Thursday, 21 January 2010
Time to blow our own trumpets!
The photo is of our B&B (Four Wynds - the website is on the sidebar on the right) with Santa climbing up it!
I've just put together the comments we have received from the guests who stayed with us at our little B&B in 2007 and 2009. (The B&B was not open for business in 2008.) They should be ready to go "live" on our website very soon. There is a man wot does the website for us and we need to give him lots of copy to make up the missing pages. It is definitely a work in progress and we need to fiddle with it further to get it absolutely right.
I just thought that I could use this opportunity to blow our own trumpets and give you a flavour of what our guests think of us (more importantly - Mr.H. as he is the "main man"). So here goes:
I really enjoyed hearing about Hadrian’s Wall story from Nigel.
Thank you for this lovely stay! After the drama of this day’s walk reaching Four Wynds was like a sort of safe haven! I especially appreciated the sandwich and the laundry – it feels so much better to set out clean today. Thanks a lot!
Thank you for a very comfortable stay. A pleasant, clean and tidy B&B, with a most welcome feel. Thank you, Nigel, for making us feel at home and also taking and collecting us from the local pub/restaurant.
Thanks for making us feel so welcome last night and for the hearty and delicious breakfast this morning. Your location is very convenient for the Pennine Way and therefore fine for those of us with wet feet!
Thanks so much for your warm welcome and kindness, particularly driving us to The Wallace Arms (wonderful old pub with great food) and on a miserable, wet morning coming to our rescue with transport to Carlisle. Much appreciated. Yummy breakfast! We will let other walkers know Four Wynds is a great place to stay.
A rare example of the website being true – real welcome, terrific breakfast (esp. toast from homemade bread and perfect poached eggs – that’s not to mention delicious sausages and bacon) – and some really thoughtful help to make the most of our time here – thanks very much, Nigel.
Lovely week here. Excellent accommodation, delicious breakfast. Nigel, you are a mine of information about the local area plus Northumberland and Cumbria in general. Thank you so much. We shall not hesitate to recommend Four Wynds to anyone we know who is visiting this delightful part of the UK.
Nigel, you truly made our visit extra special. The food, the conversations, the advice, the afternoon treats and so much more – those are the things that money cannot buy. We cannot thank you enough.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We have been spoilt rotten and some of us are considering moving in! Excellent food, great local knowledge and advice and even a taxi service. Nigel, you are a legend. Thank you for everything.
We’ve had a wonderful stay here! Thank you very much for all the guiding and interesting stories! And having our own private chauffeur was far more than we could have dreamed of with our heavy backpacks! Your organic food was delicious! You’ve made our stay complete! Thanks a lot!
Delicious breakfast heerlyhe yoghurt, geweldige jams, the best so far. Nigel, thank you so much for your hospitable welcome, stories of the past and present. Good luck! from
Very nice stay and cracking breakfast. Thank you.
We have guests from all over the UK and so far we've had guests from USA, Mexico, Hawaii, Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and many more. We've had archaeologists staying (working at Birdoswald - English Heritage), diggers working at Vindolanda during the summers and people from all walks of life.
We so much enjoy what we are doing and we are very much looking forward to the new 2010 season. It's all kicking off with the "Illumination of the Wall" on Saturday March 13th. Hopefully more on this very shortly.....