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What our guests think of us

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Bean crunching: occupancy stats for our barns

The weather has turned lovely again, which is wonderful. It makes it particularly sad that I should have actually chosen to be indoors at the moment, out of the sun and sitting at the computer rather than tackling the weeds or any other outdoor chore that would have justified my staying outside. And actually, the [...]

Tom’s Barn – is our ‘dog friendly holiday cottage’ really dog friendly?

We have always welcomed (well-behaved) dogs in Tom’s Barn, and are more than happy to do so. From time to time we have also had other pets, such as cats and parrots but by and large it is mainly dogs. With one or two notable exceptions our dog guests are usually beautifully behaved but even [...]

Douglas’s Barn Guests’ Comments – Spring 2010

And here are the comments from our recent guests in Douglas’s Barn… “The accommodation is beautiful, the setting superb. We have really enjoyed our stay here.” April 2010 “Our stay here has been truly relaxing: lovely weather, lovely cottage, perfect hosts. What more could you ask for?” April 2010 “Losing track of how many times [...]

Tom’s Barn Guests’ Comments – Spring 2010

At last I’ve found the time to enter the recent comments for Tom’s Barn. Douglas’s to follow… “At the risk of becoming repetitive another superb week here in Tom’s Barn – John and Marion, wonderful owners, nothing too much bother for them. No complaints! New cooker a doddle, Marion!!” April 2010 “Yet another fabulous week [...]

A Guest Comments on our Blog

(By way of explanation, Derek and Jenny stayed here last year and are returning again soon. While they were staying here they met our then vicar, Christopher Harrison, and one lazy warm evening last year the five of us shared a glass or two of wine sitting outside Tom’s Barn. You can get an idea [...]

Busman's Holiday for our Mystery Shoppers

Well, we have been away for a week, visiting friends and family in Kent and East Sussex, hence the silence on the blog, but of course behind the scenes it has been business as usual. We’ve returned to warm sunshine, evening sundowners outside the barns and talk of barbecues planned for tonight; all the tubs [...]

Tom's Barn Mystery Shoppers' Final Report

Staying as our own guests was an intriguing experience. Not surprisingly, we felt totally at home but at the same time we did feel we were experiencing something special. We had to keep reminding ourselves that we weren’t really on holiday: we were there for quality control purposes! We were warm, beautifully comfortable and more [...]

The Silence of the Mystery Shoppers

Why the strange silence? Had we absconded  for ever to Tom’s Barn? Drowned in the love tub or fled the country…? The last is nearer the truth. We have been down to London where our daughter Ruthie was signing in a concert (in the choir, not as a soloist!) fondly imagining we’d be writing daily [...]

Tom's Barn Mystery Shoppers

Not so mysterious after all, but we are taking the quality research very seriously. We’ve always loved both our barns, and it felt really lovely staying there last night, quite cocooned from the real world and feeling very relaxed and holidayish. We tried another telephone on the line and that doesn’t work either, so what [...]

We've moved in to Tom's Barn!

Well, nobody booked this midweek break Monday 15th (Ides of March) to Friday 18th March so we have with some excitement and unseemly haste, moved in ourselves to enjoy the delights – or otherwise – at first hand. What a difference, just crossing that courtyard, seemed to make, silly as it might sound… we really [...]