So much has been happening the last few days although following our blog you might wonder as I appear to have been rendered temporarily silent. Not for long…
As well as everything else, Facebook has been on my mind this week. The straightforward news is that the 19 Peak District holiday cottage owners who like us have been lucky enough to be accepted into the Premier Cottages cooperative of 5 and top end 4 Star private cottage owners have started a Peak District Premier Cottages Facebook page.
We don’t really know what direction it will take but one imagines it will become a meeting place for owners to share news and views with each other and their guests and interested friends; it would be a good place to tell everyone about interesting events in the area, and possibly to find out what people think about certain topics.
Who knows? We haven’t any grand plan, although we do know that our first priority is to get a proper title ‘Peak District Premier Cottages‘ as our url rather than the mile long code we have at present. Apparently we can achieve this when 25 + people have ‘liked’ the site. So – if you are a Facebook user – do have a look at the site and if you can in all honesty click that ‘like’ button and even possibly suggest how you could find it entertaining or useful (or not!) that would be fantastic.
Now the confident tone begins to falter. The ‘we’ I have been using above is as a Peak District Premier Cottage owner and ‘administrator’ of our page. As an owner of Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns the ‘we’ speaking is very shaky (and John is even shakier, if that’s possible).
I have a personal Facebook Marion Sessions profile which I use from time to time, badly but enjoyably – you are very welcome to have a look. Years ago, in the days when on Facebook you couldn’t have a ‘business’ page Nick set up a Tom’s Barn page like a personal page which being extremely law abiding I felt uneasy about so have on the whole conveniently forgotten about, but it does still exist.
Then daughter Ruthie, set up a Holiday Cottages in the Peak District ‘group’ from her profile, with her, Nick and me as administrators; instead of friends we have members so in effect it is like a fan club rather than a business…
These days you now can (see above!) set up a Facebook ‘business’ page which if possible I need to be able to convert the two previous pages into. Can anybody help? Please! We had Caron – a Social Media guru of some repute – staying in Douglas’s Barn last weekend so I shall direct her to this cry for help too.
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.