“Nice but overpriced...”
|Jan 30 2013|
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We booked the Dannah on a personal recommendation so we had great expectations. I wanted somewhere special for my birthday and having stayed in some top end hotels across the world, I was interested to see what a top priced b&b could offer. The farm is what it is, its a farm! In a pretty valley on the edge of the peak district. On arrival we were shown to our room by a young, very polite but uninformed young lady (who didn't know the weather report though heavy snow had been forecast). We stayed in the Studio which had a downstairs sitting area and bedroom upstairs with a hot tub on the deck. let's face it, if you want romantic, who wouldn't want secluded room with a hot tube on the deck? We were supplied with lovely home-made scones and tea on arrival which was a nice touch, and the tea/coffee selection in the room was good with a stand alone coffee maker. The rooms are small but with tasteful shabby chic furnishings and the bed was particularly comfortable with a pillow top mattress which I would expect in top end accommodation. The hot tub was nice, warm and with robes and slippers supplied, everything you could ask for. The breakfast fresh and plentiful served in a pleasant farmhouse dining room. My only gripe and one that blew the experience for me was that the windowless bathroom, advertised with full shower and body jets, had a good amount of mould in the tile grout and at £200+ per night is, in my opinion, inexcusable at this price point. I bought this up with the owner at check out who seemed unconcerned and said he would "get it sorted". It didn't spoil the weekend but certainly detracted from the "special occasion" feel the owners are aiming for. There are far better B&B's with similar hospitality at much more realistic prices. So would I recommend Dannah Farm? Yes, but with reservations and if you want to spend £250 a night and really have a first class experience, there are far better alternatives.
nbutler4 Hertfordshire, UKBack