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“A warm place for those long English Winter Nights”
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Birdsgrove House
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21 reviews
Birdsgrove House
Front drive and view from reception
Side of Birdsgrove House, viewed from the paddock
Koi pond and view from Kingfisher
Wier and river view from our woods
Play area, climbing frame, slide and trampoline
Misty morning view from front door
Cosy snug with open fire and flat screen television
Elegant dining room to seat house capacity
Luxury Clive Christian kitchen with flatscree n tv and dining for 12
Corporate bookings very well accommodated
Well stocked play room
First floor landing
Kingfisher double bedroom with en-suite
Family bedroom - kingsize bed, bunks, daybed and still plenty of room to play !
Communal shower room
Communal bathroom
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Manor House -
19 Bedrooms, 18 Bathrooms, Sleeps 43
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

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Steven A
1 review
“A warm place for those long English Winter Nights”
Reviewed 29 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This place is breathtakingly stunning. Walking down the driveway for the first time at night took my breath away. The inside of the house is so large but still gives you a sense of being warm and cozy. The kitchen is massive and a great place to hangout while preparing meals. The beds were comfortable and warm. The surrounding gardens are well kept and a great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. The football field was a perfect size for a friendly game. The playground and trampoline brought out the inner child in me and was a great place to lay and stare at the clouds. Overall I hope to visit this place again. Being from Australia, this is exactly how I pictured English Countryside living.

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Liked best: The scenery surrounding the estate.
Liked least: Water pressure in the showers
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Keith D
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“A Slice of Perfect English Countryside”
Reviewed 20 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My new wife and I married at Birdsgrove on the 2nd of September and it couldn't have been a better venue. Here are a handful of reasons why:

Perfect location: Easy to reach but tucked away next to a beautiful little river with plenty of subtle parking there too.

Amazing grounds: There's so much to wonder around and explore, every wedding guest commented on the amazing grounds without exception. Place is beautifully maintained and there are lots of little surprises there too like the WWII bunker to name just one.

Picturesque house with subtle modern comforts: The beds are first rate and the drop down TV projector is a wonderful touch, there's also a brilliant sound system that will play music in to the different rooms of the house (which totally made the reception).

The Proprietors: Kerry and her Husband and the final star in my review. As a company director working in London I am constantly dealing with other business owners who have no time for you, or make promises they can't remember making let alone have any intention of keeping. The proprietors of Birdsgrove House on the other hand were first rate. Generous with their time and attention (even whilst I was in pre-wedding meltdown) and constantly available to answer questions about the booking and the house.

We loved Birdsgrove so much we intend to revisit with our family for a holiday together next year. if you're taking the time to read this page, and this review, do yourself a favour and book. I guarantee you'll be making the right call.

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Liked best: The grounds
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Joeltuson
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Amazing venue for a weddings and large groups”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Booked Birdsgrove House for our wedding and it was perfect! Kerry (the owner) was fab, really helped us to make sure the day went smoothly. The house itself is large enough for a large group to have space but felt really intimate and homely at the same time. The grounds are stunning and the huge play room and trampoline made sure the kids had plenty to do.
Couldn't recommend this venue highly enough for a wedding, the ceremony room was gorgeous and the service by Kerry faultless.

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Liked best: The intimate, yet spacious feel of the property
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Large Group
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Lovely venue, great for large groups”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Stayed over a weekend (Friday to Monday) with a large group of 17 family members aged from 3 to 93. Really good facilities. The kitchen is magnificent with enough room for everyone to congregate at any time of the day. Only used the dining room once as everyone felt more at home in the kitchen. The childrens play room is superb with enough toys to keep the most active kids busy and happy. Enough other rooms that everyone can meet and chat or get away for a bit of peace and quiet, or even a snooze, when the going gets tough! Bedrooms are all comfortable although some of the en-suites are rather small and could do with being updated. Having said that it all adds to the charm of the property which used to be a convalescent home for the Pharmaceutical Society! Gardens are superb again with enough room for the children and more senior to enjoy without falling over each other.
Situation of the house is slightly too far out of Ashbourne to walk easily but local pub is apparently well worth a visit although I have to admit we didnt feel the need to go outside of the house and grounds so didnt actually visit.
Overall a lovely property, friendly and obliging owners definitely worth considering.

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Liked best: large house that felt like home!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 December 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Stunning garden and river access
Liked least: ...having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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