Posts by Ann Holland:

Letwell Village Hall – The Old Dance School & The Happy Cats

We have already booked our tickets for The Old Dance School – a seven piece band (6 November) and The Happy Cats (26 November), led by ex Lindisfarne front man Marty Craggs. We saw The Happy Cats last year and had a fantastic night of entertainment and can’t wait to see them again. Letwell Village Hall is an intimate venue seating approximately 80 people and offers a selection of refreshments. The concerts are very popular and tickets sell very quickly. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets for any of the forthcoming concerts should contact Andy & Steph 01909 540694 email: or Martyn Sharpe 01909 731626 email:

New Rope String Band at Letwell

We had a wonderful evening with friends at Letwell Village Hall recently when the hilarious and very talented New Rope String Band took to the stage. We were entertained with fiddles, banjo and accordion and would you believe plastic pipes and metal bars. There was a mixture of beautiful music plus lots of fun and laughter. We came away with lots of ideas to make music with our 3 grandchildren and are now looking forward to the next event which is The Old Dance School – a fantastic seven piece band on 6 November. Letwell Village Hall is wonderful intimate venue which makes the evening more special.

Guest book comments

“Ann & Robert, you are the consummate hosts, many thanks the making our stay so memorable. It has been a pleasure meeting you.” J & J (Australia). “Great standards, lovely breakfast, good chat!” S & P (Suffolk).”A wonderful stay, wish we were staying longer, truly a home from home. Delicious breakfast, many thanks.” Y & S. “Very welcoming – lovely room, excellent breakfast. Thank you!” S & S (Essex). “That was a very homely stay, the food was splendid and the kit kats & crisps were lovely.” Christian aged 8 (Hampshire). “Thank you for a lovely stay, we will back next time we’re racing.” C & E.

Heartfelt thanks to all our guests

Robert and I made the decision to close the bed and breakfast for new bookings in June and and early July as it became apparent that my Dad’s cancer had progressed and we were told he had not long to live. I am grateful for the time my sister and I spent with my Dad nursing him at home during his final weeks. He passed away peacefully on 28 June at home with his family around him.

I’d like to say a big thank you to all our guests who have stayed with us recently, particularly during June and July for your patience and kindness in what has been a traumatic time for me and also for the guests I didn’t get to meet.

Many thanks also to family and friends for their kind thoughts and messages.

Guest Comments

“Delightful place, delightful people, just perfect!” G & Y (Chester)

“Ann & Robert provide an amazing atmosphere a great balance and attention to detail.” D & S (Corbridge)

“What a find! Lovely comfortable room, wonderful hospitality & great breakfast. Thank you.” L & C (Stanmore)

“Beautiful place. We had a good trip. Thanks!” E (Singapore)

“Excellent place to stay. Very welcoming. A superb breakfast!!” J & P

“Fabulous B&B total treasure, will recommend and return if in the area again. Warm and welcoming!” L & D (Hertfordshire)

“Thank you for looking after us so well. Arthur had a lovely time!” R, O A (London)

“Amazing as usual. Thank you.” L & T (Cambridge)

Fantastic Events at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Fabulous artists appearing at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in the coming months include,  JLS, Olly Murs, Noel Gallagher, Westlife, Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Mrs Brown Rides Again!! Our bed and breakfast is approximately 20 minutes away from the Arena and would make an ideal place to stay.

Further comments from our wonderful guests

“First class on every count. Thank you!. Best wishes.” A & A (Ireland)

“Delightful room & exeptional hosts; 5* well deserved.” M & L (Wolverhampton)

“The quality of the room, house and welcome were first class. Thank you Ann and Robert.” P (Hampshire)

“We have had a wonderful time with lovely friends. Vielen Dank fur alles.” H, B & N (Germany)

“Throapham House is a gem. A perfect base for exploring South Yorkshire. Lovely airy rooms. Great hosts.” M T (Travel Writer, Sydney)

“Thank you for a lovely stay & such a warm welcome & fab breaky!” A & S (Norfolk)

“We have very much enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house – amazing mushrooms! Thank you.” C, P & N (Essex)

‘Pipped at the post’ at the White Rose Awards

Robert, Ann, Catherine and Sara at the White Rose Awards 2011 presentations.

Robert, Ann, Catherine and Sara at the White Rose Awards 2011 presentations.

Our congratulations go to the winner of the category ‘Best B&B/Guest Accommodation’ – Kilham Hall which is situated near Driffield. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests and suppliers for their support since we began the business 5 years ago.  We took our daughters Sara and Catherine to the awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse and had a wonderful time. We look forward to trying again for the award next year.

John Reilly’s new album launch at Letwell

John Reilly (Boy on a Dolphin) is once again performing at the wonderful intimate venue, Letwell Village Hall on Tuesday 11 October where he is celebrating the launch of his new album ‘Zebulon’ which is due to be released 24 hours before the show. Email Andy & Steph ( or telephone 01909 540694 for tickets. Also performing in October are ‘The Old Dance School’ and in November a firm favourite at Letwell, the ‘Happy Cats’ led by singer/instrumentalist ex-Lindisfarne front man Marty Craggs. Make sure you are not dissappointed and get your tickets now as they sell out quickly.