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Bedroom with king-size bed and vaulted ceiling
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The Old Farrowings Wood-burning stove to make the cottage really cosy.
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Bedroom with king-size bed and vaulted ceiling
The Old Farrowings
Wood-burning stove to make the cottage really cosy.
Kitchen with everything you need for your stay.
Sitting room looking into the open-plan kitchen.
Dining area
Kitchen with granite worktops.
Sitting Room with wood-burning stove
Sitting Room with rugs and flagstone floor.
Bedroom with king-size bed, antique sofa and plenty of storage space.
Antique pine cupboard with plenty of shelves for clothes!
Tennis court
View towards village
Patio area
Monastic barn
Outside The Old Farrowings cottage.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Biggin-by-Hartington, Peak District National Park, England

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clive s
Cobham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“All boxes ticked”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just had our fifth stay here and with out fail all boxes ticked! Such an idyllic spot to stay at and we were lucky enough to be there when the Super Blood Moon was in view. With no light pollution the stars are just awesome ! Comfortable bed,well equipped kitchen plus the fabulous wood burner all the creature comforts for a great break.
We will return!

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Management Response
Sep 28, 2015
It was lovely to have you both back and am so pleased that you had yet another good time - 5th time ....! It was great you had such lovely sunny weather and the bonus of the moon. I wish I had remembered to set my clock for the middle of the night but even at 5.15am this morning it was very special! Look forward to seeing you again in the future - I should be offering reward points for repeat business! Jane
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Mattspenc...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful farm cottage.....”
Reviewed September 28, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Simply perfect. Exactly as per the photographs :-) Would recomment to anyone. Tennis court was really nice.

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Management Response
Sep 28, 2015
Thrilled you made use of the tennis court - it never gets used enough! Do come back again if you need to escape to the Derbyshire hills.
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Chunkie34...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Exceptional little retreat, perfectly located for exercise, exploring and relaxation”
Reviewed September 26, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We have visiting the Biggin Grange cottages on three separate occasions now over the past 18 months. Needless to say we love the place and find it the perfect short getaway holiday.

The cottages are situated perfectly for short day trips out to a number of surrounding towns and villages. Buxton, Hartington and Ashbourne are all within reach by either car or bike. Alternatively the cottages are secluded enough to be able to enjoy relaxing in your own company. There is a pub serving food within short walking distance in the centre of Biggin if you don't feel like cooking either. The cottages are set back from the road, and are surrounded by pasture and grazing livestock.

The internal and external space is very neat and tidy. The cottages have been sympathetically restored, with many original features being retained. The Old Farrowings in particular has a fantastic little rear patio which overlooks rolling hillsides. A trio of Indian Runner ducks also provide ample entertainment when sitting outside taking in the views. The bedroom in the Old Farrowings is both spacious and impressive, whilst the lounge and kitchen living areas are nice and snug for an evening in front of the television. A log burner with ample supply of fuel provides a warm centre piece and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and other essentials, with even room for a dishwasher.

With the High Peak and Tissington Trails within a stones throw of the cottages, this is a great base camp for getting out running, walking and cycling. The abundance of accessible trails and footpaths makes it easy to tailor the distance of any exercise without ending up miles from anywhere.

All in all this is a fantastic place to come and visit. Each time we visit, we always leave wishing we could buy a cottage like this in the area.

Great place, lovely hosts.

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Liked best: Arriving
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and it is so nice when guests return. As you say the area is perfect for walking and cycling and I am always on the Tissington Trail with the dog. So nice to see the countryside from that elevated position. Please do come back and see us again when you need a country fix!
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Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

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Liked best: Location - stunning scenery
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2015
Thanks so much for writing the lovely review. It is always nice to have guests to stay who have been recommended by others so I'm glad your parents passed us onto you! I'm glad you enjoyed the flapjacks - my children get bored by me always cooking them so I'm pleased you liked them! Do come back and see us again when you want to escape to Derbyshire. Jane
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Rainbowj8...
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“Beautiful cottage, stunning location!”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Totally enjoyed our stay here at the old farrowings. It is even better than the photos show as they cannot capture just how vast and beautiful the countryside and views are here.
Perfect break away, very relaxing and a friendly welcome! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a luxury escape.
Best bits: the views, the huge shower, the comfy bed and thankfully the weather held out long enough for us to enjoy the country air!

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Management Response
Sep 25, 2015
It's always nice when guests say it is better than the photographs as so often when I go away to hotels I think 'their photographer must be very clever' so I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage. Thank you very much for writing a review.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and so pleased you enjoyed your time at Biggin Grange.
The views from your cottage are stunning so I'm so glad you were able to enjoy them. Do come back and see us again! Jane
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P3355APja...
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“Just beautiful”
Reviewed August 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Have just returned from a wonderful stay at The Old Farrowings. We were absolutely delighted with the cottage and it's beautiful location, so peaceful. We truly did not want to leave and really hope we can return next year. I would highly recommend this property and would describe it as 'simply perfect'. Thanks also to the owner Jane who was very helpful when we had a problem with the car.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2015
So pleased you had a good time at The Old Farrowings and it was very nice to meet you both. I'm pleased you managed to get the car sorted - you don't want the cover of a sports car not working in the English summer when it is prone to rain!
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