Hello, I am Gordon, the owner of Virginia Cottage I spend a lot of my life in Greece, Virginia being my 'bolt hole' in England. Please do not be put off by my not usually being in the UK, we have everything organised for you!
I know how reassuring it is for visitors to have a local contact and support network for the cottage. My local manager, Sean, is a skilled tradesman who also looks after the small garden, and does minor repair works. He will most probably drop in to see you early during your stay to make sure that all is well.
Cleaning is done by a highly professional local (Carnforth) firm called New Brooms. They are fully accredited and in particular are Covid 19 aware.
Sean is a 'handyman' and can deal with most emergencies but we can also call upon local tradespeople (plumbers, electricians, joiners, builders, etc.) for anything substantial. In the event of an emergency you should contact me (see below) and I will organise the appropriate response.
Also if you simply want to tell me what a wonderful/terrible stay you have had and how everything was just right/totally disastrous and how you want to compliment/sue me, then my details are:
Owner: Gordon Hall.
It is best to use e-mail to contact me. I will respond very quickly in an emergency!
Greek Mobile: +30 694 050 2053
UK Mobile (usually connects to Greece as well): 0797 010 8778.
It is important to me that visitors realise the sort of place that they are coming to. This avoids disappointment. Virginia is basically my 'home', with my pictures, antique furniture, books, etc cluttering up the place and very much for your use and enjoyment. It is in complete contrast to the now normal 'stark' letting premeses that is designed to be as impersonal as possible.
It is for the above reason that I like to encourage visitors to write about their experience after they have left, just send me an e-mail and in return I promise to put both positive and negative comments up on this site!