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Review of Hermitage Working Farm

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Hermitage Working Farm
Ranked #1 of 2 Froghall B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Okay the rooms are small and the neds are hard. Sthe staff are friendly. The accomodation is clean and the breakfast is exactly whats needed before a long day at Alton Towers (or travelling home). I would stay here again if I needed to stay in the area for any reason.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We all went away for a night on our way to Alton Towers and my sister in law booked us in this B&B, I don't generally use B&B's as I personally don't like feeling like I am in someone elses house, however at this place my brother and sister in law had a nice 'all in room' but we got a bungalow. It was great, a double room with a small bed in, a twin room with a night light for my kids, a lovely bathroom with a bath and a shower and a lounge with TV. The place was spotless, comfortable and the people friendly, the breakfast served in the main house was lovely and a very good price. This is somewhere we will definitely go back to if only for the views which are breath taking.

Room Tip: ask for the bungalow it really is lovely, although saying that the rooms I saw looked good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HelenT649
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We recently stayed a night at this farm, which is in a beautiful setting with stunning views overlooking the valley. When selecting a farm for our stay we had expected a romantic and personalised rural experience surrounded by farm animals but the purpose-built barn accommodation wing with 12 rooms gave the place more the feel of a suburban motel. Our welcome was anything but warm. An older lady took an eternity to answer our ring at the door and then gave us the keys to our room in a grumpy manner just pointing us to it across the yard.

Our standard upstairs room was a reasonable size, nicely painted but the decor was old and shabby. The windows were small and set very high so the rooms could not capitalise on the view. The furniture was mismatched and cheap. It looked like it had been sourced from a secondhand shop and the tired corner wardrobe with the aging fluffy toy animals on it was particularly off-putting. The towels were clean, but old, small and thin. You expect better quality when paying the price asked. The bed is badly in need of replacing. The mattress gave little support and we spent half the night trying to avoid rolling into the middle. Hot water and shower pressure were good but carpet in a bathroom never gives a feeling of cleanliness. A tiled floor would be much better.

There was a small shared refrigerator for guests near the entrance to our stairway, and lots of helpful tourist brochures that inspired us to visit the plague town Eyam the following day. Wifi reception was excellent. The owner was friendly when we eventually met him.

The breakfast was served in a pretty dining room decorated in "Ye Olde England" style with lots of gleaming brass. The servings were generous, the cooking good and the waiting staff cheerful. The sun streamed in through the windows. The atmosphere in the breakfast room showed what could be achieved if the bedrooms were to be freshened up and refurnished.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank faye5227
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We got this "room" as a late deal and the room turned out to be a whole cottage! It was a fantastic old barn converted beautifully in a really rustic traditional way. There was a master bedroom with a single bed and a top floor room with two singles. There was a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The views were stunning to say the least. It was so cosy and truly memorable.
The staff were all friendly and couldn't do enough for you. There was a useful welcome pack with tea, coffee, biscuits and hot chocolate. The children appreciated the television room/lounge in the cottage too!
Breakfast was in a charmingly quaint room in the farmhouse where a tasty traditional English was served.
We sadly only stayed the night as a precursor to Alton Towers which was 5 mins down the road. Can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nikkilou1969
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

My husband and I and my son and his girlfriend stayed here recently having a double room each. When we arrived we received a lovely warm friendly welcome. We were shown to our rooms which were upstairs in a barn conversion. The rooms were large and there was a plentiful supply of hot drink making facilities - the biscuits were a nice touch. The bathroom was well stocked with toiletries available if you needed them.

Breakfast the next morning was outstanding and was plentiful. In fact after breakfast we found we didnt need to eat again until tea time.

We will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jazzyjayne77
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kingston
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here to stop at Alton Towers. This was a great place to stay and I would highly recommend this place to anyone. The drive to Alton Tower from the farm is 10 minutes. The actual place it's self is fantastic. The owners were so kind and gave us a free up grade too. The furnishing are a little old fashion, however it fits into the who idealic picture of staying at a working farm. There was plenty of space in the room and the bed was extremely comfortable. We also paid for breakfast. This was amazing!! Thank you for such a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

My boyfriend and I recently enjoyed a weekend away at the Hermitage farm and loved every second of it!!!

We stayed in the Anvil Cottage which Is classed as a 'suite' a small kitchen area and a living room, and then upstairs we had a huge double room, a small balcony and a bathroom with a lovely corner bath!!!! ....

From the moment we arrived Jeff was very welcoming and made us feel very much at home.. He even drew us a map of the local pubs and restaurants .... :)

The other staff in the hotel were all very friendly, and it has to be said the home cooked breakfast along with the service was fantastic!!!!! ....

When the sun was shining I enjoyed sitting on the swinging chair with a glass of wine & my kindle.... The views were breath taking... And we felt very relaxed the entire time we stayed there!!!

For anyone staying here - I'd recommend a visit to the Railway Inn ... If you call 01538 752863
They will arrange a complimentary courtesy car to pick you up and drop you back off at the Hermitage Farm when ever your ready!!! They have a great menu, amazing food and extremely friendly staff :) ....

Perfect for a romantic getaway!!!! Although the staring deer on the wall is a little freaky I actually got used to it and excepted it as part of the experience lol !!!! ;) ....

We're hoping to return later in the summer ... It really is a hidden little gem in the middle of the Derbyshire dales :) x x

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jolea_x
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Property: Hermitage Working Farm
Address: Froghall, Froghall, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 2HQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent > Froghall
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Froghall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hermitage Working Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Hermitage Working Farm Froghall, Stoke-On-Trent

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