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Shawgate Farm Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Shay Lane, Foxt ST10 2HN, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 1 Foxt B&B and Inns
1 review
“Perfect retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here in July and it was fab great welcome and overall five star off Jill and ken. Returned on 20/10/12 and again a great welcome off the new owners James and nina. We just love the whole feel of the area and shawgate we will defo be back. Nina was great when I needed some advice and sourced the info I needed all round five stars from us family of five who love bedroom 2 thanks u 2 xx

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stayed last night at Shawgate farm with my partner after a day at Alton Towers. The drive from the park was easy and we found it easily too, it only took about 10 mins. Our greeting from Nina was warm and friendly and our room was very comfortable, especially the bed. Very quiet at night which made for a very good nights sleep.

The breakfast was also very good, a well stocked dining room left us wanting for nothing and the Full English was well cooked and very tasty. The next time we visit the area we will definitely be staying here again. Great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Stayed here for one night in a party of eight, found Shawcross Farm to be very welcoming, comfortable & relaxed. New owners are now in charge, nothing is too much trouble/effort, Breakfast was first class. All our party would recommend this Guest House.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Finding rooms big enough to take our large family can be a challenge and at Shawgate all 6 of us were able to have a proper bed in the 1 room! RESULT! Very happy and friendly hosts and an excellent stay all round. Very happy :) Would definitely stay again (and this time would not be so worried we had taken a wrong turn down a narrow lane). Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I and my son and daughter-in-law stayed overnight during a 2 day trip to Alton Towers. Ken and Gill were friendly and informative. The rooms were spotless and the four poster bed was very comfy. My Sirloin Steak was cooked to perfection as was the Cottage Pie. Highly recommended. We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Stayed for one night recently, a fantastic experience. The guesthouse itself is in a rural, idyllic and peaceful location, perfect for nearby tourist attractions such as Alton Towers. Everything was excellent, from the friendly and welcoming staff, the impeccibly clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, to the quality of the food. Nothing whatsoever to fault. We will certainly be returning, and I would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Shawgate Farm Guest House to anyone else. Thank you Ken and Gill for a lovely stay :-)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Me & my wife have been going to this place now for 10 consecutive years - this B&B is run by Ken & Gill and are perfect hosts - the B&B is in a perfect base location for the area (Staffordshire & Peak District). The rooms are very roomy, have excellent facilities & nice and quite at night - great after a hard days touring around. If you like a full english or whatever you want Ken will sort you out....as for the evening meals (my favourite is his steak pie - yummy) - We have just come back from our short break here and we are fully satisfied again - If you like short breaks then this is the place - excellent rooms, hospitality, food and great company - and finally Stan (the dog) doesn't come into the property but is very lovely and old now - we have known him sine he was a puppy......

Room Tip: All rooms are perfect - there is a four poster here as well as family rooms....
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Shawgate Farm Guest House

Address: Shay Lane, Foxt ST10 2HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Foxt
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Foxt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shawgate Farm Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shawgate Farm is a rural B&B located in North Staffordshire with fantastic views overlooking the picturesque Churnet Valley. Located on the edge of the Peak District and close to Alton Towers ... more   less 
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