We had a wonderful stay at Parr Hall Farm on the 4th June . Kate and Mike were extremely accommodating, looking after us during our stay. We had a marquee in the grounds of their land...it was a beautiful setting with meadow land around us. The accommodation was perfect, extremely clean and comfortable. Thoroughly recommend!! Thank you Kate and Mike for making our daughter's wedding magical.
We spent our wedding night here. Brilliant B&B, rooms are very nice clean and tidy. The staff were very helpful and nice. Couldn't do enough for us. My wife to be got ready here before the wedding in one of the other rooms. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely location.
This was about the 4th visit and the 2nd since Covid entered our world. Parr Hall is always excellent and never fails to meet high standards. Due to Covid they are not serving their amazing cooked breakfasts but a good continental is available in your room with perishables in the fridge. There is also a toaster and microwave downstairs so you can help yourself or make porridge. There are also good quality yoghurts and fruits plus cereals and pastries. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms well stocked and tea and coffee etc in the room. All is spotless and the quiet location ensures a good sleep. If you need to have dinner do not go further than Verdes just a 5 min walk away.
My family have just returned from a wedding stay over at Parr Hall Farm. Unfortunately our visit was tainted due to the owner being quite rude to the bride on the morning of our wedding. We booked several rooms, 2 of which were next to each other. On the night before the Bride to be slept in one room and a bridesmaid sleep in the other. The plan was that on the wedding night myself and the bride would sleep in one of these and 2 of our children would take the room that the bridesmaid was in. Whilst the bride and bridesmaids were having makeup and hair done the owner abruptly told them to get out of the room as they needed to restock it as children were staying in it that night. The bride advised that it was her children and that it was ok as she was in the middle of getting her makeup done for the big day. However the owner was adamant that they had to vacate the room We feel that the owner dealt with this all in a very unfriendly manner and not acknowledging that the situation was stressful enough for the bride as it was. Other negatives were that there was no cooked breakfast which for the price of the rooms should be provided. The reason is that Covid restrictions means that the dining area can't be opened when I am sure the restrictions are now lifted. If not then possibly a food order form which could be handed in the night before and breakfast then provided to the rooms in the morning may be a good idea The positives were that it was clean, good tea and coffee amenities and had pleasant en suite bathrooms. A nice wedding card and bottle were waiting in the room which was a nice touch. The rating would be higher if my now wife hadn't been spoken to so abruptly on the morning of her big day.…
With almost 50 years of business travel experience I can say that there are very few businesses offering accommodation of this excellent standard to such a consistent long term level. I have been visiting Parr Hall Farm for several years on business and have never had the slightest concern about any aspect. The staff are exceptional and have every right to claim the highest standards for the business they have built so I advise ignoring the odd petty minded carping review, there is no shortage of ignorant , bad mannered, self entitled, individuals out there.
Cannot recommend highly enough, from the warm welcome on arrival to the lovely room. Spotlessly clean and lovely breakfast, lovely to have fresh milk in the fridge in the room for coffee and cereal. We will be back
As a regular traveller 'up North' from London, if my itinerary allows, I will always try to arrange my stay at charming Parr Hall Farm. Not the most salubrious of accommodations in terms of decoration and tech BUT in it has all the important aspects I need in spades. It's comfortable, quiet, is very welcoming, has good Wifi, plenty of parking and is excellent value for money. On arrival, the pretty, open-lawned location gives you an immediate feeling of relaxation, away from the hustle & bustle of a busy work day and motorways. You can breathe! The bed is comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the showers are excellent albeit a tad snug. The continental breakfast and modest communal kitchen area is all you need to start the day. Perhaps the only slight negative is the wicker desk chair which can become a little uncomfortable if you a putting in a long evening catching-up on work. Eccleston village itself has all you need in a comfortable walking distance from Parr Hall Farm including is a great Italian restaurant (Verdes) and a nice traditional and similarly welcoming Northern pub (The Original Farmers Arms) about 2 mins stroll way. There are also dozens of paths and country lanes circulating the village if you enjoy a quiet evening stroll like I do. Best of all are the people working at PHF. Always smiling and quietly attentive making it feel like a home away from home. Date of stay: Most weeks June through to August 2021…
Let’s get straight to the point here and confront that large grey animal with the trunk. This B&B has cards in the rooms that have 5 stars on them. Their brochures display both AA / English tourist council, 4 star awards, as well as Farm stay UK accredited logos. Their website proudly states they are a four star establishment and Farm stay accredited. It also has AA and Farm Stay UK logos displayed. Having just come from a genuine highly rated, award winning 4 star B&B in York, we were generally disappointed with the room. Just before the end of the stay we were discussing how we couldn’t believe this property had this 4 star rating. Well guess what? Having checked with all the aforementioned sites they are NOT accredited with any. We have had an emails back from the AA confirming that they haven’t been a member for nearly a year and a half. Farm Stay have confirmed they are not members. To me it is unacceptable to portray and sell yourself as one thing when you are not. We feel misled as part of the reason for us booking this establishment was down to this rating. I like to think that the reviews I have posted on trip advisor in the past are an ‘honest’ appraisal of the properties we have stopped at. The low score I have given here is a massive reflection on how I feel about the above; along with in our opinion the high cost this B&B charges for a room. We feel that it does not come up to the 4 star standard it awards itself or even that of a Premier inn. There are some good bits. Whilst the Farm is locked within the village there are still some really good rural views from the car park and outdoor seating areas. Externally the buildings have a considerable amount of charm. Car parking is excellent. The hosts appear friendly and took our booking without any exchange of money or emails. This was however was somewhat disconcerting as we had no confirmation that a booking had been made. The rooms are very clean and of a good size. Walls look freshly painted. The bed seems new. Carpet appeared fairly new and clean. Furniture is pine and in good condition. There is a reasonably large amount of storage. Shower room is functional if a little tired around the edges. For example the radiator was rusty. Now for the negatives. The room is painted pure white and as there are no pictures whatsoever it simply has no charm. The tapestry effect curtains and bed throw etc are a dull drab cream. The carpet a dark mushroom brown. The room cannot be described as cosy in any way whatsoever by anyone who has even the slightest flair for interior design. It is functional and clearly easy to maintain but not an uplifting place to spend any length of time. The TV is very old and extremely small. It reception isn’t great. The back of the controller had duck tape holding it together. It is as about as far removed from the large flat screens you get in Premier inn as you could possibly be. The large double wardrobe has just 5 plastic hangers in it which is somewhat comical and pointless for a cupboard of this size. Light fittings are functional plain domes that reassemble something you would find in a janitors cupboard. Whilst there is a clean fridge. Like me, it isn’t in the first flush of youth, and is proudly displayed in the middle of the room on a low table. No attempt has been made to disguise its existence. The headboards on the beds look like they have been somewhat cheaply made and consist of bits of stained tongue and groove pine. We had a ground floor room. When the barn conversion took place, no consideration must have been given to sound deadening as you can hear a lot of noise / footfall from the room above. Despite being beyond ‘freedom’ day we were not permitted to use the breakfast room. A cold continental breakfast was provided which is served in your room. When I say served I mean there is a tray placed in your room every day with two rounds of pre buttered (for your convenience) bread. Continental breakfast would usually have breakfast rolls and croissants but there aren’t any here. Small Kellogg’s cereal packets (no choice you get what you are given). A cheap looking brioche roll in a plastic wrapper. In the fridge there are three cherry tomatoes. Slices of Dutch cheese and ham. There are small cartons of orange juice. Plastic pots containing peach segments and a couple of yogurts. In the entrance foyer there is a toaster, some fresh fruit and Aldi porridge pots. All the produce is of a reasonable supermarket standard but nothing special. Basically it’s the same stuff you buy at home. Not the locally sourced produce you might expect to receive at a 4star B&B. There was only one wicker chair and a dirty looking stool in the room to sit on to eat this from. This is despite there being up to 3 occupants in this room. There is no table to sit at. In the end we decided to eat out and had breakfast at cafe manna just down the road instead. We can highly recommend this cafe. It cost us an extra £15 per day but was excellent and well worth the money Let’s be clear this isn’t the worst place we have ever stopped at but we don’t feel it is worth the money charged. Agreed we could have left and gone elsewhere, but it was clean, we were late checking in and close to our son who we hadn’t seen for some time so we stayed for the three nights. This would have cost us £240. Although after a discussion with the host they suggested we pay what we felt was appropriate. A quick check suggested that we could stay in an air conditioned 3 star Premier inn for just over half this and have had an on site all you can eat cooked breakfast for £10 each. Based on this we left the hosts an appropriate amount and did not take any of the breakfast buffet home with us. This property appears to be rated as 3 star on booking.com and should therefore, in our honest opinion, should only ever be marketed as such.…
W selected Parr Hall Farm as a stopping of point on holiday between London and Northumberland and it's location was perfect given that we wanted to explore the Pennines en route. The welcome was warm and the accommodation very clean, quiet and comfortable. Good bathrooms with excellent showers. An extensive continental breakfast (during Covid restrictions) was more than adequate. This B&B is well above average in every regard and we thoroughly recommend it.
We stayed while visiting family over Christmas .. nice warm confortable and peaceful room. I was catered for with vegan friendly Alpro milk and Alpro fruit and plain yogurts for breakfast .. we just had to mention this a few days before our stay.