Bowmans Lane, Shottle,
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Charming’ hosts Joan and Martin Slack do ‘all they can to make guests welcome’ at their rustic B&B on a 150-acre working farm in the Derbyshire Dales (‘watch out for tractors!’). The stone-built house has plenty of character, with extensive gardens in which to get comfortably lost, and a spa cabin with a Finnish sauna and double steam shower. Visitors return for the ‘lovely, spacious, beautifully clean’ bedrooms overlooking garden and countryside; equally appreciated are bathrooms ‘with all the luxury trimmings’. Want some alone time? Book the Secret Garden hut, on a secluded lawn with a screen of trees – its outdoor spa bath is perfect for midnight stargazing. ‘Delicious, plentiful’ farmhouse breakfasts include award-winning black pudding, locally made sausages, eggs from free-range hens. Supper platters with a selection of meats, cheeses, fish, salads, home-made bread and puddings can be arranged. 2 sitting rooms, dining room. Large walled garden. Meeting room. Licensed. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. Parking. 2 miles from town. Children welcomed (£20 per night). 8 bedrooms (4 in adjoining converted barn; 3 on ground floor). Per room B&B £175–£295. Supper platter £18.95. 2-night min. stay on Fri, Sat. Closed Christmas.