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Reviewed 28 March 2021

We chose to stay here once for one of our regular trips to Alton Towers back in 2014, and we've never wanted to stay anywhere else since. It really says something about a B&B and the owners when staying here is genuinely something I look forward to more than visiting the theme park itself. From the moment you pull into the driveway the calmness and serenity of the place sweeps over you, only to be greeted by some of the loveliest people you could ever wish to meet. Chris and Margaret are both an absolute ray of sunshine, totally accommodating and welcoming to anyone and you really feel at home staying with them. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous and cosy, with everything you need to feel totally at home.
We're always tempted to a lovely cooked breakfast and they're perfect every time. The breakfast room, just like the rest of the house, is beautifully furnished and it's always a treat to meet new people round the breakfast table and find out about what brings them there. Even with a nut allergy I feel totally comfortable eating breakfast here, something I rarely get without considerable fuss elsewhere.
We always leave wanting to immediately come back again and we always try to make sure it's not long until we do!

Date of stay: August 2020
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christopher ball, Owner at Manor House Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Hi Ewan
Great to hear from you and thank you so much for your wonderful review.
Things seem to be slowly returning towards some sort of normality and hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back shortly.
Best wishes and Thank you Chris.

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Reviewed 9 October 2020

We had an enjoyable 2 night stay at Chris and Margarets farmhouse which has been lovingly tended by the owners, whilst they are not tending their cows. The house has been in Chris's family since 1848 I believe and is a labour of love for him to furnish. Rooms are all individual and the Red Room was very comfortable. Wonky floors and bathroom doors all add to the character. Considering we were the only guests staying at the time breakfast was a lavish affair with full English cooked however you like and fruit/cereal options too. Chris was horrified that he did not have the requested sparkling water on the first day (no big deal honestly Chris) but some appeared for our 2nd day, thank you so much!! The weather was lousy and we did not get an opportunity to walk around the gardens which was a shame. Next time. Terrific value for money. Chris politely (and understandably) requested we stay two nights rather than just one and we were very glad we did.

Date of stay: October 2020
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christopher ball, Owner at Manor House Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Dear Annie and Nev
Pleasec accept my appology for the lenght of time it has taken to reply to your review.Everything seems to have been put on hold.
But thank you so much for your very kind revue.
Hopefully we will soon be back inbusiness
Best wishes Chris.

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Reviewed 4 September 2020

The house is just wonderfully historic and very warm and welcoming.
Hosts were lovely and friendly. The breakdfast was really nice and we had a fantastic stay. We had a lovely room and access to a very comforatble sittig room. Would highly reccomend it.

Date of stay: September 2020
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Chris Margaret Ball, Owner at Manor House Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

Thank you all very much for choosing to stay with us.It was great to meet up,and really interesting to find we had similar musical tastes
Good luck with your business.
Best wishes Chris and Margaret.

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Reviewed 30 August 2020

When ever we need our batteries recharging we head for Chris and Margaret’s wonderful and charming B&B this time we spent a week in their keepers cottage with our two dogs, and our Daughter Son in-law and Grandson Stayed in the B&B, with a back problem I needed to rest and enjoy the peace while the dogs could stretch their legs in the superb garden,Chris and Margaret are such wonderful hosts making our stay so relaxed and comfortable the 5 Star awards and no words can do this place justice,We are booked to go back again in October and to say we are looking forward to another stay is an understatement thank you Chris & Margaret

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris Margaret Ball, Owner at Manor House Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2020

Thank you all for this excellent review.As you know we are always delighted to have you staying with us. Very sorry Malcolm that you had so much trouble with your back and we very much hope that you are now making good progress.
We look forward to your return .Back permitting.
Best wishes Chris and Margaret.

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Reviewed 17 November 2019

What a lovely change and surprise, by chance to find myself wrapped up in the comfort of accommodation, history, antiques, freshly cooked breakfasts, food from the farm and a unexpected garden. Can’t wait to be back to my next visit to Denstone. Always a joy to find somewhere with its own character and charm and lovely hosts.

Date of stay: November 2019
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christopher ball, Owner at Manor House Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2021

We are very sorry that we failed to respond to your excellent review but if you do pick up this responce thank you very much for your kind words.
Best wishes Chris and Margaret.

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