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Private luxury country estate for up to 26 guests

Bedrooms 8
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Hire your own five star luxury private country estate for any kind of special event, in a quiet Derbyshire village, surrounded by 1.5 acres of gardens - Sleeps up to 26 guests, 16 seat cinema room, billiards/games room, jacuzzi baths, 26 seat dining table, 4 lounges, 3 metre swim spa, broadband wireless internet, you use the house like your home for the duration of your stay.

Perfect for:


Birthday celebrations


Family get togethers

Stag and Hen events

Corporate Events


The house is a beautifully restored Georgian property originally built in 1690 with lovingly restored original features and all the benefits of modern technology and contemporary furnishings. Set in 1.5 acres of mature established gardens including a large terrace with heated seating area and a full size grass tennis court, there are 3.8 acres of paddock and apple orchards to be enjoyed.

The house sleeps 8-22 people throughout the 8 bedrooms (a further 2 dressing rooms which can also sleep an additional 4 if needed making total occupancy maximum of 26 guests). This really is a luxurious country estate boasting a 12-foot swim spa/hot tub, games room with pool table, table tennis and bar billiards, a cinema with 16 cinema seats and a 3-metre wide screen, 100-foot master suite, exquisite bathrooms, two of which have spa baths, plus four reception rooms and broadband wireless internet in most areas of the house

Ground Floor Entrance halls: There are two spacious entrance halls to meet and greet guests

Sitting rooms: There are two sitting rooms with beautiful views over the courtyard and gardens

Kitchen: Along with adjoining orangery forms the heart of this home, offering both a breakfast bar and full dining area. Handmade, bespoke shaker solid timber kitchen with a central island, Star Galaxy granite work-surfaces, range cooker with electric hob, full size American fridge freezer, two integral dishwashers, double butler sink, instant hot water tap, integral steam cooker and warming drawer, full size wine cooler, solid oak floors, Victorian leaded light windows, TV and internet point. Perfect for entertaining! There is a large dining table which comfortably seats 6-26 diners

Orangery: Handmade, solid timber, fully double glazed, south facing, creates an amazing room that can be used all year round, offering wonderful views of the terrace and gardens with ample seating for guests. Two sets of French doors lead to the terrace and gardens

Table tennis room

Billiards room: With a full-size pool table, dart board, bar billiards and wide selection of games

Cloakrooms: Two downstairs cloakrooms with a W.C. Snug: The oldest part of the house, dating back to 1690. Original exposed beams, travertine floor, Victorian windows, Piano.

Cinema: A home theatre with 16 cinema seats, surround sound speaker system and 3 metre screen. A range of Blu-rays are available, or you can of course bring your own discs or USB memory

Utility Room: Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Ironing facilities are all available for your use during your stay

First Floor

Master bedroom suite: 100-foot long with two dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. One of the dressing rooms can also be used as a further bedroom (double bed sofa) or nursery. The magnificent master bedroom benefits from original exposed beams, Victorian open fireplace and dual aspect views through Victorian leaded light windows, over the courtyard and gardens. The en-suite has been designed for two. There is a double Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a walk in double power shower, double sink and vanity unit, WC and airing cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor and Victorian leaded light windows overlooking the courtyard. The beds can be set up as one Superking, or two singles.

Kids room: once the apple store, this room is perfect for the kids; it sleeps six, has freeview TV and has access from the spiral staircase in the formal living room

Three further large double bedrooms, all with freeview TV. The beds can be set up as one Superking, or two singles. Two further bathrooms on the first floor, including an oversized Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, power shower, double sink with fully fitted units and granite surfaces, WC and airing cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor, original Victorian fireplace and leaded light windows overlooking the courtyard

Second Floor

Two further large double bedrooms, all with freeview TV. The beds can be set up as One Superking, or two singles. Luxury shower room

Family bedroom with two double beds, can be used for one person, a couple or a family sharing.

Large landing with a double sofa bed for additional sleeping if needed


Courtyard with parking for up to 20 cars Approximately 1.5 acres of formal gardens including a full-size grass tennis court Garden summer house with 12-foot heated swim spa

Approximately 3.8 acres of paddocks and fruit orchard Spectacular country views Outside BBQ and dining area (two barbecues and gas are provided) with a heated seating area for use 365 days a year Garden tables and benches

Other Amenities

Large trampoline Children's climbing frame and swing set Basketball net Tennis Croquet/Quoits/Boules Tree swing

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Donisthorpe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master ensuite with double size bath and 2 person shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Main bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shower Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Shower room
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Two double beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Can be split into two singles
    Bedroom 8 - 6 twin/ single , 6 single beds for children or families
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Halfway House
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Halfway House
Car: recommended

Things To Do

Day Spa at Champneys Springs

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Pistol and Air Rifle Shooting


Paint Ball


Peak District


Calke Abbey

Heights of Abraham

Carsington Water


Drayton Manor

Alton Towers

Twycross Zoo

National Space Centre


Foxton Locks

Ashby de la Zouch (castle)

Moira Furnace

Trentham Gardens

Blue John Cavern

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Wild Park Farm Derbyshire


Go Ape

Hicks Lodge

Bosworth Battlefield

Snibston Discover Museum

Tropical Birdland


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $138.49
Damage Deposit $1,384.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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