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“Very comfortable country house hotel”
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Callow Hall Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mappleton
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
197 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable country house hotel”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Everything is well run and very good. The style is comfortable country house. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are good, although variable in size. No 8 is not specially recommended as the room is a bit small and the furniture means going from the bedroom to the bathroom is not so easy. I didn't have dinner, but it looked a nice place to eat. Breakfast was generally good, but the service was slow. Meeting facilities were good. The price was very reasonable for the overall quality. In summary a very enjoyable stay and definately recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went midweek for my birthday and what a lovely time we had. On arrival we were greeted well and shown to our room which was spacious and welcoming. We had stayed at their sister hotel before and so our expectations were high. It is clear they have some work to do on the premises to achieve the same levels but this did nt detract from the levels of service and quality of the food. It was genuinely a lovely stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went to Callow Hall for Sunday lunch yesterday with two friends and feel the need to write and say how much we enjoyed the experience. Upon arrival we were greeted by smart, polite,friendly and smiling staff who showed us into the comfortable lounge with spectacular view of the Dove Valley, roaring log fire and interesting antiques. The meal itself was probably the best Sunday Lunch that I have ever paid for. The quality of the locally sourced meat was exceptional, cooked to perfection and accompanied by an interesting vegetable selection and roast potatoes to die for; soft and fluffy on the inside and juicy and crisp on the outside.Service was smart & professional, serving staff wore white cotton gloves (no greasy fingermarks on the edges of the plates here!). After lunch we retired to the Tartan Bar for coffee. My husband really took to this intimate room with its large comfortable leather chairs & gentleman's club atmosphere and another view of the Dove Valley. Callow Hall is family owned & run and we had the opportunity to talk to the Owners, David & Joan Hardman who also own the critically acclaimed East Lodge Hotel In Rowsley. The Hardmans have owned Callow Hall for less than 12 months and are striving to bring it up to the same high standard as East Lodge. We were fortunate to be offered and accepted, a tour of this interesting building. The majority of the 16 bedrooms are large with decent sized, immaculately clean bathrooms. Many of the bathrooms have the luxury of a window ( a rarity in hotels). Some rooms have open fire places, all have interesting pieces of antique furniture (no corporate sameness here) and the two spacious groundfloor suites for wheelchair users are really cosy, one even has a small kitchenette. I can imagine how romantic and perfect a wedding could be here. The bridal suite with its big silver bed and spectacular view, the wide sweeping staircase down which the bride would make her grand entrance and the lovely garden backdrop for the photograhs. The Hardmans have embarked upon the process of updating and refurbishing this period property. It is a rising star in the genre of Country House Hotels and is one to watch. I first went to this hotel many years ago and came away with a spooky feeling. This time I left having fallen in love with the place and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife & I have just returned from an excellent weekend away, in this delightfull country house hotel. Our room was a good size overlooking the front of the hotel with extensive views across open countryside. The staff were excellent, polite, helpful & cheerful & willing. Food was excellent with a good choice. The setting is beautiful & within easy reach of all the attractions the Peak District offers. Would highly recommend a visit, & we shall be returning in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had reserved the Four Poster Suite at Callow Hall for our first night after getting married at nearby Tissington Hall. We had heard good things about Callow and booked the room way in advanced, they were generously threw in a bottle of champagne for free on arrival.

We advised Callow what time we would be arriving, quite late, and we arrived to find the front door locked and had to stand around for a good 5 minutes in the cold before the night porter arrived and opened the door. Unfortunately it took a good 10 minutes of faffing about before the porter realised we had the room booked.

We asked if we could have a sandwich made for us as we were starving, but we were told rather bluntly "no sandwich, just drink". The service was poor for what appeared to be a top class hotel, and you'd think management would have left instructions or made sure some properly trained staff were on hand when we'd paid a fair amount of money for the room.

Fortunately the breakfast was superb, a great full English. And the manager in the morning was very apologetic and did discount our room rate slightly to compensate. Just a real shame as on your wedding day and night you just don't want any hassle.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ashbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We recently got married in Brailsford and had our very intimate reception at Callow Hall. It was amazing from start to finish and would like to thank general manager Claire for making our wedding beautiful. Callow Hall in its own right is a beautiful period property but our photographer Simon Revill took it to another level by revealing parts that no one really see's, making our photo's truly amazing.
I can honestly say from arrival to departure everything was above and beyond our expectations. Our 24 guests were all made very welcome by management and staff who were very professional and friendly at all times. on arrival we had canapés, drinks followed by dinner at 7pm which was delicious. We all spent the night in beautiful suites/bedrooms (the bridal suite was stunning) and had an sumptuous breakfast the following morning, nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you to management and all the staff for truly magnificent wedding.
Jo & Nick

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Bedford
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We booked this hotel break about 10 days prior to our viisit, initially being impressed by the website.
Our reception was good, with a porter on hand to take our bags to our room.
The room was clean and tidy, well serviced with fresh drinking water, coffee making facilities, fresh towels and a personal welcome letter from the management.
We had dinner each evening and we were treated extremely well, with each waiter and waitress providing personal service. Food was delivered by white gloved staff, and we didn't even have to touble ourselves with refilling our own water and wine glasses. They were almost refilled before we thought that our glass was empty.
The food was very well presented, well cooked, and although as we stayed for three nights, we would suggest that the menu should change each day.
The service was so personal. On our first evening we met some fellow guests, the wife of the couple had some rare allergies. The hotel staff had researched the problems, and were able to discuss the required menu, intelligently. The lady said that she had never had such good service at any other hotel.
The breakfast was always good, the service was efficient, and we could eat as quickly, or as slowly as we wished. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble.
One evening there was a fuction, for about 20 people in another room. We have stayed at other hotels where this would have caused a major disruption to the service for the guests, but this was not so at Callow Hall.
Someone else has mentioned, in another review, that canapes would be better that crisps and nuts with our pre-dinner drinks, and we tend to agree.
Similarly, we think that coffee and petit-fours could be included in the cost of the meal.
We like the area, we liked the service, and we will certainly return.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Callow Hall Hotel
Address: Mapleton Road | Ashbourne, Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Ashbourne > Mappleton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Mappleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Callow Hall Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Callow Hall is a unique 4 star country house hotel with an unrivalled setting and renowned restaurant, situated at the gateway to the Peak District National Park, close to the lively market town of Ashbourne. Surrounded by 35 acres of private garden, fields and woodland overlooking the Bentley Brook and vale of the River Dove, this ivy-clad Victorian hotel really is a haven of peace and tranquillity but also a perfect base for exploring the splendours that Derbyshire and the ´Peak District´ have to offer. ... more   less 
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