What Our Guests Say...
THANK YOU so much for your kindness, hospitality and accommodation of my physical and dietary requests and needs last week when I was on course. I am very grateful. All the staff were wonderful, and I had a great stay.
Kaye, Wellbeing Retreat
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The food was much improved. Everybody commented on how lovely it was. Thank you for taking my comments on board.
Annabel, Yoga Retreat
Just to say many thanks to you and all the Charney Manor staff for an excellent weekend. We even had superb weather! The accommodation was very comfortable, and the food was excellent.
Thanks again and I look forward to being in touch again as we plan for the conference in February 2019!
Mel, Geographers Conference
There were lots of good and appreciative comments about the food and on the chef.
Several people raved about the roast beef. For myself, not a great meat eater, I loved the quiche and interesting salads, and the sweet potato fries, the chicken and mushroom pie was lovely too, with ‘real’ shortcrust pastry!
Although I rarely eat puddings at home, I thought the profiteroles were really excellent, with the dark chocolate sauce.. some of the best I have ever had - lovely and light too.
Alison, Musical Retreat
We had a marvellous family weekend celebrating my husband’s 80th at this charming, historic venue & everyone wants to do it again in 2020 as it fitted us so perfectly.
This is a venue that works well for a large family (we are 31) of varying ages (7 months to 80) who can book the whole site. Having sole use ensured our groups’ needs were specifically catered for, the children had freedom to explore all the nooks & crannies, & everyone could use all the communal spaces. The snow provided extra play value in the lovely grounds & our intrepid keep fitters were not deterred having their morning run in particularly beautiful countryside.
The staff were all very helpful, answering numerous questions about facilities in the months before we arrived and providing travel cots (x 2) & a high chair for the babies.
Kitchen staff were friendly, efficient & left us to our own devices unless we needed them – perfect. The chef helpfully adapted the Friday evening meal to cater for working parents arriving after 7.30pm, with delicious vegetable soup, crusty bread, cheese & crackers proving popular with all the latecomers. They happily stored our celebratory cake & provided fresh fruit salad in scooped out watermelons on the side which looked & tasted great.
The breakfast buffet suited us well with poached or boiled eggs to order, fruit, cereals, yoghurts, crumpets, toast, muffins, jams, cold cheese & meats and a range of juices & hot drinks.
The food was a really good standard (fluffy quiche, loads of fresh veg, an excellent tasty Sunday roast with all the trimmings & delicious puddings) & the vegetarians were well catered for too.
It was very useful to be able to take our own soft drinks & some wine/beer for Saturday evening – a guest fridge in the dining room (the Undercroft) kept it cool.
A nice touch was the chef himself seeking me out a couple of times over the weekend to check we had everything & were happy with the food – very pro-active.
Rooms (mostly twin & single) are basic facility-wise but clean and (all but one in the Manor House) ensuite. Each room has a kettle, tea, coffee & milk sachets, a little bottle of shower gel & towels. They all vary in size & shape but we liked the quirky nature of the place & appreciated the many small improvements made recently (shower stalls replaced, rumbling pipework sorted, ivy cleared from windows, mattresses upgraded & room décor considerably improved.)
We enjoyed having several differently sized meeting spaces at our disposal & used the Barn Meeting Room for yoga, the beautiful oak-beamed Solar for singing & the lounge for chatting over afternoon coffee & home-made cakes.
The children also used the Library for doing homework & the 2nd floor TV space for computer games while the Guest Kitchen in the Barn was handy for microwaving baby food & (when the kitchen was locked in the evening) filling the drinking water bottles.
Charney is a great place for a group to spend a weekend – great value for money - we hardly went off site, appreciating its’ facilities, quiet beauty & special atmosphere – a marvellous canvas on which any group can productively paint to relish being together & have fun.
Charney Manor Review from The Gutfreund-Walmsley Family: April 2018
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