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The Old Hall - Mayfield

Ashbourne, Peak District
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Four Poster
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Step back into history, inside this impressive 16th Century Grade II* Tudor Hall
  • The perfect country home for a very special occasion accommodating up to 11 guests
  • Explore the surrounding countryside or have a thrill seekers day at Alton Towers
Property code: 85487

Create unforgettable memories within this fine period residence set with this peaceful village of Middle Mayfield. An ideal gathering place for relaxation, celebrations or country pursuits.

Middle Mayfield lies on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border and sits on the southern tip of the Peak District. The village itself is surrounded by stunning countryside and Georgian architecture, meaning you can enjoy rural rambles through rich pastures and riverside meadows, and along ancient tracks that head back even further in time. Dine out at some of the local pubs, a stylish gastropub in Ellastone is only 2.5 miles away. The steppingstones of Dovedale on the river Dove with its stunning views of Thorpe Cloud is just 6 miles away, close by is the reservoir Carsington Water (9 miles), perfect for birdwatching, water sports, walking and cycling around its eight-mile perimeter. Visit the Tissington, High Peak and Manifold trails (3 miles, 12 miles and 16 miles respectively), Chatsworth House Gardens (23 miles) and the historic town of Bakewell (20 miles). For a fun-filled day, head to Alton Towers theme park (6 miles).

Enter the property via the stone porch, a handy area for muddy wellies and wet dogs. Step inside and a wonderful parlour with a decorative large open inglenook fireplace welcomes you with cosy woodburner, and a table sits in front with a comfortable armchair. Step down to the large country-style kitchen with a large breakfast table in the centre. Prepare large celebratory dinners on the range-style cooker with gas hob and electric oven. There is a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave included. For more formal dinners, settle at the large dining table within the characterful dining room featuring Jacobean panelled walls and a second woodburner and a small hidden reading nook, should you want a quiet spot to read after dinner. The period features continue into the drawing room, which is furnished with cosy leather sofas and includes a Smart TV - perfect for some downtime at the end of the day. When sleep calls, make your way up one of the two staircases (please note some of the steps in the building are narrow and uneven) and find your bedroom, with the choice of a single room, a super-king four-poster bed, a king-size, another two super-king-size zip-and-link beds (can be twins on request) - one of which has an additional single bed with a guest pull out trundle, which would be ideal for a family room or all the children in one room! Begin your morning with a refreshing start in one of the two bathrooms: a shower room on the ground floor with WC and a large family bathroom with a shower over a freestanding bath and WC.

Outside is a generous lawn garden where children and their furry friends may potter about to their heart's content. In the evening, sizzle up a BBQ and dine alfresco on the outdoor dining table and chairs. There is off-street parking for 3-4 cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size four poster bed, 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be a twin on request) one of which has an additional single bed with trundle pull-out bed available, 1 king-size, 1 single
  • Sleeps 10+1
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC, shower room with shower and WC
  • Gas hob, electric range style oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Large garden with outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking for 3-4 cars
  • 2 Wood burners (first basket of logs provided)
  • Please note some of the steps in the building are narrow and uneven
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kate Gray

This property joined our collection in 2021 and is managed by Kate.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendi, 30th December 2023

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The property is fantastic with lots of space and character and is decorated beautifully - we really loved the elephant room where the kids slept. Wendy was really helpful with any queries we had. It was a bit chilly downstairs but soon warmed up when the fires got going. The property is well equipped and comfortable. Wed definitely recommend it to Read moreanyone looking for a getaway with a large group of people Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 22nd December 2023

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Another good family Christmas at Old Hall. The kids loved the letter and presents that Santa (owners) left for them. A really nice touch. The adults appreciated the drinks and cakes found on arrival. An excellent location for a large family gathering with room to always find a quiet corner if so inclined. Recommend highly.

Reviewed by Will, 24th November 2023

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This is a really special house, in a great location and is perfect for families or friends getting together. We all really loved it and couldn't recommend it highly enough!

Reviewed by Carlie, 10th November 2023

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Beautiful property, an expansive welcome basket and perfect for a tranquil get together with friends. We'd book again!

Reviewed by Diana, 28th July 2023

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This is a beautiful old home with loads of character and really lovingly organised. It was really lovely and humbling to stay in a place that holds so much history. Thank you for the lovely warm welcome and we had an amazing time. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to people that can appreciate an old house.

Reviewed by Beverley, 9th June 2023

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A fabulous property with an interesting history. It is very well equipped and the range cooker was perfect for large suppers with the family. My young grandchildren loved playing hide and seek through the house!

Reviewed by Nicola, 26th May 2023

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Fantastic property, in a great location.

Reviewed by Susan, 7th April 2023

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We would highly recommend The Old Hall . Every comfort catered for , luxurious and cosy , with enough space to spread ourselves individually or gather together for meals , just perfect . Wendy was so helpful , friendly and nothing was too much trouble . One of the nicest , if not The nicest place we have stayed in . Already looking forward to goingRead more back . Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 17th March 2023

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Absolutely beautiful place to stay

Reviewed by Susan, 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by A, 13th January 2023

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Absolutely fantastic. Perfect setting for my 60th birthday weekend with my girlfriends. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the beauty of the property. All the facilities were great and the property was exceptionally well equipped. Thank you. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Alison, 22nd December 2022

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We have just spent a lovely Xmas at the old hall. The house was beautifully decorated for Xmas and the wood burners were an added bonus, making it very cosy. The beds were comfortable & linens were of good quality. The kitchen was well equipped and spacious for us all to gather. The stairs were a bit tricky for the older members of our group. A hanRead moredrail would help. Also a 2nd shower would be beneficial. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Overall a lovely house to stay in. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by Kate, 21st October 2022

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We (9 people and 2 dogs) had a really lovely stay. This wonderful house feels cosy, warm and welcoming- just perfect for coming home to after bracing autumn walks in the Peaks. It has all the home comforts and conveniences you might need. The kitchen is well-equipped. The beds are very comfortable, with lovely linens. The large bathroom has a beautRead moreiful claw-foot tub. The owner was very helpful and has clearly worked hard to ensure guests have a great stay. Wed love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Tina, 7th October 2022

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The cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable. Hosts were very helpful and attentive. Good walks and pubs nearby. Wish we stayed longer than a weekend to explore more fully.

Reviewed by Joannah, 5th August 2022

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A fabulous place to stay, which felt really special. Set in beautiful countryside and with lots of social space in the house, and a wonderfully equipped kitchen and dining room. A little tricky in terms of bathrooms with so many guests, but we managed! And very steep and uneven stairs up to bedrooms which could be tricky for older guests. But it waRead mores the perfect setting for celebrating our special occasion! Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Anthony, July 2022

We were each celebrating a significant birthday and invited our children and little granddaughters to join us. All 3 generations had a lovely time and the owners had prepared everything to make us feel welcome. The house is close to the Peak District and only a few yards from an hourly bus route from Derby for anyone coming by public transport. ORead moreld Hall is a 17th century house with a lot of historic features and, though the kitchen and bathrooms are very modern and spacious, guests should expect some low doorways and steps which are part of its character and appeal (as are the swallows nesting in the porch). We have already recommended it to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra, 22nd April 2022

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