This grand old house sits in its own grounds looking over the village church; the courtyard outside was the site of the last known duel in England in 1821. It’s an exceptional place with original flags in the hallway and stone mullioned windows but with bang up-to-date smart TVs, a superb modern kitchen and glass doors leading to the terrace.
You won’t feel on top of each other either with plenty of space to spread out, wood-burners to warm you, a long dining table for convivial meals indoors or out on the terrace on sunny days looking over the rolling lawns of the garden. Here you can play croquet or boules or have a barbecue.
Stroll into the vibrant little village for two good pubs and a marvellous community shop. Walk for miles in the wild moorlands, hills and valleys around you, visit Chatsworth or Haddon Hall. Return to much comfort, lots of good board games and a special ice bucket for multiple bottles of champagne.