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Midweek Romantic Break for Two

…Can you give yourselves a pre-Christmas treat?… We have availability in Douglas’s Barn this very coming Monday, November 28th! Rather late in the day we have woken up to this glaring fact and are wondering whether there are any among you who have the efficiency, time and enthusiasm to snap up a one-off chance like [...]

Calling all Honeymooners with a Saturday Wedding Date

…And at the same time everyone who would like a short break in the summer…We are all for romance and all for honeymoons. I couldn’t resist starting with this historic photo (of a photo) of a wedding at Orchard Farm about a century ago, when the barns really were working cowsheds and the facilities in [...]

The Mystery Shoppers Target Douglas’s Barn

…Is anywhere safe from their beady eyes…?Who are these people? Probably not the Hotel Inspector (no TV cameras about) nor Mary Portas unless she’s moving from shops into self-catering accommodation… We can reveal that it was John and Marion from next door, no less, fond next door neighbours maybe but just as potentially critical as [...]

Some Guests’ Comments from Dog-Friendly Tom’s Barn

“The best equipped, stocked and presented cottage we have ever stayed in!” You don’t have to have a dog to enjoy a wonderful holiday in Tom’s Barn. Many but by no means all of our Tom’s Barn guests do come with a dog, or two, but we do our very best to ensure, especially for [...]

Booking Some Pleasure for 2012

—At last you can book your 2012 holiday in Tom’s & Douglas’s Barns online!—This rather beautiful water lily on our pond is the nearest we could get to a lotus -  a wonderful gleam of light in the dark… With all the current gloom and financial doom it feels – it is -  all the [...]

Birds leaving home and a honeymoon in Tom’s Barn

An eventful few days in the bird world, with one bit of bad bird news… Our three little blue tit chicks tried to leave their nest ( i.e. hole in the wall) yesterday. But after all the parents’ loving attention and sheer hard work continuously feeding them two of the three didn’t make it, but [...]

Tom’s Barn – Too Late Now for a Midweek Surprise Self-Indulgence…

For the first time since February last year (when we withdrew Tom’s Barn from availability for ten days while it was completely redecorated) and – oh yes – another sudden illness cancellation in March lst year (when we moved in for a break oursleves!) Tom’s Barn lies empty!! It doesn’t feel right, and of course [...]

A Very Special Visit

§The William and Catherine Honeymoon Boudoir?§When we were children my brother sister and I were always told that April 1st jokes stopped at noon. Was that just our parents feeling they couldn’t cope with more than half a dayful of what we children thought were hilariously convincing jokes or is that idea widely held? Anyway, [...]

Tom’s Barn: Sexy place/love nest…?

According to the Times Travel section Sat 12 Feb 2011… With Valentine’s day fast approaching, and with both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns having frequently been identified as romantic cottages for two I suppose we shouldn’t have been surprised to find Tom’s Barn selected by Kate Quill of the Times for her list of 18 “Love [...]

Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns – Romantic Getaways

- ‘Extra Special Country Retreats’ – We are delighted to report that our barns are featured in the February Country Homes & Interiors magazine, out today, as one of their four selected Romantic Getaways. They must have St Valentine’s Day in mind (which rather impractically for a romantic short break this year falls on a [...]