About the home
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 lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / 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 bathroom and 4 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (7), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seating for 24, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|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 an antique mahogany dining table and chairs, together with extraordinary marble fireplace. There is the oak pannelled 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, and there is an aga that can be used for cooking (good for jacket potatoes!).
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.
50% Non refundable deposit required on booking - we recommend that you take holiday cancellation insurance.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to stay, together with the breakages deposit.
A breakages deposit of £350 is required, refunded within two weeks of departure, subject to satisfactory inspection.
Strictly no smoking inside the property.
Children must be adequately supervised at all times due to proximity of the railway. There is secure fencing between the grounds and the railway.
The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region
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 South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe area
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.
How to get there
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Fly to East Midlands Airport, Oakerthorpe is around 30 minutes by car.
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Activities near South Wingfield
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
24 Oct 2012
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
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
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... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 17|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||2 Oct 12||20 Dec 12||£ 2500||£ 250||£ 625||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||20 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 3800||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter||4 Jan 13||2 Apr 13||£ 2900||£ 330||£ 700||2 Nights|
|Summer||2 Apr 13||2 Oct 13||£ 3200||£ 360||£ 750||2 Nights|
|Winter||2 Oct 13||20 Dec 13||£ 2900||£ 330||£ 700||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 3950||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Late check out on Sunday is available at an additional charge. Check out is 10am.
50% non refundable deposit on booking - we recommend a cancellation insurance is taken out. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to stay.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Payment by Bank Transfer or Cheque, Bank Transfer preferred, please reference lead guest name as reference.
£350 breakage deposit refunded within 2 weeks of departure, subject to final inspection.
The minimum tariff at a weekend is £1300 for 2 nights, regardless of whether this is Fri/Sat, or Sat/Sun.Book
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