A Country house suitable for larger family groups. Overlooking 3 acres of garden. Calke Abbey and Derby nearby. . Magnificent country houseIdeal for large family gatherings. This 1870s country house is at the head of a sweeping tree-lined carriage drive between Derby and Melbourne, and overlooks 3 acres of garden. It can accommodate the largest family party, with its living rooms, gilded cornices and fine chimney pieces, and children&rsquo;s toys and games facilities. There is stabling on request. Historic Swarkestone Bridge and Trents water-sports area, an historic canal and local pubs are an easy walk. Calke Abbey and Derby with its theatres, clubs, restaurants and shopping, under 15 minutes drive. Ashbourne and Dovedale are 14 miles, Matlock Bath, 20 miles, Alton Towers, 22 miles and American Adventure, 12 miles. Shops 2 miles, pub 3/4 mile.. Ground floor: Living room. Three additional living rooms, one with pool table. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 9 bedrooms: 3 double each with additional single, one can be en-suite to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 6 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two separate toilets.. Open fires in living rooms (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity &pound;60per week, &pound;45 per short break. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Electric cooker. Two microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Balustraded terraced patios and chairs. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared use of hard tennis court. Shared snooker room. One pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, sheep country).. This property can be booked for short breaks outside normal peak restrictions, please phone for details.