Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns Transport Policy Statement
It is our aim to ensure that we, and our guests, cause the very minimum disruption and harm to the local environment or to others in our village of Parwich.
We provide all the basic store cupboard and household necessities in the barns and make it easy to prearrange order deliveries so our guests do not have to make needless journeys for provisions once here.
We always inform our guests before they arrive about the possibility of using catering services within the village, and the excellent meat available from the White Peak Butchery in Tissington, a pleasant 2-mile walk from Orchard Farm. We point them in the direction of the Parwich shop-in-the-pub and the few local pubs which are reachable on foot. We provide a slow cooker in each barn (with recipe books) for effortless and nutritious meals.
We provide our guests with information on cycle hire, local transport (such as it is) including bus timetables; we have two bicycles we are happy to lend to guests and can provide them with somewhere secure to keep their own bicycles.
We provide a great deal of information about walks in the area, and particularly the many “walks from the door” that guests and we can enjoy.
Guests are made aware of the many activities they can enjoy locally without using the car at all thus enabling the possibility of choosing a car free break or holiday.
We now only have one car ourselves, and plan our use of it carefully aiming to avoid all unnecessary or duplicated journeys.
It is possible but not easy for guests to arrive here by public transport. If we are able to, we will offer to collect them from or return them to the Ashbourne bus station or one of the minor branch line railway stations between here and Derby.
John and Marion Fuller-Sessions Last reviewed 7 March 2012