A well equipped and comfortable farmhouse. There's a small paddock right outside the door with various livestock feeding. We visited Arkwright's mill at nearby Cromford, which was very interesting. A big plus for us was that our dogs could join us!
This property along with the basement, served as group accommodation for my family to all come together from all points across the country. It was warm, comfortable and well equipped and we all loved it. The basement allowed the younger members to have some space whilst the large kitchen and lounge upstairs gave us all somewhere to come together to eat and meet. Dog friendly and child friendly there was something for everyone
This was our second visit to the Farmhouse Southwing. We are a group of friends now spread around the country who meet up each January for a post Christmas get together. The accommodation suits us very well being a mixed group of singles, couples and a teenager. There is ample room for us to spread out, play games and cook a meal or two. We find the kitchen to be well equipped and spacious enough for our needs. The wine fridge is especially handy leaving room in the main fridge for all our food.This time on our last night we ordered a Chinese takeaway which was delivered to our door very promptly. We also played badminton and bowling at the nearby Genesis Family Entertainment Centre, and went for a walk around Carsington Water. However what we really enjoy is relaxing in the warmth and comfort of this lovely old house.
I booked this for my parents 60th, we booked the South wing and the basement, there were 12 of us, both these properties slept 24, but I don't feel this would have been big enough for that number of people, but it was big enough for the 12 of us. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is: we had a power cut for a number of hours on the Saturday evening - which I appreciate is no fault of the owners but this put a dampener on the evening as that night we were cooking items for the BBQ we did for the birthday meal and this was difficult inside as no candles or safety lighting in the ground floor of the South wing. We had to pay additional for the BBQ which I felt should have either been included in the price or allowed to take your own facilities. The house is lovely and very beautiful, the location, facilities and information provided is very good. I would definitely recommend or return to this property.
We had a great weeks holiday, the animals for the children was a big bonus, the play park was also a great success with the younger members of our group. Lots of places of interest in the area. Also spent a rainy day at the local sports centre swimming. Would recommend this property all bedrooms a good size and some very large. Only thing that was a slight problem was the dinning table in the middle of the kitchen. Fixed this by moving the table.
We stayed at Southwing farmhouse for 3 nights for a 50th birthday family celebration. Every single member of the group had an amazing time and we couldn't fault the accommodation in any way. It was just perfect for our family get together, from the location and beautiful house to the fantastic children's play area and opportunity to feed the animals with Farmer Vic. Vic was so hospitable and we would love to return next year. We really didn't want to go home. If you didn't want to venture out, there's everything you need at the farmhouse. My little toddler absolutely loved the play and picnic area and we found the accommodation so relaxing and settling so tranquil. Thank you, Vic and your team. Our stay was idyllic and just what we all needed.
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