Willersley Castle Hotel

Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

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Willersley Castle History


The construction of Willersley Castle in began in 1790, commissioned by Sir Richard Arkwright, the great industrialist who developed the Water Frame which revolutionised the cotton milling industry in this country and all around the world. In 1791 a fire broke out causing severe damage to part of the interior of the Castle, a major setback in construction. The damage was repaired, but sadly Arkwright died in 1792 before completion of the building. His son, also named Richard, moved into Willersley Castle with his family in 1796 and the family continued to live there until 1922.
 
Many of the original features can still be seen today. The most striking of these is the Well Gallery, an oval gallery with a glass dome situated in the centre of the building, with cantilevered galleries on the first and second floors. An Adams archway leads through the building towards the Well Gallery, whilst the Music Room, Drawing Room and Dining Rooms all contain their original Adams fireplaces.
 
In 1927 a group of Methodist businessmen bought Willersley Castle as a Methodist Guild Holiday Centre, and opened its doors on the 5th May 1928. It became a popular location for young Methodists, with its tennis courts, bowling green, games field and organised excursions in the Peak District proving a real success.
 
During the Second World War the Castle was used as a Maternity Hospital by the Salvation Army, which had relocated from Clapton in the East End of London. Over four thousand babies were born at Willersley between 1940 and 1946.
 
Willersley Castle still is a popular hotel. In addition to providing holidays, Willersley also caters for residential conferences, day conferences, coach parties and group meals.

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Lindors Country House Hotel & Bath Christmas Market

Arrive at Lindors on the Monday and enjoy an evening of fine dining and fellowship. On Tuesday, board the coach to Bath, and spend the day in the remarkable city and its famous Christmas Market, soaking up the atmosphere and shopping for unique festive presents. On Wednesday, you can enjoy a quiet day at Lindors, using the pool or enjoying the log fires, and getting some relaxation in before the busyness of the festive season hits its height!

3 nights for £150.00 per person 
2 nights for £105.00 per person

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Sidholme Hotel - Pre Christmas Break

Sidholme Hotel welcomes you to take a few days to yourself to relax and recharge, so you are ready for a truly amazing Christmas with family and friends. It’s the ideal time to start or finish your Christmas shopping.

The break includes a mulled wine and mince pie reception, tea & cake around our log fireplace in our lovely lounge areas and delicious evening meals.

£40.00 per person per night includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

(first bookers will receive a complimentary upgrade to a superior room)

Manager Promotions
November 2017 - March 2018

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

Abbot Hall Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

Lindors Country House Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February & March: £55

Sidholme Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

Treloyhan Manor Hotel

November & December 2017 £40
January: £45 February: £47 March: £55

Willersley Castle Hotel

November & December 2017 £49
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

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Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays 2018

Welcome to your 2018 Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays brochure, featuring a comprehensive choice of speciality and feature breaks!

If you're signed up to our postal mailing list you should soon receive your printed copy, but you can also read the online version on our website at www.christianguild.co.uk or download the PDF: 2018 Brochure (5.99MB)

 

Brave the Shave

Jenny at Treloyhan Manor Hotel, recently took part in the Brave the Shave campaign.

Brave the Shave is a fundraising campaign by Macmillian Cancer Support, the aim of the campaign is for people to shave their head to "stand proudly alongside men, women and children with Cancer"

After hearing an advert on the radio, Jenny felt inspried to do something in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support and in memory of her sister, who sadly lost her battle against cancer in 2008.

Jenny would like to thank everyone from hotel guests, to her colleagues both at Treloyhan and the four other sister hotels, for their continued support and encouragement.

So far she has raised £1,238.00.

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