stayed here for the weekend with the Mrs..
We are no stranger to the Peak District and the hotels / B&B's on offer in this wonderful part of the world..
The millstone could be the number 1 venue in Derbyshire, but to be such a place it needs some cash splashing on it..
As you wind your way down into hathersage after 'surprise view' of Hope Valley.. You then come to The Millstone pub and B&B..
It is in a prime location for visiting Derbyshire by car or foot.. Some really nice walks start right on the door step of this venue..
The thing that let's this B&B Down the most is the tired decor and the lack of cleanliness..
We stayed in the 'Longshaw' room which is an adequately sized double room with a small leaded window with views over hope valley..
The room and the bathroom are a very good size, but it just felt soooo wrong in here..
Two beds pushed together to make a double and a weird thing above the bed that did not match the bed size and had filthy net curtain on it... Me and my mrs came to the conclusion that it was supposed to resemble a four poster bed.. (Horrible & dated get rid if it)
There was a lot of dust around as well.. I'm not like one of the freaks on 4 in a bed, but you didn't have to go looking for dust in here..
The television was caked in it and the lampshades next to the bed..
There is also an old extractor fan I the room over the bed and when the wind got up it coughed dust back into the room at us.
That needs to go as well.. Why it's there I do not know, it's ugly and annoying by keeping us up all night rattling..
The tea and coffee tray in The room also needed a good clean and did not inspire me to have a brew while we were there..
On a plus side the bedding sheets and towels were of good quality, we're immaculately clean and fresh..
The bathroom was nice and clean and it was a nice touch to get little toiletries..
The breakfast room is the main restaurant in the pub and it is a little strange with a stage like feature set out like a living room with settees and coffee tables.. Weird..!
On the first morning I had the full 'Derbyshire' breakfast.. I've had a few Derbyshire breakfasts before but none like this.. Yuk..!
Not for me thanks..
It was a large pile of deep fried everything.. I'm sure some people would love it but not this soldier..
The sausages were really cheap and tasted like the ones you get in a chip shop.. It. And with a deep fried pancake thing that was likely rubber.. The only thing that had escaped the dryer were the mushrooms that were quite raw and undercooked..
The bacon was alright and the scrambled eggs were nice.. We had to get changed again after breakfast because we stunk of fat..
Safe to say that on day 2 we only had cereal and toast.. I could not stomach another portion of fat... Sorry I mean that..
The staff here are really friendly but I'm sorry it does not make up for everything else I'm afraid..
We won't be staying here again.. In this day and age especially when everyone is battling for your money, you have gotta be on top of your game and anything less than the best just isn't good enough..
If this place has a complete make over it will be ' the place to stay' in Derbyshire..
1: excellent location
2: friendly staff
3: clean bedding and towels
1: dusty room
2: dated and mismatched decor
3: poor quality breakfast
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country Inn set in the heart of the peak district ideal base to explore the Hope Valley offering a friendly family run inn with 9 rooms great beers and good home cooked food in a comfy relaxed setting ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millstone Country Hotel Hathersage
- Millstone Country Inn Hathersage, England