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Red House Stables and Carriage Museum

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Fantastic Stay

We had booked a two day tuition carriage driving and stayed in the owner's B&B family room... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Essex, United Kingdom

Booked a half hour carriage ride for my mothers 70th birthday. £90 for four adults and one... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Gary S
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had booked a two day tuition carriage driving and stayed in the owner's B&B family room accommodation on site Carriage driving was great , incredibly knowledgeable tuition and a very patient Mikey the pony(sadly Caroline is retiring from teaching at the end of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 75elainew
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a half hour carriage ride for my mothers 70th birthday. £90 for four adults and one child. Excellent communications from owner, great ride on the day even though the weather was foul. We were provided with waterproof blankets, which helped a great deal. Nice...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum in January 2018 but it was permanently closed on 31st December 2017. You can still get a carriage ride at £35.00 each. The two women in the shed (where you could get tickets) we a bit rude. They need to advertise...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Emma T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Called in to have a look around the museum went to pay office with money in hand and was totally ignored by woman in office talking on the telephone for at least eight to ten minutes and by young girl working at a table in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had read that this was a good place to visit with lots going on, but on the day of our visit it was very quiet and staff not that helpful. Nothing going on!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Wendy291064
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The bed was comfortable and there was everything that was needed but the room was dated and the bathroom sliding door made a lot of noise and took a lot of effort to pull, not good if you need to get up in the middle...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank lolly422
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stopped in at the Museum early in the morning as they were just opening. There were quite a few carriages and other carriage related items. It was interesting. They had 2 carriages there that were used for the BBC Pride and Prejudice. We walked...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MrsElfa
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I am outraged by the whole experience at Red House B&B. We booked it via the Activity Superstore as one of their 'unique places to stay'. When we arrived it was not at all clear as to why this would be listed as a unique...More

Date of experience: November 2016
6  Thank StaceyWilde
redhousestables, Owner at Red House Stables and Carriage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Dear Stacey, I am genuinely very sorry that you weren’t happy with the room, and I do agree that it was indeed the coldest night of the season so far. However, we are only a Bed & Breakfast establishment and visitors are usually out and...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

The stables and exhibition were very interesting but the highlight of our visit was the carriage ride. We had an hour's carriage ride, drawn by two magnificent greys, going gently along country lanes. The scenery was superb and the whole experience was a taste of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you are fortunate enough to visit the Peaks District, add this working farm / carriage museum to your list. The carriages are amazing in their variety and use. If you have the time, sign up for a coach ride.

Date of experience: October 2016
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