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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.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017



• 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


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 72 reviews

The property was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We booked Stretton House for a pre-Christmas family get together, and had very high expectations after looking at the pictures on the website. I'm pleased to say our expectations were exceeded! We had a wonderful welcome from John the housekeeper and were shown around the magnificent house. The fires were lit and the Christmas tree in the hallway, just made it seem even more magical. A lovely bag of goodies were left for us along with a bottle of champagne on ice. Each of the bedrooms were spacious with lovely bathrooms, the kitchens had everything you could need, we were able to cook fabulous 3 course meals for both of our nights stay. The whole house was absolutely spotless, no mean feat given the size of the place. Our group ranged in age from 6 weeks through to 95 years old, and everybody was well catered for. We would have no hesitation in booking Stretton House again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house for a perfect break with friends

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing weekend we have just had at Stretton House!

John the housekeeper met us and showed us round the house, with all the log and coal fires pre lit the ambience of the house was perfect. The owner Dena had left us some thoughtful gifts in a goodie bag to help our weekend get off to a great start - thank you so much.

The house is spacious, very clean and well equipped, I can't think of anything that we required that wasn't at the house. Even with 31 of us ranging from 1 years - 50 years there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out, both inside and outside the house. The kids particularly loved the games room and cinema room, and the adults loved the bar lounge and library to relax in. Great wifi throughout, which the teenagers appreciated. It was great to have 2 kitchens and all the bedrooms and bathrooms were stunning.

Apart from a couple of local walks we didn't venture far, there was no need to. We loved it so much that we have already booked to go again next year! It's highly recommended if you want to stay in a beautiful country house with a group of family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you next year for your early Christmas stay. Best wishes from the Stretton House Team
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Wonderful stay in a magnificent house

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning, immaculately appointed and in a beautiful location. Would thoroughly recommend it to family and friends, and would gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A magnificent and spacious property, equipped, furnished and presented to the very highest standards.

Our group of families and friends, of all ages, very much appreciated the high quality extensive facilities, and the attention to detail. The children also greatly enjoyed the large games room and outdoor play spaces.

John and Dena ensured our stay was a joy, and provided us with a very warm and thoughtful welcome.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A superb property, the pictures on the site do not do justice to the real space and decor, magnificent throughout from the large and multiple lounge area, large bedrooms with spacious

ensuites, massive dining areas and the big kitchens with almost everything at our disposal. The gardens and surrounds simply echoed the majestic property. The games rooms was separate to the property and the kids and adults loved it.

There was great attention to detail with toiletries and towels being provided for all rooms which is quite unusual in a holiday cottage. We, a group of 10 families, had a fantastic time for a friends get together. We were well received by Andy who showed us around along with a lovely welcome gift and John the house keeper was available nearby for any help.

Prior to Dena was very prompt with the joining instructions and ensured that we were well looked after. We are all thrilled with our stay and would definitely stay here again as also recommending to all our family and friends as it was truly one of the best holiday cottages in which we have stayed. It is also very reasonably priced.

Only thing missing was a swimming pool which would have made it even better but overall it was well above our expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A memorable weekend in a memorable house

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend was a meet-up of old friends - 28 people across 3 generations. The first question, as we drove up to the house was one of "Would reality match the website description and photos?".

Answer: "It would exceed our expectations never mind match them."

John and Dena were waiting to show us round the living areas, the bedrooms and the two well-equipped kitchens and made themselves available throughout the weekend should we have any questions. Apart from a couple of walks we didn't venture very far. There was no need to. The grounds were extensive enough for Generation 3 to explore, to swing and to trampoline, grassy enough for Generation 2 to play football and comfortable enough for Generation 1 to sit and watch it all. And when darkness fell there was always a cinema room to relax in with log burners and coal fires to keep us warm and a games room annex thrown in.

It takes a special house to keep everyone happy - from 14 months to 65 years of age. And this is a special house. There was talk of coming back almost before we'd finished unpacking. We may very well come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,065.53

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

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