Kitchen Dining Area

Darley House open beamed Kitchen

The kitchen is a beautifully light and spacious cooking and dining area, where your family can gather, chat and prepare food. While offering every modern convenience, it retains great character with its stone floors and vaulted ceiling. It is well equipped with two ovens, two dishwashers, an induction hob, full height fridge and freezer and granite work surfaces. The large table, which seats 14, overlooks the gardens and the balustraded stone steps designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and a large bay window leads to the lawns and alfresco dining area. There is a mezzanine level with a wood burning stove and wide screen TV.

Darley House kitchen set for Christmas dinner
Darley House kitchen cooking area and island unit

The Drawing Room

Darley House Drawing Room

Sit by the roaring fire while enjoying afternoon tea or after-dinner coffee with your family and friends. Or spend some private time taking in the sweeping views of the Victorian gardens from the large bay window area with beautiful Georgian astragal-paned windows.  

The Entrance Hall

Darley House Entrance Hall

This grand entrance hall welcomes you with its colourful Victorian tiles, magnificent fireplace and wood burning stove. There are two sets of French doors leading to the Paxton patio – named after Sir Joseph Paxton, who built a conservatory here experimenting with the ridge and furrow design which he then went on to use so ingeniously in the design of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851. 

 There is a wealth of history in the house and if you care to find out more, there are plenty of books awaiting you on the shelves. It’s also a great place to sit and plan your activities for the day - with maps of the area and books of walks and cycle rides. There is also an extensive library of fiction and non fiction books for all ages to enjoy. Pick one and hide away in an armchair if your prefer. 

Games, Dining & Event Room

Darley House games room with table tennis table

This wonderfully versatile and elegant room with french doors on to the patio and gardens is at the centre of the house. With is decorative ceilings and stunning fire place it is the perfect room to hold a special celebratory dining occasion.  

This room is also transformed into an art studio for our residential art courses run by Ella Clocksin.   Otherwise, it is home to the table tennis table where friendly competitions take place.

Darley House art studio
Darley House dining room

The Panelled TV Room

Darley House panelled snug and TV room

This room retains is wooden panelling which was a feature throughout the entire ground floor before the 1950s. It has a Georgian fireplace to gather round either to play board games, watch a film together or play console games.

The glass fronted cupboards are host to heaps of board games from scattergories to scrabble, a variety of DVDs, PS3 and Xbox games to entertain the whole family. There is a large HD TV with Free sat, Blue-ray player and PS3 and Xbox consoles.

The Stairwell

 The beautiful stone staircase with mahogany balustrading sweeps to the upper floor. The polished gritstone floor was sourced locally and all the main reception rooms lead off from the central area. 

The Floorplan   (Approximate area 260 sqm / 2800sqft)

Darley House Floor Plan Ground

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