My sister and I booked Ashleigh House in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire for a family celebration for July 2015. Following a poor review on Trip Advisor we were somewhat concerned regarding the safety of the property but decided to find out for ourselves on a forthcoming inspection visit. We found the adverse comments made by the previous reviewer to be well-founded.
We were told that the electrical 'tripping' was a regular occurrence and 'only to be expected with a house of this size' !
The fire escape was very dangerous with one tread broken which would be extremely hazardous in the event of a fire. We also found that one of the internal staircases had been blocked off from the public making emergency exiting even more difficult and hazardous.
Our concerns were not taken seriously by the Manager and we received no reassurance that these safety issues would be investigated and attended to. We felt that we had no option but to cancel our booking. Our deposit was eventually returned to us following our informing the Manager of our intention to go to the Small Claims Court.
We feel potential visitors should be made aware of these safety issues.
We recently stayed at this house for a family wedding. It is a massive house, and there was a huge amount of space, and I loved the hot tub and the garden!
There were a few little things wrong with the house - the pipes were noisy, the electrics tripped and we couldn't find the fuse box, there wasn't always hot water, and the snooker table was a little too big for the room it's in. if they could sort these problems, and maybe put a pool table in the room the snooker table is in, then it would definitely be a 5* house!!
It was really well equipped, there is a HUGE dining table that seated around 22 of us, which was great when we had a big family dinner on the Sunday after the wedding. It is a really sociable house. It has a Huge living room with really comfy reclining sofas, it has a big kitchen with kitchen table, millions of fridges (which were needed with the amount of people staying)! It had lots of space, and even a music room! The space was good so we didn't feel on top of each other as there were quite a lot of us, and as I said, the garden and the hot tub were brilliant! Enough seats for us all to sit round the garden table, enough room for us to play rounders, and I couldn't get enough of the hot tub!! Absolutely loved it!
Great stay, and would definitely recommend to big groups!
We stayed at the house the weekend before last. Great base for 20 golfers to ensure Warwickshire's finest courses. House exactly as described/as you can see in the pictures. Booking was painless; owner was very accommodating around timing of arrival/departure to suit our needs. Would come again if the group wanted to golf in the area again.
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We stayed for a hen weekend at Ashleigh House (last weekend) and cannot fault the house or the team. We had 22 of us - aged from 22 to 85 and the house was perfect for everyone. The hot tub was a special luxury, but also the house is so well equipped - even things we took along just in case - were there. I must mention how well sound proofed the house is (maybe being old and well built!) once upstairs the noise from downstairs was minimal if at all - which again was perfect for our party. We made use of the whole house - with the large lounge being the more noisy area and the other two lounges for those wanting to chill and be quiet. I am telling everyone about it, and would definitely come again - I just need a good reason now! Antonia allowed us to visit in advance to help plan our stay and the team who greeted us and checked us out were lovely too. Seriously, cannot recommend this enough!
The house is a great size for a family stay but we were highly disappointment with the quality of the house.
The location was good with a local village and close by to Stratford
The electrics were unsafe and tripped throughout our stay and were sparking at the light socket
3 of the showers were cold
2 showers didn't work for the entire stay
Curtain were hanging down in the lounge which we actually fixed
The fire exit stair from ground to 1st floor was unsafe and broken
Sofas in the lounge were broke and has pieces falling off
Only a 1 or 2 star stay - no value for money
Very disappointed with no recognition from the owner with our complaint