We have just returned from a two night stay at Barms Farm and just want to add some more superlatives.
The In laws have had a few health problems recently so this weekend break was a bit of a get away treat. Driving up from the West Midlands after work, sadly we hit some bad traffic and arrived much later than we had originally advised Lorraine. It was then that we found out that the Barms Farm B&B operation is pretty much run solo by her. We were shown to our accommodation by John who explained Lorraine had waited for us, but had to go and get some shopping in.
Handy hint No 1 - They would appreciate a phone call from you if you are likely to be significantly late !!
Handy hint No 2 (particularly in the dark !!) - Barms Farm is located off a right hand bend on the right hand side of the A6 on the climb out of Buxton towards Chapel en le Frith. Our Satnav told us it was on the left so don't be misled like we were. After driving up the A6 out of Buxton, pass through Fairfield, then when you exit the built up area drive carefully - the turning is 90 degrees uphill to your right, then a turn through the gate to your left.
Our stay was absolutely marvellous with a fantastic breakfast choice from Lorraine. We had a very tasty "full English" as well as Granola, toast, fresh fruit etc - all prepared fresh from the kitchen.
The three upstairs bedrooms contained great big comfy brass bedsteads and beautiful sized en-suite bathrooms. The accommodation has been described as spotless in earlier reports and that was exactly what we found, but neither was there a hint of a mark or a stain anywhere - absolutely pristine is how I describe Barms Farm. If you are the kind of person who enjoys a very good quality place for a weekend, or midweek break, and who respects the cleanliness of carpets, walls and furniture then Barms Farm is most definately for you. If however you want to take your mountain bike up to your bedroom, think again !!!!
Loads of stuff to do in the vicinity but a car is probably essential. It is a very stiff walk out of Buxton town up the hill and outside the Buxton town limits there was little street lighting. For trips out we visited the Winter Gardens Pavillion for a bazaar on the Saturday, then too a circular drive over to Bamford, then Ladybower reservoir then over the Snake Pass A57 to Glossop, then back via Chapel en le Frith. Sunday was a trip to Bakewell, then to Knights Table for Sunday dinner.
Highly recommended to adult couples and parents / in laws.
Rooms 2 and 3 may have the slight edge over room 1 for the stunning views, and the sunny afternoons...
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