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12 Bedroom (Sleeps 32) House in Derbyshire
Stretton House - This Large Victorian Gentleman's Residence Offers a Country Retreat of Elegance
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Garden.
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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.
70th Birthday celebrations at Stretton House
By AL on 13-Apr-2017
Stretton House was booked for Eric's 70th birthday with family and friends, ages of which ranged from 70 down to 7 months. Dena and John greeted us on arrival and gave us a detailed tour of the house. By way of a welcome there was a very generous birthday goody bag left in the drawing room for Eric. Stretton House is a beautiful family home and so comfortable with a comprehensive range of equipment for self catering with everything you could need. The cinema room was very popular for watching the Grand National on Saturday and also for entertaining the little ones after early morning wake ups! My 92 year old father visited on Saturday afternoon so that 4 generations of the family got together. We were fortunate enough to have glorious weather so the garden, trampoline and outside toys were well used. We arranged for Lime Restaurant to provide a curry buffet on Saturday night which was served in the conservatory, all done with the minimum of fuss and well received by all the guests. Thank you Dena and team for providing such an excellent venue for a family occasion and we would love to visit again.
By KG on 06-Apr-2017
Every single aspect of Stretton House is fabulous! You will not be disappointed nor will you find a better place to stay. Lots of places purport to cater for big groups but there is never in my experience, enough living space or fridges and dishwashers etc. Not the case at Stretton House! We were a group of 20 adults and 16 young children/babies and there were rooms that we didn't even use! We all loved it...in fact I've entered a period of mourning at being back home! We've made some fantastic memories and can't wait to come back.
By DC on 09-Mar-2017
This was our second stay at Stretton House, and we look forward to our 3rd. and 4th. and more. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and immediately made to feel at home by Dena and colleagues. Stretton house is just a perfect place for a gathering of friends and family. The house is beautiful and the grounds just perfect all set in beautiful countryside. I really can not find any fault with Stretoon, everything is just perfect.
By EL on 01-Mar-2017
This is quite simply the best holidayrental I've ever stayed in. It's been beautifully renovated, and has so many features that make your stay super-comfortable. We all felt that the bedrooms felt more like staying in a hotel. All the rooms bar two are ensuite, and the rooms that aren't ensuite have their own bathrooms too, they're just across the corridor. There's always hot water whenever you want it, and it's beautifully warm inside. The house was spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. All this on top of the fact that it's a seriously impressive country house in its own right! Other places I considered were fractionally cheaper, but only fractionally, and overall represented far worse value for money. Book it immediately!
Best large House let we have had in 20 Years!
By RS on 07-Feb-2017
We had an absolutely fantastic time at Stretton House. In 20 years of hiring big houses this was definitely the best place we have ever stayed in as voted by all 24 adults and 8 children that stayed here. We have stayed in very grand houses, newly furnished houses, well equipped houses, house with beautiful grounds, but never in a house that had it all - until we came to Stretton House. All my dealings with Dena from the start were informative, helpful and generally really welcoming so I was already looking forward to staying in a house that was so evidently loved. Debbie and John could not have been more welcoming on our arrival and we have never had such a comprehensive handover, no details spared and they were so very proud of the house and the facilities you could tell they loved the place too. They were both very professional but at the same time approachable and we enjoyed talking to them both on arrival and when we left. The added bonus of an amazing goodies bag was beyond generous. Our group ranged from my 78 year old mum to my friends 4 year old daughter and the room configurations were perfect for our group. We had everything we needed in terms of cooking utensils and pots/pans, crockery, bed linens, lovely towels, and toiletries as well as a hair dryer in the rooms! The ice machine was a god send for the gin and tonics! We would love to come back and I will for sure organise another event, although . Thank you for letting us have an opportunity to stay together with our loved ones in a HOME not a house and what a grand home it was - We'll be Back!
Magnificent house in a beautiful setting
By DG on 21-Dec-2016
We stayed at Stretton House for a week during December 2016 and enjoyed the most wonderful family Christmas. The house is breathtaking. It was large enough for all of us to have stayed in great comfort without feeling on top of one another. The kitchens are exceptionally well equipped, Dena and her team have thought of everything that could possibly be required, and self-catering for 30 people was easily managed. The bedrooms, indeed all the rooms, are beautifully decorated, and tastefully furnished - personally, I found the library particularly charming. We will be back!
An absolut Gem
By AY on 30-Nov-2016
We took this property for my mother's 100th birthday celebration. 32 relatives aged 10 months to 100 years.
I could not have found a more perfect property if I searched the globe. We fitted in with ease and were never on top of each other. There was something for everyone from a playroom for the littles to the cinema room for the dads to watch the rugby. It was beautifully warm and had roaring wood or coal fires in all the sitting rooms. Impeccably clean and beautifully fitted out it was better than a 4* hotel. The warm welcome and thoughtful gestures of a goody pack of sweeties for the children,(or adults) to the life sized cutout of the Queen complete with champagne and birthday wishes to the 100yr old made it a truly memorable and enjoyable weekend.
I am already planning a future visit. Thank you Dena,Andrew, John and Debbie
By MR on 21-Nov-2016
WOW, Wow and wow!! What a fantastic weekend had by all. The beautiful rooms and the tranquil breath taking surroundings were second to none. We couldn't of asked for a better setting to celebrate our Mother's 80th.
On arrival we were greeted by John and Debbie who were both friendly and professional. We were shown around the property, told the house rules and told if we needed anything just to call. The house itself is oozing with character, every room impeccably clean and fresh looking. It had everything you wished for including an open fire, big screen movie room, bar and socialising area, games room and areas where you could just sit quietly and admire the views. There was something for everyone to enjoy, and we were all proud to call Stretton House our home for the weekend until we woke up on Sunday and had to leave.... we all could have stayed a lot longer and are already looking at dates to come back. Thank you so much to Dena, John and Debbie
A Special House for a Special Birthday
By LS on 09-Nov-2016
Stretton House is a beautiful house set in beautiful grounds, just oozing with understated luxury and elegance, and it was ours for the weekend. The owners were there to meet and greet us on arrival, with Debbie and John the housekeepers, who were both friendly and professional. The number and variety of reception rooms in the house created a varied experience over the course of the weekend, as our family and friends came and went; there's a room for every mood, always somewhere to go to for a little peace and quiet. The games room was great, and a very popular retreat, particularly for our younger guests. We couldn't help being impressed by quality of the fixtures and fittings which were first class - there's obviously been no skimping anywhere at all. The size and quality of the bedrooms and en-suites lends a feeling of luxury, yet somehow there's still a sense of warmth and homeliness. Everyone loved it and felt comfortable. We had a cosy family dinner in the dining room on Friday evening, and then we converted it into a disco on Saturday night. A professional DJ had been booked by prior arrangement, and we also booked Judith and her Strand team to do the catering. They served delicious canapés and hot food all evening and it was all absolutely perfect. After breakfast on Sunday we had a group walk around the extensive grounds. The surrounding countryside creates a feeling of peaceful detachment and everyone felt relaxed and at home. It was the perfect venue for our weekend of celebrations, and I do not have a single misgiving or reservation. All of our guests felt the same way. No one wanted to leave. And there's no better endorsement than that.
The Perfect Place to get together with Friends
By LJ on 23-Oct-2016
Everything about our stay at Stretton House was perfect: the friendly welcome from Dena, Debbie and John; the expansive splendour of the house and the beautiful surrounding grounds. The house is furnished lavishly .and lacked nothing we needed for a weekend of celebration and indulgence. Every room has character and comfort and the convenience of two large well-equipped kitchens meant that everyone was able to help out without tripping over one another. We made use of all the facilities, I particularly enjoyed singing around the piano and sipping champagne on the terrace.
We look forward to our next visit..
By TH on 04-Oct-2016
WOW. What a fantastic weekend. We arrived at Stretton House to be greeted by the house keeping team who showed us around this fantastic house. Everything about it is 5 star. The rooms were brilliant the kitchens absolutely spotless the whole place just made us feel like millionaires for the weekend. We booked Stretton House through the lovely owner Dena whose professionalism was outstanding. Anything we asked her for she tried to sort for us. We had caterers who Dena recommended and they to were fab also. Let me tell you if you are thinking of booking a house for an up and coming event Stretton House has got to be top of your list but hurry because I can see it been booked solid for many years to come. Once again thank you Dena and your team for making our stay so enjoyable.
Fantastic Weekend at Stretton House
By JW on 24-Sep-2016
We stayed at Stretton House for a 50th birthday celebration and what a special treat it was. We were blown away by the house on our initial visit back in March, and knew we were in for a brilliant weekend but nothing could have prepared us for how it would feel to experience living in such a wonderful property for a few days. All 28 of us could not stop saying 'wow'! Pure luxury - spotlessly clean, well equipped, stunning rooms, masses of space and what a setting. Dena, the owner, went out of her way to help us plan the weekend making fantastic suggestions about where/how to do some of the activities we had planned. John and Debbie, the lovely housekeepers, came to help with some group photos one evening and were on call for any minor issues. They are all so proud of Stretton House and rightly so. We will be talking about our weekend for a long time to come and will definitely be booking again one day. We can't wait!
Thank you so much,
Simply the Best, Better than all the rest
By Jan on 13-Sep-2016
Family and friends helped me celebrate my 70th Birthday here. What a fantastic location. Everyone well impressed with the cleanliness, decor, space, facilities and of course the grounds and views. Housekeepers made us feel very welcome , nothing too much trouble. Excellent customer service. Planning another visit.
A Truly Stunning Property
By RT on 31-Aug-2016
We stayed at Stretton house for our annual family reunion during the August bank holiday weekend. I must start by saying that this property has been by far and away the nicest property we have used for the reunion.
There is so much to say about the positives (which most of the other reviewers have covered). However I really can't think of a single negative about the property.
The attention to detail that has been put in to both the design of the property and making the stay enjoyable for guests is truly amazing. Almost every convenience you can think of has been provided is a tasteful manner.
Dena is a very easy person to communicate with (many other owners are not). And she is very transparent about to make the most of your stay. John the housekeeper is a real gentleman and made us feel so welcome.
The grounds have been kept immaculately and we were fortunate enough to have good weather so we managed to spend a lot of time in the vast open grounds that the property has to offer.
The games room is really a games house! A real man cave, it kept the children occupied for hous.
We like to change the location of our reunion every year so we can discover another part of the country. However we fell in love with Stretton house so much that we are considering to booking the property again next year! Thank you so much Dena for helping make our family reunion really special this year.
Simlp put: Perfecrion
By BR on 10-Aug-2016
We found Stretton House whilst looking for family accommodation for our wedding weekend. We viewed a lot of large grand houses available for hire but none had the style, facilities and, most importantly, the welcome of Stretton House.
The house was just beautiful and became a real star at our wedding. We all felt at home immediately and there was a real sense of sadness upon leaving.
I can't recommend Stretton House enough, it really was perfection!