photo you can spot the newly ‘repaired’ stepping stones. The rumpus about this still rages on. Whatever the rights and wrongs the repair work has certainly been shoddily done and the poor National Trust, which does so much good work quietly and unseen to help keep the banks of the Dove safe and pleasantly walkable for us all finds itself under sustained attack.
Douglas’s Barn is available to book for short breaks 3 or 4 nights between 2 and 20 May 2016. Bookings usually start on a Monday or a Friday but if you want a break that starts on a different day get in touch. We are very flexible with bookings.
There are some new attractions added to the list of treats available with the Premier Cottages special privileges card. Amongst them are Renishaw Hall, Thornbridge Hall Gardens (new discounts), Hassop Station Cafe, Village Green Cafe Eyam, Carsington Water Sports and Leisure, Hartington Cheese Shop.
There are still a few free dates at the end of March/April in both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns. Short breaks, 3 or 4 nights, which are not normally available are on offer. Please look at availability and give me a call or book on line.