Mistletoe Cottage Finally Complete

If you have been following the story of the construction of Mistletoe Cottage, you will have been with us since last Summer, when planning permission was finally agreed to build the house, to replace some pretty shabby stables from fifty years ago.

Today, we have a great looking holiday home (though we say it ourselves!) in West Herefordshire, one of the most beautiful parts of England, for those who want to take a week away from normal life, to experience a relaxing and restful holiday.

 

Eco-Friendly Home

Building a new house brings many hurdles to jump, particularly with planning and energy conservation. We decided to embrace the eco-friendly qualities of the cottage with several energy-saving features:

  • Air Source Heating – this marvellous machine absorbs heat from the outside air. This heat can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors and hot water in your home. It can get heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Air source heat pump efficiency ensures a sustainable, and effective heating solution. For every 3Kw of heat that an air source heat pump produces, it uses only 1Kw of energy. There is no need for fuel delivery, all the work is done by the heat pump at the back of the house.
  • Waste Water System – by using natural filters deep in the ground, the water and waste is filtered until it is safe to remove the liquid into the water table.
  • Insulation – With modern day materials, the house is designed to be draught-free and warmly insulated. Of course, windows can open for hot days, but heat loss from the house is minimum and always provides a cosy feeling.
  • The house has been built by local tradesmen from a local company, using local suppliers.
  • Our supplier for electricity is Ecotricity, who generate all their energy from renewable sources including wind, waves and solar energy farms.

Mistletoe Cottage Bathroom

What’s to do in Herefordshire?

If you have never visited this beautiful county in the West of England, you are in for a good surprise. Whether you’re into natural walks and cycle rides, history and heritage, family activities and adventures, quality food, cider and delis, books and art, there is something for everyone within 20-30 miles of Kinnersley.

Take a look at our website to see just a few of the local attractions, and make your plans to explore this delightful area.

Just 70 miles from Birmingham, 130 miles from the centre of Manchester and 165 miles from London, the journey is part of your holiday as you make your way to the relaxing and peaceful Mistletoe Cottage, nestled in between fields and farms at Kinnersley.

Our website is now up and running, so you can read more about the cottage and its features. And if you do fancy a week away, you can book online and everything will be done for you. Easy to book, Easy to stay and relax.

For more information, and details about your holiday home, go to: www.mistletoecottagekinnersley.co.uk


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Penhaligon’s Fragrances

Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s quickly became established as one of the most prominent perfumers in London.

William Penhaligon was a Cornish barber who arrived in the vibrant capital city in the 1860’s to seek his fortune and so began what would become an illustrious career. Wildly creative and ambitious, William was inspired by the scent of neighbouring Turkish Baths on Jermyn Street, creating his first fragrance, Hammam Bouquet, in 1874. Showing his flair for business, William opened his own shop in 1874 near to Jermyn Street’s finest tailors, selling perfumes and other fragranced delights. He went on to receive the royal warrant and also trimmed the Shah of Persia’s beard!

Penhaligon’s perfumers today consult his recipe books and still produce in the UK, in the original bottle design.

Penhaligon’s heritage is at the heart of everything they do, creating innovative fragrances that tell a story, taking inspiration from the unexpected and from precious archives. True to William’s founding principles, they continue to create products of the highest quality imbued with the elegance of their heritage and which inspire every day. The story continues to be delivered with integrity, personality and sophistication.

Blenheim Bouquet is one of the oldest and most classical fragrances, A masterpiece of tailoring, a citrus cologne, with architecture far more formal, crisp and aristocratic than a simple white shirt. The bracing mix is of citrus oils, spices and woods.

The setting is Blenheim.  Imposing, immutable, indeed a national treasure, we are at the home of the Duke of Marlborough. He for whom this bespoke scent was first made.

Just like the most refined British humour, it is dry. (Churchill was a fan.)

Like the best gin, aromatic, whilst being as crisp as fresh laundry.  It is as versatile as a bow-tie. An invigorating daytime cocktail of citrus oils, spices and woods.

From a simple Cornish barber to a world-famous perfumer, William Penhaligon has created Blenheim Bouquet which has always transcended the infidelities of time, and has been selected for bathroom products at The Old House.

We hope you enjoy them.

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If one or more them take your fancy, and you would like to have a short break in Higham Ferrers for the weekend, please do come and visit; We always extend a warm welcome to you at The Old House.

May

Friday May 25th – 09:30 a.m.
“Dancing with Diana” – a talk by Colin Hill
Bede House, Church Grounds, Higham Ferrers – £3.00 non-members
Presented by Higham Chichele Society
More information from: www.highamchichelesociety.org.uk

Saturday May 26th – 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market
Market Square, Higham Ferrers
More info from: http://www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk/local-events.html
Saturday May 26th – 9.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m.

Chichele Garden Fair
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8DX – Free Entry
‘Our Heritage’ is this year’s theme.
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Saturday May 26th – 11.00 a.m.
The St. Cecilia Singers
St. Mary the Virgin, Higham Ferrers. – Free Entry
More info from: www.stmaryhighamferrers.org

June

Friday June 1st – 7.00 p.m.
Live at the College – Fynnius Fogg
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8DX – Free Entry
Licensed Bar
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Friday June 1st – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“The Breakfast Club” (15) – 1985
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Sunday June 3rd – 1.00 p.m.
Serve Treasure Hunt
From Rushden – £20.00 per team of four
Families welcome
For details: www.cransleyhospice.org.uk/events

Friday June 8th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Shaun of the Dead” (15) – 2004
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

From Saturday June 9th – 10.00 until 4.00 p.m. daily
The Chichele College Gallery
Weekend exhibitions throughout the summer until November
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8DX – Free Entry
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Saturday June 9th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“The Lost Boys” (15) – 1987
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Friday June 11th
Wagamama opens
Rushden Lakes
More info from: www.rushdenlakes.com/whats-happening/

Sunday June 17th – 12 noon until 5.00 p.m.
The Secret Gardens of Higham Ferrers
Around the Town
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Friday June 22nd – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Muriel’s Wedding” (15) – 2004
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Saturday June 23rd – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Dirty Dancing” (12A) – 1987
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.77 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Friday June 29th – 09:30 a.m.
“Quacks and Charlatans” – a talk by Mike Muncaster
Bede House, Church Grounds, Higham Ferrers – £3.00 non-members
Presented by Higham Chichele Society
More information from: www.highamchichelesociety.org.uk

Friday June 29th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (15) – 1994
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Saturday June 30th – 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market
Market Square, Higham Ferrers
More info from: http://www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk/local-events.html

Saturday June 30th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Bad Moms” (15) – 2016
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

July

Friday July 13th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Mean Girls” (12A) -2004
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Saturday July 14th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Beaches” (12A) – 1988
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Friday July 20th – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Chicago” (12A) -2002
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Saturday July 21st – Doors open at 8.30 p.m.
“Top Gun” (12A) – 1987
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Friday July 27th – 09:30 a.m.
“Northamptonshire Miscellany” – a talk by Mr Derek Blunt
Bede House, Church Grounds, Higham Ferrers – £3.00 non-members
Presented by Higham Chichele Society
More information from: www.highamchichelesociety.org.uk

Friday July 27th – Doors open at 8.00 p.m.
“Notting Hill” (15) -1999
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
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Saturday July 28th – 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market
Market Square, Higham Ferrers
More info from: http://www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk/local-events.html

Saturday July 28th – Doors open at 8.00 p.m.
“The Greatest Showman” (PG) – 2017
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
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Sunday July 29th – Afternoon
Brass on the Grass
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8DX – Free Entry
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

August

Sunday August 5th – 10.00 until 4.00 p.m.
Artisan’s Day
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8DX – Free Entry
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Sunday August 5th – 10.00 until 4.00 p.m.
Rotary Club of Rushden Classic Car Show
Castle Field, Kimbolton Road, Higham Ferrers.
More info from highamclassic@btinternet.com

Friday August 10th – 7.00 p.m.
Live at the College – Richard Exall and Amy Roberts
Chichele College, College Street, Higham Ferrers. NN10 8D – Free Entry X
Licensed Bar
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Friday August 24th – Doors open at 7.00 p.m.
“The Goonies” (12A) -1985
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
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Saturday August 25th – 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Neighbourhood Sale
Around the Town – Maps £1.00
More info from: www.highamferrerstourism.org.uk

Saturday August 25th – 9.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m.
Farmer’s Market
Market Square, Higham Ferrers
More info from: http://www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk/local-events.html

Saturday August 25th – Doors open at 7.00 p.m.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (12A) – 2017
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
For details, click on www.lunaflix.co.uk

Sunday August 26th – Doors open at 7.00 p.m.
“The Greatest Showman Sing-along” (PG) – 2017
Stanwick Lakes Outdoor Cinema – £13.35 per ticket
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