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“Amazing hen do venue with the 'wow' factor!”

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8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
New Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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erica835
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Amazing hen do venue with the 'wow' factor!”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A group of 15 of us stayed here for a hen do in April. We booked through Ann at Derbyshire Holidays, and she was really prompt at returning my emails and calls with a few queries that I had before booking. We had to pay a one third non-refundable deposit on booking, and the remainder 8 weeks before the stay. The payment was processed promptly and booking confirmation sent by email. We also paid a £250 security deposit, which was returned within a day or two of the end of the stay.

Once booked, we were able to call the owner, Mel, direct, which we did with a few questions about the facilities. Mel was really friendly and very helpful.

We arrived at check in time on Friday at 3pm to find the owner, cleaners and handyman just finishing up. They were terribly apologetic that they hadn't finished (which was really no problem!), and made us cups of tea and took in our Sainsbury's delivery while Mel gave us the tour! They were all so friendly and instantly put us at ease! They had just finished installing two brand new hot tubs, one outside under a pop-up gazebo, and one inside in the pool area - what a treat to be first in!! Mel's only rules were no glass in the pool, and no noise outside after 10pm for the sake of the neighbours - brilliant to have such a relaxed attitude, especially in such a beautiful home, it really did make such a difference to the enjoyment of the weekend!! He showed us where we could get fresh towels and linen from if we needed it, and said we could call on him for anything we needed over the weekend.

There was plenty of parking - I think we had 8 cars and there was still lots of room left.

The house is really well equipped, and there was a mini bottle of wine, water, towels, a robe and slippers for every guest. Mel explained that there were two boilers and the water was very hot - designed to cope (which it did fine!) with up to 18 girls on a hen do wanting to bath and shower within half an hour to get ready!

There is so much space, even for a large group, and we ended up congregating in the kitchen which has a huge table and plenty of storage space. There is an aga with 5 ovens and two hobs, plus a separate oven - plenty of space for us to cook for 15. Teatowels, cutlery, crockery, utensils etc were all provided, and we took our own washing up liquid, sponges, dishwasher tablets, tin foil and kitchen roll, as well as tea, coffee and sugar. If other guests have had those previously then the owner / cleaner will leave them there, but of course you can't rely on this so I'd advise taking your own. There was also plenty of ice left for us in the freezer! One thing worth highlighting was the number of steps around the property - there are four quite steep steps down into the front entrance way, and numerous single steps around the ground floor - to be expected in a historic property. Access up to the first floor is good, but up to the second floor bedrooms the steps are steep in parts and a little uneven, so if there are people in your group who might have trouble with this then it's worth being aware of when allocating rooms. This is highlighted on the website, and the room descriptions were spot on - very helpful when planning rooms in advance.

Mel popped in throughout the weekend to check the chlorine levels in the pool and hot tubs, and it was lovely that he said hello but was not at all in the way. He also came in of an evening to light the fire for us in the living room. We called on him a couple of times to take group photos, and (when invited!) even joined us for a shot served by our cheeky butler in the buff!!

For the Friday night we stayed in and cooked for ourselves, most of us got in the hot tubs (room for probably six in each, maybe 8 at a push!), and we'd also brought along a playstation for a bit of karaoke which we set up on the tele in the second living room which is adjacent to the pool. The next night we got a party bus into Sheffield (about 45 mins away). The bus driver, like most of us, missed the entrance to the place (even though it is sign posted!), but once he'd found it had no problem getting up the steep drive to the house. On Sunday, we walked down into Tupton (about 15 mins walk) for lunch at the New Inn, where they do three courses for £11. We called to let them know we were coming but there was plenty of room for us.

On Monday Mel came in to see us off, and was relaxed about the check out time of 10am given that the cleaners were able to get in and make a start. He had brought parting gifts of flowers for both the bride to be and the organiser which was a really lovely touch.

Overall, we had the most amazing time at Hagg Hill Hall - we had everything we needed and more, and the house most definitely had the WOW factor for an incredibly relaxing weekend away - I really can't recommend it highly enough.

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kathyd250...
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant hen weekend!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Absolutely fantastic weekend in this amazing house! Melv was brilliant and the photos don't do the house justice! Absolutely amazing facilities and everything you would need for a wonderful weekend in the country! Just come back from the hen do we had here and am devastated to be home! Will defiantly come again!

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Katie S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing weekend!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We've just returned from a hen do this weekend and cannot recommend this place highly enough. The house is beautiful and Mel is a very attentive host, we were so sad to leave and will definitely be coming back!!

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bluebear2...
Oldham, United Kingdom
1 review
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our group was made up of grown up and children - and this place was perfect. We didn't have to move out of the house for the whole weekend.

This is a genuinely lovely property - quirky and interesting but still with all the mod cons that one might wish for. The bedrooms are full of character and most are also en suite (with some impressive bathroom furniture going on). We stayed for a weekend and ate in the large kitchen on the first night, tried the more formal experience of the dining room on the second and on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon had lunch in the conservatory.

For the weekend rental, we also got to stay on Sunday evening with 'check out' being 10am Monday - unlike other large houses we have tried where the rental only goes to Sunday afternoon.

This is a great place to chill out for grown ups and loads of fun for the children too. The pool is a great size and temperature - with a small children's pool attached. Nice pool side furniture as well for the supervising adult to relax.

The owner Mel is in the attached house and on hand if needed. He was helpful and welcoming without being in any way obtrusive. When we told him we were using the dining room for dinner on Saturday evening, he gave us wine! I was the last to leave on Monday morning and he thanked me for our stay and gave me a parting gift of more wine! I'm not guaranteeing that's a regular thing, but does illustrate what a lovely bloke he is.

We are planning to return next year and getting caterers to do dinner one night to make it even more special.

I can't recommend this place highly enough.

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Corncercr...
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“AMAZING”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

What an amazing place to spend a special sisters 40th birthday. The house is full of character and beautiful old furniture and is so easy to settle into. We had an amazing weekend. The owner popped in from time to time to check everything was ok like the ph in the pool, the hot tub was not foaming, we had enough logs etc. It was nice to see him and we always had a question for him. It was like we had been transported back to traditional times but yet we had the facitlites of modern day life, ie wifi for the teenagers, huge american fridge, beautiful Aga. We actually spent a lot of the time in the kitchen believe it or not. It was like the heart of the house. There was loads of clean towels. The other thing I noticed was how warm the house was I had packed jumpers because I know how cold character houses can be, but we actually had to turn some of the radiators off. We had an amazing weekend and have lots of lovely memories of our stay. When travelling the sat nav took us up the farm lane which was the turning before Hagg Hill Hall. So if it decides to take you down a farm lane, don't - wait a couple of hundred yards and you will see the entrance road with two statues at the roadside. Bingo you have reached your destination. Looking forward to seeing a beautiful Stag picture hanging there one day too to match some of your bronzes xx

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Liked best: The beautiful olde worlde character and the kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Just returned from a wonderful weekend at Hagg Hill Hall. A great house with the added bonus of a heated pool and hot tub. Would definitely recommend and book again.

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worm2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Truly magical, the pictures don't do it justice!”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We have just returned from a fantastic surprise 50th birthday at Hagg Hill Hall.
On arrival we were greeted by the owner Lord Humphery who gave us a tour of the property and honestly the pictures don't do it justice. We were concerned that having the owner on site would inhibit our stay but we couldn't have been more wrong as we were encouraged to enjoy the property to its full. Mel would do his pool checks daily and stop and have a chat but never bothered us during our stay, he said we were too quite!

Everything you need is there, we took cleaning products etc but didn't need them as they were provided. there is an endless supply of towels in the pool room. Wine and water in every bedroom. You can do an on-line shop and have it delivered.

We enjoyed a meal at The New Inn and the carvery at The Blue Bell was exceptional. A great time was had by all and we all agreed we would return.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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