Sunday, 11 December 2016

Willersley Castle, a very nice hotel

Hello. And here we are at the last of five posts on my mini break in Derbyshire. As well as fabulous walking, I also stayed in a fabulous hotel. The special offer of £39 per person per night for B & B plus evening meal is still on, it finishes on the 21st of December, so still time to grab yourself a two night getaway deal. 
The Willersley Castle Hotel is one of five hotels under the Christian Guild umbrella. You can check them all out here. They all have the same promotion so if you are down in the South West you can still take advantage of the offer. I always book my accommodation on the phone. 
Here are a few pictures. The Christmas tree decorating the entrance lobby.  
Down the corridor. Lounge on the left, dining room further down, lift to the upper floors on the right.

Check in at Reception. The staff are friendly and helpful.

There are two staircases, one at each end of the building. First floor looking down into the lobby.
The domed roof is beautiful inside. 
The iron railings on the second floor.

Looking down from the first floor. Love the carpet. 
Looking straight across on the first floor. 
Looking down from the second floor. 
Lots of choice for breakfast. The hot food was in warming pans on the other table. 
Table set for the evening meal in the dining room.

Retire to the lounge when you have eaten.

My room was a single en suite shower, hand basin, and toilet, crisp white cotton bedding, big fluffy towels. It had a TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. The food was excellent, freshly cooked and plenty of it, with a vegetarian option. Willersley Castle is a great hotel.


This is not a sponsored post, as you know, I don't take freebies for money. I paid £78 for my two night stay. I wasn't asked to write this.

So, thank you for popping in. It's been a dull day today, I managed to get a load of washing done but it isn't all dry so it is draped around the house. The heating is on, and my oldie boy ginger Bugsy  has two hot water bottles in his bed. I'm not sure how much longer he has here, we've been to the vet twice, I now think nature will take it's course.

Catch up soon. Toodle pip




27 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about Bugsy. Hotel looks amazing.

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  2. Sorry to read about Bugsy. It sounds like you're keeping him comfortable.
    The hotel looks lovely. Your photographs of the staircases and domed roof are beautiful. Fantastic value for money as well. X

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  3. Oh Ilona it's seems to be a year of goodbyes for you and your beloved pets. The hall looks wonderful and great value for money.

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  4. I have so enjoyed following you on your mini break. Many thanks for sharing so many photos. Happy that you are taking advantage of these sort of offers. They are great value for your money with a good breakfast and evening meal included.

    You are as usual taking care of dear little Bugsy in the very best way possible. Look after yourself Ilona - stay warm my dear.

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  5. thanks for the review of the hotel. looks great. hope they have an offer early in the new year. hope Bugsy is OK and doesn't suffer

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  6. My what a charming place to stay. Your photos from the staircase of the dome and then back down again are awesome. Thanks for sharing :) Happy Holidays!

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  7. Really pleased you had a lovely break but so very sorry to read that your beloved Bugsy isn't well. I know you will give him the best care. Thinking of you. Kristel xx

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  8. Lots of love to Bugsy tonight from my dear pussy cat. Natalie x

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  9. Sounds like you had a great mini break. I have enjoyed all the posts and photos. Best wishes for Bugsy.

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  10. What a lovely place to stay and what a great price, sorry to hear about your little friend xx

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  11. Thank you so much for the photos and information. What a lovely hotel and what a great bargain. I hope Bugsy feels better but in either case you are taking good care of him and his last days will be comfortable.

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  12. love to Bugsy. Bet he feels better when he knows you're about the place.

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  13. Thanks for the photos. The staircase was as I remembered, oval and not round. I would really like to go back sometime. After 50 years you do wonder if you have remembered it correctly.

    Hope Bugsy is comfortable and peaceful.

    Pat

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  14. Best to you and all of your animal friends and thanks for sharing these photos.

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  15. I'm hoping Bugsy will pick up as cats can often do, sending lots of love to you all♥ Love the hotel and what a bargain. I wanted to stay here back in 2006 when I read about the History of the Castle. Loved looking at the photos and having a peak inside. Linda xx

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  16. The hotel looks so nice and I'm so glad that you had a cozy, lovely place to stay.

    Love and hugs to Bugsy. I'm thinking of you, Ilona.

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  17. What a fabulous looking place to stay! And such a wonderful price, too.
    I'm so sorry that Bugsy isn't doing well.

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  18. The castle you stayed in looks so nice. I'm glad that it's of some use, not withering away to nothingness! Sorry that Bugsby isn't well. Thanks for sharing all your walks about in England. Thanks for being a good tour guide!

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  19. Much love you to you and all your dear pussycats it was your blog that encouraged me to take in a rescue kitty he has had a terrible life before us but we love him very much. Xxx

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  20. Much love you to you and all your dear pussycats it was your blog that encouraged me to take in a rescue kitty he has had a terrible life before us but we love him very much. Xxx

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  21. So sorry to hear about Bugsy, i hope his days are peaceful. Thank you for sharing this charming hotel. It looks great for such a reasonable price too. I will add it to my list of places to stay on my trip to the UK next year.

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  22. I stayed at Willersley Castle when I was in the UK in 2014. Loved it! The Mill Museum and the Heights of Abraham were fabulous. Your last few posts have had me reminiscing. Take care of yourself and your pets, they always steal a chunk of our heart.

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  23. It looks very posh Ilona, and sounds wonderful. Susan (wife of Edward)

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  24. Sorry you're facing another loss Ilona. All the best to you & Bugsy. Karen

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  25. Thanks so much for the interesting photos.I am fascinated by industrial archaeology. Your commentary is extremely interesting. Thanks Ilona

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  26. So sorry to hear that Bugsy is not well :-(

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