This property and the owners Gill and Simon deserve top marks. I organised a group getaway to celebrate my wife's birthday and New Year over the long weekend and from the moment we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the whole property.
As you enter the main doors of The Pictureworks, there is an open plan kitchen and dining area (preceded by the pool and table football tables), with the lounging area just beyond the kitchen, which has plenty of seating and space to chill out. There is a Sonos sound system, which gives great flexibility for people to listen to different music in the kitchen area and the living room area. All 6 bedrooms and their en suites (4 have their own and 2 share one) were very well finished and the beds were extremely comfortable to sleep in.
At the end of the property was the spa area. The sauna and steam room were a great place for everyone to relax and the hot tub just outside of the spa room was always the go to place to start things off. One of the main criteria for the group getaway was having a hot tub and it didn't take long for us to hop in it on the first night!
During the stay, we had some private caterers come in to the property to cook for everyone on my wife's birthday and we also went to the local cider/brandy farm the next day. Others also visited some of the local towns and National Trust properties and there were plenty of local pubs to choose from for Sunday lunch. There is a very handy file at the property of things to do in the area (including details of local taxi drivers), so I don't really think I could have asked for much more help! Everybody had a great time staying and using the facilities at The Pictureworks and I certainly felt like I earned some husband points, so thanks Gill and Simon for helping me plan the perfect getaway!
I would certainly like be interested in coming back again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others looking to book this for a group getaway with friends!
We stayed at The Pictureworks last weekend and couldn't have picked a better place. This house has everything you could possibly wish for, for either a weekend stay or even a week's stay. The hot tub, the steam room and sauna were absolutely superb and would recommend this property to anyone.
We organised a university reunion at the Pictureworks and had a fantastic stay. Gill and Simon were brilliant and helped us out on several occasions. The accommodation was beautiful, as were the surroundings, and having organised this reunion on numerous occasions all over the country, can safely say this was by far the best!!
15 of us stayed at the Pictureworks for a long weekend and had a really great time. There were plenty of things we loved about the house the modern design and open plan layout, the spa facilities & hot tub, the games - table tennis, basketball, pool and table football to name a few...We also enjoyed the trip to the nearby Cider brandy distillery and a walk to the local pub. Gill was very accommodating and helpful throughout the booking process and the duration of our stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking.
I went with a group of 11 people and we had the most amazing time there! Gill is always ready to help, she even came personally to show me the best walking routes wihich are amazing. The rooms are large, clean and nicely decorated. Two large fridges to store plenty of food. The hot tub and spa facilities with heated floor are a big plus to this amazing property! I'll definitely be back! Highly recommend this house!
We visited Pictureworks over the last bank holiday and we had a fantastic time.
There were 16 of us on this trip,including 9 children. I can honestly say that we never felt cramped or on top each other. There was ample space in and around the house for everyone.
The house is furnished in a style that looks modern/industrial but is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need and having 2 dishwashers is a master stroke!
The number of bathrooms and toilets also meant there were never the queues that you often get when travelling with kids.
Being able to relax with the adults in the open plan kitchen while watching the kids play outside through the giant bifold doors was fantastic and the heated outdoor pool and spa were used everyday (several times a day!).
Gill was lovely and always available for and queries or issues. I had to contact her a few times to change details before the trip and it was never a problem. Little touches like tea and biscuits on arrival and going the extra mile to put our 4 seven year olds in the same bedroom were really appreciated.
I don't have a bad word to say about this trip. My mum was so taken with the place and how it easily accommodated us all, she wants to recreate the building abroad!
The only reason I would advise someone not to stay at the Pictureworks is because I want to stay there all the time.
Thanks for a great holiday.
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at The Pictureworks! As a mixed group of 16, there was plenty of activities and things to do, something for everyone. We loved it there so much we didn't leave the house for the entire weekend. The layout of the house means it is very sociable and there is more than enough space for everyone to relax comfortably. Would love to go back!