Had a fantastic stay here with a group of friends. Lovely big house plenty of space for everyone and well equipped. Good location and not overlooked at all so was good for having a barbecue and relaxing. A few minor things like slight leak from one of the showers but I'm sure the owner will resolve, very good communication. Would recommend.
Booked directly with the owners on recommendation from a friend who had stayed in the past. Really friendly people, couldn't be more helpful with information about walks (and pubs at the end of walks), local attractions, local pubs... The house has everything you might need (not sure the girls appreciated the servants bells though - we thought they were great). Barbecue gave the guys chance to share the cooking. Plenty of room for all of us. Defo stay again, Might not wait ten years this time.
It is very unfortunate but I have to say I wouldn't recommend this rental to anybody...I booked it for my mothers 70th and there were 8 adults and 7 children. My parents got there first and whilst it was June the house was cold so they decided to light a fire (they have always had natural fires) - this smoked the whole house out - which led to the discovery that most of the sash windows were nailed down -HEALTH AND SAFETY??? Only some of the lighting in the house worked, the TV reception was extremely poor with only 3/4 channels. The Wi-Fi password did not work - 3 of us tried and 2 work in I.T. The "games room" was poor with a torn pool table- no full set of balls and broken cue's and a quiz game machine that charged 50p to play...On Saturday morning we all sat in the poorly decorated kitchen and watched as the shower leaked/poured through the ceiling above... shower leak. Although the house sits on a lot of land there was only a small patch of accessible lawn with a BBQ on it - I say lawn - it clearly hadn't seen a lawn mower for weeks...Could have been a really good location for a really good stay but the owners are just trying to get as much money out of it for as little re-investment as possible- possibly to do with the fact that the place has been up for sale for a few month...Also, it would have been helpful to pre-warn us that people were moving into the gatehouse and would have a delivery van parked in the 1 entrance for most of the day. We paid just under £1400 for the weekend - I realise it's hard to get large houses at reasonable prices but I would recommend shopping around and avoiding this one...A real shame as with a bit of work it could of been a really basic but nice place to stay...I did get my £350 deposit back within a few weeks (via Paypal).
Wow! Well the only way I can describe this property is that it is truly amazing, my partner found this place on the internet, when we were looking for a suitable place for our family get together for a weekend, So we contacted the administrator Marie and checked for availability and booked in.
Well I have to say that we had a extremely warm welcome by Marie and Daniel, Marie was informative, friendly, and had lots of knowledge of where is best to eat, local attractions and Daniel made us feel relaxed and informed us of good walking spots.
We were a large group of 17, which worked out at roughly £50.00 per night for each person for our stay, which was very reasonably priced especially for the location.
let me tell you what we thought of the outside of the place... it was great, lots of space to explore for the younger members of our party and well breath taking views out of the windows.
I called Daniel to ask about the best walk in the area and he recommended that we go into Matlock Bath, we had a lovely walk around the area, and then when we arrived back to our early 19th Century home for the weekend we had a BBQ as it was relatively warm for the afternoon. it is great having two wonderful people on hand, well just at the end of the telephone when you need them,
The inside of the house was wonderful, clean beds, lovely and comfortable seating in the many reception rooms available for our enjoyment.
I will certainly recommend this place to all of our friends, who are looking to visit the area for a weekend. Its a marvellous place, in awesome surroundings.
Thank you for a great stay and we will be back again, as the service from beginning to end was fantastic!
A large group of us rented this accommodation hoping for a good Easter weekend. We could not have been more disappointed. We arrived with children and were dismayed to note that there was nowhere for the children to play. Gardens were completely overgrown and unkempt, a waterhole ( which was euphemistically termed the lake) was unfenced and full of stagnant water. Not only that but a train line runs directly outside the back of the property. You can forget leaving young children to play outside. As for the interior of the property well this was a complete joke. The house was filthy. Mattresses were dirty, stained and unbearably uncomfortable, carpets were frayed, full of detritus and had never been cleaned, furniture was broken and curtains were hanging from threads. We tired to light a fire on one evening to warm ourselves, as the house was that cold, only to discover that the chimney was blocked. This resulted in smoke pouring into the the property. However what worried us no end was the fact there were no smoke detectors in the entire house. Also, despite the fact that the bedrooms are on two upper floors there is no fire escape at all. To my mind this property is not fit for human habitation, is a safety nightmare and frankly should be shut down. When I left I said to my husband that I would be surprised if my friends got their deposit back as it's clear the owners are misrepresenting this property in an attempt to get money. Looking at the state of this place it is clear that money is in short supply. I was right, my dear friends are struggling from Australia to recover their deposit. As a solicitor, if it was up to me, I would be issuing court proceedings. However it is not my call to make. No doubt the owners will jump on here to tell the world that this review is all lies. We have photos of the state of this place which will form evidence if we need to take further legal steps. Anyone thinking of staying here be warned.....it's just awful!
Me and a group of friends rented this amazing manor at halloween for the weekend and it was fantastic!!! The scenery and atmospheare was amazing the whole place was like stepping back in time, a real slice of history.I would recommend the manor to anyone me and my friends have already booked to go again next year. We can not wait 10 out of 10 for me x