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Sheldon's Retreat B&B Guesthouse

Home Farm | Sheldon, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1QS, England (Formerly Sheldon's Luxury Retreat)
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Paul G Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read previous glowing reviews it was difficult not to try this "retreat". Thankfully it lived up to its reputation from the initial friendly greeting to the sincere farewell. The rooms were decorated in a very calming way. Clean and welcoming with firm but supportive beds encouraging a peaceful sleep. It is an extremely quiet location ideal to escape the... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Sheldon's because of its location. Very friendly welcome from the owners, and quickly settled into our ground floor room. The decor is to a high standard and clean, as you'd expect. It was quite a chilly day, and the room was nice and warm. We went to the local country pub that serves a general pub-like menu (plus... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A neat Hotel buried in the charming village of Sheldon near Bakewell with the delightful Pub the 'Cock and Pullet' - I lie not! THe bedroom was fastidiously prepared and with all accessories in the bathroom. But the real surprise was the Dining Room. Around the room wondrous antiques and a selection of murals, stones,statues,collages and paintings. It was like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sheldon's Retreat for two nights and were really happy with our experience. Lovely bedroom and bathroom, gorgeous food (especially the homemade bread) and attention to detail such as fair trade and organic products in the kitchen and bathroom. We really appreciated the effort and will be recommending to all our friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arranged a surprise weekend break for my boyfriends birthday....and sheldons retreat made it exta special jay and christian welcomed us with open arms and nothing was too much trouble....our room was beautiful cosy and spotlessly clean the views out into the countryside beutiful ...also... sheldons lovely garden and pond and special features ....we were left to settle in after... More 

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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In my limited explorations of the Bakewell area I would say that vegetarians are an over-looked customer base. It was so nice to see a B&B promoting itself as vegetarian, even if I rarely eat a cooked breakfast. The managers were welcoming and friendly. We knew we had booked a small room, so weren't surprised by the size, which was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed at Sheldon on new years eve. The new managers were lovely -- and made us very welcome. The room was warm and spotlessly clean. Pets welcome. Nice village, great location for walking, freindly local pub across the road. Would go again without hesitation

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great stay.. great hosts.. great room..... what else can I say. I can't say about the dinners but the breakfast was lovely. Staying in UK is expensive but as far as price goes it was on par with most other places.. Pity about the weather loll..

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Sheldon R, Manager at Sheldon's Retreat B&B Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to leave us such positive and encouraging feedback - I can assure you that it is much appreciated :o) We hope to welcome you back again some day! With our very best wishes - all at Sheldon's Retreat More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend a stay here. The b&b is marketed as luxury, which it really is not. The site is still under development and does not have any of the spa/treatment rooms. Our room also needed some TLC, water stains around the window and splash back from the tea and coffee area. The room was also quite small as... More 

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Sheldon R, Manager at Sheldon's Retreat B&B Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kefalonia_14, Whilst we are delighted that you found our location pleasing and enjoyed the lovely local walks, we are saddened by other aspects of your review here on Trip Advisor. As we discussed when you checked out, it is difficult for any establishment when a customer makes complaints retrospectively, as it deprives one of the opportunity to put things... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Be aware there is extensive building works directly behind the property. Bitterly disappointed with the food, we booked for dinner in advance, on the first night we were offered Tofu & rice it was the only option we politely refused and went to the pub across the road which gave us a choice of 4 options. Breakfast the next day... More 

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Sheldon R, Manager at Sheldon's Retreat B&B Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay, but happy to read that you found your room comfortable, and that you feel that Sheldon's has potential. I agree entirely that this is so, and indeed our team are working very hard towards realising that potential. Whilst we aim to make Sheldon's an ever... More 

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