Celebrating 10 years of living at Pry House Farm and running the Bed & Breakfast
Having let Pry House as a self-catering holiday house for over three years Pry House Farm finally became our home on 27th February 2009.
We'd sold the house in Startforth in the January and lived for a short time with my Dad. On 27th February I arrived at Pry House driving a large van just in time to say goodbye to our very last holiday house guests. Guests who had become friends and who we still keep in touch with. For the rest of the day Chris and I trundled back and forwards between Teesdale and Swaledale ferrying our worldly goods to our new home. Everything went smoothly until the last journey when we called at the Co-op in Kirkby Stephen for provisions and at the check-out discovered I hadn't got my purse, I only had a cheque book so no cash or cards. Exhausted and weary I almost burst into tears at the thought of no cup of tea, no supper, no breakfast the next morning. But 2009 was the Good-Old-Days and the lady on the check-out had farming connections, recognised Chris and got the manager to authorise my cheque without a guarantee card. I could have kissed her!
Our first bed and breakfast guests arrived in March 2009. It was when the Coast to Coast was on a roll after the Julia Bradbury programme and I really hit the ground running! I love living at Pry House Farm, helping Chris on the farm, being a bed & breakfast hostess and sharing our way of life with our guests. I have learnt many new skills including writing this blog, keeping calm in a crisis and how to hold my tongue!
Over the past 10 years we have welcomed hundreds, possibly thousands, of people into our home from all over the world, from all walks of live; families, couples and companions.
Many return again and again and we love to see them.
Whether you have stayed at Pry House Farm B&B in the past or are thinking about a first visit - do come and see us.