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Romantic cottages for two

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Reader's Tip in BBC Countryfile Magazine Dec 2009

We had hoped to be able to give you a link to the BBC Countryfile Magazine feature on the Peak District where this Reader’s Tip appears,  but have discovered that this is not possible. Although there is a website  one cannot access articles (nor readers’ tips!) because otherwise I imagine they’d never sell any magazines. [...]

Secret Honeymoon Hideaway

We have always loved the fact that our two barns seem to be just what so many of you are looking for, whatever your age and whatever the stage of your relationship. Many of you don’t need any excuse but just as many might be celebrating a special birthday, an anniversary, a golden wedding or [...]