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Archive for November, 2009

Visitrac: Leaving Arrangements: How do we score?

8/10   1  guest 1% 9/10    15 20% 10/10 59            79% Average Score = 9.77 (Total no. of questionnaires returned: 75)

Visitrac: 'Customer Service': How do we score?

8/10    1   guest 1% 9/10     1 1% 10/10 73                97% Average Score = 9.96 (Total no. of questionnaires returned: 75)

Visitrac: Value for Money: How do we score?

8/10    8 11% 9/10   16 21% 10/10 51          68% Average Score = 9.57 (Total no. of questionnaires returned: 75)

Visitrac: Arrival Arrangements: How do we score?

9/10      3 guests 4% 10/10  69 92% N/A       3 4% Average Score = 9.96

Visitrac: Our Admin: How do we score?

Overall handling of booking 8/10   2 guests 3% 9/10    6 8% 10/10      67 89% Average Score = 9.87 (Total no. of questionnaires returned: 75)

Visitrac: Cleanliness: How do we score?

9/10      6 guests 8% 10/10  69 92% Average Score = 9.92 (Total no. of questionnaires returned: 75)

The History of Orchard Farm

Orchard Farm is  one of the older buildings in a village full of old buildings, with parts of it dating back probably to the 1600s, if not earlier. Since then it has been developed and ‘improved’ over the centuries;  the stonework  bears  tantalising evidence of a fascinating mixture of building styles. The oldest part of [...]

What you won't find in Tom's and Douglas's Barns

Disabled access (regrettably) Any hidden extra charges Interfering owners (although they are on the spot if or when you need them) Traffic noise A wild night life locally A convenient local train station Cottages anywhere else quite like them

Our Vision for Tom's and Douglas's Barns

Of ourse, no doubt like all holiday cottages owners, we want them both to be the best. Like all fond parents we think they are the best. We have tried to make them the kind of place we would like to stay in ourselves … And what is that? We want going away to be [...]

The Story of our holiday cottages: The Reality

Marion’s father, Douglas, finally moved up to his new home in October 1999. Her settled in very quickly and happily, having already made a number of good friends in the village. His quarters were completely self-contained but we shared our dining room which could be accessed from either end. Tom’s Barn wasn’t really ready until [...]