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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 [...]

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 [...]

Some Comments from our recent Tom’s Barn guests

…It’s about time to have a catch up…‘Another fantastic visit (their fifth), fully relaxed following our stay.’ Nov 2010 ‘Would definitely revisit. We highly recommend Ladybower Dam, Poole’s Cavern, Bakewell…’ Nov 2010 ‘Came here last year and immediately rebooked. We weren’t disappointed. Once again Marion and John have thought of everything and the place is [...]

Tom’s Barn: a little piece of heaven on earth

…but even in heaven you may need slippers…We have just received this lovely message below from Natashs and Pete who spent a weekend here  recently. We do appreciate comments and suggestions like this, and in future will certainly warn guests about the quarry tile floors. We have thought about providing those little cotton slippers that [...]

Douglas’s Barn: ‘This place is a gem’.

Now here as promised are the latest comments from our guests, gleaned this summer from the Visitors’ Book in Douglas’s Barn. In many ways, Douglas’s Barn is the ‘dark horse’, dwelling with quiet dignity beside  the older, better-known dog-friendly holiday cottage, Tom’s Barn. It has been going just four years. Its name is not reflected [...]

What are our guests saying about Tom’s Barn?

‘What a treat to stay here!’ Here is a selection of the latest comments made by our guests in the Tom’s Barn Guest Book.  Douglas’s Barn will follow tomorrow. All the comments are taken exactly as written,  and can be seen in the relevant Visitors’ Books if anyone wonders if we spend our spare time [...]

How to relax!

Chilling out in Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns“Absolutely shattered!” “I feel so stressed!” Work has been a nightmare!” See how Richard and Joanna enjoyed relaxing with their two Cairns last week: “How hard it was to leave Orchard Farm, Toms Barn was everything we had hoped for and much more. What a fantastic location, buttercup meadows, [...]

News and Pics from Katie and Dan who stayed here last week

Katie and Dan, who spent their honeymoon  here in Tom’s Barn last week have just sent us these lovely photos taken while they were here, with full permission to put them up on the blog for all to see. One evening while they were here this enormous hot air balloon hovered somewhat menacingly over Orchard [...]