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“Excellent Hen Weekend Venue!!”
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Manor House -
8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 17
South Wingfield, Derbyshire, England

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Abigail J
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent Hen Weekend Venue!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Myself and 14 other ladies booked and stayed at Oakerthorpe Manor, South Wingfield over the later May Bank Holiday weekend. The reason for the weekend away was for my sister's Hen party.

This house is an ideal place for accommodating the numbers we had both bedroom and catering wise.

Having read the previous reviews I was a little split on what to really expect (BBQ issues etc) but neither myself or any member of our party had any real reason to complain. The grass in the main garden could have been mown before our arrival and maybe some better garden furniture, but if it hadn't have been such glorious weather we probably wouldn't have noticed.

The house and grounds has such great potential but for the purpose of our weekend, it ticked all the boxes.

Some of the furniture could do with a bit of upkeep, but as a past reviewer said, we didn't feel so guilty about partying.

The grounds, field/forest walk near the property and local pub were lovely too.

The jewel in the crown really for this venue, is the member of staff that really made our weekend, Paul. We had pre booked some catering services, informal on the Friday night and formal on the Saturday evening. The food, service, table dressings, attention to detail really was second to none. Paul is such a credit to this business, they really should sell his skills more on their website. Nothing was too much trouble, and the setting of the table on the Saturday night was wonderful, all with wild flowers etc.

If you are looking for a venue to accommodate a large number of well behaved ladies or gentlemen, then this is the place to book.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: The size of the property and the catering facilities.
Liked least: The main garden could have been mown and some nice garden furniture.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Abigail,
Thank you so muck for your feedback, it really is important to us.
We have taken your words on board and are looking in to new garden furniture for the summer.
I will pass your review over to Paul, he will be delighted by your kind words.
We are so glad you had a lovely time at the Manor and we hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards
Grace
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
4
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: It accommodated the no. required
Liked least: There were too many faults which should should have been rectified prior to my arrival . .
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
2 Nov 2012
We seek to provide a first class stay for our thousands of guests staying at the Manor. We very rarely suffer any damage at the property. Unfortunately, Mr Peter Ellis caused significant damage to our beautiful 1840 property by making 2 large holes in the ceiling. Mr Ellis initially demanded compensation from me for his stay, as a smokescreen for the damage caused to the house. I visited the house following a phone call from him on the Saturday morning and resolved his reported issues within 2 hours. I refute all the allegations in his review, other than the leaking ceiling in the games room, which is awaiting repair. I have placed this matter in the hands of our solicitors, who have been in contact with Mr Ellis. Although never a preferred route, we are more than happy to meet Mr Ellis' legal action.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2012 for a stay in March 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: March 2012
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Liked best: The old english feel
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Russell,
Thank you for your feedback it is important to us.
We are glad you had a lovely time at the Manor.
We would love to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Grace
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Jon K
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for large get together”
Reviewed 19 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
2
people found this review helpful

We went as a group of 18 for a long weekend and had a fantastic time. We were given an extremely warm welcome and owners were more than happy to answer any questions/queries we had. The house is ideally located off the M1 in a lovely rural setting. The property was in excellent order with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. We went as group reunion with partners and children and loved it from the word go. Plenty of room in the living room area for everyone to relax together and the open fire added to the experience. There is a large dining table which also allows for everybody to socialise together. Plenty of mod-cons; TV, DVD, Stereos, Pool table, WiFi to keep everyone going. Would definitely recommend and we'll all be coming back next year. Many thanks Jon

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: Modern amenities and space
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Jon,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, your feedback is important to us. We try and keep everything fully equipped to make our guests stay as easy as possible.
We are glad you had a lovely weekend and hope to see you again soon.
Kind Regards,
Grace
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AlexsFami...
Bishops Stortford
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Picturesque, Spacious and Welcoming”
Reviewed 5 February 2012 for a stay in June 2011
2
people found this review helpful

We chose the House as a venue to meet with a large group of friends and their children. It was perfect with beautiful spacious rooms, Much bigger than we anticipated. It was the perfect choice for a large group of adults and kids of all ages to meet up, and also excellent value too! It worked brilliantly. It was memorable as it was something different. The well equipped kitchen was big enough for all the cooking that went on to feed everyone during the evenings. The owners were very obliging, and flexible about our requirements, which was very helpful. We got all the kids together and they slept in one of the huge reception rooms with blankets and sleeping bags and they had a fantastic time. The huge gardens are magical with secret footpaths and delightful quiet overgrown areas. The kids and the adults had a great time hiding and playing and having a picnics in the beautiful gardens. The location is close enough (10-15 mins) to the M1 to make it easy to access, but still in the Peak District. A great house and a brilliant weekend, thank you so very much, we really enjoyed our stay.

Date of stay: June 2011
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Liked best: The spacious feel and the lovely 'Old Charm' of the house and gardens
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Alex,
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, your feedback is important to us. We use your feedback to help us to maintain and exceed a high standard of guest services.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you again in the future.
Kind Regards,
Grace
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011

Date of stay: December 2011
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Liked best: Period fetaures with modern fittings
Liked least: Temperature. It took some time to warm up.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Paul,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible and are here to help in any way, Its was our pleasure to help book your activities and we are glad you had a fun Christmas period.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Grace
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KellyS84
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Weekend Catch Up With Friends”
Reviewed 26 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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Myself and a group of friends first came to Oakerthorpe in 2009, we are a group of old school friends that thought a big weekend away together would be a great way to catch up. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to come back again in 2011.
Diane made booking the property very easy, we kept regular contact and the whole booking experience was a breeze!
The house itself is a great place for large groups to stay, the house is big enough for everyone to have their own space and not be overcrowded but at the same time its homely and cosy. The bedrooms had all been decorated and freshened up since the first time we came, and we were really impressed with the work that had been done on the house so far. The welcome pack with wine and nibbles was very gratefully received and it wasn't long before we got the open fire burning. The new central heating system kept the house nice and warm and when it did turn cold the fire helped to take the chill off.
The local area is lovely for walking, and I would strongly recommend the local pub 'The Butchers Arms' for Sunday lunch. 17 of us piling in to this little pub could have been a disaster but it was great food and great service, give it a try!
I would recommed the house for family gatherings and friends meeting up, it really is a stunning property with real character and both times we have stayed there we've thoroughly enjoyed it. I have no doubt that we will be back again in the not too distant future!

Date of stay: December 2011
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Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Dear Kelly,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are glad you had a brilliant weekend and got to have a good catch up!
we like to keep on top of the decorating to make our guests feel at home.
We hope to see you in the future.
Kind regards,
Grace
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