The sunroom at Heron House, Peak District
Location Icon Ashbourne, Peak District
From £515 per night

Heron House

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Sleeps 16
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6 Bedrooms
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6 Bathrooms
An impressive Georgian farmhouse renovated to the highest of standards that offers a stunning home for a large family or group of friends to spend quality time together or celebrate a special occasion.
For a truly opulent holiday in the Derbyshire countryside, gather your closest family and friends for a stay at Heron House. This lovingly restored Georgian farmhouse is vast and has six beautiful bedrooms, each with a luxurious private en-suite, and is spacious enough for everyone to find privacy or spend time all together comfortably. There’s plenty of original charm from the period fireplaces to the feature windows, whilst a range of state-of-the-art conveniences ensure every need is catered for. Heron House has plenty of wow factors including the games room with a pool table, the light-flooded sunroom and the stunning garden which features a small lake. One-to-one beauty treatments, hair care and massages are also available at the on-site salon and can be pre-booked before your stay.

Why we love this

  • Large, opulent house with a games room, sunroom and a garden with a wood-fired hot tub
  • Idyllic location in the Derbyshire countryside, close to the Peak District National Park
  • Walking distance to Carsington Water for hiking, cycling and water sports

Key Features

Countryside views Countryside views
Garden Garden
Games room Games room
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Children welcome Children welcome
Free-standing bath Free-standing bath
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Period features Period features
Self check-in Self check-in
Sonos sound system Sonos sound system
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Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

Heron House is an incredible place for socialising with plenty of space to do so all together, or to split up into smaller groups and do your own thing without disturbing the others.

For those that love a bit of friendly competition, there’s an impressive games room with a pool table, foosball table, dartboard and board games. Meanwhile, there’s a snug with beams and wooden floors, as well as lovely leather armchairs, a Freeview TV and a wood burner that’s the perfect place to curl up and relax. If the weather is good, open up the French windows that open up onto the patio area which features a fountain.

For sophisticated and relaxing moments spent all together, head to the huge and magnificent sunroom. Here, a series of floor-to-ceiling windows let in lots of natural light as well as views of your landscaped garden and patio, plus the gardens and lake beyond. There is plenty of sofa seating, as well as antique coffee tables, and it’s perfect for meeting up together for coffee. There’s also a piano if anyone in your group would like to play a tune or two.

Meanwhile, the stylish kitchen has everything you will need to cook up a feast for everyone with ease. There are three ovens, a microwave, warming drawers, large induction hobs, a bottle cooler, a huge American fridge/freezer and a large kitchen island for prepping.

When you’re ready to eat, head to the elegant formal dining room where there is a large oak table that seats 16 guests and the walls are adorned with pieces of contemporary local art. If you prefer, you can cook and dine outside on the large terrace equipped with garden furniture and barbecues. It’s a very tranquil spot to relax. Or, you can take a stroll around the little lake.

Also on the ground floor is a bedroom that is accessible via a ramp up three steps from the entrance. It features a king-size bed and an en-suite with a shower cubicle and WC.

There is also the convenience of a ground-floor WC.

Up on the first floor, there are three more bedrooms. One has a king-size bed and an en-suite with a shower over the bath, one has a double bed with an en-suite shower room and one has a double bed and two singles with an en-suite shower room.

On the second floor are the remaining two bedrooms. One with a king-size bed, a bathtub with views and an en-suite with a shower cubicle and WC. The other has a double bed and two single beds, plus an en-suite with a WC and a shower over the bathtub.

There is a lockbox where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in, however the owners live nearby and are available to offer assistance during your stay.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

The garden area is not enclosed and there are grounds with a small lake beyond, so please supervise children at all times.

Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Hot tub: Please note, wood-fired hot tubs take between 3-4 hours to heat initially.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive this requirement.

  • No smoking
  • No parties and events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • No dogs allowed

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Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

The house is located in the peaceful hillside village of Kirk Ireton in the stunning Derbyshire countryside, with several good country pubs to be found within a few miles.

If you like gentle outdoor pursuits you are in the right place and just a short walk from the house is Carsington Water. This reservoir and nature reserve has a visitor centre, a picnic area, a playground and lots of activities to try. Families might like the 1-mile stroll to Stones Island where there are lovely views across the water, or for a longer hike take the route that passes through the villages of Carsington and Hopton. You can also hire bikes or book water sports including rowing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. Carsington Water is also a good spot for trout fishing which is available from March to November.
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