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“Amazing Weekend Celebrating my husbands 40th!!!”
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Birdsgrove House
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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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HannahTon...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Weekend Celebrating my husbands 40th!!!”
Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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24 friends stayed at Birdsgrove House for a weekend of celebrations for my husbands 40th birthday. I cannot recommend the place enough and was an absolutely perfect venue for such a large group of friends (who have not stopped raving from the moment we arrived to the moment we left!). My husband didn't want a party so instead we thought a weekend with all our closest friends (children left at home!!) where we could eat, drink, chat and relax was a better alternative. I'm so glad that I discovered Birdsgrove and that I organised this weekend as it lived up to everything we hoped it would be. The house itself looks really grand from the outside, the gardens are stunning and so well maintained, we had walks around the gardens and even got to sit outside in the sun on a gorgeous sunny October afternoon! On the Friday night we all walked down to the local pub where I had arranged a meal, this was perfect as it meant we didnt need to cater or clean up for ourselves! and Saturday we all got dressed up in the house and had a lovely dinner. Inside was gorgeous, the kitchen seemed to be everyone's favorite room as even though there was so much other space we all seemed to convene in there! Bedrooms and bathroom were nice too and we didnt get any complaints. Ian the owner gave us a really good tour when we arrived and explained everything too us, he was great and said he was pretty much on call 24/7 should we need anything. As it turned out we didnt need a thing all weekend and everything went so smoothly. A great place for friends or family get together, I really hope we will be back.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
27 Oct 2016
Thank you so much for your very lovely review of Birdsgrove House, your time taken to do this is so appreciated. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your celebrations with us and we really hope to see you again in the future. Our very best wishes.
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NicLondon...
London
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Dream Wedding”
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We spend a long weekend at the Birdsgrove House with friends and family to celebrate our wedding. The venue is stunning - all decoration and furnishing is beautiful and kept in the manor style of the house. This is a very old house and as a result comes with some quirks but its well maintained and very clean. The grounds are far reaching and absolutely wonderful for walks and for the kids to play, all the flowers were in bloom. The house was well equipped and we didn't miss anything. Fireplace, piano, music surround system in all communal rooms, and the giant media screen were a real bonus too.
The location is quiet but close to the beautiful town of Ashbourne, but you will need a car to get around the area.
Kerry was fantastic in helping us get every question answered and every detail planned out that we needed for this special weekend.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Victoriad...
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“Great House in a Great Place”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Birdsgrove House is an exceptional property in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. My wife and I used it as a venue for our wedding reception and without fail all our guests commented on what a perfect setting it was for such an event, it lent a sense of grandeur to the event without being ostentatious.

For such a big house Birdsgrove is incredibly cosy and comfortable, the house has great facilities for cooking, sleeping and entertaining, it really is a wonderful place. We rented both the main house and Hope Cottage, which gave us a great amount of flexibility with our stay. Hope Cottage is well appointed and beautifully decorated and just as comfortable as the main house. The grounds are spectacular, with beautiful scenery that is great for ambling around. There is also a trampoline that was used more by the adults than the children during our stay.

The owners' Ian and Kerry were brilliant l and just as accommodating as their wonderful property. They went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed and we could not thank them enough. All in all this is a superlative accommodation and well worth exploring, highly recommended!

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Liked best: The property itself
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
Thanks so much Jon, we really loved being able to help Victoria and yourself celebrate your wonderful day. You were both a joy to work with !
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1966graci...
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“50th Birthday Party”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A truly beautiful property. If you are looking for a venue to impress your guests then should be top of your list. Upon seeing the house for the first time - one young guest said "WOW" in the loudest voice imaginable! The service we received before and during our booking was second to none. Kerry is an excellent communicator. Email seemed to work best regarding the answering of questions and arrangements prior to the visit. Whilst at the house Kerry's husband was our main contact. Responding quickly to texts and popping down to the house at a moments notice when issues needed to be addressed. Birdsgrove House is suitable to welcome guests of all ages (our guests ages were from 2 years to 78 years). There are a number of stairs to negotiate - so it is advisable to host less able guests on the ground or first floor. Bedrooms are furnished to a good standard. Bathrooms & Shower rooms were clean and well presented. We spent most of the weekend around the house. There was plenty of room for almost 30 guests to have their own space and still be part of the group. The Dining Room is just beautiful with two stunning chandeliers. When decorated for a Birthday Party it really does look gorgeous. The kitchen is just incredible. Very spacious and has lots of work to space. The cooker / oven has a few quirks - it needs a little time to warm up. But there is a useful domestic oven in the scullery - this was put to good use. The house itself warms up nicely if all the radiators are turned on. So if the heating is switched on - check all the radiators are working! Again, the Owners were very helpful in ensuring the house was warmed through for the weekend. I would definitely book again and would highly recommend Birdsgrove House to friends and family.

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Liked best: A great property set in beautiful surroundings.
Liked least: The catering oven in the kitchen
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maureen C
Forfar
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“perfect venue -”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family had lots to celebrate this year....a 90th, 70th, 50th, 21st-----A Golden Wedding a Ruby Wedding and a Silver Wedding - so the age range as you can imagine - very wide --- from 2 to 90 years old so we were looking for somewhere that would accommodate everyone. From the initial enquiry the owner could not have been more helpful --Kerry helped when ordering a grocery delivery - which was excellent idea ( ordered far too much as you do!) Kerry also suggested a few caterers and the one we chose came in on Saturday evening and took over the kitchen- and served a beautiful meal. ( and cleared up afterwards!) Every bedroom was nicely furnished and all to the same standard so no-one felt they had been allocated an inferior room. The playroom is like Toys are Us! - and the trampoline and wee fort kept our younger members well occupied. There are a couple of rooms if you wanted to get away from the hubbub in the main living area -- but the big pull down screen was a big hit with lots of us (Wimbledon!) so the large lounge was perfect.
The outside grounds are well kept and have a lovely to walk down to the river - there is a nice pub within walking distance - The location was ideal for us as family members driving down from Scotland up from London and flying in from the States. The weather of course was good and we did spend quite a lot of time outdoors playing croquet and cricket but I think the house would cope if we were all stuck indoors. Go its perfect.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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