It was cheerful but exhausting. At least we weren’t actually doing the decorating but there was a lot of moving stuff out, moving stuff back, cleaning, sorting, replacing…
Janet and Carol did a fantastic job, coming in quite voluntarily two (extra) evenings to make sure they got everything done in time for our next guests due last Friday. And of course by the time our guests arrived everything looked quite ordered and serene.
We also had the pressure on, this end, making sure we had all the paperwork ready for our ‘green’ inspection for the Green Tourism in Business Scheme, which was scheduled for that very same Friday. The preparation was arduous, but the actual inspection when the time came very pleasant; it will be several weeks before we know the outcome but we are hoping we will move up a notch to the Silver Award section. We will announce the verdict as soon as we hear ourselves!
Happy New Year to everyone and looking forward to welcoming past and new guests in 2018. It may be cold and miserable outside so just the right time to recover from the Christmas festivities in a warm and cosy barn. Short breaks are available throughout the year and the cost of a stay is at […]
Short breaks are available for the rest of the year and still time to book Christmas at Douglas’s Barn. Reduced rates in both barns until 22nd December 2017. Start and end dates can be flexible. Look at Availability and Booking for available dates
We have just been awarded a 2017 VisitEngland Rose Award in recognition of Excellent Customer Service. These awards are given annually to 100 VisitEngland quality assessed accommodation businesses that go the extra mile in order to provide excellent customer service and can only be won once. The nominations are triggered following annual VisitEngland assessment and […]