I loved staying at Browns Holbeck.If you want peace and quiet in a lovely setting this is it! Received a really warm welcome from Joan, the owner.My room (Garden Room 2) was delightful and equipped with everything - generous hospitality tray, fresh flowers, high quality toiletries, dressing gowns, fluffy towels, torch, umbrella - even a hot water bottle (most gratefully used as I had standing around in a very cold space on a course all day!) - and more, just too many to list.Breakfast choice was fabulous and served in the lovely dining room with beautiful cutlery and china wear (it is the little things that really make a difference to me).I will definitely be back to stay again.
Reviewer:Jane B | Fri 24th Jan 2020 | 4 months ago
Another relaxing and enjoyable stay at Browns.As always, a warm welcome, lovely comfortable room, delicious breakfast and tips on where to visit/eat.Nothing too much trouble.Will definitely be returning.
Reviewer:Donna G | Tue 26th Nov 2019 | 6 months ago
Lovely cosy, clean, comfortable room. Breakfast fantastic and the ownerJoan is a delight and couldnt be more helpful. Will be back.
Reviewer:Beverley H | Mon 25th Nov 2019 | 6 months ago
Stayed at Browns for the Welbeck Winter Weekend, to which was half a mile away. Joan was a perfect host and communicated well before our stay. Our room was beautiful and spotlessly clean, breakfast was superb with all local ingredients being used. Will look forward to visiting again when the garden is in full bloom along with the wildlife. Highly recommend a visit and can see why this is an award winning B&B. Thank you Joan.
Reviewer:Debbie F | Mon 25th Nov 2019 | 6 months ago
A very comfortable 3-night stay at Browns Holbeck. Joan is an excellent host and her local knowledge was invaluable. A great choice for breakfast with high quality ingredients.
Reviewer:Neil W | Thu 10th Oct 2019 | 7 months ago
My room was incredibly comfortable and very clean. The breakfast was locally sourced and delicious. I was greatly impressed with both the kindness and professionalism of my hostess. She not only helped me to find a place to get food (as there are no eating establishments in reasonable walking distance at night from the hotel) but she also conveyed me to my vocational course that I had undertaken for that day.
Reviewer:Oliver N | Fri 20th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago
Browns is a really good place to stay, there is a warm and friendly welcome. A lovely room with everything you could wish for and more. A delicious well cooked breakfast and all reasonable priced
Reviewer:victoria h | Fri 20th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago
A comfortable room with all the facilities. Fabulous breakfast with local ingredients. Quiet rural setting but easily reached.
Reviewer:Bethan H | Mon 16th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago
Stayed here on way to Devon and Cornwall for two nights.Lovely room,everything you could need.Beautiful location,quiet and peaceful.Joan made lovely breakfasts all locally sourced products.Joan was an excellent host with good local knowledge.The Holbeck Walk which takes in the Creswell Crags is a must, ending with tea at the Welbeck garden centre.Joan gave us lots of good advice about where to visit in Cornwall when we left.Visited them all .We would definitely stop here again.
Reviewer:David W | Fri 13th Sep 2019 | 8 months ago
Lovely welcome, accommodation and breakfast with great attention to detail.
Reviewer:Frances C | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 9 months ago
A friend and I have just had a wonderful 1 night stay with Joan, whilst walking the section of the Robin Hood's Way, through her village. Great location, great rooms, great terrace, great breakfast and great company.Thanks so much Joan.
Reviewer:Bridget B | Wed 21st Aug 2019 | 9 months ago
Highly recommended B&B, room comfortable &spotless,, location quiet with a beautiful garden, Host Joan was attentive and helpful, her breakfast was amazing!
Reviewer:David Andrew M | Sun 18th Aug 2019 | 9 months ago
We were in the area for a couple of days and were really pleased with Browns.Joan was very helpful and did a lovely breakfast each day, nothing too much trouble. Centrally situated for our visit.Thanks Joan, hope to you see again.
Reviewer:Mr Robert G | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 9 months ago
So nice to find somewhere with a level of service and attention to detail that just feels right. I could not have found a better place for my overnight stay. It would seem nothing is too much trouble, from ensuring you get a table at a nice local gastro pub for dinner to the amazing choices for breakfast. Book early.
Reviewer:Mark W | Mon 29th Jul 2019 | 10 months ago
Fabulous place to stay. Joan is a wonderful hostess and makes an excellent breakfast. The room was well equipped and opened onto a shared terrace with plenty of space to sit and read. Beautiful village, interesting walking and only a mile from Harley Gallery and all of its creative workshops.
Reviewer:Jane S | Mon 8th Jul 2019 | 10 months ago
Really enjoyed my stay at Browns, a lovely B&B surrounded by beautiful countryside. Joan was so welcoming &the breakfasts were delicious. Loved the little touches like fresh flowers from the garden in my room and at the breakfast table.
Reviewer:Emma W | Sun 30th Jun 2019 | 10 months ago
I stayed for one night as i was attending an event at Cresswell Crags.I was given help with route finding and was made v welcome.By arrangement, a table had been booked for me at a local pub.A lovely, comfortable room in a besutiful setting and i would certainly stay here again if staying in the area.
Reviewer:Mrs Moira F | Fri 28th Jun 2019 | 11 months ago
I chose Browns as it was closest to the School of Artisan Food where I was doing a course. What a great place to stay it is - a lovely warm welcome, great room with all the things youâ€™d want, a quiet nights sleep in a comfy bed and a great breakfast. Just lovely. Iâ€™ll be back.
Reviewer:Susi P | Tue 25th Jun 2019 | 11 months ago
The place is wonderful and Joan is a great hostess. She makes deliciousbreakfasts. I love the hot porridge!
Reviewer:Doris S | Mon 3rd Jun 2019 | 11 months ago
Comfortable room, large bathroom, nice garden, quiet, friendly hostess, what can one want more?Only minus (a minor detail):the low water pressure doesn't allow a really fine shower.
Reviewer:Veerle D | Mon 3rd Jun 2019 | 11 months ago
We had a wonderful stay at Browns Holbeck following a day exploring the Welbeck estate including a visit to the Harley Gallery, the farm shop and a tour of the Welbeck Abbey Brewery. Joan was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable of the local area and we were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was beautifully cooked and presented - the service and overall breakfast experience was a real treat. The location is perfect for exploring all the area has to offer. The next day we made the most of the nearby public footpath and joined the Robin Hood Way which took us to Creswell Craggs within 20 minutes, (which which was definitely worth a visit). We will definitely return to Browns Holbeck next time we need to escape city life. We were transported to an idyllic and beautifully rural setting only 40 minutes away from home. Would recommend to all!
Reviewer:Lindsey W | Sun 19th May 2019 | 1 year ago
I had a lovely stay at Brownâ€™s. Clean, quiet, tasteful. Joan is very kind and friendly hostess. Delicious breakfasts and good value for money.
Reviewer:M.S. Kate C | Sun 19th May 2019 | 1 year ago
A delightful setting , charming well equipped room and bathroom. The most amazing breakfast and a lovely, friendly owner. Would recommend Browns and also very convenient if attending a wedding at Hazel Gap Barn.
Reviewer:Dr Joy O | Tue 14th May 2019 | 1 year ago
Alba had a fantastic time with you, she is very excited to stay again in June. She highly recommends the B&B. Thank you for everything.
Reviewer:ALBA M | Sun 5th May 2019 | 1 year ago
We visited here 20 years ago and returning home from Golden Wedding celebrations found the service was still excellent and thegardens beautiful. Superb choice of breakfast and decor and ambiance great for a stopover. Norman &Pat
Reviewer:Norman F | Fri 19th Apr 2019 | 1 year ago
Wonderful one night stay at Browns.Accommodation was perfect:warm and welcoming with all needs catered for.Joan,(proprietor) couldn't have been more helpful, very attentive and serves delicious breakfasts using local produce.Would definitely recommend Browns and would happily stay there again.Thank you
Reviewer:Linda L | Sun 7th Apr 2019 | 1 year ago
We had a lovely stay at Browns. Accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Joan is very friendly and welcoming and makes a fabulous breakfast. Would definitely stay here again.
Reviewer:Sharon B | Mon 1st Apr 2019 | 1 year ago
A generous and helpful host from the time of booking, Joan assisted me with travel arrangements, shopping hints and on arrival at her beautiful clean welcoming home Joan took me on a tour of the area to ensure I was familiar with the area.My breakfast of Eggs Benedict was beautifully cooked and presented.
Reviewer:Theresa R | Sun 31st Mar 2019 | 1 year ago
Great hostess with the mostess! From the welcome in the car park, brilliant bedroom (2), the little tray of nice treats, I donâ€™t drink tea and coffee so to see hot chocolate made the stay even better! Breakfast was a delight, all locally sourced food, both bedroom and breakfast rooms with a view across the beautiful gardens. Joan you are a delight and canâ€™t recommend Brownâ€™s highly enough ðŸ˜
Reviewer:Jenifer L | Sun 31st Mar 2019 | 1 year ago
My father and I stayed for I've night before a course at the cookery school. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and breakfast was top notch. Would definitely stay again.
Reviewer:Jacqueline C | Thu 7th Mar 2019 | 1 year ago
I was staying in the area for a textile course at a nearby venue and Browns was just perfect!Lovely room with very comfortable bed - and so many lovely extras that you don't always get in B&B accommodation.Delicious home cooked breakfast and a great friendly host. Highly recommended and will definitely use again next time I'm in the area.
Reviewer:Gill L | Mon 11th Feb 2019 | 1 year ago
Nice room, clean and comfortable. Good breakfast.
Reviewer:R M | Sun 10th Feb 2019 | 1 year ago
Cozy warm room with everything I could possibly need! Delicious breakfast as well as athoughtful kind considerate host, Joan.
Reviewer:Alice B | Fri 8th Feb 2019 | 1 year ago
We stayed at Browns at Holbeck on 23rd January for one night for my birthday â€“ what a wonderful place in a beautiful setting. As we arrived, we were met by our smiling host Joan Brown and nothing was too much trouble for her. Joan gave us a lovely welcome on a cold wintry day and showed us to our warm, very comfortable and bright Garden Room No 2. Very well equipped with everything we could possibly need including our own bathrobes and tea and coffee etc. the en-suite bathroom was luxurious and well-lit with lots toiletries and lovely towels to use. We looked forward to breakfast after seeing the menu and talking this through with our host and we were not disappointed. I appreciated the fresh flowers, fresh fruit and so much choice. Our breakfast was beautifully presented, my poached eggs were exactly right and my husband really enjoyed the local produce for his full English Breakfast. Joan also showed us places of interest and where we could visit in the vicinity.As we left the pheasants were on the lawn and the birds were singing, we shall definitely return I cannot wait to see the garden in early summer.
Reviewer:Maggy and C | Wed 23rd Jan 2019 | 1 year ago
Amazing host , v friendly welcoming good breakfastShower dribbly outdated needs replacing need central heating room was crowded with furnitureand dark shower in the bathroom needs to be replaced
Reviewer:sonya d | Fri 18th Jan 2019 | 1 year ago
Lovely setting. Very comfortable room, if a little warm overnight and well equipped. Lots of little extras which were appreciated. Good breakfast and friendly host who made us very welcome.
Reviewer:Suzanne C | Mon 14th Jan 2019 | 1 year ago
Joan is a great host and the place is wonderful. It would give top hotels a good run for their money. Would definitely return
Reviewer:Gary S | Sun 2nd Dec 2018 | 1 year ago
Lovely host made us very welcome.Really nice and peaceful accommodation, clean and comfortable and a super breakfast!Would certainly recommend and look forward to staying again.
Reviewer:Elice C | Sun 11th Nov 2018 | 1 year ago
Lovely place room had everything and very comfortable great choice for breakfast and staff were excellent
Reviewer:Lorraine m | Mon 29th Oct 2018 | 1 year ago
Browns is a beautifully quiet place, surrounded by nature - we woke to pheasants outside the window. Every detail has been thought of, and Joan is such a welcoming host, nothing was too much trouble. Looking forward to my next stay.
Reviewer:Lynn H | Tue 23rd Oct 2018 | 1 year ago
Beautiful surroundings , spacious room very comfortable.Very friendly staff and an amazing breakfast. We will be staying again.
Reviewer:Peri P | Tue 25th Sep 2018 | 1 year ago
A warm welcomeby Joan who very kindly took us to the Welbeck estate for a course. A peaceful night's sleep was followed by a super breakfast. We will be back.
Reviewer:Keith J | Sun 16th Sep 2018 | 1 year ago
Very friendly welcome on arrival, and our bedroom was well appointed with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was excellent, would stay with you again
Reviewer:Mrs Kathy H | Thu 23rd Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Thank you so much for looking after us. As always your attention to detail remains superb and food quality likewise fantastic, with perfect service.Jane and I have been coming to stay for 12 years, and will always want this to continue. Many thanks again from all of us. Larry.
Reviewer:Larry and J | Sun 22nd Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Thank you very much for having us in this glorious setting. You made us feel right at home and relaxed.Regards Michelle and Pete.
Reviewer:Michelle and Pete D | Mon 2nd Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Always a pleasure to return to the welcoming comfort of Browns
Reviewer:Anna H | Sat 12th May 2018 | 2 years ago
Peaceful place and beautiful. Good breakfast with an attentive hostess with an eye for details;good presentation. Unfortunately I found the pillows horrible and the use of a sheet under the duvet unpleasant. The shower was functional but not an enjoyable experience. Lovely towels.
Reviewer:Mrs. Virginia W | Sun 25th Mar 2018 | 2 years ago
Very comfortable room, lovely breakfast and a very hospitable host.Will definitely come back.
Reviewer:Mrs. Alison M | Tue 10th Oct 2017 | 2 years ago
A wonderful, comfortable stay. Plenty of hot water, spotlessly clean and a great breakfast. Thanks Joan
Reviewer:Fiona K | Mon 21st Aug 2017 | 2 years ago
Lovely English country B&B with all the trimmings. Bedroom and ensuite are spacious, comfortable and very tastefully appointed. Everything you need is there with enough room and in sensible, handy places. The cooked breakfast is the best we have had anywhere and Joan was very helpful with local knowledge of what to do and see, and where to eat. All in all, it's an excellent place to stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Richard G | Wed 19th Jul 2017 | 2 years ago
Brilliant room and the most wonderfull breakfast. would use again and again
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew S | Thu 12th Jan 2017 | 3 years ago
I stayed at Brown's Holbeck on Thursday 10th October 2016. Joan ensured I was settled in the room, fully explaining everything I needed to know for my stay. I was booked in room number 2, deluxe super king and it was so comfortable, like home from home. The breakfast was wonderful, organic and local produce made such a difference to the taste. The grounds are picturesque and I really cannot fault anything. I like walking and there are many walks that can be done from here so I intend to return for a long weekend in the spring. I have stayed in lots of hotels and B&Bâ€™s and you will not find many Bed and Breakfasts as good as this. Thank you Joan, this is perfect for me.
Reviewer:Ms. Glenda D | Sun 13th Nov 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely peaceful location- beautiful setting. Very friendly and helpful hosts and fabulous very high quality breakfast. Spacious and very comfortable room.Unfortunately no internet access in bedroom - not essential for everyone- but I missed it.
Reviewer:Mrs. Ros C | Tue 8th Nov 2016 | 3 years ago
We had travelled north for the Osberton Horse Trials and Browns was the perfect place for us to stay.Joan was most welcoming and helpful, and the room was well prepared and equipped and the bed very comfy.The highlight was the wonderful breakfast with great attention to detail and served in the very cosy dining room of the main house.Nothing was too much trouble and we had the perfect stay.
Reviewer:Mr. SimonF | Sun 2nd Oct 2016 | 3 years ago
This accommodation was ideal- situated amongst beautiful gardens, alongside a pond, patio and plenty of wildlife! The b &b owners were friendly and made me and my partner feel most welcome. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking to relax and take in the countryside. It is outside of Nottingham (approx. 25 miles away) however, it is close to a lovely garden centre and cafÃ©/restaurant. Overall, this was a wonderful stay :-)
Reviewer:Miss. Amanda T | Fri 19th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
My wife and i thoroughly enjoy staying at Brown's, this was our second visit and we intend to return.The welcome and hospitality is excellent as is the accommodation.Breakfast is to be experienced, there's a wide choice on offer and everything is prepared, cooked and presented beautifully.
Reviewer:Mr. Ian W | Thu 18th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed at Browns for 3 nights whilst attending a course at The School of Artisan Food and I'm so glad I did!Room was amazing and as a lone female I always felt totally safe and secure. Breakfasts were delicious and Robin &Joan made me feel like family. Hope to be back in the autumn this time with hubby who also can't wait to stay.
Reviewer:Ms. Lynda H | Tue 19th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Peaceful rural surroundings with plenty of places to visit near by.joan and robin made us very welcome.the breakfast us fabulous with local produce used.loved it and can recommend. .
Reviewer:Mrs. susan s | Sun 17th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed here as a birthday treat for my partner, I couldn't have chosen better! Joan and Robin were friendly, efficient and most helpful with advice for trips in the surrounding area or booking a table for dinner at a nearby pub.I loved the little touches that made the stay so special and the breakfasts were delicious and filling. I highy recommend a stay here and we hope to do so agin very soon!
Reviewer:Mr. alan w | Wed 13th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings, owners are first class, breakfast is superb quality with lots of choice. Will definitely stay again when travelling nearby.Many thanks!
Reviewer:Mrs. Judith B | Thu 7th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
What a great place to stay, very tranquil surroundings, great hosts and the breakfast superb.recommend it 100%
Reviewer:Mr. keith w | Sun 26th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Stay at Bowns with Joan and Robin is the best experience ever. Every little detail is taking care with love and joy by both. At Browns you feel at home.
Reviewer:Mrs. Fabienne C | Sat 11th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
We had a very comfortable and quite nights stay. An excellent breakfast was served with great style and attentiveness. The Ritz would not have done better.The owners went out of their way to be helpful, booking a table for dinner at a local restaurant for us and making sure we had directions when leaving so that we could avoid some major roadworks.We were very happy.
Reviewer:Mr. Roger L | Tue 24th May 2016 | 4 years ago
This is a 6 star rating B &B with wonderful hospitality and facilities.The greatest choice of breakfasts and beautiful presentation and service.
Reviewer:Mr. Des S | Mon 23rd May 2016 | 4 years ago
Joan and Robin, the owners, are wonderful hosts. They do it with all their hearts. The breakfast is to die for. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the surrounding is peaceful. I fully recommend.
Reviewer:Mr. Joseph G | Fri 20th May 2016 | 4 years ago
Excellent.room was lovely very clean area was very nice and Joan and Robyn are both lovely extremely friendly hosts breakfast was gorgeous we have stopped before and would defiantly stop again
Reviewer:Mrs. Sharon D | Sat 9th Apr 2016 | 4 years ago
Joan and Roybn were extremely friendly hosts, an incedibly peaceful country side and the food is amazing. Thanks for the hospitality!
Reviewer:Mr. Chris C | Sat 27th Feb 2016 | 4 years ago
Joan and Robin are very friendly host and hostess. Superb fine breakfast. I stayed in one of their lovely room and they really deserves 5 star of cleanliness, the ambience of the room and etc are first class!
Reviewer:Ms. Clarissa A | Thu 21st Jan 2016 | 4 years ago
very tranquil and perfect location.our hosts were very friendly and attention to detail i think must be one of their mottos. i can't reccomend this plac enough we are hopingto return sometime in the summer
Reviewer:Mrs. Kay g | Wed 6th Jan 2016 | 4 years ago
I love Browns.I have stayed before and think it is such a welcoming and well loved place - and the breakfast is ace.
Reviewer:Miss. Anna C | Mon 16th Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
best b n b ever stayed in, the browns are a wonderful couple, breakfast to die for.
Reviewer:Mr. keith b | Tue 10th Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
From the warm welcome to the excellent breakfast, Browns was without fault. My room, Garden Room No1, was very well appointed and heaving with the extras you would normally only expect at a much more expensive Hotel.A great deal for a relatively small amount of money!
Reviewer:Mr. Charlie H | Fri 28th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed here for two nights wile I did and Artisan baking course on the Welbeck estate, perfectly situated for the School of Artisan Food at only 20 min walk or 3 min drive. Breakfast was excellent as was the accommodation, the hosts Joan and Robin were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble, would highly recommend staying here.
Reviewer:Mr. Paul K | Tue 25th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
What a magical stay we enjoyed at Browns for our wedding Anniversary. The rooms were beautifully presented and the breakfast was out of this world. Thanks Joan and Robin for making our stay that extra special.
Reviewer:Mr. James E | Fri 29th May 2015 | 4 years ago
I spent one night at Browns before attending a bread making course at the Artisan School of Food. I was made very welcome and even given a complimentary upgrade. The room was lovely - spotlessly clean and comfortable. It was situated outside the main house in beautiful gardens with a deck outside. Breakfast was delicious, and afterwards Robin even escorted me to the cookery school! I would very highly recommend Browns to anyone wanting to stay in this beautiful part of the world.
Reviewer:Mrs. Tracy B | Thu 28th May 2015 | 4 years ago
This was a last minute booking and I am pleased to say what a great choice Browns was! We had a fantastic overnight stay, the room was exactly as described (we stayed in Garden Room 2, Superior King room). Joan and Robin greeted us warmly and Robin showed us to the room. Joan then helped us find a restaurant locally and was very informative about the local dining as it was late on a Sunday evening and being Bank Holiday Monday the following day she knew where would still be open and serving food. Breakfast was an absolute treat, we both opted for The Old Orchard Breakfast which was not only delicious but beautifully presented.Overall I would highly recommend Browns and I would like to thank Joan and Robin for their fantastic hospitality.
Reviewer:Miss. Leanne H | Tue 26th May 2015 | 5 years ago
Thank you very much for having us in this glorious setting.You made us feel right at home and relaxed. Regards Michelle and Pete.
Reviewer:Pete and Michelle D | Wed 2nd Jul 2008 | 11 years ago