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Reserve List for Last Minute Availability

Both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are fully booked now until August (Douglas’s Barn) and September (Tom’s Barn). But when people have booked well  ahead, cancellations are always on the cards so we are starting a ‘last minute reserve list’ for  those who may have been too late to get the date they wanted earlier. We [...]

Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns: our New Website

Our new-look website was launched late yesterday (Wed 12th Jan) afternoon. Jeremy Brough our webman and friend has worked hard on this, and so in a more modest way have John and I. Now it is up and public we are standing back and patiently tweaking oddities but Jeremy has done such a good job [...]

Revamping the Website for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

We have some exciting news about our website, which sometime next week will transfer to a new format. It won’t look very different, but technically it will be. And it should look (even) better. In fact, if  we were selling a soap powder I expect the headline would have been ‘New Improved!!!’ ‘Now  even better [...]

Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns – Romantic Getaways

- ‘Extra Special Country Retreats’ – We are delighted to report that our barns are featured in the February Country Homes & Interiors magazine, out today, as one of their four selected Romantic Getaways. They must have St Valentine’s Day in mind (which rather impractically for a romantic short break this year falls on a [...]

A White Christmas for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns?

- and a new telly for Douglas’s Barn bedroom – It looks highly likely the snow will stay. Both lots of Christmas guests have arrived safely, and managed to get their cars up the final slope. The barns are warm and snug as usual, and feeling very Christmassy especially with the snow outside (although there’s [...]

Chatsworth Attic Sale

We had a very busy week but not so busy that I couldn’t be tempted to go to this momentous sale with our very good friend (our parents and grandparents were friends) Liza, who drove here from near Oundle on Monday, armed with her £30 Chatsworth Attic Sale catalogue, weighing 4lbs and looking like an [...]

‘Champagne & Shopping’

This will only be of interest to local friends and readers of our blog but I can’t resist sharing a tip/putting in a plug for this event. The 2010 annual DRCS Shopping Fair takes place this week at the Maynard in Grindleford (S32 2HE for those reliant on a Satnav.) Om Wednesday between 4 – [...]

Celebrate New Year in Douglas’s Barn

What a treat for someone! Do you fancy a memorable week in Douglas’s Barn at the end of the year, seeing out 2010 and welcoming 2011? We have just learned this evening that the week is unexpectedly available again, having been booked for months by the same couple as came last year and had so [...]

Peak Park Perfect

Another view of Tom’s & Douglas’s BarnsWhen Simon Tyler of Highlight Media produced our main video a month or so ago, we really wanted to give everyone a flavour of both our barns and their setting, so everyone could have an idea of what they ere coming to in the widest sense. We ended up [...]

Extra ‘Little Extras’ and a Hungarian Goosedown Duvet

Some domestic excitements, too, for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns GuestsTechnological excitements may be all right for some – for those of us poised here at the very nerve centre of the barns at Orchard Farm for example – but may be of little immediate interest or benefit to anyone else. By chance, after a long-awaited [...]