Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bed and Breakfast is now open

The perfect table to enjoy your sourdough toast &  Fairtrade pot of tea at in the morning  

Oh I am just so excited. It's been months of hard work, with electricians, roofers, tilers, plasters, decorators, carpet fitters and plumbers here .. but the newest Northamptonshire bed and breakfast is now ready to have guests.  

I've tried to think of every small detail.  From buying beautiful organic cotton bedding to sourcing British made fluffy white towels, to making sure all the furniture and crockery are all vintage so as to be as ethical as possible where ever possible, and we even found some 100% wool carpets, with no man made fibres.

I think that the piece of furniture I am most delighted with I bought from Sugden and Daughters - it's a French dough table which is so appropriate in the breakfast room not least because of the sourdough bread making courses I run here. 

We started the project in July and left the builders to it whilst we were in France, but this week has seen a run for it.  Just 4 days ago there were bare floorboards and now after a marathon three day put together marathon we are up and running just in time for Dan Lepard to stay as he will be teaching here on Friday. 

Thankfully we are ready!

For more details on how to book click here. 


  1. It looks absolutely beautiful & idyllic, Vanessa! How fitting that Dan, Baker Extraordinaire, will christen it! Hope to stay there myself one day...every success & much love xoxo

  2. Congratulations I know renovating is such hard work but it looks and sounds wonderful. How I would love to visit one day when next in UK. Its on my list you know.

  3. How delightful. It sounds so well thought out and looks perfect. I'm sure it will be a great success alongside your school.

  4. Ooh, another exciting venture Vanessa, it all sounds wonderful. Good Luck. I'm sure Dan will love staying there.

  5. Contratulations. I cannot believe how far you have come and how much you have achieved in just a few short years. You deserve all your success.


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