Autumn and Winter Season 2014

1 01 2015

The Barn has been let throughout the Autumn as well as for Christmas and New Year. We have welcomed guests for a second visit and others who have booked again next year.  Our visitors have enjoyed walking local paths, travelling on the steam train, visiting Sudeley Castle and National Trust properties as well as trips to Bath, Cirencester and Cheltenham.  They have eaten at Wesley House, the Lion and 5 North Street.  Others have  visited Purslane and Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham. Local pubs and the deli Food Fanatics has been popular.

We have continued to support local food suppliers in supplementing the basics in our welcome basket with Hailes Farm apple juice, bread from Norths bakery and Cotswold eggs.  We add Norths biscuits or a homemade cake which gives me an excuse to bake!  For Christmas I used Nigel Slater’s Christmas pudding recipe and Nigella Lawson’s marzipan cake.  I can recommend both as very tasty and to quote my son ‘this cake is far too good to eat only at Christmas!’  And of course for we decorated the Barn and added some extra treats including local honey, mandarin marmalade, chocolate and nougat as well as champagne to toast the seasons.

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