Cloud, rain and sunshine..... it must be the school summer holidays!! August is always a manic time in the Lisle Combe household, juggling bed & breakfast guests and events with children is always an interesting challenge. Camping (during the biggest downpour ever), searching for the largest number of crabs you can find and dealing with numerous sailing instructions were just some of the fun we faced this year! Once again we get to September and feel that we have survived the main bulk of the season's guests, but....... with two weddings in the next couple of weeks and private events in the pipeline, things have yet to quieten down. Not that we are complaining, it is always so joyful to share our beautiful house with the lovely couples who have chosen Lisle Combe as their venue.
Some of the lovely comments we have received from guests this August:
'Thank you for a truly lovely stay. We love it here. One year on from our wedding here; we'll be back next year too!'
Paul & Juliette Williams from Wateringbury, Kent.
'Many thanks indeed for another wonderful holiday - Lisle Combe is still our favourite place!' Susanne & Timothy Briden, from London.
'You both were delightful and made our stay ...... an absolute joy. Thank you.' Randy & Allison Gardner from Atlanta, Georgia, USA
'Welcoming & comfortable & relaxing - great stay - thank you - love the house - or rather your home.' Geraldine & James Hide from Lancaster.
Dates for your diary:
Pop up pub: Friday 20th October
Casino Night: Saturday 9th December
Time is whizzing past here at Lisle Combe. We are already into August and welcomed visitors from Australia, Switzerland, Germany and of course the UK. It is so lovely to see the surprise on our guests faces as they step through the front door and realise that Lisle Combe has taken them back in time!
Just recently we have enjoyed the Ventnor Fringe and all that was on offer from music to theatre and acrobats. The weather is a bit hit and miss but it doesn't stop our guests from exploring the local coastline from St Catherine's lighthouse to The Crab Shed in Steephill Cove.
We have celebrated with Ineke & Mike (their 50th Wedding Anniversary) and are now looking forward to Chloe & Dan's wedding next week.
Kayaked with dolphins this morning, before dining on lobster this evening...... life at Lisle Combe!
More news next month
Summer has arrived!! What a wonderful time we have all had, especially the anonymous Stone Tower builder! We were delighted to discover this tower on Battery Bay just in front of Lisle Combe. Since this appeared in early June a number of smaller ones have also been built!