Thank you so much Jane! We had a fantastic weekend - The Old Farrowings is beautiful! We stayed for two nights just after the snow had been. The main roads were clear and the fields just looked magical with their thick snow. We were greeted by Janes father (even in the dark, cold and ice!) the cottage was lovely and warm but naturally we took the opportunity to light a fire - easy instructions left if you've never used a log burner. Also coal/kindle/logs enough for two nights. Any extra you would have to buy at a reasonable price.
The free wifi was essential as signal is poor but who needs signal when you're away! We unpacked and enjoyed our homemade flapjacks (thank you!) and tea/coffee which was already availiable.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook including foil/oil/salt/pepper thank goodness as I'd forgot these!
Onto the bedroom....wow the bedroom is gorgeous! Such comfy bed/bedding! Lots of plug sockets, tv, radio and buxton water! Brilliant!
The bathroom is also huge with bath and seperate shower. Lovely smellies are left to enjoy soap/shower cream etc. The floors are cold due to being stone/tiles but don't worry everything is thought of as you have complimentary slippers! Perfect!
Jane helped us with where to eat on our second night, although we opted to walk to The Waterloo Inn due to the snow. Lovely little village pub filled with walkers, dogs and open fires. We stayed most of the afternoon and walked back (thank you for the torch!) across the fields.
The Old Farrowings is simply perfect, we will definitely be visiting again. Probably because the folder left with ideas of things to do still had so many more ideas!
I would absolutely recommend anyone to go!
If you're travelling to the Peak District this is the perfect little place to base yourself. Very good location within close enough distance to all the major attractions in the area.
The property itself is just perfect if you're looking for some peace and quiet. Lovely little place which has everything you need for either a weekend or longer trip. The log fire burner is one of the best features of this place along with what is a very large main bedroom!
I wouldn't hesitate to return and Jane, the manager, is a delight to liaise with.
We stayed at The Old Farrowings in December (apologies for the delay in writing this review!) and from the initial email enquiring about availability to us leaving, the whole process was a pleasure. Jane was away while we stayed but she still managed to arrange (whilst in France) for extra firewood to be brought to us! It's hard to find any complaint when the service is that good.
The cottage itself is beautiful with a; cosy log burning fire, a well stocked kitchen (with a tin of homemade ginger biscuits!) and a surprisingly large bedroom and bathroom.
Location wise the cottage is conveniently placed for walking and we really enjoyed coming back from a long (cold) walk and lighting the fire!
We're already looking forward to returning this year.
The cottage is small yet full of character, perfect for a cosy and comfortable stay for two people. The log fire was definitely the highlight of the cold december weekend stay, as was the huge bedroom with a gorgeous 4 poster bed. The surroundings are stunning, and perfect for countryside walks. Buxton and Bakewell are a short drive away as is Chatsworth House. I stayed here with my partner for a peaceful birthday weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life and it couldn't have been a more perfect stay. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a short break away in the peak district!
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