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Thu 27 Dec - Sat 29 Dec 2018

The Olde Barn Hotel

Toll Bar Road, Marston, Lincolnshire NG32 2HT

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The Hotel

Idyllic luxury hotel retreat set in beautiful countryside.

Enjoy the tranquillity of this idyllic retreat set in beautiful countryside in the heart of England. Belvoir Castle is within easy reach as are several historic houses.

The hotel has an excellent reputation for traditional English cuisine, which is prepared by experienced chefs using top quality locally grown or produced ingredients.

All of the rooms are spacious, well equipped, and tastefully decorated for a comfortable stay. Facilities include en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee making equipment and TV.

The emphasis is on quality and the state-of-the-art Health Club and Spa has something for everyone, from the fitness fanatic to those just wanting to enjoy the luxury of the spa.


Swimming pool, spa/jacuzzi, sauna, gym, golf course nearby, lift and tea/coffee available in the bedrooms.


Room Upgrades.


Elaine Duff

Elaine Duff

I learnt to play bridge at university but didn’t start playing duplicate until 2008 when I started playing again after a 10 year break. I play regularly for both Hitchin and Royston Bridge Clubs but it is with Hitchin that I am mostly involved with directing and encouraging players to improve through workshops. With one of my bridge partners I have entered some of the local county competitions.

I was born in Yorkshire and although I have spent over 45 years in the south I still see myself as a Yorkshire lass. I am a proud grandmother of a boy 11 and two girls 9 and 2. I have found that being with them is a delight and entertaining them is one of life’s pleasures. As yet I haven’t been able interest them enough to learn to play bridge. My spare time is taken up with visiting the gym, reading fiction, mainly mysteries, and attending some of the many courses available for retirees. I love travelling and having lived in Australia for three years in the early 2000s. My partner and I visit there once every couple of years. For the large part of my working life I was a teacher of mathematics and was lucky to be involved in consultancy work and lecturing before I fully retired in 2011.

Festive Bridge

DRAFT ITINERARIES – please note these are subject to change

Denham Grove:   Christmas | Twixmas | New Year | Other

The Olde Barn:   Christmas | Twixmas | New Year | Other

Blunsdon House:   Twixmas


Christmas at Denham Grove 2019

Competitive Bidding with Will Parsons

Programme to follow

To make bookings or for further information, telephone my office on 01483 489961.