Superb house set in amazing grounds

We have just enjoyed a weekend at this fabulous house and would recommend it to anyone looking for a top grade weekend retreat with family or friends. Our party consisted of 9 adults and 5 children and the house catered for us perfectly.

The quality of the fixtures and fittings are fantastic, I am notoriously fussy regarding accommodation and can say that this is the first time I have been overwhelmed and undersold! The pictures of the property probably do not do it justice particularly the size of the beautiful grounds it is set within. We were also really appreciative of the welcome Easter cake left for us by the owners and the chocolate bunnies for the kids, it was a nice touch and the cake tasted amazing.

There was more than enough room for our party and it is a fabulous family house that comes alive with lots of people in it. The outside games area was a welcomed additional room that was utilised well by the group.

Being that the location is rural, phone signals are not very good so just a courtesy heads up to anyone looking to stay here. That said, once you are there, you will want to switch your phone off in any event and just relax and enjoy the splendour of the property! We found that signal was best achieved in the formal living area and above bedrooms. There is Wi-Fi provided with the property.

We also booked a private chef that was recommended by the owners for a special 65th birthday dinner for my father. Will Gowing provided an unforgettable evening along with Sonia who was our hostess for the evening. Will's food was second to none and the evening glided effortlessly allowing us to enjoy a stress free and fantastic birthday celebration. I would hugely recommend anyone staying booking Will and his team if you are looking for a special occasion and great food.

In summary, I would have zero hesitation in returning to Scalbeck House, in fact we are already trying to book our return visit!