The Worst or Best Kept Secret

Our Journey

Secrets? What Secrets?

Depending on who you know, this may be the worst (Alastair) or the best (Jacqueline) kept secret that we have.

Since about May of 2019 we have been in the process of buying a self-catering cottage business in North Yorkshire between Pickering and Scarborough – a big change of pace for us and our family.  Jacqueline will be giving up a job that she has done (and loved) in the NHS for over 20 years  and Alastair will continue doing his vague IT things but with a bit of a longer commute.  Big decisions, but the opportunity of the business – to grow and enhance it and the chance to live in the countryside and be near the coast at the same time was too great a chance to pass up.

So, we are jumping into this both feet together to take over the business in about mid-March 2020.  We can’t be too specific just yet as to where the business is, as the vendor’s still actively run it, but once we exchange, we will be able to say more.  If you want to see more about our cottages, have a wee look here.

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