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Holiday Rental House -
9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Biggin-by-Hartington, Peak District National Park, England

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LouiseGre...
1 review
“Fantastic accommodation in wonderful setting - perfect for 25th Wedding Anniversary House Party celebration for 17.”
Reviewed 7 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous long weekend at The Telephone Exchange with a party of 17 to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Accommodation was perfect; superb en-suite bedrooms throughout; fabulous living space; excellent well-equipped kitchen (with 4 ovens!!) In a beautiful location in the heart of the Peak District.

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AnnieML
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“Great location, well equipped”
Reviewed 4 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed at the Telephone Exchange for our annual reunion. This year there were 18 of us, plus two (well behaved) dogs. Ages ranged from 20 to 55.

The house is very well equipped and nicely finished. Great to have a table we could all get around to eat, good BBQ facilities and outside eating was easy too.

Kitchen equipment plentiful as were glasses and crockery.

Beds very comfy. Nice size bedrooms and fantastic to be all ensuite apart from one where there was a bathroom to use anyway - lovely showers. The property was also immaculately clean, much higher standard than other properties we have rented from other agencies.

Great location, right on a walking/cycling path, with bike hire just a minute's walk away - we hired tandems, bikes and an electric bike for reasonable rates and cycled into Bakewell and back - great day out and easy to do. The younger and more energetic also used the pathway for daily runs.

A couple of tiny niggles - the bedrooms upstairs were very warm being in the eaves with quite small windows so not a lot of air as we all wanted doors shut for privacy. So maybe a few fans to use upstairs would be nice - but if it's not a ridiculously warm period, it would be fine - in fact the last night when it was slightly cooler, the rooms were indeed an easy temperature to sleep.

The property could really do with either a second fridge and freezer or a much larger one. We struggled to get everything in and ended up using cool bags for salads etc as there was no room. Perhaps a wine cooler or a beer fridge might be useful? We were 18, but if you had 24 staying there, you may struggle with the fridge capacity! We ate at the owners/ pub up the road - highly recommend, very good service and fantastic food.

There is wifi, but no mobile signal - actually, not a problem as you can walk about 200 yards and get a signal then!

Would recommend this new property wholeheartedly for groups, really, really nice.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not enough fridge space
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Aug 2016
Thanks so much Annie - great review and we will look at your suggestions
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Julie L
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Absolutely fabulous.”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We have just returned from my husbands 60th birthday weekend at The Telephone Exchange.
WOW!! What wonderful place for a family get together. Eighteen of us stayed Friday to Monday. We wanted for nothing there was everything you could possibly want and more. Two minutes walk to the cycle hire, half an hour gentle bike ride to the lovely Royal Oak pub for lunch. Such a social house and spotless ........we will be back..

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Liked best: The whole place was amazing
Liked least: There was only one fridge could have done with two but we managed.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Ben R
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stag Vs Hen weekend”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

What a fantastic place. Me and my bride to be were joined by 22 others on a fantastic stag vs hen weekend.

The house and grounds are much bigger than it looks on the pictures. We parked 15 cars out the front and could have got at least 10 more. The patio area was great for breakfast (we were very lucky with the weather) ,lunch, tea and a fire pit in the evening !

we also spoke to the farmer down the road and used the camp site for Rounders and Football. The Royal Oak at Hudlow is a 2 mile walk down tissington trail and owned by the same people. This was a perfect sunday afternoon (clear your head) walk.

The rooms are lovely, the beds were comfy. The showers work fine even when all 9 rooms were is use.

The kitchen is well equipped, on the website it says 4 ovens. I assumed this would just be a range with 1 normal ovens and 3 small ones... WRONG, 4 big 3 shelve ovens. cooked for all of us easily.

It also has WIFI which isn't on the website.

Fantastic location unforgettable weekend.

Thanks Peak venues.

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Liked best: The size and location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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