Stretton House

Stretton House, Highstairs Lane, Stretton, DE55 6FD

28 reviews


£3,200 - £4,400

Full Weeks

£6,900 - £7,800







A welcoming Derbyshire manor house, set in beautiful gardens.

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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2 years ago

We wanted to have a big family christmas get together this year but this wasn't possible due to work, and other commitments, so the only time we could all get together was last weekend, which also coincided with a birthday. 31 of us with ages ranging from 2 months to 95 years went to Stretton House. What an amazing and beautiful country house. Everything was perfect, there was plenty of room, the facilities were second to none, and a wonderful time was had by all. Already planning our next visit, hopefully in the summer so we can make the most of the beautiful gardens. Mary and Carol

2 years ago

The most amazing weekend ever. Nothing was too much trouble, really personal touches and totally gorgeous place. All the rooms are so well done. Exceeds all expectations and more.

2 years ago

We stayed at Stretton House as a party of 28 ranging from age 7 to age 56. The house is BEAUTIFUL. It is spacious (in fact it takes a few hours to get your bearings and you can easily get lost), beautifully decorated and so well equipped. We wanted for nothing. Even the weather was kind to us for October. We could enjoy the sunshine in the glorious garden, and then enjoy the fires in the evening. We'll be back!

2 years ago

Not sure Stretton house has had so many kilts, guitars, questionable Tina Turner wigs but we had the best time with all our family and old friends at Grandad's gap year party. Thanks Michael Mackay our talented nephew for fabulous guitar playing, great place for a big family get together, something for everyone!

2 years ago

This house is stunning house was lovely, we had 28 people including 4 young children and still felt like there was plenty of room. The house was very clean and was lovely to be greeted by the butler. We would definitely recommend this to others.

2 years ago

Beautiful! Everything about this place is just lovely. From the sunken baths to the books dating back to the 1300s. Set in beautiful surroundings offering great views of our wonderful countryside. It was our friend's 50th weekend celebrations and we had the best time.

2 years ago

Spent a weekend here for a friends 60th birthday. Had a fantastic time with excellent facilities the house offers. Great base for walking and cycling, if you don't mind a few hills.

3 years ago

When you approach this stunning house it gives you the impression of a Grand stately home similar to Downton Abbey. It is simply stunning. We went for our friends special birthday and we had the time of our lives. It sleeps at least 30 but we had 21 and there was so much room, we didn't feel crowded at all. The bedrooms are all very special and nearly all had ensuites. We enjoyed the outside area and luckily we had great weather and had a BBQ. We had all the utensils to cook and prepare food. We made use of the cinema room and watched a couple of DVD'S. The men made use of the games annex which included a pool table and numerous other game tables. On the Saturday night we had the outside caterers come and serve us a 3 course meal. We felt really spoilt and it was lovely for our friends Birthday. We loved our time here and are booking again for next year.

3 years ago

Just had my 40th birthday celebrations at Stretton House and it was perfect in every way. The group was made up of 10 families and there was plenty of space for everyone. The house is beautiful and every detail has been thought of. The children had a ball! We will definitely be back!!

3 years ago

Had an amazing weekend here with loads of families - kids of all ages loved it specially the grounds and gardens. Huge house decorated wonderfully with all the mod cons, everything you need for a luxury holiday!

3 years ago

We had just the most fantastic time at Stretton House. It is so beautiful inside and out and the cleanliness of the entire house is astounding!! This was our second visit and we are planning our next one!!

3 years ago

Incredible stay over New Year for a joint 50th Birthday celebration ... This amazing place is perfect in every way, for any event.. From the location, to the facilities, rooms etc..etc.. I could go on forever. This has been the best New Year we have ever experienced, we cant wait to return and would highly recommend to all.. Thank you x

3 years ago

Need to find an excuse to return as it was the most perfect setting for a family celebration....100th Birthday party!

3 years ago

Amazing 40th birthday celebration here with friends, absolutely stunning house - highly recommend �

3 years ago

A perfect weekend stay in beautiful surroundings, Stretton house really has got the wow factor, totally and utterly faultless !.

3 years ago

Fantastic weekend for my partners aunties 50th. highley recommend. Will definatley visit again in the future :-)

3 years ago

Fantastic weekend for my partners aunties 50th. highley recommend. Will definatley visit again in the future :-)

3 years ago

Fantastic! Had such a fantastic weekend here for my aunties 50th. Highly recommend this to anybody. Thank you!

3 years ago

Had such an amazing weekend for my aunties 50th, so clean and cosy! Defiantly recommend! Thank you for a lovely experience ���

3 years ago

We stayed here with our UK family for a long weekend. It is truly one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I've ever seen. The house is huge and each bedroom (I lost count-somewhere around 13) has its own ensuite bath. Chock full of antiques and lovingly cared for, with two kitchens. We will definitely visit again!

3 years ago

Beautiful house beautiful grounds looking forward to exploring more of the house and grounds tomorrow. My little man loved the space :-) x

3 years ago

Thank you for letting us hire your beautifully stunning house this weekend. We had an excellent time using the lawn for garden games and the outside seating area for dinners. The house is so well equipped there was not one detail missing. Special thanks to your house keepers for there kindness and being so helpful x x

3 years ago

What a fantastic time we all had at Stretton House!!!! We booked for a family birthday celebration and despite having over 30 guests, there was so much space for all to relax and enjoy. Whether it was relaxing in one of the several sitting rooms, or dining indoors using one of the two kitchens or even dining outside using the BBQ. The children could amuse themselves in garden on the trampoline while the older ones could use the games provided in the outhouse. Now everyone wants to come back for another get together in the same place- any celebration or excuse accepted. Thank you Stretton House !

4 years ago

The attention to detail is on another level. It's a truly loved house and you feel that when you stay here

4 years ago

Thank you to Stretton House for providing the back drop to our themed Saturday night Downton evening what resounding success, second visit hopefully we can return next year.N.Smith.

4 years ago

Amazing place, so beautiful and exactly what we needed for the weekend of celebrations together as a family. Couldn't have asked for more.

4 years ago

We had 28 of our friends and family to stay, including 8 children, to celebrate our wedding. There is so much room as the amount of indoor and outdoor space is perfect. All our guests we full of praise for the house and we couldn't fault anything. We felt truely at ease there, it was so relaxing. I would definately recommend this house for family get togethers as the children loved it too. Thank you Dena, we had an amazing time!

4 years ago

We stayed here in June for the weekend with 30 friends and family and had the most amazing time! The house was breathtaking, spotless and full of character. Highlights were the garden areas, the fully equipped kitchens and the games room. We would love to return with the children as there is so much for them to do! We will never forget the time we had at Stretton House, thank you!

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