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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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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 76 reviews

The best Christmas ever

  • 5 of 5

We cannot easily put into words how wonderful Stretton House is. Every single thing about the house is perfect. We were a family group of 30 with 2 octogenarians, 7 couples, 10 late teens and early twenty year olds, and 4 children including a 6 month old baby and a 2 year old. The house suited everybody with so much space and entertainment that we didn't need to go anywhere apart from walks and cycle rides for some.

The photos do not show the warmth of the house and the degree of comfort which is 5 star!

We did not use caterers at all but using the 2 fantastically well-equipped kitchens was a pleasure. Ocado helped!

The movie room is lovely and I don't think there are pictures of this on the web-site.

Toiletries were provided in the rooms and a lovely welcome gift.

The beds, linen and pillows are superb and the towels too.

John is a delightful housekeeper and couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.

There are NO downsides to a stay at Stretton House apart from having to leave.

Please go and visit this beautiful home. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jo we would like to thank you for leaving such a wonderful review, we are so pleased to hear what a fantastic stay you had and your feedback is so rewarding. Hope to see you again Best wishes Dena and the Stretton House Team
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We were a mixed group of friends who came for our annual university reunion. The house is set in beautiful grounds, near to a main road and yet you feel like you are far from it all. The property is spotlessly clean and amazingly sung and warm considering the size of the house. There are 2 modern very well equipped kitchens, one of which has a little bar and snug off it. There are 2 stunning reception rooms and a huge dining room which seated all 24 of us for a big evening meal. The bedrooms are all decorated individually and have their own on suites except for 2 of the twins which still have their own allocated bathrooms. We also really enjoyed the games annexe on a rainy January afternoon. The service we have received from Dena and her colleagues has been friendly and professional. We all enjoyed the champagne and goodies bag waiting for us in the drawing room when we arrived. Always quick to reply to emails and queries and on time for a very welcome arrive and farewell. We have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First class - offering a fantastic expetience

  • 5 of 5

Stretton House offers a superb five star experience . The house is truly stunning , beautifully maintained and looked after . Everything works - from the hot hot water to the projector in the cinema room , the useful 3 dishwashers and the two cookers in a very useful Two kitchens . We were a big party of 29 - teenagers and parents who went over New Year . As a group we have been spending NY together for over 20 years . Stretton House was perfect in every way . A brilliant games room for the teenagers , fabulous dining room that easily coped with us all . A cinema room which offered teenage sessions and even A Sound of Music for an afternoon by the fire for the Mums . Dena and Andrew were so helpful . They couldn’t do enough to help us . We’re discreetly on hand but left us to it too . We had a fantastic time and have re- booked for next year already ...

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Early family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and the facilities second to none. There were 22 adults, 1 teenager, 7 children, ranging from 2 - 8 years old and a 2 month old baby. The oldest person was 95. We all really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

The house was superbly equipped and maintained. Dena and John were so helpful and friendly, which put everybody at ease.

I cannot recommend stretton house enough. Thank you for making our stay truly memorable.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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February 16, 2018



• 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 $1,122.96

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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