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Beechenhill Farm
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Ilam
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Absolutely fantastic place to stay, lots of character and such a lovely room. We were given a very warm welcome with a breakfast not to be missed - you can choose what time and what eggs you want with lots of local produce available! Seriously couldn't suggest a better place!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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beechenhill, Owner at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2012

So glad you enjoyed your stay and your breakfast! We have started getting ideas for next year's breakfasts- hope you come back to try them!

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We had a wonderful time. The location is superb with excellent walks and breakfast is delicious. Terry and Sue could not do enough to make us welcome. We have not found anything better in many years, If you want peace and quiet on a working organic farm in the Peak District then this is the place for you.

Room Tip: There are two B and B rooms, both look down the valley.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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beechenhill, Owner at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to your return!

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

It is difficult to meaningfully add to the other reviews. Beechenhill is simply outstanding and was phenomenal value. Wonderful thoughtful comforts for B & B guests located in an excellent example of a farm which walks the organic talk. Sue & Terry and their family have very obviously made a significant commitment to a model of sustainable rural tourism and thought leadership in the Peak district. Their environmental message is subtly advanced by the surroundings. No environmental proselytising at Beechenhill Farm! The Farm's recent history and key operational information is recorded in a divertingly clever farm summary and in answers from Sue and Terry who somehow manage to have time for everyone. We felt privileged to be there. Thank you.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine. A feature of Beechenhill Farm is the restrained and thoughtful way in which...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John G
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beechenhill, Manager at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Thank you- it means an awful lot to us that you understood what we are trying to achieve- enabling guests to be even more comfortable, have more fun and be more relaxed all by being more sustainable! x

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We recently spent three nights at Beechenhill Farm for a friends wedding. We stayed in one of the B&B rooms and were very pleased with the standard of the room. The decor fit very well with the farm and everything was clean and comfortable. Tea and Coffee making facilities are provided within your room and as Beechenhill is a working farm you just need to ask for milk when you need it and they provide you with fresh milk from their cows. I think I put on half a stone during my stay as the breakfast was amazing. I could have eaten the poridge until I burst as it was so creamy and tasty but made sure I kept some space for the vast amount of bacon, eggs, sausage etc etc that followed.

Our friends had their wedding breakfast and evening do in the barn which was a fab venue and we all had the most amazing time. The barn is a lovely space and a great place to host such an event.

The evening after the wedding a group of 6 of us hired out the hot tub for £75. We spent the evening drinking champagne and looking at the unspoilt views and the beautiful night sky - it was perfect. It really was an amazing, relaxing evening and I would recommend it to anyone staying at Beechenhill.

This is a family run business and all the family made us feel very welcome and were always happy to help. They have two beautiful dogs on the farm including a little cross bread Jack Russell who has endelss energy and it's hard to get bored of throwing the ball for her to catch.

This place is a real gem and is worth consdiering for a venue, a romantic getaway or a group vacation. Beechenhill can cater for any eventuality and they do so very well.

Room Tip: All the room options are a high standard.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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beechenhill, Owner at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Thanks for your lovely review! We really enjoyed the wedding too! It was such a nice family and friends' celebration.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012

We celebrated our wedding here in June, and everything was wonderful! We were made so welcome for the whole weekend, the place looked beautiful, the hot tub on the Friday evening (in the rain!) was very welcome after hours of barn decorating, accommodation was very cosy, breakfast on the Sunday was great! Hattie the dog gave us hours of entertainment, and a calf was born while we were eating dinner after the ceremony - all our guests spent a long time outside cheering it on as it tried to stand up! We enjoyed playing swingball in the garden while all dressed up, and after all our guests had departed we explored Dovedale and ate lots of ice cream. Thank you so much to everyone at Beechenhill for a great weekend!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Rachel J
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beechenhill, Owner at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2012

Thank you for your lovely words- it was a pleasure to be involved in your special day! We named the calf after you!

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed at Beechenhill nearly 40 years ago, when it was in the care of different owners. It was our favorite getaway spot, and it remains our favorite. Terry, Sue, Alex and Rob welcome you into their family before, during and after your stay. It is a working farm, with footpaths all around, both within the farm itself and over to Dove Dale. The food at breakfast is exceptional (NB the porridge!) and the bedding is scrumptious. The setting is about as tranquil as one could imagine. And then there is Hattie the dog.....amazing.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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beechenhill, Owner at Beechenhill Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2012

It was so nice to have you to stay- especially with your long association with Beechenhill, we really enjoyed your company xxx

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Spectacularly beautiful location on the Southern edge of the Peaks. We felt immediately welcome and the private and cosy Beechenhill Cottage very quickly became a home from home.

The chickens were quiet, the cat kept a low profile, the cows had the decency to only start mooing at a reasonable hour and the dog (Hattie) is fantastic fun. We loved the way she was very specific about who she wanted to throw the ball (by dropping it at their feet). :)

Big thanks to Sue for sorting us out with food on the last night when we hadn't planned properly! Delicious food, too.

One criticism - and I'm ///really/// nitpicking now... Please make the sign at the end of the drive a bit more obvious! :)

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrew L
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Management response:Responded June 27, 2012

We are all (including Hatty) really glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your helpful suggestion about our sign- we have already experimented with carefully picking out the carved stone letters with white paint, and it looks brilliant! So thank you!

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Additional Information about Beechenhill Farm

Address: Ilam Moor Lane, Ilam, Peak District National Park DE6 2BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Ilam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Ilam
Price Range: $56 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where art and organic farming meet. Friendly and comfortable country cottages. You can bring your walking boots, maps, sunglasses, binoculars and coats, bikes, shorts, woollies, swimwear and lots of books to our warm, award winning cottages on our organic farm in the English Peak District National Park. We have wifi and glorious views. You can stay in little romantic Beechenhill Cottage for two or warm and comfortable (wheelchair accessible) Cottage by the Pond for six or The Old Wash House, recently renovated cottage for 2 (+ 2 by arrangement). We're passionate about our place and enabling you to enjoy it best. We have a Swedish style hot tub, a wood fired barrel sauna, electric bikes (all book-ahead please) and miles of walks from the door. ... more   less 

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