Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023

December 12, 2023
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What a year this has been. The hotel has been so busy and we have met some amazing new guests. Two of our older favourites have gone onto rainbow bridge which was very sad to hear, I can still see them in my mind waiting for either fuss or treats. We also, very unexpectedly, lost two of our dogs within three weeks of each other. This was such a shock and is something we are still coming to terms with. Losing an animal is such a sad time as they are family members and so very much loved. We are fortunate to be able to bury ours here and always plant a rose or a tree for them and I still speak to them all when I walk past.

On a brighter note Arthur’s last tumour treatment has started to work, the huge growth has gone and he will start treatment again in the new year to try and get rid of the rest. The donkeys are all really well and love the new stable and it’s so lovely to see them waiting for their biscuits in there every morning.

We now have our new gates up and they are working! It’s been a big project this year, but has made life so much easier. It means that Tim no longer is gate monitor! Our camera lets us know you have arrived and we just press the button to let you in. On the way out the gates open automatically, technology is a wonderful thing!

We are getting all prepared for Christmas, we are always at home as we have our guests and our four legged family to look after, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our own cats are all teenagers now so just have treats in their stockings as they don’t play with toys so much now. Little Sweep has made a full recovery since her dental surgery on her 14th Birthday and will be 15 in April. She is completely blind now but manages so well and is very demanding when she hears me near the food!

Our prices are rising in January, it’s the first time in two years, but unfortunately all our costs have risen dramatically this year.

We are fully booked for numerous dates already next year and have many bookings in the diary for 2025, so if you have any dates you would like booked please let us know as soon as possible.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

Jackie xx

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