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Archive for March, 2011

Haddon Hall – Special Offers for Guests of Peak District Premier Cottages

You may remember hearing that Peak District Premier Cottages, the regional group of Premier Cottages owners, of which we are proud to be members, have been nominated by Haddon Hall as their holiday accommodation providers of choice. Obviously this is something we are all delighted about; but it isn’t just a question of feeling flattered [...]

Where do our guests come from?

At last, thanks to our wonderful web guru, Jeremy, we can show you a postcode map of where all the guests who have booked this year (Jan 1 until March 17 2011) come from. Funnily enough, although we are more or less full until the end of the year, we have only had 36 bookings [...]

Tom’s & Douglas’s Barn guests help support Mary’s Meals

…albeit in a modest way…As many of you know, we strongly urge all our guests to take out holiday cancellation insurance, just in case something untoward should happen that prevents them taking up the holiday at the last minute. With so many of you booking so far in advance it is even more possible that [...]

The Gentle Face of Nature?

John has one or two quite amusing photos showing a less sentimental view of birds and Boots than perhaps we might prefer. We all know cats, even sweet-natured ones like Boots, catch mice and birds and must strike fear in the hearts of these smaller creatures, although no doubt to their relief, with advancing age [...]

Haddon Hall

…Jane Eyre, Judi Dench and then Peak District Premier Cottages…!We are fortunate enough to belong to the Peak District Premier Cottages group – the very dynamic regional section of the national Premier Cottages cooperative of holiday cottage owners. You can see many of our jolly group in the ‘team photo’ taken on the steps to [...]

A Hot Pre-Budget Tip

…from a warm and sunny Orchard Farm…I mean to write at least once a day, but, it seems three days have gone by, and what is there to show for it apart from a continuing warm-wave? However, this beautiful spring day, I have a serious tip to share with you all, which came to me [...]

Peaceful Parwich in the Peak Park

I have been trying for days to upload a (small) map showing which parts of the country all our guests come from. So far success has eluded me so instead we are going to show you two rather lovely Parwich pictures. John got up early this to capture some peaceful morning scenes after a wonderful [...]

A brief (nearly spring) stroll in the garden at Orchard Farm

A few photos taken on Sunday 13th March – the rest you can see in the blog gallery .

Our Barns in Alastair Sawday’s Special Escapes

We are proud to have been invited way back in about 2007 to be included in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Escapes’ website and at present have two separate entries there, one for Tom’s Barn and a second for Douglas’s Barn. Anxious to ensure we haven’t slipped below their standard Sawday’s have just arranged a (routine!) re-inspection  [...]

Douglas’s Barn – Some Recent Comments from our Visitors’ Books

Here are some snippets, all taken word for word from the Visitors’ Book this year – there are more but this will do for the moment! “A wonderful barn with a wonderful welcome – the cake was delicious! Well worth the walk to Tissington for the most tasty sausages. A peaceful and relaxing break…hope to [...]