A grand house with a rich history. Joseph Paxton, head gardener at Chatsworth and Crystal Palace designer, bought the house for his daughter in the 1840s and landscaped enchanting Victorian gardens. The Artertons have renovated this Georgian gem with huge care, filling it with antiques and retaining original features throughout: sash windows, shutters, ornate plaster, marble fireplaces. Find plenty of space – an elegant drawing room, a library/sitting room, an enormous beamed kitchen with doors onto the garden and a games room for children. Up the elegant curved staircase to charming, peaceful bedrooms with leafy views. Restoring the garden to its former glory is an exciting work in progress. The scheme is warm, autumnal colours with two of the oldest Ginkgo biloba trees in the country, giant redwood and beech, rhododendrons, scented Calycanthus with fragrant woody stems, herbaceous borders by the croquet lawn. Graceful stone steps lead to a balustraded terrace, woodland paths meander, water cascades. Set out for walks in the Peak District National Park, cycle trails, stately homes. It’s a magical place for family reunions.