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“Nice but overpriced...”

Dannah Farm Luxury Accommodation Derbyshire Dales Peak District
AA 5 stars

Luxury accommodation in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the southern fringes of the Peak District.
Dannah Farm
Bowmans Lane
Shottle, Nr Belper
Derbyshire DE56 2DR
01773 550273

Guest Book

We have been offering accommodation to guests since 1986 – a lifetime – and the hardest lesson we have had to learn is that it is simply not possible to please everyone all the time, or indeed have a fully functioning Dannah Farm perfect at all times on every occasion. Most of our wonderful guests know this and generously forgive our lapses! We really, genuinely, do try our very best to please and hopefully are able to give our guests a wonderful stay with memories to cherish.
Reviews are both terrific and terrifying at the same time! It’s a heart stopping moment when we see a new review has been published – did they like us – were we helpful/friendly/in the middle of a domestic???? Then - having made the decision to put reviews on our own website – should we just put on the good ones – include the not so good – banish the awful?? The decision is taken – we will go for “the good, the bad and the ugly” and let our guests – past, present and future decide for themselves!!!!
We have decided not to reply to individual reviews, believing it could be perceived as confrontational, of course we read them all, and really do welcome your thoughts, taking  notice of all the points you raise – good and bad! (For some of the issues which raise their head from time to time, e.g., charges for corkage an explanation can be found on our FAQ's page).
And finally, a heartfelt thank you to those who take the time and trouble to tell us what a lovely time they had, along with a genuine apology to those for whom the experience was not all they would have hoped for.


“Nice but overpriced...”

Jan 30 2013
What our guests have to say >>

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, UK