Pay it forward for the Thatched Cottage

by Matthew Lawson in Brockenhurst, England, United Kingdom

Pay it forward for the Thatched Cottage
We did it
On 29th April 2020 we successfully raised £5,081 with 39 supporters in 28 days

Support the lovely Thatched Cottage at this difficult time by buying vouchers for a future visit, which means we get a match funding grant.

by Matthew Lawson in Brockenhurst, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The 400 year old Thatched Cottage desperately needs renovation, which was all in our plans, but that is now on hold. This investment will not only secure our business in the short term, but it will preserve this wonderful Grade 2 listed building for the long term, so it can continue to bring pleasure to visitors and guests for many years.

COVID-19 has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses - particularly for small tourism businesses during this period when travel is restricted. However, with your help, the 400 year old Thatched Cottage Hotel has a bright future.

Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date, when this crisis is all over.

Our Local Enterprise Partnership is offering to match fund with a grant the money raised by this appeal. So for every £ you spend on a voucher to spend at the Thatched Cottage, we will receive another £ of public funds. This is a fantastic offer, so please help us to achieve our target!

Please support our small business and our committed staff by buying a voucher for our Tea Room, our amazing Gin Bar, or an Overnight Stay - or any combination of those!  We are making those vouchers as flexible as possible by setting a 12 month expiry from the date of purchase, so there is plenty of time for to you to come to visit and enjoy yourselves at the Thatched Cottage Hotel.

Built in 1627, our charming Grade 2 listed hotel offers cottage rooms as well as luxury garden rooms and suites - combining modern essentials with historic charm. Located in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest National Park, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the rail station, village centre, open heathland and forest. We have a comfortable tea room and garden for morning coffee, afternoon tea and the New Forest's only specialist gin bar - with a wide selection of over 100 different gins for you to sample and enjoy! Free parking is available at the hotel and we are only 3 minutes walk from Brockenhurst station. Dogs are very welcome here too!

We have worked so hard to build up our small business over the past 4 years, only to have everything threatened by this crisis, during which we are temporarily closed. We can't wait to be open again, to welcome our lovely guests and be able to support our wonderful hard-working staff!

Thank you so much for your support.

Matthew & David

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£99 or more

Overnight Bed and Breakfast

Use this voucher towards your overnight stay in a historic or garden room, including our delicious freshly-prepared Breakfast. Room rates vary - any difference to the value of the voucher can be paid at checkout. Voucher valid until 31 March 2021.

£16 or more

Cream Tea for Two Voucher

Enjoy a delicious Cream Tea for Two in our Tea Room, including freshly baked scones, with jam and clotted cream, and tea or coffee. Voucher valid until 31 March 2021.

£28 or more

Gin Tasting Flight for Two

Sample Two of our Gin Tasting Flights, with 3 small gins (with tonic) to taste on each one, from a choice of five Gin Tasting Flights. Voucher valid until 31 March 2021.

£38 or more

Afternoon Tea for Two

Enjoy a freshly prepared Afternoon Tea for Two, including sandwiches, cakes and scones, with jam and clotted cream, and unlimited Tea or Coffee. Voucher valid until 31 March 2021.

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