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Archive for January, 2010

Latest weather and leg update

The snow and freezing temperatures have lasted nearly a month now.  Jolly jaunts into Ashbourne or carefree walks to local pubs are distant memories, trapped as we are by the external conditions and my being ‘legless’. Not so trapped that we haven’t enjoyed two lovely evenings recently with local friends… Our guests are coping far [...]

TripAdvisor Reviews

We are delighted to discover that we now have eight reviews on TripAdvisor. Thank you, all eight couples! All being well eventually we will have some more. It took a long time to get going. For some time obscure reason TripAdvisor had us as situated just outside Stockton-on-Tees. This was thoroughly confusing to all concerned [...]

Latest weather report

The cold weather continues, the snow covers the surrounding hills and valleys and Parwich sparkles in the bright sunlight (at least it has been all day). We haven’t had any fresh snow today; people have been getting into Ashbourne via the Alsop road which we are told is perfectly OK if you take it slowly. [...]

Cold weather accommodation

We can provide suitable accommodation despite the cold weather

Recent Guests' Comments from Douglas's Barn

One or two more comments from our guests who were here over Christmas and the New Year  and enjoyed almost more snow than we did in the Alps! “A wonderful end to the year and beginning of a new one. I think we started planning our next trip the minute we walked in the door! [...]

Where to find the best food? Your recommendations

Good food is a real priority for most our guests  who like us seem to delight in finding excellent local farm shops  and producers,  restaurants and pubs. We are extremely well provided for locally. We try hard to keep up to date  but people’s tastes vary, standards wax and wain, owners come and go, and [...]

Weather Report and latest Health Bulletin

It has snowed, heavily, all day in Parwich, to the delight of anyone on holiday or under the age when road-conditions-neurosis hits in. The whole village is white and wonderful and the Parwich young were sledging until past nightfall on the hill opposite. See Wintery Fun in the Gallery for some local photos. Meanwhile, those [...]