The food is way too expencive i.e. "bangers N mash 9.50.
beer too is almost the same as nightclub prices.
the room was basic but clean, However the wardrobe was full of junk. as was the gardens & lobby.
The bed was the lumpiest & hardest we have ever known.
In my opinion the place may have been "top notch" a few years ago but is now in need of a total re furb, i.e. wallpaper held up with masking tape. door handles falling off, wiring to bathroom lights looked "iffy" as the insulation is missing, toilet roll holder fell into pieces.
flagstones in rear area are moss covered / filthy & dangerously uneven due to the mortar having been long since weathered away. Old tables & chairs litter the outsides front / sides & rear along with old kitchen appliances & an old car that looks like it is being "done up"
The worst part of the weekend was to us the ruddiness & arrogance of the owner / cook. we asked are the sausages "plain" or spiced / cumberland etc. The waitress went to find out & announced "he dont know" needless to say they were horrid cheap peppered sausages with obvious green specks in.
brown bread toast was plonked on the table I asked for white & was scowled at.
The owner wanted a debate about "piles of steaming dog sh*t " over the breakfast table !!!!!!
The final insult was an extra 10 pounds surcharge he added to the bill.
enough said ?.
Unique Qualities ? can not recall any good ones
I've stayed at this B&B more times than I can remember. It has the most wonderful setting overlooking the Hope Valley. There are four rooms, all ensuite, located in a converted barn on this National Trust sheep farm. Janet Wood runs the B&B as well as the domestic side of the farm, while her husband Peter looks after the 1000 or so sheep and several border collies.
This part of Derbyshire is especially well known for its hill-walking. There are footpaths galore including one that passes through the farm itself. In addition, there is a regular train service into both Sheffield and Manchester from the small station at Bamford just a few miles away.
I realize that staying in a B&B means temporarily living in someone's else's home; but, I always feel that I am intruding when I come in, especially if it is in the evening. The converted barn obviates all of these feelings. I can come and go without bothering anyone, and I like that very much. All four rooms are cozy without being small. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Part of the Marriott chain if hotels. This one of their golf hotels although I didn't let that put me off.
Stayed here as we were visiting locally and fancied a bit of luxury.
In fact it was very well appointed with beauty salons and leisure centres, but the room could have been anywhere in the UK if not the world!
None really apart from garden extending in the "rough" of the golf course and "out of bounds" t the blokes knocking the beejesus out of a small white ball
We stayed in room 6 (the inn only has eight in total) which has a ‘tester bed’ (a bit like half a four-poster) and a magnificent view of the hills. With our visit being in the middle of the winter we had the inn to ourselves on the first night, but by Saturday it was full. If you want to get in during the summer season, you’ll have to book early.
The inn is ideally located as a base to explore the High Peak and is a great place to unwind in the evening with both a comfortable bar and a locally renowned restaurant (the Waltzing Weasel has won Derbyshire Dining Pub of the Year in four of the last five years).
The food and personal service are a real plus point - the only downside is that this all comes at a very high price.
On New Years Eve we decided to spend our evening in our favourite pub in Derbyshire, The Barley Mow in Bonsall. The only problem is that the village is 11miles from where we live and driving home was out of the question.
Alan the Landlord suggested that we book into one of the two B&B’s available in the
village, hence we ended up at Townhead Farmhouse.
Some friends who had also arranged to stay there had just arrived and told Karen Taylor who owns the farmhouse that we would also be arriving at any moment. As we walked down the path, Karen opened the door and immediately greeted us with a tray containing cups of hot mulled wine and smoked salmon sandwiches which she took to our friends room so we could say hello to them and settle in.
The rooms were clean and very comfortable with en-suite facilities. The lounge is cozy and you could easliy spend a few hours lounging around in there if the weather was bad.
Having lived in an old cottage myself I had to smile when Karen said “watch out for the bumps in the floor and the shallow steps”.I true indication of “Olde World Charm”
The next morning we were given an excellent “full English” breakfast before we left.
We enjoyed it so much we offered to stay on and do the cleaning and cooking for aweek if she would have us. She was so nice you got the feeling she might have said yes.
If you are on holiday in Derbyshire or the Peak District this is a B&B to strongly
consider for your accommodation. It is well located for the beautiful Derbyshire Countryside and there are some fantastic walks locally. Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock
and Chatsworth are only a few miles away.
In the village are two good pubs that serve excellent food. What more could you want!
Old World Charm. great location, good food.
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