Manor House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 17
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gates with a long driveway with plenty of parking available.
You are likely to see rabbits and squirrels from your window and can pick apples, pears and damsons from the trees in summer. The house has been completely renovated in keeping with its Victorian origins, but also given a contemporary twist, to give you that feeling of splendour and luxury.
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Alfreton 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All rooms have original ornate cornice and period features, including marble fireplaces in most rooms on the first two floors. Fireplaces on the ground floor are open (except games room) and can be used by guests as required. Coal, sticks and logs are made available. There are four reception rooms on the ground floor, including the drawing room with doors opening on to the lawn, which is beautiful in the Summer, the dining room has a table large enough for everyone, together with extraordinary marble fireplace. There is the oak panelled games room incorporating pool table and quiz machine. The lounge overlooks the lawn, has an often used marble fireplace and stripped antique pine floors. The inner hallway provides a further quiet sitting area.
The kitchen has two ovens, a built in microwave, built in coffee machine as well as dishwasher and washing machine. The original servant bells can be seen in here too.
The master bedroom is a suite, with a four poster bed, chaise longue and sofa. The en suite is very large. It has access to the master suite and also a doorway onto the landing - where the maid would have entered in former times. This means that this bathroom can be used for both the en-suite for the master and as an additional family bathroom if required. All the bedrooms on the first floor are large. The gold room has a king-size bed and has a bath in the room as well as en suite toilet and sink. The white room has a king-size bed and shower en suite whilst the purple room has a double bed and also has a shower en suite. The green room has a king-size bed. The second floor has 3 further bedrooms; the garden room has 2 single beds, the yellow room has 3 single beds and the apple room has 2 single beds, although we recommend that this is used for either 2 children or 1 adult due to the lack of headroom.There are views of the gardens and fields from every window.
There are two cots available, by request, together with one high chair and a booster seat.
|Further details outdoors|
The Manor is set in 6 acres of grounds, with a variety of imported trees, woodlands and fields for walking, talking and contemplation. You may see various wildlife, including squirrels, rabbits and foxes. Owls hoot at night and you feel like you are deep in the countryside. In May, bluebells grow all across the woodlands, covering the ground in a sea of blue and purple hues.
The railway runs close to the house and whilst this is securely fenced, parents should ensure adequate supervision of their children in this regard.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District has a temperate climate, which is good for walkers and cyclists. South Wingfield Priory is around 5km away. This now ruined building goes back to William the Conquerer and has a chequered history.
The Peacock Pub around the corner from the Manor is reputed to have a secret passageway to the Priory and was allegedly a resting place of Dick Turpin!
The Peak District is famous for its wonderful scenery and country walks. Close by is Crich, with the Tram Museum where you can ride on the original trams with conductors in old time uniform. Matlock and Matlock Bath offer a range of activities, such as climbing, canoeing, Gullivers Kingdom Theme Park and amusements for the children. There is also a small aquarium and a cable car across the Derwent Valley. Leisure Centres are available in both Alfreton and Matlock, approximately 5km away.
Cycling along the High Peak Trail is flat and cycle hire is available. Plenty of good class restaurants including Thai, Indian and Italian foods. Shopping is available at Derwent Mills and the Cromford Centre, as well as low price designer shopping at Glen Arthur Mills Centre, approximately 10 KM away. There are also farmers markets in Matlock each month, together with a skateboard park. Golf, shooting and horse riding are also available locally.
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22 Mar 2014
"Beautiful setting for my 30th birthday dinner party"
I chose Oakerthorpe Manor as the venue for my 30th birthday because the accomodation looked fantastic and fit with the requirements of my guests, plus I wanted to host a dinner party and it had a larg… More
7 Feb 2014
"Lord of the Manor 70th birthday party"
We stayed at Oakerthorpe Manor over 2 nights for the celebrations of my husbands 70th birthday with 16 members of our family, (including 5 children who all thought it was brilliant). He was Lord of th… More
27 Aug 2013
"The perfect place for a family gathering in the Peak District."
I was looking for a house to accommodate a large family group coming over from Australia for my wedding and Oakerthorpe turned out to be the ideal choice. Like previous comments have stated, you have … More
25 Jun 2013
"Excellent Hen Weekend Venue!!"
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 hou… More
24 Oct 2012
"What I found was not what was written on the tin"
There were 3 serious rainwater leaks. The one in the Games room was evidenced by the presence of a large plastic kitchen waste bin by the pool table to collect the constant drips. I had to empty this twice during my weekend stay.
There were 2 shower outlet blockages. Even after, I had cleaned the previous occupants hair from the self clean traps and plunged the outlets and a further attempt to plunge the outlets had been made by a summoned handyman, a plumber had to attend to clear them. He advised that the reason for the blockages was that the outlet pipework was too small The main plastic shelf in the fridge was broken and could not be used. A wall shelf in the kitchen was hanging off the wall and could not be used. I 'phoned Diane Doran 3 times and left messages on the morning prior to my departure asking her to contact me or visit the house in order to discuss the above issues and also the fact that one of the children in my party was responsible for a hole about 5" in diameter
in one of the sloping attic bedroom ceilings. She did not return my calls nor did she visit the house. She was later to claim that I was responsible for two holes in the bedroom ceiling, which I categorically deny. The second hole being an area of blistered/bubbled paintwork when I left. I have requested sight of an itemised receipted account for the repair to the ceiling, but this has yet to materialise. I have now been notified tha my Breakages Deposit of £350 is forfeited. I have obtained my own estimate for the repair to the ceiling, (based on the very clear photographs provided by Diane Doran when advising of the £350 forfeiture), in the sum of £120. Being rather disgusted about the whole tawdy experience of trying to communicate with Diane Doran and the disrupted weekend of my stay (it was a surprise 70th birthday family party for my Wife), I have counter-claimed an amount of £200 for the inconveniences suffered, pointing out that all the issues on her side should have been advised to me prior to my arrival in order that I could consider whether I needed to make alternative arrangements. I have advised Diane Doran that if I have not received satisfaction by 2nd Nov. I willseek to recover this amount through the Small Claims Court. I feel that anyone who has already booked, or may be considering booking accommodation at Oakerthorpe Manor would like to be made aware of my experience.
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.
26 May 2012
"30th birthday bash"
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling the rivers and over the railway. Be sure to stop at The Old Yew Tree Inn for a drink.
The main 3 bedrooms are nicely finished, and the kitchen is well done. The reception rooms are pleasant, and the mis-matching furniture doesn't make you feel too guilty for partying! The working fireplaces are great.
All in all, the house represents good value in a truly beautiful corner of England.
19 Apr 2012
"Perfect for large get together"
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 ideal… More
5 Feb 2012
"Picturesque, Spacious and Welcoming"
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… More
30 Dec 2011
We brought a large family group of 17 to this wonderful house and the cottage in the grounds for Christmas. The house is very well equiped for a large group, especially the kitchen and the bathrooms. The house has been beautifully restored and enhanced with modern fittings. No complaints about the comfy beds from anyone. Sitting everyone down for dinner was no trouble at all. The house is in a very private location with plenty of space for everyone both inside and outside. The welcome pack was generous, the fires were roaring, 3 decorated trees and everyone was impressed when they rolled up the long drive. The owners arranged some first class clay pidgeon shooting and horseriding for us. Overall this was a very successful stay and we thought it excellent value for money.
26 Dec 2011
"Weekend Catch Up With Friends"
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… More
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