Thursday 20th June 2019
Sorry, but It has actually been ages since we updated this blog!
As you can imagine lots of things have been going on in the meantime.
The most important being the birth in early May of a grandchild to our youngest daughter Lucy. A lovely little girl Camilla. We are all thrilled, but it has meant some helping out as new dad John has had to go back to work.
We also managed to have just over a week away at our son’s villa in Portugal at the end of April. The weather was ideal with sunny days without being too hot. We really like it there and having been before one knows where to go and what to expect.
Having decided to take on Booking.com last year we have never been so busy. Especially as visitors through booking.com are mainly one nighters. We have been on a bit of a learning curve with them even though we have been doing B&B for so many years. Have recently heard we have been awarded one of their prestigious Good Review awards for all of 2018!
However, we always look forward to some of our regular and very nice guests staying and it is always good to welcome them as old friends. We are very pleased when they comment that things are as good as ever which is a real compliment as that is what we try hard to achieve.
On her last appearance the Quality in Tourism commented very favourably when once again awarding us a Four Star gold award rating together with a breakfast award. Apparently we “scored” enough to have qualified for a five star rating! However the cost of grading keeps escalating so we decided not to renew for 2017/18. It seems as if grading recognition is not so important these days as is Trip Advisor and Booking.com reviews who have graded us “exceptional”.
They are still progressing with the complete refurbishment of the Feathers Inn at the bottom of the road, and, cross fingers, progress seems to be getting near the end and there is talk of them opening up before too long! However when that will be is anybody’s guess!.
In the meantime we continue to offer by arrangement our own in-house evening meals termed “Tricia’s Kitchen Suppers”. These have gone down very well with our guests, and although not strictly eaten in the kitchen, perhaps more appropriately conveys the type of food we offer.
But why not come and treat yourselves to a quiet few days break away.
You will be made very welcome.
PS. You will see we have now included some useful links to the most popular attractions under our “What’s On ” section so that you can more easily look up what is going on, as this time of year there are different opening hours.