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Comments from Guests

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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 [...]

Such a serene little hide away from the real world…

All in all this really was an amazing weekend and to come back to Douglas’ Barn every night really made this a weekend to never forget, we enjoyed being there so much we didn’t even venture out for an evening meal, we just snuggled up in front of the fire and enjoyed each others company. [...]

Walks, Speedwell Cave and possible ballooning

More really helpful comments from Laura (thank you, Laura, so much!)… Little daunted by their aborted helicopter ride (and we can vouch for the beautiful day!) Laura and Andy changed their plans. “So as an alternative to the helicopter we chose to walk around Derwent Valley and the Ladybower/Derwent Reservoirs on the Saturday, which was [...]

Exciting activities to liven up your holiday here

We have received such a helpful email from Laura, a recent guest, responding to our to our quest for sharing of information for the benefit of other guests. Laura managed to pack an enormous amount into her weekend here with Andy, having obviously done a fair amount of useful research beforehand. “The highlight was due [...]

If Carlsberg made holiday cottages

…it would be Douglas’s Barn Not being great telly advert addicts we didn’t quite get the gist of this comment left by a guest today but – judging by his warm appreciation of everything – guessed it was complimentary. Janet and Carol, being more up in the world in these things, assure us that it [...]

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 [...]

Recent Guests' Comments from Douglas's Barn

One or two more comments from our guests who were here over Christmas and the New Year  and enjoyed almost more snow than we did in the Alps! “A wonderful end to the year and beginning of a new one. I think we started planning our next trip the minute we walked in the door! [...]

Where to find the best food? Your recommendations

Good food is a real priority for most our guests  who like us seem to delight in finding excellent local farm shops  and producers,  restaurants and pubs. We are extremely well provided for locally. We try hard to keep up to date  but people’s tastes vary, standards wax and wain, owners come and go, and [...]

Tom's Barn Blog and Gallery going live!

We’re poised, on tenterhooks, about to go live and by the time you read this we will be… Our  ‘blog’ is now a grown up fully revamped Blog and we are trusting it will eventually be as much fun as we hope. Jeremy Brough, our wonderful webdesigner friend, and we, have worked hard on this [...]

Tom's and Douglas's Barns entry on TripAdvisor

This post was originally written in Sept 09; we now have had three comments and all being well will soon have a few more! The Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn TripAdvisor entry is live at last, and we are no longer listed as being in Teeside, which is a help! It certainly confused people, including [...]