Wow its May and so much has been happening in the Ribble Valley and especially with my holiday cottages.

Church View Cottage in Gisburn is now ready for guests and would you believe it I have had a month booking from a fabulous lady from Shropshire who just wants to chill out in a lovely setting and a lovely cottage with all the home comforts.  Well in my opinion I think she chose well!!  The booking came through Airbnb which shows it helps to spread your holiday rental marketing around.

The lounge with everything you could need for a luxury break

We have also obtained a couple of bookings for the cottage in Gisburn through our website which is really good – looking forward to getting some more as we increase our marketing strategy and try to promote Gisburn and the Ribble Valley which is part of amazing Lancashire.  It is such a shame that lots of people pass through our fabulous county to get to the Lake District – little do they know that they could stay in the Ribble Valley and have a short drive to the South Lakes.

Well Newton in Bowland was on the BBC Travel Show with Stosie the chef and AJ the front of house at the Parkers having staring roles from the Parkers Arms.  Stosie showing how to make a authentic Lancashire hot pot check out the show .  Newton was sandwiched between Thailand, New York and Venice http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08mn6xx/the-travel-show-167-canals

We are in the process of getting professional photos for our website for Church View holiday cottage rental but would you know it had to cancel the photographer as we had the lady from Shropshire in – not a bad situation to be in me things, ha ha

School House Cottage is going from strength to strength with guests and we are still achieving really brilliant reviews and also guests coming from all over.  Just recently we had a lovely lady and her son Raf over from Belgium.  They traveled on the Eurostar, then caught the train to Manchester and then onto Clitheroe train station.  We arranged with them to pick them up from Clitheroe and bring them to the cottage.  They absolutely fell in love with the picturesque village of Newton and the amazing walks that I gave them.  They both said they loved the rural villages and they felt that they had immersed themselves into the local life.  They did share a few pints with the locals in the Parkers Arms – mind you the Parkers Arms is coming a bit like a gin palace with all locals drinking the local gin from Burnley called “Batch Gin”!

We have just had new photos of School House Cottage and going to send the link to my son Chris to update our website with.  However, here are a few – what are your thoughts?

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