STIRK HOUSE HOTEL, GISBURN
What a fabulous weekend we had! So much so that we have booked the hotel again for next year. Dates are Friday Nov. 1st - Nov. 3rd 2013
Watch this space for further details.
After arriving in torrential rain on Friday, the weather improved considerably over the weekend. and the smell, sound and heat from the roaring log fire as we surfaced for breakfast was perfect for the frosty mornings.
Apart from the bridge players there was plenty of wild life on view. Deer, Barn Owls, hares and badgers were all spotted in the grounds of the hotel.
Skipton and Clitheroe were popular excursions, the swimming pool was very warm (so I was told) and the gym facilities were well used by a couple of our chaps. Food was superb, and the spotlessly clean rooms ranged from small, and well appointed to downright palatial. Many of the rooms have gorgeous views and the staff were all friendly and helpful.
What else? oh yes the bridge was 'happy friendly bridge' but some even claimed to have learned something in the morning's hand analysis and seminar.
Most importantly there was a really great atmosphere in the group and everyone 'got on' famously. Inga and I had a warm glow seeing everyone enjoying themselves and we would like to thank you for the lovely comments we received.
November 2nd - 5th 2012