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“Great house for group gathering and party”
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Review of The Old Beams

The Old Beams
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The Old Beams
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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31 reviews
The Old Beams
The Conservatory/Dining Room
The Main Lounge 2
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room
The Study (through view from the snug)
The Main Lounge
Second En suite Bedroom
Master En suite-Bedroom
En suite (all have large cast-iron baths)
The Conservatory/Dining Room 2
The Lawn
The Garden/Water Feature
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Waterhouses, Peak District National Park, England

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woldhoppe...
Britain
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great house for group gathering and party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This was easy to find and had plenty of parking spaces for our group. We enjoyed the layout of the house and the bathroom/bedroom ratio was great. We had organised our own food and were easily able to cook and serve from the kitchen. Dining in the large conservatory was excellent. Plenty of room to sit together round one table. It is a super space but is hard to get really warm in winter months. There are some small niggles which do need to be addressed, as a house rental should be constantly kept up to a high standard.

4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
Liked best: The conservatory and plenty of bathrooms
Liked least: Occasional things not working
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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RenaG
Cumbria
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Old Beams- charming & delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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people found this review helpful

We have just celebrated my mother's 90th birthday at The Old Beams, and it was the perfect location- centrally placed for family travelling from Bath, London, Wales & The Lake District. The property itself was very cosy but also extremely spacious, and full of character and charm.The downstairs bedroom was ideal for my elderly mother. ( Another bonus was having the off road private parking for our 5 cars. - the house is unfortunately placed on a rather busy main road)
Disappointingly, it was much too cold for my mother,to make use of the huge conservatory for dining (the rest of the house was cosy and warm , with constant heating & we enjoyed the warmth of the inviting log fire) - but the large kitchen table provided more than ample space to seat all 11 of us, comfortably & much more intimately. The kitchen was superbly equipped with anything you could possibly need. We ate in on 2 nights, then dined out at Ye Old Crown pub down the road on Sunday afternoon. (The staff there were very attentive and accommodating & provided a good selection of pub grub).
I was very impressed with all communication & dealings with the The Old Beams owners, Helen and Mark ,who made us very welcome and ensured we had a successful and enjoyable family weekend. My mother was especially touched by the birthday gifts/balloons and banner which were there to greet her arrival.
We would have no hesitation in recommending The Old Beams .

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Management Response
3 Jan 2014
Thank you so much for the comments.
We are working to try to make the conservatory warmer during the winter months, a mammoth task given the size of the windows! We are installing new, larger radiators and are currently researching glass covers to try to retain the heat.
I am so glad your mother enjoyed her birthday at the Old Beams.
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PaulMurra...
Utkinton
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect weekend getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Our extended family group size was 10 adults plus our grand-daughter who is a toddler. Old Beams was probably the best accommodation we have stayed in for such a family weekend in the UK. There is ample room to spread out and it is very comfortable. There are TV's everywhere and the conservatory is a perfect room for meals. The kitchen is typically farmhouse with plenty of fridge space and a good sized cooker/oven. There is a real fire in the lounge which made our stay very homely. There is a very good cycle track 5 minutes away, and a pub in the village which was superb for Sunday lunch. Plenty of on-site parking was another advantage, and we would definitely stay there again.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: size and comfort of accomodation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
3 Jan 2014
Thanks for your lovely review. It is always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay!
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Gracie747...
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely property”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Lovely property in a nice rural location. The house is every bit as lovely as it looks in the photos - the conservatory is a great room and there's a great kitchen. Our room (the furthest from the stairs on the first floor) was well soundproofed from the conservatory so meant our very young son didn't get woken by the noise of dinner and after dinner drinks. It's a very spacious property. Luckily we didn't need to test the safety grid on the pond but it looked sturdy and despite an active toddler I didn't feel too worried about this. There's a slide and house construction in the garden that our little boy really enjoyed (he also had a little play on the piano!!) and the whole place is reasonably child safe - we had to watch him but thats the same in any new place, there wasn't too much trouble for him to get into.

The area is nice, there are buggy friendly walks from the door (with a nice tea room with garden on the way) and pubs within a short walk. Although the pubs aren't particularly child friendly apparently there is a lovely one with a beer garden and play area a short drive up the road - we just didn't have time to check it out in the end as were only around for the weekend.

On booking I found the contract a bit daunting. Its very long and has a detailed inventory to check. I was worried that the owner was going to be troublesome and there were going to be issues getting our deposit back, but these concerns proved to be unfounded. We had a really good trip and booking and leaving were straightforward. Heartily recommend.

3 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
3 Jan 2014
Thanks for your review. It's always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed not just the Old Beams, but the local area too.
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Rtikulate
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Tag Stag '13”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We just had a stag do here and the place was fantastic. Great kitchen and large dining room in the conservatory with a table to sit 12 easily. Perfect to hang out in and cook dinner and have drinks. The whole property was great and it was very easy to organize and find. The local pub was good fun too and paint balling down the road was really well run.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The large dining room and table - great for large groups
Liked least: Low ceilings
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Aug 2013
Thanks for the review. I'm glad you all had a great time. Hope the wedding goes well too.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jul 2013
Thanks for your glowing review!
I'm so glad the hot tub worked out and you had a great weekend. We look forward to welcoming you again another time!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Location
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jun 2013
Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

I'm sorry you found the breakage fees a bit steep - but I don't make anything on breakages! The prices are set at the actual replacement/purchase costs. In fact, they should have been £4 each but I purchased the last replacement ones in the sale! http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-vino-wine-glasses-set-of-4/p230211128
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