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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

We’re (briefly) in the Telegraph Weekend section!

For a couple of hours on Monday we almost felt like celebrities, with a photographer here from the Daily Telegraph snapping away at John and me and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns from every angle. Sadly, we didn’t look quite look the celebrity picture but it was fun while it lasted and Gabriel the photographer was [...]