Property, setting and location:
Four miles from the old market town of Ashbourne and on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire is the tiny, tranquil hamlet of Blore, with magnificent views of Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.
Nearby, there are many stately homes open to the public including Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick, Kedleston and Calke Abbey - and numerous fascinating old hill villages. Lovely country walks start from The Old Rectory's garden gate! There are 2 golf courses in the vicinity.
Your well travelled hosts, Stuart and Geraldine Worthington, entertain with style and flair in their attractive stone built house with its gracious drawing room, in which guests really are made to feel at home. Dinner with your hosts is by candlelight in a formal house party atmosphere with fine silver bedecking the table: gentlemen are therefore requested to wear jackets and ties (or cravats in summer) when dining.
Guest rooms and facilities:
There are three charming bedrooms, which overlook the garden and surrounding countryside: each has radio, television, electric blanket/s, trouser press and tea & coffee making facilities.
1. King size double bed with en-suite bathroom.
2. King size double bed with en-suite shower room.
3. Two single beds with private bathroom.
The spacious drawing room with direct access to the garden is at your disposal, as is the two acre garden.
Meals and other facilities:
Breakfast is always included in the basic tariff and is served in the dining room.
Dinner with your hosts is the perfect way to spend the evening. Drinks are served before dinner in the drawing room from 7.30pm and dinner is taken at 8.15 to 8.30pm - price 22.50 GBP ($36US) per head excluding drinks. Vegetarian and other special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice. (The Old Rectory is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.)
Other details and house rules:
No smoking in bedrooms or dining room.
Parking off road.
Children under 15 and pets not accepted.
Laundry service on request.
Open: All Year except Christmas.
in pounds sterling per person per night including breakfast ($US approx):
Single in double room: 45.00
to 57.50 GBP ($72 to $92 US)
A deposit of 10.00 GBP ($16) per person or Visa/Mastercard details required to secure your reservation.
The Old Rectory
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