A happy visitor to the Shavings
Thu 22nd September 2011
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Very enjoyable and memorable holiday

The owners were helpful nice people who made us very welcome. We enjoyed our stay very much

Chris and Malcolm
Fri 6th May 2011
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Fantastically relaxing!!

The Shavings was a compact rental, with all the amenities that you would expect. The very friendly owners were on hand to show us around and offer advice on places to visit, they had ensured that we had fresh milk to see us through until the next day.It was hard to believe that this place was so close to the main a6 road because situated as it is atop a hill, via a wooded valley, you could have been miles from the nearest habitation. Of course the stunning Peak District all around us was the icing on the cake. Would not be able to recommend this highly enough, more than value for money. Thank you!

train spotter
Fri 5th November 2010
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very enyoyable stay

we enjoyed our stay at the shavings, everyone was very friendly and helpful The only complaint we had was, the sink in the bathroom which was too small and leaked all over thr floor coseqently we had to wash in the kitchen sink

Mon 19th July 2010
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Slightly Off The Beaten Path

The property is located in a very quiet hamlet a couple of miles outside Buxton. If you are happy to drive everywhere including to the pub, shop, restaurant etc then you will be fine. The property was very cosy, clean, and well maintained and is a good size for a couple.

Mon 20th August 2012
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Very convenient base in the Peak

Terrific value for money. Excellent kitchen, and pretty much everything else you could need, with parking right outside. There is also a small seating area on the patio. The location is very convenient for both outdoor activities and for visiting Buxton: you feel you are in the middle of the countryside, but the town is only a couple of miles away. I would just be aware that you have another bedroom on top of you in the upstairs accommodation, and if young children are staying there you are likely to be woken early in the morning. A bonus is the shared laundry: very useful to have a washing machine available.

B. H.
Thu 1st November 2012
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Loved it!

We spent a few days at The Shavings in September. We loved the quiet location and we felt very welcome indeed. The owner showed us everything and suggested things to do & see in the area. The cottage is just the right size for a couple, with a fully equipped kitchen and a very comfortable bed. There was one slight problem: the cottage smelled a little damp and some wooden cooking utensils were mouldy but we alerted the owner to this when we left, because it really wasn't a big deal - he was shocked and apologized. It seems that a pipe in the kitchen wall was causing problems. He said he was going to have it looked immediately. We will probably be back - next time with our dog! I would recommend this cottage to people who want some peace and quiet. As it's a working farm, there is the occasional farm noise but nothing that bothered us. People with allergies to mould etc might want to check ahead if the problem has been fixed.