Friday, 27 April 2012

New bathrooms for Tiree & Arbroath

We really are on a roll this year with our refurbishment programme, with Braemar, Wenlock & Skye all completed,  we have now moved on to new bathrooms for Tiree & Arbroath.  These two properties are the Woodland Bungalows which are on the lane that leads down to the church.

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We are on a tight timescale, but Tiree will be ready for our guests arriving for the May Bank Holiday weekend with Arbroath being completed soon after.

Tiree and Arbroath both have two bedrooms, one double and one twin and are ideal for families with small children as they are in a quiet position and  have lovely back gardens ideal for little ones to play in.

As soon as we're finished, we'll post the photographs for you to take a look.

 

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Meet the Team - Ray 'Hot Feet' Humphreys

Ray has been doing Disco's and family entertainment at Clippesby for 19 years.  During the summer season he is in the Muskett Arms on a Tuesday night with the Family Disco, Thursday night doing the Quiz and Bingo and on a Friday night doing the hugely popular Childrens Disco Party Night.

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Ray has an infectious sense of fun that draws everyone to get involved, from the tiny tots to the parents and grandparents.  Although, (thankfully) Mr Blobby hasn't made an appearance lately, you can see a rendition of YMCA with fancy dress performed by our guests at Clippesby most weeks.

Ray really enjoys working  with the children to make sure that they have a great holiday and enjoy themselves which then allows the parents to relax in the bar knowing the children are kept entertained.  He also loves to catch up with returning guests to Clippesby who have become good friends over the years.

Keep watching on our facebook page where we will have a poll to decide your favourite 'Hot Feet' disco track.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Skye - Refurbishment Completed!

Skye, our one bedroom 'Clocktower Apartment' has been completely transformed after the winter refurbishment program.

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The bedroom is light and bright with a stylish en-suite shower room.

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The kitchen (small but perfectly formed) has everything you need for your self catering holiday.

In the lounge/diner there is a comfortable leather sofa, flat screen t.v and patio doors giving great views over the walled garden.  We have also re-laid the patio area in front of the property which is ideal to relax on during your stay, perhaps with a cheeky glass of wine in the evenings.

Be one of the first to stay, give us a call on 01493 367800 to book - we're sure you'll love it.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Easter Holiday Recap

With most of the children back to school now after the Easter Holiday and a very busy time for us here at Clippesby, here's a recap of the last two weeks.

Most of our guests arrived on the Thursday before Easter and on Good Friday, what a shame the weather wasn't kind to us like last year, still like true Brits we all put a brave face on it - a 'nip' in the air doesn't put off Clippesby campers.  Remember Easter 2008 when it snowed? - at least it wasn't that bad!

The new pitches in the Rabbits Grove went down well but unfortunately Malc & Ben's carefully laid lawns got a bit scruffy due to the wet weather, so they are now giving this area the necessary tweaks before our next busy bank holiday weekend in May.

We have had some lovely positive comments about the improvements to Braemar and Wenlock and Skye looked lovely when it was finished  (pictures to follow later in the week)

Our resident drummer Chris and the band 'One Hand Clapping' went down a storm in the Muskett Arms with lots of audience participation - don't forget they will be playing at our Music Festival in May and one night a week in the bar during the summer holidays.

If you joined us at Easter, we hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again later in the year.  If you have any photo's, please share them on Facebook, we'd love to see them.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rabbits Grove

If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise!  The Rabbits Grove has been transformed into a spacious camping & touring area complete with the new 'all weather' pitches that have been so popular since we introduced them in the 'Old Orchard' last year.

The pitches are well spaced out, are nice and level, each has it's own water tap, grey water drain, electric supply and a grassy area for lounging on and topping up your tan.

The grass is coming through really nicely now after the 10 days of gorgeous sunshine we have had and thanks to Ben who has been watering it regularly.

All we need now is some campers to come and enjoy it!

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Easter Services

On Palm Sunday, April the 1st, the Benefice Holy Communion Service will be in St. Mary The Virgin's Church at Martham starting at 10-30am.

Maundy Thursday the 5th April a reflective Holy Communion at St. Mary's, Martham again starting at 7-30pm.

Good Friday the 6th April there will be a childrens' workshop at St. Mary's, Martham £1-00/child. Under 5's must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop starts at 10-00am and finishes at 12-00 noon.The Devotional Service at Repps-cum-Bastwick is at 10-30am.There is an 11am United Service at Martham Methodist Church.

Easter Day, Sunday 8th April

6am Clippesby Church, "Dawn" Service

10-30am  Repps Church, Holy Communion

10-30am Martham Church, Holy Communion

11am Thurne, United Service with the Methodists

Roman Catholic Services:

Saturday 7th 5-30pm at St, Ignatious Church, Caister-on-Sea

Sunday 8th 9-15am at St. Edmund's Parish Church, Acle