Well what can I say, suddenly the phone went crazy with tweets, new followers and lots of support from fellow #SBS winners. A great feeling! Day 1, so lets see what the next few days bring.......
Do take a look at our eco yet luxurious yurts in the Staffordshire Peak District- limited dates left for 2013 but now taking bookings for 2014
Secret Cloud House Holidays was a new idea hatched by Catherine, a Staffordshire farmers daughter who left Staffordshire to study Tourism Management at Harper Adams University College, going onto complete her studies with a 1st Class Honours degree at Bath Spa University
After graduating she worked in various locations including a charity project in Vienna and as an English teacher and nanny in the Italian Alps, before returning to the UK with a role at Von Essen Luxury hotels. At the age of 24, she returned to the Peak District and applied for grant funding to help her start an environmentally friendly holiday business where she could infuse her passion for local community, delicious local food and create somewhere special to stay.
The business welcomed its first customers in 2011 and Catherine has since been a Finalist in Derbyshire Young Business Person of the Year and won a Peak District Environmental Quality Award for her commitment to the environment. The business was also proud to be listed in The Independents 'Top 50 Nights Under Canvas' , GLAMOUR Magazine and recommended by 'Cool Camping' and 'Green Traveller', as well as being chosen as an 'Alistair Sawday Special Place to Stay'.
Catherine hopes to continue to grow her business and ensure that she keeps sustainability at the heart of everything she does. We are sure you will see the passion and attention to detail Catherine has for her business when you come to stay.
Attention to the little things- many of our customers comment on our attention to detail, this is vital in todays market to help you stand out from the crowd and show the amount of thought that has gone into every aspect of your business
Support your local suppliers wherever possible- its amazing what options can be created when you work together with other local businesses, giving them a new market for their products and offering added extras and new options to yours
Secret Cloud House Holidays Luxury Yurts, Peak District are offering #SBS Winners the chance to save 10% on any booking during 2014