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“Best Hen Weekend Ever!”

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8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 22
New Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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Sophie W
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Hen Weekend Ever!”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

From the moment we arrived, Mel was brilliant. He welcomed us and showed us all around his beautiful home. Nothing was too much trouble.
It's the perfect place to hold a hen, the facilities are amazing and the dining room is something else.
Our whole experience was amazing. We would love to return .... Maybe for a big new year!

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Liked best: The Facilies and dining room
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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David K
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“An adorably old building with great family facilities”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My family met up with three other families whom we had not seen in sometime for a reunion at Hagg Hill. We all had fairly young children and the house was ideally set up for us - there were two family rooms that sleep 4, plus a number of other rooms so we felt we all had our own space, as well as two communal sitting rooms and a lovely kitchen which became the hub of our stay. We had at least 3 swims a day in the pool, plus 'hot tub' bath time. A newly installed full size play boat in the back garden entertained the children when outside the pool and there was lots of space to explore.
Mr Humphries was most welcoming and accommodating, particularly as some of the children were not keen on the dogs belonging to himself and the farm next door; he immediately built a fence to stop the animals from entering the backyard area which put both the children and their mums minds at rest.
Hagg Hill would have gained a five star rating from us, had it not been from some minor issues regarding rooms not shutting without having to be locked, some faulty chairs about to fall apart in the garden room and the lack of space for our own food supplies in the kitchen.
All in all we had a super time at Hagg Hill and are already planning our return at our next reunion in a few years.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Angelina5...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place but has a number of drawbacks”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Great facilities, we choose this venue to celebrate my best friends 60th birthday. The owner is on site , which I think is a draw back as there is a feeling of being watched, even though he was very pleasant. There two main issues with this property, one his dogs are roaming around, we were ok with this but they came in the house and also opened their bowels on the lawn. This is not acceptable when you have paying guests. The second issue is the that at least 50% of our party have developed a rash from using the hot tub. He did come and clean it on the Sunday but unfortunately has blamed the guest for the development of the rash which is caused by the hot tub being contaminated. I think if his response had been more constructive we may have just chalked this one up to experience. In summary great location, great facilities but he needs to sort out getting the hot tub cleaned !! We will not go back.

Travelling group: Large Group
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travelasl...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Great for group of family and friends”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We recently stayed here for my 60th Birthday with family and friends. The youngest aged 5, the oldest 71.
There is ample parking for all of our cars.
When I booked it I tried with the help of the photo's to imagine the layout so hope my description can help others.
Upon entering the main door, which incidentally involves going down 3 steep steps you are into the hall with a gallery landing above. There is a loo and the laundry room off the hall. You can also enter the second sitting room which has seating for about 9 people and a door through to the indoor pool
You then go through to the other lounge that has 2 large settees and 3 easy chairs plus some hard back chairs around the room. From here you go into a small hallway which leads to the large kitchen and to the dining room. Off the dining room there are doors through to the garden room and through here to the hot tub and the main doors to the indoor pool.
From the hall you go up to the gallery landing. The first room that you come to is the family room that has a double and 2 single beds plus a large bathroom with shower.
Along the landing there are the first set of winding stairs up to the second floor. Along the first floor landing onto a small double room, the shared bathroom and the large bedroom at the end that has a double bed and a single bed. If I were to make any improvements here I would try and fit a loo and basin into the large bedroom so that you do not have to share the bathroom.
To the other side of the landing there are a few steps up to another double bedroom, this is the one with the bath in the room.
There is a second set up stairs leading to another double ensuite room.
From the first set of stairs to the second floor there are steps that lead to another double with ensuite, stairs that twist round to a small twin room off another landing, more steps up to another room that has a double bed and 2 single beds plus ensuite. It should be noted that the 2 single beds in this room are along a beam that only gives about 2 foot clearance between the bed and the beam, so are only really suitable for the nimble or children.
Outside there are a couple of garden tables and plenty of seating, a garden area then leads up to a field that would be suitable for games though you would have to watch for dog poo as Mel the owner has 3 dogs.
The house is lovely, quirky as you would expect from a house of this age and the owner Mel who lives in an annexe at the back of the kitchen is lovely.
The house must be a nightmare to keep clean and to be honest could perhaps do with closing for a few days perhaps twice a year for a real blitz, but I appreciate that a house of this age will always have dust and cobwebs.
There is Wi-Fi in the property and found the router on the American fridge freezer (on that note there is no need to take ice as the freezer makes it)
The swimming pool was a real bonus though perhaps just a degree or 2 too warm, again I appreciate that it is good to keep it warm for the children. There is a pool towel for everyone and a shower basin and loo off the pool.
Whilst were there we ordered an Indian from the local Indian that delivers (there are menus in the hall) We also tried to order from the local Chinese but it is closed for a few weeks so had to go further afield but of the 2 next nearest places neither delivered.
On the Sunday we went for lunch to the 3 Cottages pub that is about 3 miles away where were had a very reasonably priced lunch that was very nice.
We all enjoyed our stay and would come back if the opportunity arose. I would note that because Mel allows dogs if you have an allergy it may be best to avoid
I note that another comment on TA mentioned that Mel came into the house. But we were left on our own and only saw him from time to time crossing the garden. The children went and asked him a few questions about the history of the house and we all found him to be very friendly. I can only assume that the people who don't like him are from the south where they sit on the tube avoiding any eye contact !!

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Liked best: the history of the place and the pool
Liked least: mouse droppings in the top bedroom
Travelling group: Large Group
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r4ch4el
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Absolutely fabulous group holiday rental with amazing pool and hottub”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

A group of us stayed here for 3 nights in June and we had an absolutely fantastic stay. We were 14 adults and 7 babies and the house was just ideal. The dining room is out of this world, it looks like it is taken straight out of Downtown Abbey! We treated ourselves and got local caterers in (at a really reasonable rate) and it felt like a real treat to eat in there. We had more casual meals in the conservatory on the other evenings where there are two big tables and heaters. The whole property was really cosy and the owner doesn't scrimp with the details. There were extras we certainly haven't experienced in other similarly priced group properties - a hot tub, gorgeous warm huge swimming pool, candles, wine in the bedrooms, BBQ, Pool table and an amazing huge flat lawn out the back perfect for the kids to play or group sports.
There is a nice flat walk called the 5 pits trail nearby, which suited us with prams.
We had a great stay and would certainly recommend the place to others and would visit again I am sure.

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Liked best: The swimmimg pool area was immaculate and kept so warm, perfect for relaxing
Liked least: Few areas to watch with toddlers - hot aga, top of staircases, steps outside in garden.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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