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This Large Victorian Gentleman's Residence Offers a Country Retreat of Elegance

Bedrooms 12
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Chateau / Manor House in Stretton, Nr. Ashover, Derbyshire, England - Peaceful Accesible Country Location and an Ideal Base for the Exploring the Peak District

Stretton House, dating back to the 17th century and greatly extended in Victorian times, is an imposing Derbyshire country house, with historic links to the building of the local mainline railway connecting London to Leeds. The private gravel driveway leads to an impressive residence sitting in its own formal gardens and parkland overlooking an ornamental lake. Stretton House provides the ideal setting for a large gathering of friends and family, comfortably accommodating up to 32 people in luxurious surroundings, for that special weekend or holiday. The whole party can comfortably dine at a single table in the conservatory or alternatively there is a formal dining room for 32. In good weather, outside dining is an option with a table for 32 people located on the patio outside the conservatory. Privacy and tranquillity can be enjoyed by all members of the family with croquet on the lawn, Pimms on the lake terrace and activities for the children. Stretton House the formal drawing room with an open fire, the library also with an open fire,a bar lounge and conservatory. There is also a childrens art room (including DVD and book library) as well as a games annex in the former coach house. With all this to offer Stretton House is the ideal large holiday home and retreat for the whole family.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017


Stretton Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - JSG en-suite - toilet , tub , shower , Separate large shower for 2 ans freestanding bath
    Bathroom 3 - Bland suite en-suite - toilet , tub , shower , Large double ended free standing bath and separate shower
    Bathroom 1 - The Dorm en-suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double ended bath in the bedroom with separate shower
    Bathroom 4 - Rooth - toilet , tub , Large bathroom with freestanding bath
    Bathroom 5 - Timberfield en-suite - toilet , tub , shower , Double ended freestanding bath and separate shower
    Bathroom 6 - Tomlinson en-suite - toilet , shower , Ensuite shower room
    Shower room - Adams en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
    Shower room - McConnell en-suite - toilet , shower , En-suite shower room
    Shower room 4 - Griffin en-suite - toilet , shower , Ensuite shower room
    Bathroom - Bennington en-suite - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite with shower over the bath
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , tub , Additional family bathroom located on the first floor
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , tub , shower , Additional bathroom with freestanding bath and shower
  • Bed 1 has a bath in the bedroom and separate shower. Bed 2 has a shower for 2 and separate bathroom with freestanding bath. Family suite has an ensuite with freestanding bath. 3 bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and on ensuite with a shower over the bath
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 4 - Rooth - 1 double , Double bed
    Bedroom 1 - The Dorm - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , large family room with fourposter sleeping up to 4
    Bedroom 2 - JSG - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size four poster and bed settee sleeping up to 4 people
    Bedroom 3 - The Bland Suite - 1 king , 1 double , 2 bedroo family suite with king size bed and double bed
    Bedroom 5 - Timberfield - 1 queen , King size bed
    Bedroom 6 - Tomlinson - 1 queen , King size bed
    Bedroom 7 - Adams - 1 queen , King size bed
    Bedroom 8 - McConnel - 2 twin/ single , Twin Room
    Bedroom 9 - Bennington - 1 queen , King size bed
    Bedroom 10 - Griffin - 1 double , Double bed
    Bedroom 11 - Horatio - 3 twin/ single , Twin beds with optional additional trundle bed
    Bedroom 12 - White - 3 twin/ single , Twin beds with optional pull out trundle bed
    Bedroom 13 - Bland suite - 1 double , Second bedroom to the Bland suite with 3/4 bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 32 (13 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 12/13 bedrooms in total comprising: - 2 family rooms (sleeps 4) - 1 family suite separate bedroom - 2 doubles en-suite - 4 king size en-suite - 3 twins Ten en suite bathrooms and an additional two bathrooms Two additional WC's downstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Outside: Extensive private formal gardens and lawns. Outside dining on the terraces offers plenty of seating for all and cooking on the large charcoal Barbecue. Privacy and tranquillity can be enjoyed by all members of the family with croquet on the lawn, Pimms on the lake terrace and activities for the children. ice maker is available Cleaning / Towels / Linen Table linen, napkins and towels included. Other: A childrens play room for younger children includes TV and DVD player. A 2 story games annex includes Pool Table, Table Football and ping pong table.


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This Large Victorian Gentleman's Residence Offers a Country Retreat of Elegance
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews

Great friends get together

  • 5 of 5

Can't fault it. Lots of thoughtful touches and everything of excellent quality.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magnificent! Magical experience.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house; exquisite outside as well as inside. Wonderful welcome from the housekeepers, John & Debbie. Immaculate rooms and gardens. So well equipped and the owner, Dena, left a lovely bag of treats for us which was such a nice touch. It was the first time the whole family had got together for a weekend and Stretton House made it so special. We enjoyed the grandeur of the dining room one evening and then were lucky with the weather and had a barbecue the next night. We will definitely be booking again. (Loved the roll-top bath.) It was all perfect. Thank you Dena for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Stretton for our daughters wedding in Derby. All our wedding preparations were done on the morning of the wedding, hair and makeup, and the wedding cars took us to the venue from Stretton. We are a large family and once a year we rent a large property for a weekend. Everywhere and everything is beautiful, the kitchens are really well equipped and we catered for ourselves all weekend. The house made a perfect day into a perfect weekend, helped by the weather being very kind to us. I sincerely hope we will stay at Stretton again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Spoil Your Friends!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Stretton House with a group of our closest friends - 24 in all - mostly adults but with a couple of children in the mix.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather and spent pretty much the whole 48 hours relaxing in the garden and enjoying the wonderful outdoor dining area.

Despite being a large group, everyone had plenty of space and nobody felt compromised in terms of their sleeping arrangements - which is rare for these sorts of party houses - we looked at a lot before landing on Stretton!

Facilities were amazing - everything you could want catered for - and we were also put in touch with some great suppliers who provided extra treats for our guests, like a barman and outside catering for a delicious barbecue.

Stretton was also perfect because we had guests coming from as far flung as Belfast, Edinburgh, Sussex and Cambridge. Accessible to all within a reasonable travelling distance.

All our guests were massively impressed by Stretton and many mentioned booking themselves in the future. We may even all be back together at some point!

Thank you Dena!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely ❤️👌🏽

  • 5 of 5

We booked Stretton house directly with the Owner who was very efficient in making sure we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay . She was flexible with check in/ out times which helped a lot . All 22 of us including 10 children absolutely had a fantastic time . Plenty of space inside and out to enjoy . Clean quality furnishings in every room . Both kitchen had cutlery /utensils . Wifi available all around the house and outer buildings . Truly wonderful time had by all ❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An experience like no other

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 28 adults and kids, who meet every couple of years so have tried many different places, none have been better or felt more like a home than Stretton House.

The first day or so was spent working out how to navigate the house and grounds and getting lost in what each area has to offer.

Lots of amenities were a short drive and entertainment is available if you ever desire to leave the house.

We immediately rebooked and will back year after year.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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• Chatsworth House (used as Pemberley pride and Prejudice)16 miles

• Hardwick Hall 8 miles

• Haddon Hall 13 miles

• Matlock 8 miles

• Matlock Bath and the heights of Abraham 8 miles

• Bakewell15 miles

Further Details:

• Nearest pub/restaurant 0.8 mile

• Ashover offers numerous public houses 3 miles

• CAMRA regional pub of the year 3 miles (Poet’s Corner, Ashover)

• Matlock with numerous dining options 8 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,059.74

Booking Notes:
The listed pricing if for a guide only,for up to date pricing and availability please go to our web-site or contact us for a quotation for your required dates.
We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
The balance is due 8 weeks before the date booked
£800 refundable deposit

As well as weekend breaks mid-week breaks are available, please enquire for pricing

Changeover Day:
• On-site caretaker to greet you and handle any queries during your stay
• Check in 4pm
• Check out 4pm on a Sunday
• Check out 10am on other days
• Early check in can be requested

Notes on prices:
The listed pricing is for a guide only. Please click on the link to our web-site for up to date availability and pricing.

30% deposit to secure the booking and the remainder 8 weeks prior to the date of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund