Having taken my boyfriend to Barnfield House for our anniversary a couple of years ago and having had a fantastic stay there, he surprised me with a visit there this year for my birthday.
We stayed in the Will Scarlett room this time, having tried out Friar Tuck before. There is really only one word to describe the stay - just like last time: PERFECT.
I am a very frequent traveller, both in the UK and internationally and I can honestly stay that Barnfield House is my favourite place to stay anywhere.
The house is perhaps a little difficult to find if you're staying there for the first time but the directions given on the website are very helpful. This doesn't mean that it is badly-located. It is a 5-minute drive into Sheffield city centre and to the Meadowhall shopping centre and the peak district is, quite literally, on the doorstop.
All of the rooms I have tried so far have had stunning views out over the peaks, have been immaculately clean, beautifully presented, very comfortable and with every facility one could need (en suite complete with the usual freebies plus cotton wool and some other extras not usually found elsewhere, an iron, an ironing board, a luggage rack, TV with DVD player - and DVDs to borrow for free downstairs..........)
The day we arrived Barnfield House was hosting some sort of party, however this was finished by mid-afternoon and did not in any way impact our stay. There was a bouncy castle and we were invited to try it out before the children arrived if we wanted, which I personally thought was quite sweet.........talking of which, there were again bowls of sweets dotted around the house for people to nibble from. I thought this was a great touch last time we stayed.
The breakfast was divine. There's a very wide selection of hot and cold options and we tried the daily special of smoked salmon on scrambled egg with herbs grown in the house's own garden.
The two wonderful hosts were as ever extremely friendly and welcoming and nothing is ever too much trouble - they were even happy to let us borrow their freezer!
My recommendation - STAY THERE. If you ever need to go to Sheffield or the surrounding area you'll probably never stay anywhere else again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome and first class hospitality await you at our luxury guest accommodation. Uniquely located in the beautiful surroundings of Loxley Valley on the edge of the National Peak park, yet only minutes from the vibrant city of Sheffield - Barnfield House really does offer the "best of both worlds". Our award-winning breakfast menu is bursting with high quality local produce to give our guests the best possible start to the day! ... more less
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