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Foxholes Farm Cottages
Truro, Cornwall
2 reviews
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“We will be back to stay for longer next time”
Reviewed February 19, 2010

We came to Sheffield for a 4 day stay and we are so happy we found Foxholes. With a newborn baby (7 weeks) a 6 year old and a 4 year old, hotels are a nightmare. Foxholes had everything we wanted at an amazing cost. Cottage 6 has a twin bedroom for the girls, a double for us that had enogh space for the travel cot and a kitchen living area that meant when the kids were in bed we had some space to ourselves (you won't get that in a hotel). The local area is fantastic and so picturesque, There is a park for the kids and stunning walks and is only a short distance to Hillsborogh shops and the city centre. The local pubs are really nice and the pub by Bradfield Church was amazing value with huge portions. The cottage has a fully equiped kitchen and we cooked in 2 nights and watched a DVD. We will definetly be back and are already looking for dates in Summer to come.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Kenilworth, UK
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Reviewed February 17, 2010

Excellent - lovely setting close to a great city. The building is beautiful and the accommodation was comfortable and fuss-free.
Only slight whinge would be the storage heaters - we were staying in the winter and it was difficult to achieve a satisfactory temperature later in the evening.

Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Portsmouth
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

My wife and I stayed at Foxhole Farm Cottages (Cottage No.1) for a Mon to Friday Stay in October 2009. The reason for our stay was that we were visiting our son in the nearby S6 Postcode area of Sheffield and we wanted to stay somewhere nearby but without the stress and aggravation of staying in Sheffield City Centre.

Foxhole Farm Cottages was found from a search on Trip Advisor. The booking arrangements went well. Almost as soon as we had booked and because of an unforeseen change in our son’s working pattern, I had to ask Rachel if she could change my booking to a week later. Rachel was very obliging, changed the detail there and then and I then forwarded a 50% deposit cheque immediately. The remaining balance was forwarded and cashed before the requested week before departure date.

The accommodation was to be available by 2pm on the Monday of our arrival. When we arrived at 3.20pm the apartment was still being cleaned; apparently there had been a small accident over the weekend. We took possession around 10minutes later and the carpets throughout were still damp and all the windows were open. Very soon it was apparent that the plug in air fresheners were masking the smell of stale vomit. Returning late that evening and after the cottage had been closed up for some time the smell of stale vomit was even stronger. This smell lessened throughout our stay but it never entirely disappeared. I later discovered that our cottage had been one of those used for a wedding party the weekend before our arrival; I guess the cause of the ‘small accident’ is self explanatory.

On the second evening of our stay Rachel knocked at our cottage door and asked if we had paid the remaining 50% balance. I advised her that not only had we paid it but she had in fact cashed my cheque the week previous. I also advised Rachel that the cottage smelled of stale vomit and her comment was – “Oh does it still smell I’d hoped the carpet cleaning would have cured it”. Rachel did say that she would investigate if there was an alternative cottage available. I declined that offer as we had already been in the apartment two days and were going to be out for the next two days anyway. The next morning my wife encountered the cleaner at the laundry room. Again she was confronted by the same enquiry “Rachel has asked me to ask you if you have paid the balance yet?” I found this irritating and unprofessional.

The apartment itself has all the essential equipment but it is small, basic and considered to be overpriced. We stayed in the Holiday Inn in Sheffield a day earlier and paid only £6 a night extra. The sofa is uncomfortable and access around the double bed is difficult in the extreme. Until we arrived at Foxholes we did not know which cottage we would be allocated. The No.1 cottage bathroom had a shower but no bath. On the plus side the cottage was very warm but this enhanced the bedroom staleness described earlier. The double bed was comfortable. The complex has an excellent laundry facility and the views across South Yorkshire are simply stunning. The location is extremely rural and remote, although there is a pub about half a mile away there is very little else other than travelling into Sheffield (around 5 miles). If bad weather is expected then you will be marooned. Returning late at night to an empty complex is spooky for townies like us. Pitch black with no mobile signal available made us both feel uncomfortable.

If your thing is hiking, mountain biking or doing absolutely nothing this may be the place for you but I believe you could do better. We shall not be returning.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Foxholes Farm Cottages, responded to this review, August 24, 2016
We apologise for the dissatisfaction felt by Mr Wood during his stay. We acknowledge that unfortunately the guest prior to Mr Wood had become ill during his stay, however upon his departure the entire cottage including all soft furnishings etc were deep cleaned. Mr Wood was offered alternative accommodation after one night in the cottage when I called to ask how his stay was going, he declined the offer to move as he did not want the hassle of moving his bags next door. We apologize that Mr Wood was offended by the query as to his payment unfortunately we had recently changed our bank and were experiencing problems with payment notification. We do feel that it is unfair to compare our self catering holiday cottages with a city centre Holiday Inn, as they are certainly two very different propositions. We would welcome Mr Wood back in the future should he decide to stay with us again
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Property: Foxholes Farm Cottages
Address: Fox Holes Farm Hoarstones Road | Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6HY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Sheffield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Foxholes Farm Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on a quiet hillside in the Peak District overlooking Low Bradfield enjoying magnificent views across the Doomsday villages, Foxholes Farm was built in the 19th century and includes a Grade II listed castellated folly. The main courtyard has now been transformed into five peaceful holiday cottages sleeping from 2 to 23 people. We also offer a bespoke wedding venue for 15 very special marriage celebrations each year. ... more   less 
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