23 of us (family and friends aged 4 to 75) celebrated a Golden Wedding here over a long weekend. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, booking, contact and the return of the deposit all went smoothly.
The house is big enough for everyone to have their own space (the ensuite bathrooms were really worth it), the kitchen is well equipped with plenty of fridge and oven space and the house is nicely decorated without it feeling as if everyone has to be careful. The outside space is large and there were tables and a BBQ, which we din't use.
David Wakefield from The Dinner Party Company catered for our party; don't bother trying to do this yourself, he charges a fair rate and he took all of the stress away! The dining room was big enough for all of us to sit and eat, with one of the tables covered in the hot knife and fork buffet food.
The dining room doubles as a dance floor and the stereo system provided was nice and loud. The noise didn't carry through the house so those who went to bed earlier weren't troubled by the ongoing celebrations.
We loved it here and we hope to return for our next family party!
If you're having party here I'd recommend getting a big banner to fill the space at the top of the stairs in the double height dining room too!
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We are a group of friends who go away together, for a weekend, every year.
We picked Peak District this year and choose Quarnford Lodge as our base.
We were all very happy with our choice.
Kitchen is well appointed with 2 dish washers, plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. There is also a lot of worktop space.
The dining and lounge area is spacious with plenty of chairs and settees.
The is 10 bedrooms and they are all clean & tidy with 9 en suite and 1 with access to a wet room.
I was concerned that it may be a cold house as it was very open plan in the communal areas but the heating was on when we got there and it was lovely and warm.
We had a fantastic weekend and would thoroughly recommend staying here if looking for a place for a large group.
I would also recommend 'The Knights Table' pub which is about 300 metres up the road on the way to Leek. Good food and drink.
As a 20+ family it's not easy to find the perfect large house for our annual weekend break but Quarnford Lodge fits the bill nicely. It meets our main criteria - plenty of room to dine together, uniformly decent bedrooms with en-suite so no-one feels they've drawn the short straw, plenty of comfy seating, a well-equipped kitchen, effective central heating and a pub just down the road! Plus glorious views with plenty of good walking. Used catering on the Saturday night and can highly recommend The Cafe at the Green Pavilion in Buxton who delivered delicious food to our door. We all had a lovely time!
We were a party of 13, ranging in age from mid fifties to mid eighties, from our church. The property was ideal for us with all bedrooms ensuite and with comfortable beds, a large well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable living and dining space. What more could you ask for?
We had a wonderful time and everything was made easy for us by the friendly and helpful owners.
What a property, awesome location. 26 of us got together for an family holiday. With 7 kids we needed lots of space and that's what we got at Quarnford lodge. With that many mouths to feed the kitchen perfect for cooking that amount of food and 2 dishwashers really helped with the cleaning up. The location is awesome, remote enough to feel very special but 10 mins for town and super markets etc. Communication from the owners from enquiring through booking and departure has been wonderful. Arranging a break for that many people obviously throws up questions and these were answered really quickly via email.
Just a shame the weather wasn't a bit better but that's the British summer for you.
If I could give Quarnford lodge a 10 it would be justified. I could not recommend the entire experience enough.
The customer service from Peter, Marie and Mark was second to none. Friendly and informative.
The house is amazing, plenty of space and a dining room to rival a manor! The facilities are brilliant, we couldn't have asked for more. A bathroom per room is a real plus. The back garden made for a great BBQ/Hawaiian party night.
The lodge is well equipped with all the basics + great technology and games including a pool and ping pong table.
It's close enough to Buxton for convenience but far enough away to give the feeling of solitude. There are some fantastic activities and sights nearby as well as some great walks.
We used the venue to get the whole family together for the week. It was perfect.
I need to make up another reason to get everyone together just so we can return.
VALUE FOR MONEY is an understatement.
Thank you so much for sharing this gem, can't wait to return.
Amazing place to stay, absolutely loved the place. Well equipped if everything. It caters for very large families. Kitchen was nice and equipped. Rooms were neat and tidy with towels. Great games. And lots of entertainment. Great venue. Love to come back again.