Just returned from a long weekend with family and friends. Large spacious house with room to accommodate 16 of us without feeling we were on top of each other. The highlight of the house for the younger members was the swimming pool and hot tub. They were in there til the early hours. There was enough seating for us all to gather around the wood burner in the evening playing games and around the dining table for meals. Ample cooking facilities and china, glassware etc. Good walks from door and a wonderful traditional pub 100 yds along the road. Hard to find a house this size with a pool so every chance we will return.
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Party of 12 made up of family and friends have just returned from a perfect week away to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. The house is very large and fully equipped with everything required to make it a home from home. It is ideally located for shopping, eating out and walking as we took 6 dogs between us all. Everyone enjoyed the pool, sauna and jacuzzi and this really makes the holiday as it's something different and not shared as with holidays when you go abroad etc. But the real stars are Tim & Marie, who couldn't of been more welcoming, the tour we had on arrival from Tim was just perfect, not long and drawn out but straight down to business so we could get ourselves in and settled. Nothing was to much trouble for Tim as on a couple of occasions we nipped next door after 09.00pm as we weren't sure about a couple of things and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be returning as it is great value for money and the hosts are exceptional! Thanks Tim & Marie for sharing your wonderful home.
Had the most amazing weekend at The Gatehouse!! The place is just super with everything and more than you could possibly need. We were a large group of ladies celebrating a birthday so the space this house offers was just superb. The fact that it had a great pool, sauna, steam room and gym was a massive bonus plus the owner Tim was very helpful, friendly and extremely approachable about anything that we were unsure of . Will definitely go back, it's fantastic !!!
Our family group consisted of a 14 - 84 age range and it is hard to say who enjoyed it more. There is plenty of living space to spread out .... We had a detailed thousand piece puzzle laid out for the whole week in the downstairs sitting area, without disruption. The open plan kitchen/sitting room worked really well and Ocado deliver which made self catering a breeze, especially as the kitchen is so well equipped. Pizza delivery option worked well too!
The swimming pool was warm and the hot tub was hot and both were well maintained. The hot tub was being drained as we left and refilled with fresh water for the next guests.
Previous family group holidays elsewhere have involved complicated rules and regulations, especially about recycling, but Tim's check in was all about making the most of the wonderful house and facilities. Little details such as pool towels, plentiful dishwasher tablets and a well stocked first aid kit show the generous nature of the hosts.
There is so much to do in the area ..... Cycling the tissington trail or carsington water, visiting national trust properties, popping in to the Holly Bush pub, looking round the North mill in Belper, or walks from the door ..... But it was a struggle to leave the gatehouse for long.
The only drawback is that almost every weekend is now booked out till the end of 2016 so we are looking for midweek dates to return next year.
Thanks tim and marie, for a really memorable family holiday.
We had a lovely stay this weekend.
Can't thank Tim enough for his help..
This house is amazing!! In a great location.
Would defiantly recommend!! :))