What a wonderful week we have just had! Having read excellent reviews about Oldfields Farm, I was very excited when Jan confirmed that Handel's Muse (their small converted donkey shed!) was available for the week. The farm is in a beautiful and very accessible location with plenty of parking space. We were able to store our bikes in Glyn's garage and were free to wander about the farm and orchard at our leisure.
Glyn and Jan are both warm and welcoming, clearly very proud of their property having invested their hearts and souls into the development. And so they should-it is impressive in every aspect, outside is traditional and pristine, inside is a successful balance of traditional features (wooden beams and windows) and modern decor and furnishings including a modern kitchen complete with everything from a washing machine to a bottle opener! There's also an array of maps, leaflets and books about the local area and even a decent pair of binoculars!
As well as all this, Jan's knowledge of local walks, markets and eateries helped us to plan our week with great success and we discovered places we'd never knew existed!
We wouldn't hesitate on recommending Oldfields to anyone and will return without a shadow of a doubt! Don't miss it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the quiet River Dove valley, south of the pretty town of Ashbourne is Oldfields Farm Guesthouse incorporating 2 barns for self-catering use. Our lovingly restored accommodation features a mixture of contemporary and antique, offering guests a fabulous opportunity to relax in idyllic, oak beamed surroundings. Luxurious comfort, quality fittings and decoration throughout make Oldfields an ideal destination to relax and enjoy the countryside. A great base for sightseers, cyclists and ramblers alike. ... more less