A quite beautiful day today and an action filled one, by any account. (Photos to come, tomorrow.) With an enormous lot of help and generous good will we managed to get two cars off the premises and safely parked at the bottom of the slope, dig out and push both the ‘milk girl’ and her van to safety and also James the Riverford Organic Veg man, both wonderful people having braved the frozen heights to deliver to us at Orchard Farm, risking in the process having to stay here until the thaw sets in.
The sun shone, the snow sparkled in a dazzling fashion all day, our amazing neighbour John K ploughed a track from one of our gates to the other, David G shoveled an impressive amount of snow and we suddenly feel almost civilized again, helped by a tot of whiskey thoroughly enjoyed in the sunshine after all their exertions by the Orchard Farm team of guests, neighbours and good friends.
Our new guests arrived safely later, wisely parking in the village and now all is peaceful and settled for the weekend.And hardly a snowflake has fallen all day but apparently, more is due…
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.