“Fantastic people who's generosity to two stranded travellers could not be faulted.”
Without boring you with the background, my 19 year old son and I found ourselves stranded in a nearby village, just off the A66, our car having broken down, in the middle of the heaviest snowfall for more than 10 years !!!!
Receiving a plaintive call at 10 o'clock at night from the landlady of the Bridge End Inn at Kirkby Thore, Mike and Shiona at Shepherds Croft had no hesitation in offering a twin room we could bed down in.
When we arrived, having been given a lift by the Bridge End Inn's landlord through the snow in his 4 wheel drive, Mike welcomed us with the news that we would have a double EACH as their regular guest was using the twin room, and at no extra cost.
We collapsed into our luxurious beds amazed by our good fortune.
The full English breakfast in the morning was brilliant, just what we needed to set us up for our long day ahead.
With mobiles on their last dregs of power Shiona once more jumped to our aid with a charger from their Sat Nav that fit my Blackberry.
Mike had offered to give us a lift back down to the local garage but with a further 2-4 inches of snow having fallen we could not expect him to get himself stranded at the bottom of the hill back into the village.
Just as we were about to set off to walk the 2 miles back to the garage the guys from there offered to come and collect us.
To cap it all off Mike and Shiona agreed we could send them a cheque as we did not have enough cash to pay for the rooms. They admitted they expected this when heard of our predicament and accepted the booking the previous night.
The generosity we experienced from all parties in our time off need was fantastic, not least from Mike and Shiona.
We were only at Shepherds Croft very briefly but what we saw and experienced was outstanding.
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