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“Interesting and unusual tour of a truly family home.”
Review of Casterne Hall

Casterne Hall
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went on a group tour. There has to be 10 or more people, and the guided tour costs £6. It is usually led by Charles Hurt the owner. Today his assistant took us round, and did an admirable job. The whole house was open to us, even the family bedrooms and upper floor which is "inhabited" by teenagers. It is full of little treasures, good portraits and a wonderful mix of old and modern. It is a small house but most unusual with an intriguing history. We had also booked for the afternoon tea. This was excellent and served in the family kitchen. All in all we had a lovely afternoon and were made to feel very welcome. The afternoon tea came at an extra cost of £5 per head and was well worth it.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Having joined the HHA as members three months ago my wife and I visited Casterne Hall whilst in the Peak District national Park and as described in Simon Jenkin's book,"Englands Thousand Best Houses" and considered to be one of the most beautiful houses in the area.

We had a tour of the house by the owner Charles Hunt (the hunt family have owned it since the 16th Century) who was very informative,helpful and friendly and we would recommend other visitors to see the house and the old stables.

The house had been featured in the movies :Jane Eyre (1983) Far from the Madding Crowd (1987) The Hound of The Baskervilles (1988) Jonathan Creek:Frog Hollow (1990).

To find the days it is open which is limited you can look at its own web site or HHA web site.

Whilst waiting for the Manor house to open (2.00) we had a light lunch that we found only 10 mins away at The Izaak Walton Hotel,Dovedale that was excellent

2  Thank busterSolihull
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