From our very first visit to the old stables and hayloft we saw the wonderful potential, even as run down as it was there was an overall sense of tranquility and calm and the views were amazing, we fell in love with the place and decided to renovate it and then one of us had a bright idea… we would run a holiday let!
This was a challenge in itself as the building work took some time to get underway. It would take nearly two years of research and renovation (depicted in the Gallery under “during photos”) before we were ready to welcome our first guests in the Autumn of 2011. We had no experience in the self-catering business although our previous experience with letting properties and customer service had prepared us for some of the challenges that we faced in the first year of business. But looking back perhaps what was most important was that we had on many occasions first as a couple and then with young children and the grandparents been guests ourselves.
We had entered holiday accommodation and felt our hearts sink as we looked around and decided we would just have to make the best of things and we had also arrived to find that the little “extras” and attention to detail were what made the holiday. We felt that our own experiences put us in a unique position to know what our customers would expect. We like to think that what we have managed to create is a lovely renovated barn / cosy cottage, full of character and charm ~ a real home-from-home that our guests can look forward to returning to time and time again.