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image for Themed Dinner item typeMurder at Dovecote Manor - Murder Mystery at Cober Hill

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Themed Dinner, Sat 20 Jul 2019

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery

Details

The year is 1939 – Britain is basking in the sunshine of a glorious summer. Yet there is an air of tension, with the threat of imminent war against Hitler’s Nazi Germany ever-present. For most, it is a case of simply getting on with normal life; after all, Chamberlain has promised ‘peace in our time’ and the doom-mongers might just be wrong. For many, though, there is also the feeling that war is inevitable, and with it will come the senseless slaughter of millions of lives, including, almost certainly, the death of husbands, sons and brothers in the battlegrounds of Europe.

The British attitude of ‘stiff upper lip’ is evident nowhere more than at Dovecote Manor, in the sleepy little village of Much-Fumbling-in-the-Marshes. Here, in the idyllic setting of the Cotswold countryside, a group of people gather to celebrate the summer sun and too mark the fact that life may never be the same again with the traditional summer house party.

These are not your common villagers, though. Gathered at the Manor is a sample of life’s ‘Great and Good’ (in their eyes at least), all specially invited by Sir Rupert Montague MP.

Dovecote Manor has been in the Montague family for eleven generations, and the last four owners have also represented the area at Westminster.

In addition, to the special guests, Sir Rupert has followed tradition and the rest of the villagers are also invited; many take the chance to visit the Big House and snoop around to see how the other half lives.

The guests – some from the world of politics, entertainment, sport and the arts – are about to enjoy a fine dinner. Afterwards… who knows? A little light singing around the piano in the drawing room, perhaps, a gentle parlour game or two – charades is always so popular. Perhaps a bit of dancing, too, until the early hours. In the morning, when the servants have cleared away the mess, although the sun will shine again, the dark shadow of war may once again enter these people’s minds, but for now, this evening they will forget their fears and simply party…

OR WILL THEY?

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 Jul 2019 19:00 to 22:30

Prices

£29.50 per person

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Address

Cober Hill,
Cloughton,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO13 0AR

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 011953  Lat: 54.34322 Long: -0.44631

By Road:
Situated 100 yards along Staintondale Road, 6 miles north of Scarborough on the A171 Scarborough to Whitby Road.

By Public Transport:
Half hourly bus services from Scarborough to Cloughton by local no. 15 service or hourly using Arriva transport no. 93. frequent Rail services to Scarborough station 6 miles away.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu