Well we have had a fair few brilliant days here in Newton-in-Bowland with the sun shining for a few weeks now.  We have had lots of bookings and some amazing testimonials – check them out on the website.   The duck race went down a storm again and there was a lot of water in the River Hodder which helped to get the ducks down the river quickly to the finishing point.  Mike was one of the men in the water catching the winning ducks as they went past the winning point – I had a wager with a friend that he would end up on his backside – unfortunately I lost the bet, ha ha.

The guests in over the 2 bank holidays had brilliant weather and loved every minute.

I have decided to up my marketing and saw an opportunity that I had not thought of previously.  This is to put a perspex weather proof box outside the cottage with leaflets in it about the cottage.  This piece of marketing has gone well from the point of view of people taking leaflets –  let’s hope they come through with some bookings – watch this space.


The tulips were out in force again which is a spectacular sight and even though I have lived in Newton for almost 9 years now they still never cease to amaze me.

Chipping had its steam fair over the May Bank Holiday weekend which has so many exhibits of steam engines and lots of other stalls which always brings in crowds of people and lots of funds for Chipping.

June is hotting up so will update you on how the bookings are going.

rogue tulips

Can you spot the rogue tulips, ha ha

Breaking News – The Parkers Arms are listed in the top 100 restaurants in the UK and awaiting the final result.