Ann and I have decided to close Throapham House at the end of June 2017 to spend more time with our family and pursue our other interests. We regret therefore that we will be unable to take any new bookings as of today (20 June).
Any guests with outstanding bookings will be able to contact us on our usual telephone number or by email, but after 30 June our business telephone number will be disconnected.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 11 years and would like to thank all our guests for their custom over the years. We’d also like to thank friends and colleagues associated with Welcome To Yorkshire from whom we have learned so much about ‘God’s Own County’. Long may Yorkshire’s tourism industry thrive and prosper under its guidance.
It’s 10 years since we first opened for business and this summer Ann and I decided to take a break from cleaning and cooking to spend some time with our family and friends.
Our regular guests will already know that Throapham House is up for sale as we move towards our retirement. Until we secure a sale we’re taking bookings on a rolling three month availability basis to avoid disrupting your plans. This means if you want to book accommodation more than three months in advance then please contact us directly by telephone (01909 562208) for further details as you will not be able to book online.
We will of course continue to provide the same standard of service that you’ve come to expect from us.
Ann and I are currently working with partner organisations on some exciting educational opportunities for young people in the region. We’ll add updates on here as these projects develop.
We’re naturally both delighted that Yorkshire has landed this opportunity to showcase what the region has to offer and to be part of something which should bring lasting benefit to local people for years to come.
The scaffolding finally went up at Throapham House two weeks ago and a welcome period of fine weather has allowed work to progress swiftly. We expect most of the external work to be complete by the end of September and it’s nice now to see things taking shape. The original second floor servant’s quarters will make some attractive additional rooms and with modern day insulation and roof lights will be a lot warmer and brighter than when the house was originally built.
Guests to Throapham House during this period will find turning space a little restricted in our car park so we will help to guide you out, but otherwise there is less disruption than we expected.
The photo shows the roof slates removed above our guest lounge. There will shortly be a new roof window in here which will give some fine views across Dinnington.
Unfortunately the bad weather over the summer has delayed our plans to restore our roof during August and it now looks at though this will begin during the first week of September. We expect the work to take about 4 – 6 weeks.
As mentioned earlier, we expect little inconvenience to guests although there may be some restrictions on car parking near the house due to the presence of scaffolding.
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.
We’re planning to do some essential restoration work on the older sections of the roof and chimneys during August 2012. This means that scaffolding will be erected around the main part of the house during this period and that roofers will be working during most of the day.
We understand this might affect your stay as follows…
Access to front door via front gate only – the side gate leading from the car park may be closed;
Some parking restrictions due to the presence of scaffolding;
Note that the Dewhurst bedroom should be mostly unaffected by this work.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.