Its December ! Well we did not win the Lancashire Tourism New Business Category Award but hey ho we were finalists which is an amazing and brilliant achievement. We were up against really strong competition. A Lancaster Events company won the award. I think to be honest we were the smallest company represented in the finals. Well done to all the winning businesses.
So the cottage is now ready for Christmas with all the decorations up. It looks really festive which is really nice for our guests.
We are in the process of buying another cottage, this time in Gisburn and not quite sure whether we are going to let it out long term or go down the holiday letting route – any thoughts would be good!
Earlier in the year we teamed up with The Parkers Arms to offer 2 nights accommodation as part of an auction prize where the money was donated to Action for Hunger. The beneficiaries of the prize, Ann and Judith, came to stay in November and really enjoyed their stay in Lancashire and loved every minute of being shown around by Stosie from the Parkers. They left a fantastic review which I put on the website and twitter so if you have time why not check it out. So thanks once again to GS Systems in Stockport where Ann is a long term employee.
We have got a few bookings for December which is really great and we also had the first snow of the year. It was really pretty with the fields all covered and best of all the roads were all clear for our guests. We are so lucky with the fell road as the council are really good keeping it clear because of the Stone Quarry at the top.
So what is everyone doing for Christmas? We are going to have a really quiet Christmas this year but will be busy getting the cottage ready in Gisburn for whatever we decide to do with it – as mentioned before any ideas would be great.
We went to Gisburn Hub where there are loads of cycle paths and walking paths – it is amazing and only 5 miles from the cottage. Isn’t it amazing on your own doorstep and never been – well that is going to change as planning a cycle ride there in the not too distant future. Also when I have my friend’s dog to look after, which is quite often at the moment, I have decided that I will take her there for a walk.
Wishing you all a great Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hope to see you soon.