We are rather pleased with ourselves, having managed to buy some really super stainless steel cutlery for both barns. What we already had was fine, but this was such a good bargain and with more implements – ‘place settings’, from a lovely shop in Bakewell which sadly is having a closing down sale, that we couldn’t resist them. The now redundant sets will move into our kitchen – you can see we have our priorities right (or the family might say, maybe not!)…
Do have a look at our Parwich village website. There is always plenty of news; the village hall has been razed to the ground revealing interesting novel views. They have dug out the ground to reduce the height of the new building and are now drilling 100m down for the ground source system (yes, it really is 100m which is quite far down. Everything possible is being done to ensure the building is as ‘green’ and cost saving as can be.
Also on the website, there are some lovely photos of Parwich, many of them taken by John, our own resident photographer. As you can see from the two photos below, the leaves have turned and the days are very definitely autumnal, although the weather remains perfect for walking. The B5056 – our main road into and out of Ashbourne is now apparently permanently closed for the next year and possibly longer while they decide what to do and then hopefully do it.
Finally, an idle rambling, but we are pondering what a ’boutique’ holiday cottage is? Are our two barns actually providing a boutique self-catering holiday accommodation experience after all? A relevant website is trying hard to persuade us that we are (and to advertise, of course) but we have yet to be convinced. Apparently we are a boutique experience, and someone has even suggested ‘bijou’ but we don’t really think that sounds right.
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
We have just been awarded a 2017 VisitEngland Rose Award in recognition of Excellent Customer Service. These awards are given annually to 100 VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile in order to provide excellent customer service and can only be won once. The nominations are triggered following annual VisitEngland assessment and […]
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.