Don’t get the wrong idea. If you stay at Tom’s or Douglas’s Barns we can’t promise a proposal, and realise that the very thought might be enough to terrify many of you away completely.
It’s not often that you can completely escape from normal life, with all its pressures and stresses, and more than one guest has confided to us that the only place they feel really safe and able to relax is Tom’s, or Douglas’s Barns.
What we can promise for everyone is peace, quiet, calm and great comfort, and the invaluable opportunity to be somewhere where you can be yourselves: not someone’s boss or employee, not someone’s son or daughter, not someone’s mother or father. This is more precious than you might realise.
The mobile signal is not brilliant, you have a landline in both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barn but you can choose not to divulge the number. You can really escape – effectively simply disappear.
There’s no traffic noise, no sirens, no police cars: life can completely slow down to your own pace, not one forced upon you. There’s nothing else to concentrate on but yourselves. What will we do today? Where shall we walk? Where shall we eat? Or shall we just stay put and completely relax – chat, read, write, watch, listen, chill…
Talking to some returning guests today, we realise just how incredibly valuable this is. It is a very big ‘little extra’ yet it is invisible and has to be experienced rather than described. Its healing powers are immense.
And we’re just humbly grateful, that thanks to our setting, we can provide our guests with this wonderful ‘big extra’.
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.