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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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Excellent - based on 74 reviews
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Stuartand...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“2nd visit and one already booked to look forward to!”
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Perfect getaway for those who want some peace and quiet. The Old Farrowings is fantastic, everything you need for a few days away. Jane is the perfect hostess and very welcoming. Can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: The fire and the view
Liked least: The shower
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2016
Really good to see you both again and it won't be long until you return in April - time seems to fly pass!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review.
Jane
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Frankie19...
London
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful hideaway”
Reviewed August 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Old Farrowings. It is a beautiful little cottage with a luxuriously-huge bedroom, super comfy king sized bed, lovely bathroom, cosy living area with wood burner and beautiful views over the countryside, and really well-equipped kitchen.

The location is superb - walking distance to villages and lovely pubs but really quiet and remote. Close to the beautiful walks of Dovedale which is a bonus. Highly recommend lunch at the George which was excellent.

To top it all, Jane and her family were very welcoming an enormously helpful.

I'm not normally this gushing but I cannot recommend it enough and can't wait to go back.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2016
It was really nice to meet you both and you certainly managed to get lots done over your weekend. Really pleased you enjoyed The George at Alstonefield. We are very lucky having this amazing pub not too far away. When you need to escape from London do come and see us again.
Jane
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CJamesGra...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect romantic escape”
Reviewed August 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We don't get chance to go away together very often, so my partner and I are very particular with our choice when we do. I am pleased to say that The Old Farrowings did not in the slightest disappoint. It is beautifully situated and sitting outside the front of the property you cannot help but admire the surroundings and listen to nature - indeed there is no sight or sound of man, just animals and wind in the trees.
The property itself is well equipped and though we were only there for three nights, we could have easily stayed longer without a problem. The wood-burner is a great addition to a cosy living space, and the kitchen more than adequate for our needs. The bathroom is lovely and the bedroom is big, airy, and perfect for a couple's retreat.
The owners are equally lovely, communicative, and very helpful.
If I had one complaint, it would be that all of the above conspired to make our stay fly by, and before we knew it we were faced with sadly having to depart for a life less colourful, in surroundings less romantic. Still, there's always a return visit...

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Aug 30, 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Old Farrowings and I'm so pleased you had a good weekend. Please do come back and see us again!
Jane
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Tony H
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fare thee well in the Farrowings”
Reviewed June 13, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent a long time researching a location for a mid-week break in Derbyshire and eventually settled on The Old Farrowings. We were not disappointed. We like to walk and literally from the door we could walk into Biggin Dale which gave us access to Wolfscote Dale, Milldale and Dovedale. The village pub was a short walk over the fields and we bought provisions in the delighful village of Hartington which is a few minutes drive away.
The standard of accommodation is excellent and although there are 2 other holiday properties at Biggin Grange they are discreetly arranged and very private.
Jane is a wonderful host and we have no hesitiation in recommending The Old Farrowings.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Thanks for your lovely review and so pleased you had an enjoyable stay at The Old Farrowings. Glad you discovered our local and we are very lucky to have such good little shops in Hartington. Do come back and see us again!
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Jon R
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
“Charming, beautiful lodging in the Peak District.”
Reviewed May 22, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Farrowings. Despite some unseasonably cool weather, we were warm and cozy inside the Old Farrowings. The bedroom was wonderful, and the view of of the green hills from the couch by the fireplace cannot be beat. The owner was very nice and welcoming, and also very respectful of our privacy. We would definitely recommend The Old Farrowings!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
May 23, 2016
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review and I am pleased you were nice and cosy despite the very cold weather. Quite a change from Arizona!
It was nice to meet you both and thank you for choosing to come and holiday at Biggin Grange.
Jane
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starrywil...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful Peak District Retreat”
Reviewed March 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in the Old Farrowings for a couple of nights and everything there was perfect!

the cottage is surrounded by amazing views and Jane was very helpful (even providing brownies!)

Would highly recommend and hope to come back again soon.

Ben

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 18, 2016
Thank you very much for the review and glad the brownies went down well! Pleased you had an enjoyable break at The Old Farrowings.
Jane
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Martin S
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful ”
Reviewed February 23, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I recently booked this for a weekend away for my girlfriends birthday, and we couldn't believe just how beautiful it was. Fields as far as the eye could see and the amazing rolling hills. The owners have thought of everything you could need, a well detailed information folder on local tourist information, as well as more details about the cottage. Freshly baked brownies on arrival was a great touch. Would definitely recommend to anyone and are looking at returning later in the year.

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Management Response
Feb 28, 2016
Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review and so glad you had a good weekend at The Old Farrowings.
Very kind of you to recommend me and please come back when the weather is warmer!
Jane
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