Creating authentic UK short break experiences
After the gloom of yesterday you may well be thinking about taking a break and filling your 2019 with new experiences. We don’t do conventional but we do have a stunning groups of stand out indie businesses who know exactly how to create some magic.
When we first started our small business community, we were based only in Staffordshire – the home of our HQ today. As such we have always included amazing accommodation experiences as part of our member directory. We never tried to be a large online booking platform but simply aim to connect you with stand out, small businesses that are dedicated to creating an experience to remember.
Time and again we see on social media or read a Sunday supplement about taking short breaks in Great Britain but often our actual experiences can be disappointing. The big online booking platforms can share star ratings, lots of images and a quick deal but you never get to know the people behind the business and they hold the key to you break.
Understanding the story of a place and why they are in existence tells us so much more about what to expect than a simple star rating. It is also easy to assume that you will always get a cheap deal from a large booking platform, but often you won’t – not to mention the huge commissions these platforms take. Uncovering the true gems that will provide you with the memories you dream of requires patience and a bit of detective work.
Our members who provide accommodation are a brilliant group of dedicated family businesses who deliver exceptional experiences by being unsocial, different, warm and friendly, hands on and committed to you. Most of them are in and around Staffordshire and the Peak District as we grow our community beyond the county border and you will find a gorgeous selection of ideas and inspiration.
Today’s images are from Troutsdale Farm who have just launched a new website to show off their beautiful place and location.