Wobbly Wednesday? Wistful Wednesday? John said today, Wednesday December 28th, had been dubbed something alliterative but he couldn’t remember quite what. Woeful Wednesday? Certainly not Wonderful Wednesday… so we think we’ll plump for Wobbly Wednesday. (In fact John now tells me it was none of these guesses, but ‘Whisk-Away’ Wednesday.)
We knew from past experience that for all the same reasons, early in January is always extremely busy and all the travel writers and newspapers cash in on the fever of booking mania which no doubt they themselves have stirred up in the first place. What we don’t remember ourselves is any panic actions before New Year.Last year we got precisely one booking on the 28th, and only three between Christmas and New Year (and then really masses during January.) So far we have had one booking today, which hardly suggests panic booking; in fact as 2012 must be nearly half booked already our guests – especially those far-sighted dog-owners, who, having found a dog-welcoming-top-quality-for-humans-too Five star cottage that suits them plan their holiday here well in advance just to be sure of getting in at all. Anyway, just to remind anyone who hasn’t noticed, if you want to take advantage of 2011 prices which are roughly 5% less than 2012’s (perhaps it should have been a higher rise, given the way everything else is going up) you have until Saturday to book. After that we move to 2012 prices.
Meanwhile, have a very happy run up to the New Year. For those of us who have only just about got used to writing 2011 it is hard to believe we are now nearly in 2012. We sincerely hope we all have a good and peaceful and happy year. Meanwhile, to end on a cheering note, how can anyone feel too woeful, weak or wobbly when we have roses, ceanothus and snowdrops flowering together and the weather is mild and the days are already beginning to lengthen; but if planning to whisk yourselves away by booking one of our two barns for a relaxing holiday next year helps you face the future, so much the better!
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 […]