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.
It has been really hot here as it has in most parts of the country. We are getting ready for Open Gardens next Sunday, 25 June 2017. The rose above the stone barn has prolific blooms that we are hoping will still be there at the end of the week. Lots of hot air balloons […]
Chatsworth House played host to RHS flower show for the 1st time this year. The setting is delightful and the show gardens all very natural which is lovely to see in this Peak District setting. Peak District Premier Cottages contributed to the sponsorship of the Experience Peak District garden which won a Silver Gilt medal. […]
The Eroica Festival will be taking place at Friden Grange between the 16 and 18 June 2017. This is one of the most popular events in the cycling and festival calendars and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are ideally placed being only 5 miles from the venue. You do not even need to get in the […]