Shockingly, over a week has passed since we last updated, and a lot has happened. As far as our barns are concerned the most significant is that we are to be inspected on Friday next (5th May). As well as the actual inspection, which is usually pretty rigorous, one has to be sure to have all the paperwork from inventories policies and procedures – Fire, Risk Assessment, Access etc etc.
More cheerfully, the St. George’s Day parade and service last weekend (followed by the church fete on the village green) was a splendid and moving village occasion and made one feel very proud and privileged to be part of the Parwich community.
We had staying with us our friends Morag and Joe from Cumbria, who were most impressed with everything, envious of all the community involvement and who thoroughly enjoyed the day. Similarly our friends Mary and Piers, who stayed with us this weekend, very much entered into the spirit of things, loving the May Day concert in the church (will the organ ever sound the same again?!) and the very impressive Skills Day on Monday. What a wealth of talent (sometimes unsuspected) lies in the village…
Personally I passed a significant milestone, managing over the weekend a walk to Tissington on Sunday and to Brassington on Monday, my first real ventures on rough ground since breaking my ankle on the snows of the Alps at Christmas! Quite a personal triumph although it does mean I have no excuses left!
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.