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‘Five Star Luxury in the Peak District’

It’ll soon be the end of the year at the rate this year is flying past, but we certainly have achieved already quite a lot in 2014 (but not, yet, the website…). At last we have our latest video up on the website. It’s been on YouTube for a while but for some reason i [...]

Foraging for Free at Fischer’s

Fischer’s is a wonderful restaurant, and one we are proud to support. It  has a Michelin Star and many other awards – but it definitely is not a place one instinctively associates with food for free… However, on Wednesday John and I were fortunate enough to attend a foraging day there, led by Dr Patrick [...]

A Gold Green Award for Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns

—We’re quietly delighted—Do you remember that we had another Green Business (GTBS Green Tourism Business Scheme) Inspection in March? The assessor had hinted discreetly that he was pleased but obviously could say no more because he had to make his report which in turn will have had to have been assessed and – finally – [...]

The RSPB Garden Birdwatch

On January 29th this year we had some very good friends, the Cartwrights, staying with us from Yorkshire. Like so many of us they are very interested in birds and encourage them in their garden; John is very envious of them because one of their ‘garden birds’ happens to be a kingfisher which they frequently [...]

New Garden Furniture for Douglas’s Barn Terrace

…Now we’re just waiting for the roses and clematis to come out…For the last year or so we have been saying we must replace the pub type table on Douglas’s Barn terrace. It is old now, great for eating a meal at or barbecuing but not so relaxing if you just want to relax in [...]

Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns – Romantic AND green!

…We’re Even Greener than We Hoped and our Website Suggests …As many of you will know by now, we had our third GTBS (Green Tourism Business Scheme) inspection last Friday. If you follow the link to their website you will see what this signifies, but basically, to quote them, it means we are ‘committed to [...]

Apologies for The Long Silence

…Back from Beyond? No, just back from Yorkshire…Believe it or not, life goes on as normal in Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns, and Orchard Farm too for that matter, although judging from the loud silence from these parts you might be forgiven for wondering. I am really sorry to have been so apparently lazy but in fact [...]

‘More!’ Demanding (Bird) Babies

…Demand feeding in Practice, in the Bird World…I am told feeding on demand is now (once again) the fashion and preferred choice for many mothers and professionals for human babies but it would apper that this is nature’s way too. We have already shown but will again here on the right let you see John’s [...]

Environmental Quality Mark for Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns

…Receiving our Award at Haddon Hall…I am sorry to have neglected the blog for so many days. We have had a very busy time recently wearing all the different hats that we do and there hasn’t been much ime for anything, let alone gentle ramblings at the computer. Busy? Pimms on the lawns at Haddon [...]

The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark

“The Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) is a pioneering award for businesses that contribute to the conservation and enhancement of the Peak District National Park”…and “only businesses that can demonstrate high standards of environmental management…can qualify for the award”! So, as you can imagine, we were very delighted to hear that we have been [...]