The Shippon is a lovely, tastefully refurbished and beautifully decorated old cow shed (all the rooms are named after breeds of cow)! with scenic views out onto the dales. We arrived after a long and slightly fraught (ie we got lost) journey en route to a friend's wedding, and were immediately welcomed by our friendly host, Alice, with a cup of tea.
The B&B is set in beautiful scenery, just outside the village of Saddleworth (so ideal for those who want to get away from it all, as opposed to wanting to be in the thick of it - that's the only reason for the four rather than five star, as being quite remote some people may find it harder to get to).
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and, a particular plus for myself, the bathrooms are stocked with proper, full size toiletries - not the plastic sachets so often found in B&Bs! A real home from home treat.
Breakfast was very tasty and set us up well for the long drive back home.
Thoroughly recommend The Shippon - only a shame we had to rush home after breakfast and couldn't spend longer enjoying the area.
- Also Known As:
- The Shippon Saddleworth Oldham, Greater Manchester