The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain future for our new business which is also our home. In January 2020 we launched into this venture with hope for the future, gusto and excitement and signed a long lease on a very cold, dirty, unloved but very beautiful Manor House in North Northumberland. Everyone thought we were mad until they saw the finished product that a lot of hard work, vison, attention to detail, tears and all of our savings had achieved. We are so proud of what has been accomplished against all odds in a very short time. A couple of weeks before we were ready to open Covid closed the UK down. We were supposed to move into the house on the 23 March.... We moved ourselves in in April and finished the work. It was a joy when we eventually managed to open in August. We love what we do and it was wonderful to welcome guests who were delighted with the beautiful and very comfortable bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, sitting rooms and dining room with a fire always lit when it was chilly outside and delicious breakfasts. We can't add to our debt which would put too much pressure on an already precarious situation. We need to know that after all our hard work, love and money that we have invested that our business will be safe and that we will still be trading and welcoming guests to Chillingham Manor for years to come.
We are asking you our kind and generous friends, social media followers and guests old and hopefully new to "Pay it Forward" by purchasing a voucher towards a future stay at Chillingham Manor. This means buying now at a discounted price to have something lovely to look forward to when "Normal" life resumes and lets face it we all really need to have something to look forward to especially at the moment. It can be given as a really special Christmas or birthday present or a treat yourself because you deserve it present.
"Paying it Forward" - How it works. We decided to keep our prices low for our first year of trading not realising that our first year would just be a few months. For anyone buying a voucher now towards a future stay at Chillingham Manor we will freeze this years prices and also add a further 20% discount as a thank you for believing in us. It can be for the price of a whole stay (Discounted of course) or a few pounds towards a future stay.
For example - At the moment Bedroom 1 is £145.00 per night bed and breakfast. So with the extra discount you can buy a one night stay in Bedroom 1 for £116.00. Or if you can just spare a few pounds whatever you give we will add 20% to that and you will receive a voucher. So if you pledge £20.00 you will receive a voucher from us for £24.00 towards a future stay here. Your voucher which will be valid for 2 years. If you book all 3 rooms for a minimum 3 night stay we will include a 3 course evening meal for 6 people. Anyone who has made a booking with us but had to cancel due to Covid and has not asked for their deposit back so that you can come at a future date we will pass this offer on to you as well. What goes around comes around.
OUR PLEDGE and how we will pay your generosity forward:-
For every £2,500.00 we receive we will give away 2 nights bed and breakfast to a person you have nominated and their guest who really deserve a break. 2020 has been so hard on so many people. Our NHS, front line and key workers have been sung out as the nations heroes but there are many others that also need time out. For example people caring for family members who have not been able to have respite care during these difficult times. Perhaps someone who has helped you to cope when it has felt overwhelming.
All you need to do to nominate someone is to send us a private message on Instagram or Facebook or by email and include the name of the person you are nominating, what they do, and a contact email address for them. They do have to be over 18 years of age. When we reach the end of our campaign a computer generator will draw one person at random for every £2,500.00 we have received and we will be delighted to welcome them here to Chillingham as our guests.
The boring but important bit..
All B&B 2 night breaks which we are giving away will have to be taken within the next 2 years. These vouchers cannot be exchanged for their monetary value.
The vouchers bought will be valid at this years rates which will be frozen for all voucher purchasers for 2 years from date of issue. You can give the dates you would like when you make your contribution or you can come at any time subject to availability.