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‘The best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in’

***Douglas’s Barn: Perfection in the Peak District***Do you believe in TripAdvsaor? ‘The best’, ‘perfection’, ‘luxury…’. What does that mean to you and me? It is hard to strike a balance, between a discreet modesty and blatant bragging but I am afraid today this will be nearer blatant bragging than we feel comfortable with. However, we [...]

Certificat d’Excellence pour Tom’s Barn et Douglas’s Barn

…Laureat 2012 (2012 Winner)…I know we’ve been dashing thither and thither recently, but I bet you didn’t know that Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns has been on the move too: we appear to have been transported to France… A few days ago we received this rather handsome table plaque from TripAdvisor, accompanied by a warm letter [...]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

…“A wonderful romantic retreat – just bring the Champagne.” …April 2, 2012…You’ll have to excuse the far from excellent iPhone photograph of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence’ we are very proud to receive (taken rather hastily by me and certainly not JF-S in case you were wondering). As a traveller, like more and more others [...]

Parwich: TripAdvisor’s “Travellors’ Choice” Destination for 2012??

***Parwich, Baslow or London…?***Will Parwich beat London – or even Baslow – for TripAdvisor’s latest Travellors’ Choice Awards? This evening I received an invitation to rate these three destinations; could this be the first hint that Parwich has reached the UK’s short list for this year’s awards? Sadly, probably not, but let’s see what the [...]

A TripAdvisor Bouquet for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns?

………….TripAdvisor Identifies the Top 4 Points that our guests appreciate most……….“Be Warned!” Our latest TripAdvisor review starts off rather worryingly, as if our steady flow of guests is to be put off in a stroke … But no! Thankfully the reviewer goes on to say of Tom’s Barn “this as a dog owner is the [...]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

Through the post the other day came this most impressive certificate from TripAdvisor, accompanied by a letter congratulating us on achieving “one of the most powerful recommendations – the endorsement of other guests“. John has photocopied the certificate (we were only sent one) and we have proudly put one in each of our two holiday [...]

Is this how to get Six Stars?

Dudley, who stayed in Tom’s Barn  a couple of weeks ago, posted a charming and very discreet photo on TripAdvisor of his wife in the Tom’s Barn bath.  It was  spotted very quickly by a regular guest  in Douglas’s Barn who obviously felt he had been shortchanged. He writes “We see from an entry on [...]

Where is our water?

Severn Trent are not our favourite people at the moment. I very much doubt that anyone from Severn Trent will ever see this moan but it does one good to get it off the chest. It turns out that some parts of the village (but not us) were warned that their water supply might be [...]

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 [...]