This was a real find and we hope we'll be able to go back for a longer stay some time. The countryside around is really gorgeous - deepest England at its most English! The house is amazing - dating from 1708, but going back even further, it has real character and is stuffed full of really interesting antiques lovingly collected by Chris. The gardens are splendid and we would have loved to have a whole day just to sit around and enjoy the comfort and beauty of it. The whole place is testimony to the work Margaret and Chris put into it. The latter couple are the type that are so hard to find, but so treasured when you do: they're down to earth and very genuine, and genuinely interested in making your stay as enjoyable as possible. Margaret is a really warm and caring lady and Chris is a mine of information about rare breed farming, antiques and a lot of other stuff too! Both of them are genuinely interested in their guests as people. I left the case for my mobile phone behind and they went out of their way to find it and post it to me, so I received it only two days after we got home. This B&B is in Alisdair Sawday's "Interesting Places" website and it merits the title much more than many others we've visited. There are some lovely pubs in the area and we did a really great 10 mile walk along the Churnet Valley disused railway line.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chris and Margaret are proud to offer quality accommodation in our grade 2 listed farm house. 4 En-suite bedrooms, 3 with four poster beds. Oak paneled dining room where we serve excellent breakfasts with bacon and sausage from our own pigs and eggs from the free range hens. If you are looking for somewhere quite unique then look no further. A haven for the discerning holiday maker. Ideal for Alton Towers or Peak District National Park. ... more less