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Plans are afoot…

This month, we have been fortunate enough to be contacted by one of London’s eminent fashion photographers (Terrence Leah) who wanted to use the setting of The Old House as the back drop for a fashion shoot he was working on.

So, on a Sunday in November, along came three models, dressers, make-up artists, hair stylists, the photographer and assistant, who took over the house for the day to produce their photos.

The Old House Living Room

One of the great enjoyments about being hosts at The Old House, is meeting and welcoming the diverse number of guests who stay from day to day. From our regular guests, who are working in the area week to week, to guests we see two or three or more times a year, together with many new people who we have never met before, it provides us with a good insight into why people are visiting Higham Ferrers.

One of the facilities that many people tell us they would like to see, is to spend part of the day, relaxing in a lounge, away from their bedroom, but a little more comfortably than at a breakfast room table.

So, our plans for 2018 are to introduce a guest lounge at The Old House – you can see an image of how it might look (but without the model!).

In addition, we are working on a study area, where people can sit comfortably to work (as opposed to leaning on one elbow on the bed!), and if the report for tomorrow has to be finished, or you want to catch up with a film or news, your personal computer can be set up using the free wifi within the house to get up to speed.

At The Old House, we have a broadband speed of over 20 Megabits per second (which I understand is pretty good!!).

 

 


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Plans are afoot…

This month, we have been fortunate enough to be contacted by one of London’s eminent fashion photographers (Terrence Leah) who wanted to use the setting of The Old House as the back drop for a fashion shoot he was working on.

So, on a Sunday in November, along came three models, dressers, make-up artists, hair stylists, the photographer and assistant, who took over the house for the day to produce their photos.

The Old House Living Room

One of the great enjoyments about being hosts at The Old House, is meeting and welcoming the diverse number of guests who stay from day to day. From our regular guests, who are working in the area week to week, to guests we see two or three or more times a year, together with many new people who we have never met before, it provides us with a good insight into why people are visiting Higham Ferrers.

One of the facilities that many people tell us they would like to see, is to spend part of the day, relaxing in a lounge, away from their bedroom, but a little more comfortably than at a breakfast room table.

So, our plans for 2018 are to introduce a guest lounge at The Old House – you can see an image of how it might look (but without the model!).

In addition, we are working on a study area, where people can sit comfortably to work (as opposed to leaning on one elbow on the bed!), and if the report for tomorrow has to be finished, or you want to catch up with a film or news, your personal computer can be set up using the free wifi within the house to get up to speed.

At The Old House, we have a broadband speed of over 20 Megabits per second (which I understand is pretty good!!).

 

 


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Terrence Leah

Plans are afoot…

This month, we have been fortunate enough to be contacted by…
Mistletoe Cottage Nov 2017

What a difference a month makes!

The timber structure has arrived and was put up in just over…
Coffee Beans

Spill The Beans – There's A New Locally Roasted Coffee At The Old House

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What a difference a month makes!

The timber structure has arrived and was put up in just over a couple of days, and the roof trusses were put up in 2 days afterwards. Now, the tiles are going on the roof, and by the time of the Christmas break, the house will be watertight.

Mistletoe Cottage Interior

Showing the first floor, with a bedroom at either end, and the landing in the middle.

At the same time, work is going on in the garden and driveway, and the external areas are taking shape to accommodate the eco-waste system, the area for car parking and the dividing wall to lead up to the raised garden area.

We are working to a project completion deadline of mid-March (weather permitting), and that’s when the work starts on furnishing and equipping the holiday home, so that there’s everything you need for a great break.

Herefordshire is such a beautiful and rural part of England, and we’re looking forward to providing guests with a holiday home full of quirky comforts, but in an area that has so much for everyone – shopping, walking, music and arts, gardens, houses and museums, as well as many local attractions, including Hay-on-Wye – just eleven miles away.

Our first holiday bookings will take place in May, once everything has been checked and tested, and in a couple of weeks time the website will be up and running, and bookings can be done online, making the process easy and pain-free.

We will be offering a discounted introductory rate. You can sign up to be notified when we open for bookings by visiting: www.mistletoecottagekinnersley.co.uk

 


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Terrence Leah

Plans are afoot…

This month, we have been fortunate enough to be contacted by…
Mistletoe Cottage Nov 2017

What a difference a month makes!

The timber structure has arrived and was put up in just over…
Coffee Beans

Spill The Beans – There's A New Locally Roasted Coffee At The Old House

Profumo Coffee Where does the company name originate and is…

Spill The Beans – There’s A New Locally Roasted Coffee At The Old House

Profumo Coffee

Where does the company name originate and is there a connection to the infamous MP of similar ilk (mischievously or not)?

In reality, the name reflects the first thing you notice about our new coffee – that is the beautiful aroma you experience before it has hit your taste buds!

With the way words always sound so much more romantic in Italian, the company settled for the descriptive translation of “aroma”, which in Italian is “Profumo”

Great Coffee

What appeals to you about coffee? With coffee shops popping up everywhere in every town and city (and places in between), coffee consumption has never been greater.

And so, in our opinion, it’s essential to have a great-tasting coffee to start your morning, if that’s your tipple. At The Old House, our guests choose about 50/50 for coffee or tea, and we believe that whatever your choice, it should be about the excellent quality.

Whether it is coffee from a percolator, a cafetiere, or an espresso machine, it is all about the bean, and the delicious ‘profumo’ as you open the pack of beans.

The team at Profumo Coffee have a passion for the drink which means that sampling and drinking various single origin and blends of beans come together to create beautiful rounded bean. The principal players have learned the basics from the London School of Coffee and since there, they have been experimenting with various roasting levels to deliver the optimum flavour.  For the past three years, they have been sharing this passion with their customers.

We (Simon and William) discovered Profumo Coffee at the Farmers Market in Higham Ferrers on the last Saturday of every month. But, you don’t have to wait to attend the market, as you can buy the coffee on-line and have it delivered directly to you.

Quirky facts about coffee beans:

The coffee bean isn’t actually a bean – it is a seed of a coffee cherry that grows on a small coffee shrub or tree.

The caffeine found in coffee beans is actually the plant’s natural chemical defence against being consumed by insects.

It takes 42 beans to make a cup of espresso.

Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.

For more information and placing orders: www.profumocoffee.co.uk

 


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What’s on in Winter in and around Higham Ferrers?

DECEMBER

Saturday 16th – Outdoor Cinema Experience “Alien” (18) – Tribute to John Hurt, Stanwick Lakes. Doors 9.45 pm; Film Starts 10.10 p.m. Tickets £11.50 from www.lunaflix.co.uk Bring a torch, chair, blanket and own refreshments! Free Parking.

Sunday 3rd 6.30 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers – Service of Advent Carols and Readings

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8th, 9th and 10th December – 12.00 until 9.00 p.m. – Irchester Country Park Visitor Centre, Gipsy Lane, Irchester. NN29 7DL – African Christmas Market, with food, craft, fashion and gifts. Free Admission

Saturday 23rd 9.00 until 1.00 p.m. – Market Square, Higham Ferrers – Christmas Farmer’s Market with Santa, and lots of Christmas Surprises. Brass Band playing Christmas Carols. Over 20 local suppliers providing food for the season.

Saturday 23rd 11.30 a.m. – St. Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers – Christmas Recital with refreshments in Bede House from 9.00 a.m.

Sunday 24th 11.00 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers. – Midnight Mass

Sunday 31st 8.30 p.m. until 12.30 a.m. – New Year’s Eve Barn Dance at the Bede House – Dancing to ‘Ock ‘N Dough’ a super Ceilidh Band. Tickets £20 with Ploughman’s Supper. Contact www.stmaryshighamferrers.org

 

JANUARY 2018

Saturday 20th 7.30 p.m. – Rushden Athletic Club, 61 Newton Road, Rushden. NN10 6AF. The Jam’d. Admission £16.50 from www.skiddle.com

Thursday 25th 7.30 p.m. – The Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough. NN8 1XA. ‘The Circus of Horrors, The Never-ending Nightmare’. Tickets £25.00 from www.castletheatre.co.uk

Friday 26th – New season of Classic Films in the Bede House. For details, click on www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Saturday 27th 9.00 until 1.00 p.m. – Market Square, Higham Ferrers. Farmer’s Market with over 20 local suppliers providing locally-produced food

Saturday 27th 11.30 a.m. – St. Mary’s Church, Higham Ferrers – Farmer’s Market Concert, with Refreshments in Bede House from 9.00 a.m.

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday 3rd 7.00 p.m. – Bede House, Church Grounds, Higham Ferrers – The Mayor of Higham Ferrers presents “Ferret Racing”. More information from: www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk

Saturday 17th From 10.30 a.m. – Santa Pod Raceway, Santa Pod, NN29 7XA. Fireworks Frenzy. More information from: www.santapod.co.uk

Friday 23rd – New season of Classic Films in the Bede House. For details, click on www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

 


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Plans are afoot…

This month, we have been fortunate enough to be contacted by…
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