|Sep 28 2012|
|What our guests have to say >>|
I booked The Granary as a belated wedding anniversary gift for my husband. We arrived slightly early and found a warm welcome, our room wasn't ready but we were offered the opportunity to relax in the nicely laid out sitting rooms. We explained we were hungry and instantly were given some recommendations for food.
After taking up one of these recommendations we returned, to another warm welcome and were shown to our room. Actually, "room" isn't correct - suite would be a better word. We opened the door on to a beautiful attic bedroom with an amazing en suite bathroom which contained a wet-room style shower and a computerised spa bath.
A flight of stairs leads downstairs to a large sitting room, with plenty of places to sit, including a futon and a chaise longue. Stable doors then opened up on to a lovely little private terrace with a private hot tub.
While we were marvelling at the splendour of this, we were presented with a pot of tea and warm scones - what a lovely treat.
Luckily(!), I'd managed to pick the worst week weather-wise to go walking in Derbyshire...which meant we could really enjoy the facilities at Dannah Farm. The size of The Granary meant that we could just kick back and relax, loving the hot tub and grateful that bath robes were supplied.
We slept amazingly well - the bed was comfortable and the room was quiet (I'd half-feared being woken by farm noises at the crack of dawn!).
Breakfast was served in the dining room and was pretty amazing. A selection of cereals and yoghurts is laid out, but we didn't really touch these as we didn't want to spoil the main event! Decent portions of toast act as a "starter" with a selection of jams and honeys - and there's always the offer of more toast. As a main, the cooked breakfast was amazing. Sausage, bacon, black pudding, tomato, muchrooms and fried bread cooked perfectly. Tasty but not greasy. Having the breakfast meant we really didn't need lunch!
The room wasn't cheap at £275 a night- however the quality of the facilities really do merit the price tag - and booking for two nights, I got the third night free which made it better value.
Everyone was incredibly friendly - even Sally the Kune Kune pig eventually put in an appearance for us! As a base for exploring Derbyshire and being able to relax afterwards in a home-from-home, there was no beating Dannah Farm.
Top Tip: Using the postcode in your sat nav takes you to Palace Lane which is a couple of roads over from where you need to be. Use road name instead!