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Works starts on Mistletoe Cottage

The work has started! The stable block building is now demolished and we are at the point of no return, and the view from William’s parents’ front door is a much bigger vista than it was at the end of August.

Jenkinson’s Team are working quickly, cleanly and tidily, and William’s Dad, Gwilym, is keeping a close eye on standards and their progress.

Co-ordinating the utility companies has been quite a challenge, but with Toby from Jenkinsons bringing the work together, the poles are down, trenches are dug, and it appears as though we will have water and electricity with which to function.

The rubble from the building is to be used as a hardcore base for the driveway at the front of the house, and that too, has been dug out, to be level with the road, for easy access.

Next step – foundations and water treatment plants. As an almost completely eco-house, we’ll bring you more information on that as the work develops.

Mistletoe Cottage

On the way to oblivion. This part will be the rear of the new building.

Mistletoe Cottage Starts

Almost completely removed!

If you are keen to find out more, please see our new website: www.mistletoecottagekinnersley.co.uk

Easter 2018 is our target date for opening, so if you ever find yourself thinking about a relaxing time away in deepest Herefordshire, you may have already found the ideal location!

Centrally placed for Hay-on-Wye, Leominster, Ludlow, Hereford and the surrounding market towns, it really is a beautiful part of the world.

More information and photos as the site develops.


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Works starts on Mistletoe Cottage

The work has started! The stable block building is now demolished and we are at the point of no return, and the view from William’s parents’ front door is a much bigger vista than it was at the end of August.

Jenkinson’s Team are working quickly, cleanly and tidily, and William’s Dad, Gwilym, is keeping a close eye on standards and their progress.

Co-ordinating the utility companies has been quite a challenge, but with Toby from Jenkinsons bringing the work together, the poles are down, trenches are dug, and it appears as though we will have water and electricity with which to function.

The rubble from the building is to be used as a hardcore base for the driveway at the front of the house, and that too, has been dug out, to be level with the road, for easy access.

Next step – foundations and water treatment plants. As an almost completely eco-house, we’ll bring you more information on that as the work develops.

Mistletoe Cottage

On the way to oblivion. This part will be the rear of the new building.

Mistletoe Cottage Starts

Almost completely removed!

If you are keen to find out more, please see our new website: www.mistletoecottagekinnersley.co.uk

Easter 2018 is our target date for opening, so if you ever find yourself thinking about a relaxing time away in deepest Herefordshire, you may have already found the ideal location!

Centrally placed for Hay-on-Wye, Leominster, Ludlow, Hereford and the surrounding market towns, it really is a beautiful part of the world.

More information and photos as the site develops.


More Stories

Mistletoe Cottage Starts

Works starts on Mistletoe Cottage

The work has started! The stable block building is now demolished…
Fireworks

What's on in Autumn in and around Higham Ferrers?

SEPTEMBER Saturday 16th - Outdoor Cinema Experience “Alien”…
New Hattton Room

The Hatton Room with a NEW Look!

Who was Hatton anyway!? Sir Christopher Hatton KG (1540 –…

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

SEPTEMBER

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.

Friday 22nd – An evening of Local Entertainment. Bede House 7.00 p.m. Tickets £5.00 each from Town Hall – 01933 312075

Saturday 30th – Farmer’s Market. Market Square 9.00 until 1.00 p.m.

Saturday 30th – Concert by Paul Harris on the Organ. St. Mary’s Church 11.00 until 12.00 p.m.

Saturday 30th – Outdoor Experience “80’s Party – Movie and Live Band”. Stanwick Lakes Doors 5.00 pm; Film Starts 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.50 from www.lunaflix.co.uk Bring a torch, chair, blanket and own refreshments! Free Parking.

OCTOBER

Saturday 7th – Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan. Bede House 9.00 until 12.00 noon. Hosted by The Dragon Seekers

Friday 20th – Cheese and Wine Tasting Evening. Bede House. www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk for details.

13th to 31st  – Dr Fright’s Spooky Halloween Nights. Earls Barton (not 16th or 23rd). Suitable for 12+. Tickets between £17 and £25 per head. www.drfrights.com

Saturday 28th – Coffee Morning. Bede House. In aid of Friends of St. Mary’s Church 9.00 until 1.00 p.m.

Saturday 28th – Farmer’s Market. Market Square 9.00 until 1.00 p.m.

Saturday 28th – Recital by Ian Runnells on the Organ. St. Mary’s Church 11.00 until 12.00 p.m.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 4th – Fireworks Spectacular. Rushden Hall. Gates open at 6.00 p.m., Show starts at 6.30 p.m. Tickets £5.00 adult / £3.00 Child, in advance. Tickets £6.00 adult / £4.00 Child, on the day. www.rushdenfireworks.co.uk

Saturday 18th – Christmas Sparkle. Market Square. The Town’s Biggest Event. Father Christmas – FunFair – Refreshments – Crafts. 11.00 until 6.00 p.m. www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk

Saturday 25th – Farmer’s Market. Market Square 9.00 until 1.00 p.m.

DECEMBER

Friday 1st December – Film Night Season starts in the Bede House, with ‘Elf (PG)’. Starts at 7.00. Tickets from www.highamferrerstourism.org. uk

Saturday 23rd – Farmer’s Christmas Market. Market Square 9.00 until 1.00 p.m.


More Stories

Mistletoe Cottage Starts

Works starts on Mistletoe Cottage

The work has started! The stable block building is now demolished…
Fireworks

What's on in Autumn in and around Higham Ferrers?

SEPTEMBER Saturday 16th - Outdoor Cinema Experience “Alien”…
New Hattton Room

The Hatton Room with a NEW Look!

Who was Hatton anyway!? Sir Christopher Hatton KG (1540 –…

The Hatton Room with a NEW Look!

Who was Hatton anyway!?

Sir Christopher Hatton KG (1540 – 1591) represented Higham Ferrers in Parliament at the throne of Queen Elizabeth I, in 1571.

Recognising his achievements and ability, and his relationship to Higham Ferrers, we have named a room after him, and we are proud to have refurbished it to a brand new standard. Featuring all the comforts that The Old House is renowned for – a comfortable bed you can climb into, working space, en-suite shower room, Freeview television, and free wifi around the house, this room has an attractive view overlooking the Market Square and welcomes the bright sunshine every morning.

Sir Christopher Hatton was a favourite of the Queen, and became Lord Chancellor of England in 1587. Born at Holdenby House, he moved on to Oxford around 1555 and left without a degree before going straight to the Inner Temple in 1560.

Handsome and accomplished, and reputedly an excellent dancer, he caught the eye of Elizabeth and was taken into her favour.

Hatton Room Ensuite

By 1572, he was the Member for Northamptonshire and became Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. Five years later, he was appointed as vice-chancellor for the royal palace and was knighted. Hatton’s loyalty to his sovereign appears to have been unquestioned and in 1584, he led over 400 kneeling members of the House of Commons in a prayer for the Queen’s safety.

As one of the commissioners who found Mary, Queen of Scots guilty of treason in 1585, he vigorously denounced her in Parliament and advised that the warrant for her execution be forwarded to Fotheringhay. Read more by visiting: http://www.marie-stuart.co.uk/Castles/Fotheringhay.htm

The pinnacle of his success was as a Knight of the Garter, Lord Chancellor of England and a chancellor of the University of Oxford. He never married.

Hatton Garden, the jewellery quarter in London, is named after him, and in 1983, the Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough was opened in his name.


More Stories

Mistletoe Cottage Starts

Works starts on Mistletoe Cottage

The work has started! The stable block building is now demolished…
Fireworks

What's on in Autumn in and around Higham Ferrers?

SEPTEMBER Saturday 16th - Outdoor Cinema Experience “Alien”…
New Hattton Room

The Hatton Room with a NEW Look!

Who was Hatton anyway!? Sir Christopher Hatton KG (1540 –…