Nick Sapsford

Nick is responsible for cooking your delicious breakfast and for fixing things,

He is also responsible for the clocks. . . . . . . .

Team member

Chief cook and bottle washer, 

Nick was born in Essex but spent most of his childhood in Norfolk. After leaving school Nick joined Norwich Union and carved out a career with them. After 20yrs Nick left the insurance industry to follow his dream of opening a clock repair shop, which he successfully ran for 15yrs. In 2011 Nick met John and they entered into a civil partnership at Sherwood Forest. By 2018 John had convinced him it would be great fun to buy a guest house . . . . . . . . . 


John Hailes

John is responsible for everything . . . . . . . . . 

He also likes to shop and drink Gin . . . . . . . 

Team member

Receptionist, Housekeeping, Waiter, Bar steward !!

John was born & raised in Lincolnshire (he's a true yellow belly). He studdied at college to become a chef and proceeded to not do that ! . He did however continue with catering, working his way up to the lofty heights of restaurant manager for Harry Ramsdens and Asst Manager for Pizza Hut. He has also worked for Butlins, the merchant navy, in a frozen food factory, the PDSA charity, a Motorway maintenance company and, Morrisons which was when he met Nick who swept him up off his tired feet and whisked him away to do His washing , ironing, cooking and cleaning. . . . . . . 


Lottie & Hugo

This Sister and Brother duo are Jack shoodles (apparently),

They eat and sleep and eat a bit more and then sleep some more . . . . . . . . . . 

Team member

They are mostly responsible for lazing around

Lottie and hugo will be 7yrs old in june this year. They tend to stay out the way in our private lounge where they can keep out of trouble !! But should a brave guest wish to meet them they will gladly come racing and jumping and whining and licking and wagging excitedly to say hello,hello,hello,hello,hello,hello. . . . . . . . .


Guests may on occasion meet one of our three adult children. This is an old picture but it is a family favourite. From left to right we have Nick, Poppy, Edan, John and Kane. Collectively we call ourselves..........

Team Hailford

Poppy is our oldest child, she currently lives in lincolnshire she's the loud one. Edan is the middle child he's the quieter one. Kane is the youngest of the trio and he thinks he's funnier than he is. . . . . . . . We also have two grandchildren and one on the way !!