Stretton House

Stretton House, Highstairs Lane, Stretton, DE55 6FD
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About Stretton House

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Stretton House is a Victorian country manor in Derbyshire, just outside the Peak District National Park. It is ideally suited for large family parties, weekends with friends, and corporate use.

The house has 13 bedrooms (10 of which are en-suite, and three of which are flexible family rooms). There are an additional two bathrooms. The rooms are all large and light-filled; some of the rooms have four poster beds.

Stretton is a big house, and its reception rooms are just as generous as its bedrooms. There’s an elegant drawing room, with long sofas and an open fire; a library and a large dining room, which stretches the width of the house, and is perfect for a formal dinner party (or conference table, should you be there to work).

There is also a bar lounge and a sun lounge, and large conservatory, which will seat the household of guests for more informal dining.

In the Games Annex, there is a games room with pool table and table football, and a playroom for younger children, complete with rocking horse.

There are also two kitchens, East and West, both of which are well-equipped and easy to use.

Outside, the terraces offer views of the woods and the lake, and lead down to formal gardens, including a knot garden. The lawns are perfect for a high-stakes game of croquet, and there’s a children’s play area. Guests are welcome to enjoy drinks or a BBQ on the terrace, and there’s adequate seating for everybody to sit together.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“One thing that I think Victorian country houses do beautifully, is a grand entrance and stair case, and the one at Stretton House really is impressive. It has colonnades and hand-carved balustrades, and makes a fantastic area for welcoming guests for drinks.”

About The Location

Stretton House is very easy to get to, and is about six miles from the M1 (junction 29). The nearest airport is the East Midlands (about 30 miles away), and the nearest main-line train station is at Chesterfielsd, which is about 7 miles away.

The lovely Derbyshire town of Matlock is 8 miles away, on the edge of the Peak District.

Things To Do

The area around Stretton House is rich in history, and there are some extraordinary country houses nearby, including Chatsworth House, Hardwick and Haddon Hall.

Tourist attractions include theCrich tramway museum, The Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom.

More sporty entertainment can be arranged: clay-shooting, kayaking and horse-riding, plus fantastic hiking and cycling in the Peak District itself.

Should you need a gentle walk and reviving pint, a traditional Derbyshire pub is barely half a mile from the house, in the village of Stretton.


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07793 651386


Stretton House is a fantastic venue for celebrating a special occasion or for a reunion over a few or many days for a large group of friends and/or family. The accommodation is first class, well maintained and full of lovely furniture, fixtures and fittings. Log or coal fires in the main living rooms also provide that special warmth and comfort in the winter months. The property is well located for accessing the numerous places of interest in the area and I would thoroughly recommend Stretton House to everyone who enjoys the pleasure of staying in a wonderful home!

Stretton House is big, grand house with a large hallway and an imposing staircase for you sweep up and down. One large lounge with comfortable sofas, a couple of smaller lounges off the main hall plus a home cinema room, a playroom, a conservatory, a garden and a whole separate annex for games (including table tennis, pool table, table football and games console) means that the house absorbs a large crowd and everyone can find a favourite space. Unusually in a house for a group, there is a choice of three areas where the whole party can eat together; a formal dining room, a sunlit conservatory near the kitchen or, if the weather is fine, you can eat in the garden. There are enough tables and chairs for 30 in all three areas. The house is clean, well-maintained and the furnishings, bed linens and towels are of good quality. The kitchens are well-equipped to cook for a large party. Everything in the house works; there are no dripping taps or dodgy showers. If anything does break or you can't figure out how to use the impressive home cinema, you can call on John and Debbie, the housekeepers who live at the end of the drive. They will meet you when you arrive, give you a guided tour with some essential information and then leave you be. If you call them, they will be on the doorstep in minutes to solve your problem. Otherwise, you probably won't notice them until your departure. Cheerful, friendly and helpful, they are a great asset to the house. Stretton House is mostly used for wedding parties at weekends, but our party (15 adults and 10 kids aged 10-21) went for a week's holiday. We all found a variety of things to do in the local area and had a great time. I'll happily recommend Stretton House as a holiday house (by which I mean mansion - it is huge).

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