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Douglas’s Barn: Our Guests’ Thoughts this Spring

…Some comments from the Douglas’s Barn Visitors’ Book…Douglas’s Barn’s turn now – once again, I will put those with specific recommendations in a separate post. But first I am going to slip in an emailed comment from a lovely couple who stayed with us in April and who have agreed that we can publish their [...]

Tom’s Barn: Spring 2011 Extracts from the Guest Book

Below are some comments that our guests have left. I have already listed and posted separately  several with useful suggestions and recommendations about  where they’ve been – always helpful for others who may be looking for ideas. There is so much to do locally, no one should be short of ideas but choices have to [...]

Comments and Local Recommendations from our Guests

…With lots of links so you can see for yourselves…These comments below all come from the Visitors’ Books too, but as they have some very helpful recommendations I have extracted them and put in links to help any research (I haven’t repeated any links (e.g. the George, which doesn’t appear after the first one). I [...]

Trying to Keep on Top…of everything

…A tall order, indeed…We really do try to keep on top of things, as best we can… On one level that is relatively easy, trying to keep a critically objective eye on the state of the barns, decorating and replacing before necessary rather than after, so that the barns always look pristine and well-equipped, although [...]

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 [...]

Tom’s Barn – A Selection of this year’s Visitors’ Book Comments

Here is the latest selection of comments, mostly taken from our Tom’s Barn Visitors’ Book. Occasionally we may slip in a comment from en email received, but wherever from, we absolutely promise that they are all genuine. Douglas’s Barn’s to follow shortly. “What a fantastic cottage! All the small details – flowers, informative files and [...]

Tom’s Barn: Sexy place/love nest…?

According to the Times Travel section Sat 12 Feb 2011… With Valentine’s day fast approaching, and with both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns having frequently been identified as romantic cottages for two I suppose we shouldn’t have been surprised to find Tom’s Barn selected by Kate Quill of the Times for her list of 18 “Love [...]

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 [...]

Interesting Facts & Figures or Useless Stats

- Looking back over the past year – It is traditional at the start of a new year to look back over the past one, so for those that like such things, here are some stats for 2010, with due credit to SuperControl which has supplied most of them… Occupancy: Tom’s Barn 98%; Douglas’s Barn [...]

Douglas’s Barn: update on what our guests think

Recent snippets gleaned from the Visitors’ Book‘A fantastic cottage and location; thank you for all the small things like marmalade (yum!) and eggs. Would love to come back. For food: we had a great meal at the Coach and Horses in Fenny Bentley.’ Nov 2010 ‘Beautiful cosy cottage, exceeded our hopes. Had a wonderful relaxing [...]