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“Dog friendly B&B with a great breakfast”
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Holly Meadow Farm
Ranked #1 of 1 Bradley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We have just spent the weekend at Holly Meadow Farm with our dog - a warm reception on arrival and being offered a choice of cake really hit the spot after a long journey on the M1. Room was clean and had everything you need. Would love to go back soon.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

On wanting to make a booking with this b&b who advertised as 'dog friendly' they insisted on knowing which breed of dog we had before we could book in.... I think what you really wanted to know is the temperament of our dog. But I wish this would have been asked instead. As it goes we have a very small friendly poodle, however it's judgments like this that give certain breeds a bad name. We didn't go there.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Babette L, Owner at Holly Meadow Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Dear Rainbowj87, thank you kindly for above review. You enquired in Dec 2013, did not stay with us and have just posted your comments in Feb 2014 (why did it take you so long?): surprise, we do not remember you. We always ask for type/breed because we are unable to accept extra large models. We also have 2 Labs and do not accept breeds considered as "aggressive". So "a very small friendly poodle" would be accepted no probs. We may have had other dogs staying then and only take one "dog" booking at a time. We would not like guests' dogs to be involved in any unpleasant incident. We ask owners not to leave dogs alone in their room at anytime and dogs are not allowed in the dining room: this may not have been ok with you. We read with interest that out of 14 reviews, you rated 7 establishments as terrible and only 3 as excellent: do we need to say more? Dog owners are sensible and will dismiss your review. We do too.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We had very warm welcome, the owners were very friendly & helpful (including good tip for a great walk plus ordnance map to borrow), also good places nearby to eat and obviously at edge of peak district, so very convenient for walkers; a superb breakfast to get you ready for the day

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Babette L, Owner at Holly Meadow Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

Thank you for your kind review. We very much enjoyed your company and getting to know you. We hope that you are fully recovered from your long walk and we wish you all the best for the future.

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Babette and Tom made us feel so very welcome from the beginning of our 2 day stay. I cannot add any more superlatives to what others have already written in regards to Babette's amazing breakfasts but believe me, there are no lies being told here! The accommodation is first class and the view from our bedroom window was simply breathtaking. As retired farmers we had lots in common with our hosts and I have to say that if we ever make another trip back to the UK in the future, we will most definitely try to stay at Holly Meadow Farm again. Thank you Babette and Tom for making us feel so very welcome in your beautiful home.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

FarmStays are usually good and this one certainly didn't disappoint.
My wife and I were looking for somewhere to hole-up after taking our son to Uni, before returning home, and so we settled on Holly Meadow Farm.
We are so glad we did, very thing was top-notch, from the welcome with home made cake and fresh milk for the tea, to the airy room with wonderful views, the comfy bed and breakfast so wholesome that we didn't need lunch.
Babette and Tom the owners soon felt like friends we had known for years, and shared their experiences of farming, food and flying.
We will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and had a fabulous stay. Lovely location with walks all across the farm, Great breakfast with lots of home grown extras including fresh fruit compote, fresh raspberries and apple chutney. We were made most welcome by our friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Our dog also enjoyed her stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

From our arrival until our departure our hosts were welcoming, genuinely friendly, and helpful. We were welcomed on arrival with a piece of warm cake and were really taken with the quality of our room, which was spotless, spacious and with good decor. Breakfast was plentiful and consisted of local ingredients, including berries from the farm. Absolutely perfect location, fantastic views and wonderful to be able to walk around the farm. The farm was within easy distance to Ashbourne, Dove Dale and the Tissington Trail and other major south Peak District attractions.

I am only sorry that we couldn't do justice to the breakfast on our second morning as we had to leave early!

The hosts were full of information aout the local area and provided valuable insight into the local places to eat. Thank you to Babette and Tom for making our stay so enjoyable. We will definitely use Farm Stay properties again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holly Meadow Farm

Address: Holly Meadow Farm Pinfold Lane | Ashbourne, Bradley, Ashbourne DE6 1PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ashbourne > Bradley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bradley
Price Range: £88 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holly Meadow Farm 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our farmhouse Bed & Breakfast lies in 280 acres of one of the most picturesque parts of Derbyshire. A few miles from Dovedale and the Peak District, the stunning surrounding countryside affords our guests an ideal opportunity to relax and enjoy the many attractions which are on our doorstep. We offer spacious en-suite double rooms with far reaching views, period furniture and genuine home comforts including a room fridge.Our generous Aga cooked breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, award winning sausages and bacon, our homemade preserves and our own freerange eggs will set you up for a full day of exploring. You can walk from the front door and go for a stroll on the farm. We are very keen to protect and enhance our environment. We have installed solar panels to produce electricity and you can use our E-car socket to recharge your vehicle. We have planted over 3000 trees and have attracted many bird species to the farm.In the evening local foody pubs offer a good range of dishes and prices all within a 5 miles radius. Holly Meadow Farm is a peaceful and relaxing oasis away from the crowds and you are assured of a very warm welcome.Visit England has awarded us 4 star with silver and breakfast award. ... more   less 
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