By / 11th June, 2017 / Blogs / No Comments

May has gone and now it’s the holiday cottage season.

Well we had a month long booking for our holiday cottage in Gisburn, Church View, which was amazing. The booking was made through Airbnb which is a good source of our bookings for both our holiday cottages.

I am late blogging this month due to the horror that happened in Manchester on 22nd May at the Manchester Arena after the Ariana Grande concert.  In my personal life I am a Samaritan at our local branch in Blackburn.  I am also the North West Regional Marketing Officer for Samaritans. It has been a really hectic time for me ensuring that as many people directly and indirectly affected are aware that Samaritans provide a 24/7 service for anyone in emotional distress.  This included handling the media and ensuring that only appropriate materials etc are used.  I have done a number of extra shifts with other volunteers at Victoria Station and in St Anne’s Square in Manchester.  The latter is where the memorial flowers were laid by so many people who have been affected by the event and I have to say the atmosphere there has been the most eerie I have ever experienced.  It is only now in the middle of June that I can take stock of what has gone on and to be honest it has started to hit home with me.  Here is a photo of the amazing sight at St Anne’s Square.


Anyway that is enough of what has been going on for me personally.

The holiday cottages news

The holiday cottages are doing really well, especially School House Cottage which is almost fully rented out for holiday makers in July and August.  The cottage in Gisburn is slowly but surely picking up, including having one couple stay who had previously stayed at School House Holiday Cottage.  They loved both the cottages, with Gisburn ‘scoring highly’ for its central location.  The cottage in Gisburn is called Church View Holiday Cottage, due to guess what its view overlooking the medieval church which is a lovely sight.

We have had some more photos taken of School House Holiday Cottage by a professional photographer and they look really good.  What are your thoughts?

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