Welcome to Merrymeet
(group holiday accommodation for 16 guests)
Party Houses Merrymeet in the beautiful Peak District National Park
Merrymeet is a charming self catering holiday cottage to sleep up to 16 guests in 7 bedrooms (2 double, 1 quad, and 4 twins) with 5 bath/shower rooms.The fabulous large living room has plenty of space for all your guests to relax, plus there is a large dining room and also a games room with table tennis (for the more energetic!). It has a pretty terrace with outside seating, barbeque and a further 3 acres of fields and lovely views up the little valley. For those who prefer not to use the stairs, Merrymeet has 4 downstairs bedrooms and 3 downstairs bath/shower rooms.
It is built of traditional stone and has every facility for one large group. Merrymeet is centrally heated and all electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are included within the price of your holiday. There are a couple of stables (just seen in the back right of the photo) so you have somewhere to securely store your bikes or other outdoor gear.
Merrymeet is situated in Back O’th Brook, a delightful hamlet of only a few houses (Please note: this makes it unsuitable for groups who wish to make a lot of noise). This is in the beautiful southern Peak District National Park, with both Ashbourne and Leek about 7 miles. As the name suggests, Back O’th Brook is centred around the little brook that runs next to Merrymeet and flows down the valley to join the River Manifold half a mile away, before flowing into the River Dove. The small lane outside Merrymeet crosses the shallow brook on a newly updated cobbled ford, complete with stepping stones for walkers! As this is a very quiet area this makes Merrymeet an ideal holiday home for families.
Back O'th Brook has wonderful walks straight down into the Manifold Valley and to Dovedale beyond, or alternatively, a footpath also leads straight from Merrymeet up towards Grindon. For those seeking thrills, Alton Towers is only c 6 - 7 miles. The Red Lion Inn is just half a mile walk and very popular with guests. All the joys of the Peak District are close by.
In summary the accommodation provides:
7 bedrooms (2 doubles, 4 twin rooms, 1 family room (with 4 single beds)
5 modern bath/shower rooms (with lots of hot water!)
Gorgeous, spacious living room
Dining room with table to seat all your guests together
Books, CDs, DVD player, Large TV
Dressing Up Box and Dolls House for the little ones
Exclusive use of patio garden and fields
Great walks straight from the door
Specially designed for large groups
Quality (but robust) fixtures and fittings - so you can relax but not worry!
Chef and Pampering options
Inclusive prices - linens, towels, logs, heating, electricity all included
Weekends and mid week short breaks a specialty
Pub half a mile
Nearest station is Stoke on Trent (London Euston c 1 hour 35 minutes)
Back O'th Brook viewed from Waterfall
The large living room is furnished with large squashy leather sofas, and a wood burning stove (free logs provided!). There is plenty to entertain all ages; a TV with Freeview channels, CD and Radio, DVD player, and even a dressing up box and dolls house for the little ones. There are three doors onto the patio garden plus windows to the front of Merrymeet, making this a wonderful light room.
Party Houses Merrymeet lovely large living room, with comfy sofas for 20 guests
The Dining Room has one large mahogany table to seat all 16 guests comfortably, with original Victorian balloon back chairs. The lighting is on dimmer switches so you can create exactly the ambiance you want for your own party. A door leads directly into the kitchen so you can self cater easily (or Chef can cook and provide waiters for you!). Other doors lead outside, to the hallway and to the living room.
Party Houses Merrymeet mahogany dining room table and antique balloon-back chairs
The luxury kitchen has walnut gloss doors, tiled floor and gorgeous black granite work surfaces. It has a large American style fridge/freezer, a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, two cookers and a 6 slot Dualit toaster. As you would expect from a Party House, it has cupboards full of glasses, crockery and cutlery to entertain for large numbers.
Party Houses Merrymeet - dark granite worksurfaces complement the walnut gloss doors in the well equipped, lovely kitchen
The large Games Room has a table tennis table.
For those who prefer not to climb stairs to bed, Merrymeet in total has 4 ground floor bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms (including one wet room). Upstairs there are a further 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All beds have quality handmade mattresses, and crisp white linens. The bedrooms all feature wardrobes with wooden clothes hangers and attractive antique dressing tables.
Ground Floor Bedroom One
Ensuite shower wet room, with basin and toilet. We are able to provide a shower seat for those not able to stand for showering - just let us know before arrival.
Ground Floor Bedroom Two
A lovely double bedroom facing the front of the property.
Ground Floor Bedroom Three
A twin bedroom also facing the front of the property.
Party Houses Merrymeet accessible twin bedroom (one of four bedrooms on the ground floor)
Ground Floor Bedroom Four
A further twin bedroom, with a door to the front of Merrymeet.
Ground Floor Bathroom with separate shower, bath and basin and toilet.
Ground Floor Shower room, with toilet and basin
Off the top hallway there are a further 3 bedrooms and plus a further two bathrooms are upstairs.
First Floor Bedroom Five
Twin Bedroom with door to outside and double aspect windows.
First Floor Bedroom Six
A Double Bedroom with pretty wardrobe, dressing table and views to the front.
Party Houses Merrymeet upstairs twin bedroom
First Floor Bathroom with Shower plus toilet and basin
First Floor Bedroom Seven
A very spacious Family Quad Room (4 single beds) plus a single sofa bed (we don't count this as one of the 16 guest beds!). This room has an Ensuite Bathroom with bath and shower, toilet and basin.
Doors lead off the living room onto a stone patio fitted with plenty of seats and tables for outside dining, with views up the little valley.
There are approximately 3 acres of natural fields to enjoy (although they are a bit too sloping for football!). A footpath leads straight opposite Merrymeet into wonderful walking country in the Peak District National Park. There are also a couple of stables – ideal for securely storing your bikes or other outdoor equipment.
There is plenty of free off road parking.
Please note that we are unable to welcome noisey parties to this Party House (Please check out our other Party Houses)
Dogs are Welcome!
Why not invite Chef and waitresses to cater a private meal for you? Call Chef David Wakefield on 01625 575703 or visit davidwakefieldcatering.com
For lots of other ideas on local activities please see the 'Extras' section of partyhouses.co.uk
Party Houses Merrymeet - the view across the little brook, complete with stepping stones - now you know why Merrymeet is in the hamlet named Back O'th Brook!
For any more information please call 01260 226609 and we will do our best to help!