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.
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 […]
Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn have been closed this week for a complete repaint and spring clean. The painters have already completed Douglas’s Barn and Janet and Louise have worked their magic to get it all spruced up and ready for business again. Tom’s Barn will be open again next Friday and Douglas’s is available […]
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 […]