"The standard of the facility's was great, everything was a high quality."
very friendly and relaxed
"Elmwood was such a pleasure to stay in, Phillip has finished the property to such an exceptional standard, plus the soft furnishings are complimentary and of such a high standard."
A fabulous setting and an ideal position for exploring the Peak District.
We didn’t have time to visit the Mill or Phillips workshop, rest assured when we stay again we will make time!
"Elmwood proved to be an ideal base to explore the surrounding area."
The quality of this mill conversion was second to none we shall certainly be revisiting soon.
"Lovely quiet location with easy access to Derbyshire and Staffordshire dales especially for cycling and walking."
Very impressive accommodation that has been restored to a very high standard by the owners. Comprehensive welcome pack left by owners which enabled us to have a hot meal with a glass of wine, very welcome after a long drive. Philip justifiably proud of his woodworking skills and very happy to discuss the rebuild whilst showing us round his impressive workshop.
Overall a wonderful week and we look forward to visiting again.
"We didn’t know what to expect but the quality of the accommodation was stunning."
It’s called Elmwood and master craftsman owners Phillip and Shirley have created a true Elm lined gem over many decades. They explained their plans for the old mill and showed us their enthralling workshop. They are true enthusiasts.
In addition we were left a starter kit of many unexpected provisions.
A wonderful experience.
"Lovely accommodation, finished to a high standard."
Owners on site and extremely helpful. Location ideal for exploring/walking the local area.
"Beautifully finished apartment in a peaceful location."
Well equipped and nicely furnished with great attention to detail. Would have been lovely to have some private outside space. Bathroom was fabulous and the kitchen area was equipped with high quality appliances. Bedding/linens/curtains of great quality. Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay.
"The apartment is amazing and time was taken to make us feel at home."
We were shown around and told about the whole place (it’s fascinating)
Thank you very much for an fantastic stay and will definitely return in the future.
"The flat was really lovely very pleasant and airy ."
Very well done out to a high standard and owners very nice people. We loved the way it had been done to keep the charm of the old saw mill . Beautiful arched wooden windows and all amenities of a very high standard. Just lacking a bit of work top space in the kitchen but you can't have everything can you?
Longnor was only a few minutes walk away with a lovely fish shop and pub doing food. We thought the village very nice with a lovely church and a lot of history. We found plenty of nice places to visit in the area with out having to drive to far.
Perfectly placed for wonderful scenery and walks.
"The quality of the accommodation is excellent."
The welcome bottle of wine, eggs, milk and delicious cookies all add to the pleasure of arrival. Philip and Shirley are on hand if necessary and together a great holiday in a beautiful area is assured.
"The old mill was refurbished to an exceptional standard, everything from neff appliances to the fantastic bathroom."
Philip, shirley and Gemma are so welcoming, from the wine, bread, eggs, milk, to name a few all left for us. The tour around the old mill was most interesting. Fantastic place
"Delightful apartment to a high standard."
Owners on site very friendly and helpful.
"Exceptional property which had been renovated to a very high standard."
Spotlessly clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
"Shirley, Phillip and Gemma were all very hospitable."
A lovely break in the Staffordshire Moorlands and my husband found The Old Sawmill fascinating. Phillip showed him around the work in progress and also his workshop. Certainly has been a labour of love for over forty years. We wish them all the very best for their future and the work they have committed themselves to.
"The apartment was beautifully furnished, it had all the equipment we needed to cook lovely meals ."
The shower was wonderful and the bathroom was beautiful. We loved the bottle of wine waiting for us and a few other treats. We had a wonderful time. It was lovely and pleasant. A big hand of applause to Gemma, Shirley and Phillip! A big thank you for giving us a wonderful holiday. Looking forward to coming back soon.
"Beautifully appointed apartment style cottage."
Bed linen, towels and other equipment were to a very high standard The on site owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Very peaceful location.
"My boyfriend and I enjoyed the best week together in the Peaks in this beautiful apartment."
It was so tranquil yet so much to do, all located in a short drive away. Longnor itself was a great base for us, with a great local pub 5 minutes walk away! The hosts are most inviting, giving us a tour the impressive project underway at the Old Sawmill and leaving an array of gifts on arrival. Lots of thought has gone into this holiday getaway and it definitely shows - we definitely recommend the visit!
"There was no DVD player and there was no thermostatic control on the heating so had to leave the windows open and got bitten."
Also the water temperature was insufficient
"This place is so peaceful and relaxing."
Good walks close by. Everything is of a very high standard. Nothing has been overlooked. The kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped for a holiday let. A luxurious bathroom, which would have been even better if there had been more hot water to fill the lovely bath. A very comfortable bed with high quality bedding. The attention to detail on the owners hand crafted doors and window frames give an indication of the love which is going into this restoration. An invitation to tour the onsite workshop was an education and a joy. We will be keen to revisit soon.
"A great apartment in an ideal location for walks."
Great local pubs serving delicious food. The apartment was extremely comfortable and exceedingly clean. We will definitely be returning.
"Philip, Shirley and Gemma were great hosts."
Very friendly and beautiful house and grounds they are renovating. If you get a chance for a tour around the Mill and workshop we would definitely recommend.
Lovely little touches of bottle of wine and cookies waiting for us. Also eggs, milk and bread.
All the fittings are high quality and all joinery made by Philip who is very talented.
Very peaceful location with lots of walks from the doorstep.
Would definitely recommend
"Beautiful location, stunning accommodation, superb hosts, attention to detail throughout the apartment is second to none."
Would highly recommend staying here.
"Very friendly owners."
We got the full tour of the old Sawmill which was fascinating. Food and drink on arrival very much appreciated.
"Lovely place to stay quality accommodation with friendly owners and ideally placed for all Peak District attractions and activities."
"The hosts are the loveliest people and with so much local knowledge of the area and things to do."
The apartment is finished to a very high standard and has the most comfortable bed and quality bedding.
Everything we needed and would recommend .
We found the bed a bit hard since it was just a matress on a solid wood base but that is obviously personal.
"Great location accommodation exceeded all expectations cleanliness superb fantastic little touches the owners left for our arrival."
A lot of time perfection and love has gone into this accommodation which after staying there you can see Outstanding
"A beautiful apartment in a lovely setting."
The inside is immaculate. Could be difficult if you're not steady on your feet as it's marble flooring but lovely otherwise. Very helpful owners who were available to ask for advice and keen to show us round the renovation.
"This was the best equipped self-catering stay we have ever experienced."
Lots of food and wine left for us if we wanted.
"This apartment was spotlessly clean and equipped to a very high standard."
Even the kitchen utensils exceeded our expectations. The Saw Mill is set in beautiful countryside and proved an ideal touring base for the White Peak district. The owners live on site and couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The whole Mill is being converted to holiday lets by the owners and completed to a new "Gold Standard" for self catering accommodation. For any man with woodworking knowledge, Philip's standard of cabinet making leaves one in awe. We had a most enjoyable week at this property and will return.
"We have booked many holiday lets over the years, anything from 2 to 10 people."
For us the location was ideal walking within easy reach, visiting NT and places of interest within easy driving covering three Counties.
Such hospitality from the owners and very interesting history of their commitment to detail and such high standards in the renovation. Made this a very memorable week.
"Lovely well presented apartment furnished to a high standard."
Owners who live on site were welcoming and friendly. No complaints at all.
"The owners, Philip, Shirley and Gemma were particularly friendly and provided an expansive array of welcoming provisions."
The flat is fitted out to a very high standard
and the family's lengthy and ongoing project to renovate the sawmill is inspiring. The whole building is beautiful and in a lovely position well located for local Peak District attractions.
"This apartment is more beautiful than photos can convey."
It is immaculate. Each door, window, cabinet, and several of the pieces of furniture have been handmade by the owner and demonstrate a remarkable level of craftsmanship. The property is fascinating and the nearby village and countryside are lovely. The hosts were warm and gracious. We would definitely return!