Brendan Brennan celebrated his 70th birthday this week, and to mark the occasion he and his wife Maureen decided to book a cottage at Bosinver big enough to hold the whole family (and the dog). The couple, from St Ives, Cambridgeshire, chose Jack’s Barn, which is ideal for three generation holidays. Their son and daughter-in-law, and their daughter, son-in-law and young grandson joined them.

But what Brendan didn’t know before they arrived at Bosinver was that Maureen had also booked Rachel from Each Peach Kitchen as their private chef for an extra-special birthday treat. She explained, “I got in touch with Rachel after seeing the information on the website. She helped us work out a menu that I knew Brendan would love, including Beef Wellington (or Boeuf en Croute as it’s often called now) and zesty lemon pots for dessert.”

The whole family was delighted by the dishes Rachel cooked for them. “It was wonderful,” said Brendan. “My son-in-law went to a fancy hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant recently and he thought the meal Rachel created for us was much better than the one he’d had there.”

Maureen added, “Rachel was extremely professional, not intrusive at all but very friendly and helpful when we asked her advice about the local area.”

Sadly, we don’t have any photos of the meal to share as the Brennans were enjoying themselves too much to think about taking any pictures! “I should have asked Rachel to take one of all of us,” Maureen laughed.

They’ve also taken advantage of everything Bosinver has to offer during their stay. “The little lad’s done everything!” they said. From feeding the animals with Farmer Dave (every morning except one) to swimming in the pool, fishing in the lake, exploring the Gruffalo trail or burning off some energy in the play barn, there’s been plenty to keep him entertained. The grown-ups have enjoyed playing pool, ping pong and swimming as well as exploring the local area.

Sounds like success all round!

Special occasions at Bosinver

If you’ve got a special birthday or anniversary coming up and you’d like to celebrate with friends or family, we can help make your day memorable with decorations, flowers, cakes, or anything else, just get in touch.

Rachel from Each Peach Kitchen offers a private chef service for guests staying at Bosinver. You can see sample menus and more information here. For more information, or to make a booking, contact Rachel direct by email orders@eachpeachkitchen.co.uk

Thanks to Brendan and Maureen Brennan for sharing their story with us.

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