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Shawgate Farm Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Foxt B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Family Friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

I stayed here for a weekend with friends and family, and found the owners very friendly and welcoming. It's great for family get togethers as has a nice central location point in the bar/dining room area. The garden is lovely and my daughter enjoyed feeding the sheep and horses. Our room was extremely clean, well presented and all the rooms were en-suite and had flat screen TV's. The local pub served our evening meals and was only a short walk away from the guest house. It's a great location for Alton Towers and the Peak District is also easily accessible from Foxt.

I will definitely be recommending Shawgate Farm to my friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

I visited the B&B with a few friends for a catch earlier this month. We were instantly welcomed and and the couple running it, Nina and James, really made us feel at home. The small bar area was perfect for the evenings, and with only 5 bedrooms, we easily made friends with the other guests! The local pub was a very short walk and we were able to explore some great country walks in the area. The room was en-suite and the bathroom was very spacious. The bedroom had a flat screen TV and large windows on one side. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Stayed following a trip to Alton Towers. NIna was welcoming and friendly. Advised us on local places to eat. Beautiful views from the house.Breakfast was delicious too. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

We booked Shawgate due its central UK location - a pre-Christmas family get-together where we were all travelling from different parts of the UK. It was so much better than expected (the Shawgate website does not do it justice) and was perfect for such a gathering. There are just 5 bedrooms - all a good size and able to sleep various combinations of family/couples. We booked 4 rooms and they were all perfectly clean, spacious, well equipped and warm. The decor will not be to everyone's taste, but is fine. The owners Nina and husband could not have done anymore to make our stay enjoyable - from booking us into the local pub for a delicious meal, through to letting us use the communal bar area for family games (and use of pool table). Plus the cooked breakfast was yummy. All in all we thoroughly recommend Shawgate and we hope to go back there again for our next family gathering. Thanks.

Room Tip: There is a 4-poster room, plus various family rooms to sleep up to 5.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

A lovely, small and quiet B&B - exactly what is needed after a very hectic, long day at Alton Towers (not to mention the drive from Scotland!)

Nina was a fantastic host, checked us in to our room straight away and advised us of nearby places to eat and things to do!

The room was bright, warm and comfortable and really clean and tidy!

Alton Towers was a very short 5-10 minute drive away and there was absolutely no traffic.

The local pub in Foxt was lovely, everyone was chatty and friendly and the food was very good value for money and HUGE portions!

Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be returning in the future!

Room Tip: We paid an extra £10 for a four-poster room! Totally worth it! What a luxury!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Stayed here in July and it was fab great welcome and overall five star off Jill and ken. Returned on 20/10/12 and again a great welcome off the new owners James and nina. We just love the whole feel of the area and shawgate we will defo be back. Nina was great when I needed some advice and sourced the info I needed all round five stars from us family of five who love bedroom 2 thanks u 2 xx

  • Stayed October 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Stayed last night at Shawgate farm with my partner after a day at Alton Towers. The drive from the park was easy and we found it easily too, it only took about 10 mins. Our greeting from Nina was warm and friendly and our room was very comfortable, especially the bed. Very quiet at night which made for a very good nights sleep.

The breakfast was also very good, a well stocked dining room left us wanting for nothing and the Full English was well cooked and very tasty. The next time we visit the area we will definitely be staying here again. Great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shawgate Farm Guest House
Address: Shay Lane, Foxt ST10 2HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Foxt
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Foxt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shawgate Farm Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shawgate Farm is a rural B&B located in North Staffordshire with fantastic views overlooking the picturesque Churnet Valley. Located on the edge of the Peak District and close to Alton Towers ... more   less 
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