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’.
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 […]