Welcome to March and our first newsletter. I decided it was a good time to write our first newsletter after the government announcement last week that B&Bs can reopen again from Monday 17th May. It will be a momentous day for those of us in the tourism industry as we have been forced to close for most of the last year, and a date that I am eagerly anticipating. I don’t usually wish my life away, but it will be so wonderful to have the house full again and be able to cook for guests rather than force feeding my family all the new recipes I’ve been trying out during the 3 lockdowns of the past 12 months.
In the next few weeks, while we are waiting to open, we are taking the opportunity to give the rooms a deep clean and we are revisiting our Covid procedures that make sure that we are safe for when you can all come and stay again.
Last summer, between lockdowns, we started work on The Goat Shed – a derelict barn next to the farmhouse. It will be a large open plan studio for 2 adults with a kitchen, dining & sitting areas, a 6ft wide king size bed and free-standing bath at the foot of the bed, plus an en suite shower room. You will be able to lie in the bath and watch the sun set or, if you’re an early riser, you will be able to see the sunrise from the shower. We are hoping The Goat Shed will be ready by late summer so although we will probably miss the summer holidays, it will be a perfect romantic spot for couples who want to get away for a cosy autumn staycation. There are lots of lovely walks from College Farm and we will be on hand to help you plan your stay – unless, of course, you want to be left alone to just enjoy the peace & quiet.
Enquiries are coming in for our B&B accommodation in the house and we are so looking forward to seeing you all again soon.