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An Inspector calls…

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 |Fiona

Our very first guests were ideal candidates – requiring evening meals as well as packed lunches. So they were testing out all we had to offer. As they were also very keen bird watchers, they were able to tell us about a few we’d missed either in our woods or down near the bog area. They seemed to enjoy themselves – their feedback was super, and they said they hope to return. Obviously we are doing something right. They headed to a car boot sale over in Churchstoke – managed to find some reasonable binoculars too, as well as finding a nature reserve nearby to test them on – just goes to show that you can combine shopping with your hobbies! Just a shame the weather was not as good as it has been during the previous fortnight, but it was not so bad that they couldn’t go walking around part of Lake Vyrnwy. There’s just so much to see and do here…

Then we were onto our grading inspection. That can be nerve-racking; its a bit like exams or taking your driving test. You know what you have is good, but when you know someone is critiquing it and inspeting every nook and cranny, it can be stressful. And then sometimes things can go wrong – and they did, we managed to overcook the croissants!! She fortunately overlooked that, as the meal the previous evening, as well as the cooked breakfast, were all “perfect”…! I think there’s no greater accolade!So, we are proud to say that they gave us 4* as our Visit Wales inspection grading. All the hard work over the past 6 months has paid off with a great start for our 2010 season. Now we just have to wait for the “official” paperwork so we can show the Visit Wales logo on our website.

Now you just need to come along and see for yourself. There are no problems with an ash cloud if you stay in the UK, and if you come to Mid Wales, you’ll be discovering the magical area known for its Lakes and Mountains.