Darley House – Georgian style in Derbyshire
Darley House is a magnificent Georgian house that offers the opportunity to escape everyday stresses of modern life. A peaceful escape for a family reunion or get-together with the grandeur of the Dales and Peaks on your doorstep.
This beautiful property has all the trappings of a modern home with three spacious reception rooms, an enormous open plan kitchen, games room and six stylish bedrooms, it caters for all generations. Darley House is conveniently located on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Previous guardians of the house include Sir Joseph Paxton, designer of the Crystal Palace, and the enchanting Victorian garden is his legacy. The magic and history of the house and its gardens will charm and rejuvenate the discerning guest.
Darley House is available for self-catering breaks.
Darley House is a building of great beauty and historic interest which has recently been restored to a high standard.
It is available to private groups for a minimum period of three days. It sleeps a maximum of 14 plus two cots. The size of house takes most visitors by surprise. The total area of the house is approximately 450 sqm (4,800 sqft). In summary the rooms and facilities include:
Luxury bedrooms: There are two spacious and grand master ensuites with stand alone roll-top baths and walk-in showers. One room has a king size four-poster bed and the other with a king size bateau lit bed. There is a third ensuite king size with a shower room. There are two twin rooms (one can zip together to convert to a super king size bed) and a double bunk room which sleeps four.
Bathrooms: Upstairs, in addition to the ensuites, there is a separate shower room. Downstairs there is an accessible friendly toilet and impressive Moroccan style tadelakt plastered wet room. All bathrooms are appointed to a very high standard with tavertine tiles and underfloor heating.
Four spacious reception rooms:
Entrance hall with wood burning stove, Victorian tiled floor and French doors to ‘Paxton’ patio.
Large, comfortable drawing room with bay window overlooking garden and marble fireplace.
Wood panelled TV/reading room with marble fireplace
Exceptionally large games/dining/event room with ornate decorative ceiling and French doors to garden.
Kitchen/dining and utility – The Tom Howley luxury bespoke kitchen is spacious and open to beams with extensive views of the garden. Extremely well equipped with granite work surfaces, two ovens including a steam oven, two dishwashers, induction hob, fridge, large island unit, microwave and freezer. The pine table seats 14. Mezzanine level with French-style wood burning stove and large flatscreen TV. There is another sink, washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility area.
Garden – An acre of mature and enchanting Victorian gardens to explore with many interesting plant and tree varieties. Seating areas to relax and dine alfresco. A true haven to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life.
The Local Area
You will be spoilt for places to visit in the Peak District
· Chatsworth House, the acclaimed stately home of the Devonshire’s is a must see about 15 mins drive away. There are many events held at Chatsworth throughout the year, which always make a special day out whether visiting the house, gardens, park of farmyard.
· Haddon Hall, a romantic manor house dating from the 12th century, is 10 mins away.
· Lovely towns to visit – Matlock Bath, Bakewell, Buxton, Ashford in Water, Eyam (plague village), Castleton.
· There are stunning walks of the keen walkers.
“This is place to return to. A wonderful atmosphere of calm and beauty. Attention to detail has been the order of the day. A country retreat for all seasons”.
“A truly amazing house with lots of different spaces to “be” in. Fantastic trip to Chatsworth with magical Christmas displays.”
“Darley House exceeded our expectations beautiful and comfortable. Perfect for family events to host any type of get together catered or un-catered. In the heart of beautiful walking and cycling countryside, inspirational natural and historic environment.”