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Here are some of the comments that previous guests have made about Markham Vale Guest Lodge
"I tried to book with booking.com but got confused, so I looked up Markham Vale Guest Lodge directly, and I found it easier booking directly.
The guest lodge is very easy to get to, just off the M1 Junction 29a. In spite of the close proximity to the motorway it was very quiet and peaceful. I had a very good nights sleep as the beds are very comfortable"
"I stayed at Markhamvale Guest Lodge in March 2012, I found the room very comfortable and it had everything I needed. Mike & Jo are very helpful and offered possible places to go and things to do while I was there. I would definitely stop again maybe even longer next time as there is so much to do and see in the local area
"We stayed at your guest house for long weekend at the end of January 2012. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the welcome & friendliness from the owners Jo & Mike was lovely.
It included an exceptional cooked breakfast every morning.
Apart from the cold weather which was to be expected in January, everything was perfect.
We intend to come back when the weather is warmer.
Thanks for a great time Jo & Mike
From Pam & Billy"
mr william birdsey, dagenham
"There's nothing like a returning guest to show that a place is great! I've been returning since August this year (2011) and won't be changing! I have a customer that I see weekly at Barlborough, so Markham Vale Guest Lodge is perfectly located. Mike and Jo are the most welcoming hosts, nothing is too much trouble and have the most wonderful rooms as well. The little touches in all of the rooms, and throughout the lodge, make it welcoming and homely! And Mike's scrambled eggs are the best in the UK! "
Louisa Maskell, Ottershaw, Surrey
"Mike the Owner / Manger, Truly makes this a special Lodge. Upon Arrival he was very freindly and gave us an indepth tour of the property. We had booked 3 of the 4 rooms available and so basically had the run of the lodge. The Lodge is spotless and we couldn't fault it in anyway. Nothing was too much trouble for Mike. He even accomodated a few of us for special dietary requirements for breakfast - truly exceeding our expectations. We attended a wedding at Bolsover Castle and so litereally 5 minutes drive away. As we had long journeys the following day Mike was kind enough to even pack us some fruit and water for the trip... THANKS Mike / Jo & Kat... We wont forget our memorable and enjoyable time at your fantastic Guest Lodge. I would highly recmmend this lodge to all. AAA+++"
Keegan Pankhania, Bolton
"I stayed at Markham Vale Guest Lodge for 6 nights 24- 30 July 2011. This is an excellent B&B, very clean, friendly and welcoming hosts. Mike serves a first class breakfast, as much as you could possibly want to eat. It is very convenient for the M1 and for visiting the many attractions in the area, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth House, Crich Tramway Village and the many picturesque towns and villages of the Peak District.
Thank you Mike, Jo & Kat, I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know. Regards John. "
John Norris, Twickenham
"stayed in Markham Vale B&B 18th + 19th May 2011
Mike & Jo are really welcoming, and friendly, a really relaxing atmosphere, rooms are spotless & comfy, all you need is in the room even a hairdryer girls, breakfast was delish and there was plenty to eat, Mike kept me going with my coffee lol, will deffo reccommend mike & Jo's B&B, mustn't forget Kat who was working while we stayed there lovely pleasant young lady.
Thanx again Mike & Jo
Irene, Matthew & Lauren"
Irene White, Liverpool
"Hi Mike & Jo
Bruce, Yvonne and Gloria stayed at your guest house in April, 2011. You recommended us visiting Chatsworth House. We went there and absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for telling us about it. We also really enjoyed our stay at your place. You made us feel at home and you recommended the Young Vanish for our evening dinner which was also very good. Thank you again for the wonderful hospitality. May God bless you and prosper you.
Bruce and Yvonne"
Bruce and Yvonne
"Thank you so much for the warm welcome that we had when myself my two girls and the rest of my family had when we stayed. Everything was spot on,cant fault it,hope to stay again in the future. thanks Mike and Jo. Suzanne and girls xx"
suzanne rostron, oldham
"If you are on diet & have no self control don't even think of having one of Mike & Jo's breakfasts. Quite the largest full breakfast I have ever been served up in any of the B & B's we have stayed in over the years. Our room was superb & spotless, you have really thought of everything. You two are the most perfect "Mine Host". Thanks again for making us so welcome.
Melody & Eddie"
"Absolutely beautiful place to stay,the rooms were modern and comfy and everything you needed you got the breakfast was excellent and nothing was to much trouble.Thanks to Mike and Jo a great couple for making our stay fantastic and hope to see you again.
Chris, Tony and the Rostron Clan"
Tony Bolton, Oldham
"May we thank you for a wonderful stay and can I say you are honoured because this is the first “review” I have ever given. The room was quite superb and any misgivings that we might have had regarding the nearness of the M1 were quickly and soundly (in terms of sleep) dispelled. We really enjoyed the chat at breakfast, you and your other guests were amiable and really interesting to talk to.
Thanks once again for a very enjoyable stay.
Dave and Jan Wardle"
Dave and Jan
"We stayed in this beautiful B&B. It was absolutely gorgeous. The whole place is clean and has lovely style. Mike and Jo were very welcoming and made our stay all the more enjoyable. The rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was lovely too. I can't say anything negative about this B&B. We would love to stay here again.
Thank you Mike and Jo for putting up with us!"
Shelley Key, Oldham
"Thank you Mike & Jo, really enjoyed our stay. Very impressed by the rooms and the bed was lovely and comfortable (husband wanted to take it home LOL). Mike is the perfect host and made us feel welcome from stepping out of the car. Will definitely stay again if in area and highly recommend it to family and friends. xx"
Lesley Cooper, Washington
"I stayed at Markham Vale Guest Lodge just last Wednesday & Thursday 16th & 17th February 2011 & i must say i was very welcomed by Mike, the rooms were fantastic, very clean & very welcoming, the breakfast in the morning was brilliant, could'nt fault a single thing. I fully recommend this beautiful guest house & the friendliest hard working man called Mike.
Thank you very much Mike for everything & i hope to see you again.
10 out of 10
Lee Eastwood, Carbis Bay, Cornwall
"If you are looking for somewhere to stay where you can go to the Dales, explore Derbyshire, or you just want to get away then this is the place for you.
Jo and Mike make your experience a home from home. Kind and thoughtful and the accommodation is top notch.
The breakfast is first rate and we will be back!"
Debb Curry-Millard, Gosport
"Many thanks for your splendid hospitality during our four night stay at your superb Guest House.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and you made us feel very welcome.
Bryan and Helen Lye"
Bryan and Helen Lye
"We would like to say thank you for everything you did for us and made us feel at home with you, we hope to see you again in 2011.
mick & jill"
mick & jill, Dunstable
"This is the best B&B I've EVER stayed at! The room was lovely, clean, modern and good looking, there was an agreable sitting room you could spend the evening in, and the breakfast was great. The very best part, however, was the owners Jo and especially Mike, who were absolutely amazing to me. I was sick, and not a very good driver, so Mike got me medicine and made sure I found my way to Chatsworth by lending me his sat nav! I've never met a more thoughtful and considerate host, and now I am trying to find reasons to come back to Chesterfield just to stay here."
Annelie Drakman, Stockholm, Sweden
"From the moment you arrive at the Markham Vale Guest Lodge you are made to feel relaxed and welcome, Mike is one of the most easy going people you could wish to meet. My husband and I spent 3 nights and were very pleased to find such a gem within easy reach of the all the historic buildings we wished to visit.
The accommodation is kept to a very high standard and breakfast is varied (whatever you want just ask), nothing is too much trouble for Mike.
We have recommended Mike and his lodge to friends and family. Thank you Mike for a memorable stay."
Pamela Nash, Swindon, Wiltshire
"We were well received on our arrival at the guest lodge by the lovely Mike! The room was well designed and comfortable and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. Perfect for 3 nights away from London! Big brekkie every morning so we were ready for our long hikes and the lodge is not too far from all the other attractions the peak district has to offer. Can't complain at all! Thank you Mike, Jo n Betty! :)"
"Excellent room,first class hospitality from Mike and Jo. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived.If you are looking for accomadation in this area then we would highly recommend you stay here. Loved it."
Graham Coulton, Derby
"We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Markham Vale Guest Lodge and would like to say thank you to Mike and Jo for their warm welcome. We all feel that this is the nicest place that we have ever stayed. The room was very large and comfortable with very good ensuite facilities. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was exceptional.
Linda, Louise and Barbara"
Linda Palin, Beccles
"Me and the wife stayed here in august 2010. We were made very welcome, it was like home from home. The food was very good, the bedroom was very comfortable, the guest house itself was always clean and tidy. Could not wish for a better place to stay, we would definitely stay here again. Thank You "
"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. Mike made us most welcome. Room was very comfortable and the full English breakfast more than satisfying. Would highly recommend."
charles evans, Perth Scotland
"I would like to say a huge big thank you to Mike for making my 4 night stay a great experience! I would highly recommend this guest lodge to anyone that is looking for a special place to stay. I'm glad I found it! Just off junction 29a of the M1 you can't go wrong. Mike keeps the place spotlessly clean with very comfortable rooms and a breakfast that’s fit for a king. I have already recommended this guest lodge to friends. I just hope that the next time I visit Chesterfield; Mike can find a spare room for me! - Thanks again Mike, hope to see you again soon.
Warren Greaves, West Midlands
I just wish to say how much we enjoyed our one night at your B&B. You made us feel like family and the room was wonderful. The breakfast was gorgeous and I wish we could have stayed longer. We are planning on doing a tour of Derbyshire at some point and I think we'll be using you as our base.
I have passed your details onto my Father In Law who travels to Edinburgh to visit his wife's family and likes to stop off and he was very interested. I'm also going to hand out some leaflets.
Hope to see you again soon, Mike.
Debb and Nik
PS: Sorry - sent it twice."
Debb Curry-Millard, Gosport
"REALLY ENJOYED MY STAY, MIKE AND JO ARE GREAT PEOPLE ,THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR STAY ENJOYABLE.
BUT I THINK MIKE WAS USING MY HAIR GEL , LOL"
SIR SUKI, INDIA
""Thank you for your warm and friendly welcome.Staying in your B&B was a wonderful experience,and is as good as it gets,beats staying in the Puffing Billy.I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone wishing to stay in a hotel in Chesterfield while they are at the nearby TECH TRAINING .I hope to be back soon with my family. Once again a big than you Mike and Jo .""
s.sandhu, west midlands
"Stayed at the Markham Vale Guest Lodge for two nights while attending a course nearby.
You would have to go a long way and probably still not to find somebody as welcoming and sociable as Mike (the proprietor and all round great guy).
Room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast (I ordered poached eggs) was the best that I have had anywhere. Hoping to return in the very near future."
Justin Williams, West Midlands
"Hi Mike & Joan
I am sending you this e-mail to thank you both for the excellent service that you provided for my colleague and me.
You went out of your way to ensure we were made welcome and comfortable.
The Rooms we booked were of a very high standard and very clean. The breakfast was excellent especially the poached eggs I had on my first day.
I will have no hesitation in booking with you again and I will also not hesitate to pass on your details as a reccomendation.
Thank you once again
"Top marks enjoyed my stay here. Mike and Jo are nice, friendly
people and I liked the nice cottage atmosphere. Good breakfast! Would
recommend and would return to this B and B if in the area.
Billy Mcleod, East Kilbride
"I have just returned from 4 day stay at the Lodge and I cannot
praise it enough. Having seen all the rooms, I was amazed to see them all
spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated .
The open plan kitchen & dining area is again spotlessly clean and brand
new and the owner allowed us to eat a Take away evening meal, using cutlery
and whatever we wanted.
As if that wasn't enough, a sitting room is also provided for guests, with
comfortable sofas and television.
The owners, Mike and Jo were very friendly and very helpful with any
requests and made the stay even more pleasant.
Highly recommended and suggest early booking to save any disappointment!
Pamela Jones, Surrey
"Thank you for your warm and friendly welcome.Staying in your B&B was a wonderful experience,and is as good as it gets,beats staying in hotels.We have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone wishing to stay in a guest lodge in your beautiful part of your country.We hope to be back next year.
Once again thank you.
John and Nancy Theunissen, Perth Western Australia
"Originally from Bolsover, wanted accomodation for 4 adults Mike suggested the family room, which was spotless, very pretty and well kitted out, better than some 4star we have stayed in . Mikes first contact was to offer a cup of tea when we arrived , which made us feel welcome. The breakfast was excellent, no greasy plates here, and plentyfull....much better than a hotel, fresh coffee not instant would have been nice, but i AM picky. Overall GREAT B and B well done Mike and Joe, pleasure to stay where people care about standards.
Jenny white, Fareham Hants
"Great food & room.Mike and Jo looked after me very well.Will go back again.
"We found staying here a very pleasant experience. The room was clean and tidy and had all that we required, the owner was helpful with information about the area and the breakfast was lovely.
We really enjoyed our time there in September
Johnston, New Zealand
"This hotel is the best i have ever stayed in. Beautiful decor, we was made to feel very welcome. Would definatly be staying again and will recommend to everyone.
"we decided to stay the night after reading faverable comments on this site. we were not dissapointed. everything was as good if not better than expected. very good value !
linda conning, green hammerton york
"Absolutely 1st Class all the way! Wonderful warm welcome and Jo & Mike are really friendly. Will definitely be making a return visit and would recommend to anyone without hesitation.
Ron & Carol Ingley, North Wales
"Really made to feel welcome. Excellent B&B. Mike and Jo are lovely.
Adam Ingley, Cheltenham
"Stayed 3 nights with my parents, brother, aunt and uncle. A marvellous place. Very beautiful and tastefully furnished rooms. A very pleasant Mike and his folks took very good care of us. We enjoyed it very much and certainly will be back when we're in the area next time.
Olaf Schaefer, Hamburg, Germany
"Mike & Jo were very welcoming, the room was fantastic, very spacious and furnished to a very high standard. Our 2 night stay was very enjoyable made more so by Mike's sense of humour.
Neil Cox (Train Driver), St.Neots
"Mike, many thanks for both an enjoyable night's chat, and a wonderful accommodation. You both made me very welcome, and your hospitality was second to none. Would recommend your establishment to anyone looking for a spotless clean, well kept bed and great breakfast, just off junction 29A. One would never know that the M1 was beside you.
Many thanks again
Stanley Raitt, Ireland
"Excellent, the only word needed to discribe this guest lodge.
Highly recommended, secure parking. and very freindly, and will definately use again.
Melvyn & Marie Lewis, Welshpool
"Just wanted to say thankyou.. You have a lovely guesthouse and we had a wonderful stay with you. You made us feel welcome and we felt so comfortable as we would at home... I will be recomending you for sure....
Hope to see you again soon
Farhana & Navin Rastogi, London
"Fantastic place to stay, with what can only be described as great hospitality all round. Would recommend this guest lodge to anyone
Paul Carrington, Forest of Dean
"mike & jo thanks for ur warm hospitality an ur big breakfast i realy enjoy it an the lovly chat we ave ! i will never for get u guys thanks again randal.
"I had a very enjoyable stay.The room was absolutely spot on.I was made to feel very welcome.
Thanks very much,Pete
Pete Hallam, Burton On Trent