It is April already and we now have holiday cottage in Gisburn is ready for guests so now I need to start marketing really hard on the holiday cottage rental market as it is such a fabulous cottage.  It has been real hard work getting the garden up to the standard we would like – so we are really pleased with this so it looks like we are utilising lessons learned from School House Cottage.

A week ago we were at Gibbon Bridge Hotel at the Ribble Valley AGM and Tourism Awards and guess what we were awarded a Ribble Valley Tourism Award for being “Tourism Heroes” which is such a fabulous award and such a shock for us both.  Can you see us on the back row at the front?

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In the fields the lambs are now being born and it is lovely watching them play in the fields and really makes us appreciate the countryside we live in.  This is one of the main things our guests say about the area that the cottage is in a picturesque spot and ideal for holidays and they love coming for a staycation.

The daffodils are all out and now the tulips are making a stand – what an amazing sight for everyone.  The cottage at School House looks amazing!

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It has been all go over the last few days and would you believe it the Parkers Arms were on BBC Travel Show.  So it was Bangkok Thailand, Turin Italy, New York USA  and yes you guessed it Newton in Bowland.  AJ and Stosie are now taking autographs – why not watch the clip http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08mn6xx/the-travel-show-167-canals

So onto Church View in Gisburn we have now got the rug and it really looks amazing.  We are getting a professional photographer in so we can really showcase the cottage and also to look at the photos on the website.  We have kept to our high standard of furniture and furnishing but also to make sure we keep personal touches which we know from School House Cottage this is what our guests like.

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I am getting so many brilliant comments about the light fitting in the main bedroom – which is brilliant as it took me ages to source something that I thought would be different but also a statement and it looks as though this has been achieved – what are you thoughts?

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