Last week we received a call from our guests that we’re arriving the following week. Like most guests they wanted some local information in advance of their visit however it was the first time that a guest enquired as to the nearest cycle hire shop. I carried out some research and found that the closest shop was located in York some 35 miles away! With that our new venture was born! 4 bikes were purchased along with all the usual safety equipment all in time for the guests arrival.
As a result we are now delighted to offer adult cycle hire at a rate of £60 per bike per week.
We hope that this service attracts even more visitors to our area particularly since we are a very short ride from the trans Pennine way and located in perfect cycling county with miles of flat quiet roads around the Holderness area.
Since the completion of the Chapels we have had a little bit of media interest. The first article appeared early January 2012 in the Yorkshire Post and most recently we are featuring in Build It magazine, page 57 of the August edition. Below is a link to the Yorkshire Post article. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/yorkshire-living/leap-of-faith-1-4119161
This weekend I was on a mission to add more plants and flowers to the chapels. I originally wanted to put planters on the parapet walls of the entrances but we were concerned that the wind may blow these off. The solution was to buy and plant deep planters. On Saturday we set them up including an irrigation system but they were just too low barely peeping over the respective walls. The solution was the left over concrete sets that had been cluttering our garden. In all we used 32 which did make quite a difference although the real difference will be seen with a little more growth and flowers. I will post new pictures in a couple of weeks. Until then if you are passing by at night look up to the entrance roof of the New Chapel, we are hoping that the butterflies light up!
We cycled to the chapels earlier this evening to be greated by this! Not sure why the electrics have been dug up or for how long but we are glad that we are guest free this week. Fingers crossed the works will be completed by the weekend.
I tried to create a new page to show how far we have come but I can’t seem to find it so here are some pictures showing the condition of the building at the start of the project. For up to date photos visit http://www.hatfieldchapels.com
No guests this week so we had a bit of fun instead!
Just learnt how to post a picture :o)
well here’s my next post. I am on a mission to get the word out there about our fabulous holiday cottages. We are new to the world of self catering and to be honest we generally use hotels when we holiday so getting our heads round self catering has been a steep learning curve. from the off we wanted to provide hotel standard accomodation and I would like to think that we have suceeded but without the rest of the world knowing is a bit of a problem so here the mission starts. Fortuately we have excellent local pubs and restaurants and as such the Wrygarth, the Falcon, the Railway, Sonili Spice and Harpers fish and chip shop have all agreed to have our leaflets on display. Unfortunatelty the weather doesn’t seem to be playing ball (although the plants don’t need watering). All of our West Yorkshire visitors seem to be staying away from the beautiful East Yorkshire Coast or waiting until last minute to book when there is a sunshine window! Google is my next plan of attack through adwords. I am unsure whether they work, to be honest to date there has been very little impact on my hit counter but we will see out the two month campaign. Finally this blog is to be my next tool. I was surprised to see that quite a few of my recent website visitors was via wordpress so I will endeavour to keep up my blogging. I have even added an app to my blackberry to help! So what’s next? Well I am going to add to http://www.hatfieldchapels.com more photographs and videos and fingers crossed this will generate more interest.
Well ta ta for now.
OK this is new to me, I Tweet (@hatfieldchapels) I also post on Facebook (like Hatfield Chapels) but this is the first time I have been free to, well, free to waffle on about stuff!!
Ideally I want to share with the world my East Yorkshire experiences, things I enjoy doing, my little (and not so little) projects and other stuff that may or may not be of interest but predominantly I want to share with the world my world in hope that people want to visit the area and who knows even stay at our beautiful holiday cottages in Great Hatfield, near Hornsea.
Why not check out www.hatfieldchapels.com then you will know what I am talking about.
Anyway I hope this works and you enjoy reading.
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