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Making a Comeback

Feeling a bit like an aged footballer, or boxer, or pop star who suddenly remerges from the shadows of retirement to make a comeback, I shyly peep through the curtain of Saharan dust. I have been quite silent and apparently absent from the blog front for too long. Retired? Retired as a salary earner but [...]


  • It's been wet and windy recently, with some sunny days and none of the flooding of some less fortunate areas although everywhere is pretty wet. If you have any worries about roads or weather before coming here do check with us first; and check also for up to the minute reports during adverse conditions on our village blog. Do also look at these sites: Local weather conditions for BBC reports for Ashbourne. Local road conditions for BBC Travel News #
  • April is filling up. Apart from Easter week we're offering short breaks throughout April. See here for the latest update on availability for Tom's Barn. #
  • The first available date in Douglas's Barn at the moment is on April 11th, thereafter masses of space in April so we're offering short breaks throughout the month apart from Easter week. Things can change very quickly so see here for the current situation in Douglas's Barn. #
  • Since the new iPad - pre-loaded with weblinks to helpful local sites to ensure you can make the most of your time here - we have just had both barns redecorated from top to toe. We also have a new table in the kitchen and an extending magnifying mirror in the bathroom. #
  • As always, lots of new things even since the new Roberts DAB radio/CD/iPod dock, new electric hand-held mixer and iPad for your own use and convenience - namely a complete redecoration and new lighting in the kitchen. Tom's Barn Accommodation click here #

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