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A Hot Pre-Budget Tip

…from a warm and sunny Orchard Farm…I mean to write at least once a day, but, it seems three days have gone by, and what is there to show for it apart from a continuing warm-wave? However, this beautiful spring day, I have a serious tip to share with you all, which came to me [...]

Peaceful Parwich in the Peak Park

I have been trying for days to upload a (small) map showing which parts of the country all our guests come from. So far success has eluded me so instead we are going to show you two rather lovely Parwich pictures. John got up early this to capture some peaceful morning scenes after a wonderful [...]

Our Barns in Alastair Sawday’s Special Escapes

We are proud to have been invited way back in about 2007 to be included in Alastair Sawday’s ‘Special Escapes’ website and at present have two separate entries there, one for Tom’s Barn and a second for Douglas’s Barn. Anxious to ensure we haven’t slipped below their standard Sawday’s have just arranged a (routine!) re-inspection  [...]

Some Beautiful Tom’s Barn Guests

We could well be talking about our human guests but actually now it is dogs we have in mind. We do get some really beautiful dogs, and most of them not only lovely to look at but very well behaved and with manners to match. It makes it a real pleasure welcoming dogs, which only [...]

Tom’s Barn Dog Parade

We have had our ‘annual’ (last one was in June 2010) inspection today. It is always a tense moment. There is quite a lot of work beforehand making sure the paperwork is up to date and that one has done everything one was meant to do after the previous inspection. There is also that underlying [...]

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 [...]

Orchard Farm update

You might imagine from the long silence that John and I had embarked on another little series of holiday jaunts, possibly to sunnier climes, but no such luck. We have been firmly and happily rooted here, but very busily so. Two more village funerals, one of which was for poor Janet’s father, who has not [...]

Autumn at Orchard Farm

All around us the leaves are just beginning to turn and everywhere is looking very beautiful. John took this photo this morning and I couldn’t resist sharing it here although it does look better on the big screen and even better in real life! We’ve picked the last of our damsons, are doing our best [...]

Peak Park Perfect

Another view of Tom’s & Douglas’s BarnsWhen Simon Tyler of Highlight Media produced our main video a month or so ago, we really wanted to give everyone a flavour of both our barns and their setting, so everyone could have an idea of what they ere coming to in the widest sense. We ended up [...]

Friendly Parwich – International Hotspot?

We had a very good friend here for the day last week, Meg, who although English by birth has lived in the States for most of her life, with an American husband and  three American children. She had escaped the stifling heat of Washington DC for a brief nostalgic visit to her homeland, visiting family [...]