Here's what our guests have to say...

Relax in comfort and style.....

Richard Tasker September 2021

Darley House is such a lovely place to stay. We have just had 4 days there, and even the weather was great. The house has style, space and every comfort you can think of. The garden is a joy to walk round, with space to relax in the sun. We only used 3 bedrooms and they were all en-suite with plenty of space and comforts. The kitchen is huge with a large dining table with space for 10 + . If you are searching for a place to stay, offering top quality accommodation a stones throw from the wonderful Peak District, then this is the one.

We loved everything about it!

Robert Cherry Aug 2021

Our two-week summer stay at Darley House was wonderful. As a multi-generational party of 10, it was perfect for everyone. There was plenty of space, the house and grounds are beautiful... old-fashioned grandeur mixed with all the mod cons... it was just brilliant. The house itself is stunning with huge rooms, high ceilings, giant sash windows… it feels almost regal and we certainly felt like Lord & Lady of the manor while we were there. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained… we loved walking around the gardens and the children had a great time playing badminton, croquet and boules… not to mention what a wonderful setting for a big game of hide & seek. There was enough room in the huge open plan kitchen/dining area for us all to sit down and enjoy a meal together, plus a brilliant barbecue area which we made good use of! Lucy was the perfect host, excellent communication and nothing was too much trouble. We will certainly be returning to Darley House in the future.

Great relaxing environment

Angela Cherry August 2021

We spent a glorious two weeks at Darley House in August and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The large house, which coped perfectly well with all ten of us, was delightful - spacious, light and airy . Being ‘at home’ there was very relaxing. Everything was provided , the kitchen was well equipped, there was a marvellous variety of books and games and even a games console for the tv. The gardens were beautiful and a delight to explore and play in. We were very impressed with the care taken by Lucy to ensure that we had all the information required initially and the ongoing contact during our stay. We certainly hope to be returning at some point in the future.

Family time in beautiful surroundings

M O Jul 2021

We booked a week at Darley House to enjoy cherished times with family after the lockdown. Lucy is fantastic with a warm, personal touch as well as providing detailed information about the property itself. There was plenty to entertain children and adults alike - the croquet in particular was a firm favourite with the teenage children (quite a feat considering there is also a games console!!). The rooms are beautiful and most of our time was spent in the large, open kitchen. We loved how the garden had many aspects to explore and enjoy, each with its own “feel”. We thoroughly relished every moment and already thinking about a future visit!

Easter Break

Jane Platt April 2021

We had the most wonderful week in this large, spacious and light filled house. The refurbishment has obviously been a labour of love and Lucy, the host, could not have been more helpful. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, real fires and lovely garden. On the doorstep of lots of places to walk and visit, Chatsworth is on the doorstep. Would recommend.

Something magical

Mary Ringer August 2020

There is something magical about Darley House that is hard to describe. A stunning building yes, but also a feel about it that just makes one sigh with contentment.

The gardens are obviously a key feature but the atmosphere being there is truly something special.

Lucy is a very attentive owner and clearly cares for the house and guests. It feels like an invitation to share in the experience of the house has been extended to you rather than a business transaction for a self-catering holiday let.

Can't wait to return once more.


Mary Newman July 2020

We came to Darley House for a week just as lockdown began to be eased. Lucy was an exceptional host and checked that we were happy with the extensive Covid-19 security measures that she had put into place for us. When we arrived we felt safe and we were very clear on the actions we needed to take to ensure that those who came after us would be safe too.

The house and gardens were immaculate.

The house is ideal for a family gathering and the large lawn was perfect for children and adults to play on. There are lots of seating areas and a wonderful wooded area that our grandchildren loved having as a 'going on a bear hunt' opportunity!

The barbecue and separate seating area provided a welcome variety for meals for us as restaurants were not fully open in the area. Badminton, snooker and table tennis ensured that the more competitive members of our party were catered for and the lovely kitchen was perfect for family meals.

We had some great days out walking in the area and we enjoyed visiting local villages. It was a truly wonderful holiday and we really hope we can return one day.

A wonderful house/gardens which made our family birthday celebrations so special.

Brian Heaton Jan 2020

Thank you Lucy/Ann and your team for making our family birthday celebrations so special - everything was easy to arrange and queries promptly dealt with. This wonderful house has been so tastefully restored - it is so nice and well-equipped with a special "welcome" hamper on arrival. The three youngest grand kids loved sleeping together in the bunk beds - we all played lots of table tennis and loved exploring the beautiful garden. We all enjoyed eating/sitting around the large kitchen table and having nice family discussions. Thank you also for arranging the weather-we enjoyed nice walks on both days and we will cherish the memories of our weekend in Darley House for ever.

Three generations all catered for.

Andrew Thompson April 2019

Darley House proved an excellent base for our 3 generation 70th birthday celebration. Beautifully warm on arrival, very spacious and well equipped with TVs, music, table tennis, pool table and a huge selection of books to choose from. Our 4 grandchildren aged between 1 and 4 years loved the kitchen mezzanine which allowed them to play in their own space yet within clear sight of the adults.

The gardens were a delight and the house has every modern convenience, a lovely sociable kitchen/dining area and comfortable sitting rooms. The house offered us great comfort without losing the feel of staying in a grand house of a bygone era, this feeling enhanced by the liberal sprinkling of antiques, the well filled bookcases and miscellaneous artifacts. Highly recommended.

A wonderful paradise!

Lesley Sanchez Feb 2020

What a wonderful paradise this is to celebrate my 70th birthday! The children loved the fabulous gardens, as we all did. Fabulous welcome! Dinner on Tuesday! This house is not only beautiful and comfortable, it has everything for all ages! Unforgettable!

Mum's very special 80th Birthday weekend

Dean Hopkinson February 2019

After deliberating for many months of how to celebrate my mum's 80th, I came across Darley House. We are mainly Leicester based so not too far for all to get to and its an area we have visited many times.

From walking up to the wonderful porch and through the hallway, then eventually into the amazing kitchen/dining space. Then to lookout and see the amazing, very well kept garden - much more than we anticipated! The whole party were amazed at the facilities and how well equipped the house was - we cooked in and had plenty of utensils etc.

We will certainly be back once we can find a good reason - its a fantastic way to get all the family together

Making a special birthday even more special

JULIE WARNE March 2019

I booked Darley House as the venue to share my 70th birthday celebrations with my family. I booked Charlie to cater for the whole weekend. What a good decision! He produced amazing food with the minimum fuss and nothing was too much trouble.

Darley House is a stunning venue with ample space to accommodate all of us and a beautiful garden for the children to let off steam!! My family were wowed by their bedrooms/bathrooms and all the added extras that provided extra comfort. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this was the perfect venue for my birthday event and I know we will find another 'excuse' to come back.

Wonderful country house

Janice Thompson October 2018

We stayed at Darley House to celebrate my husbands 70th Birthday. We consisted of 14 family and friends all ages. We had the most fabulous time it made it that special because of the facilities and the high class quality of the accommodation. The games room was a huge hit with everyone especially the table tennis table. Everything that one could wish for, for a special occasion.

Spacious, uber-comfortable and grounds to rival most parks!

Tauseef Mehrali October 2018

An idyllic venue that needs to be seen to be believed. Spacious, uber-comfortable and grounds to rival most parks! To top it off Lucy, the owner, is great from booking through to (reluctantly) ending the stay.

Perfect weeekend away

Nicole Seymour August 2018

We had an amazing long weekend at Darley House at the end of August. The house itself is beautiful and even bigger than you can see from photos. The kitchen had everything we needed (even 3 wine chillers!) which was really helpful for a large group. I only wish we had more time to make use of all the space and lovely gardens! Nicole and friends


Eleanor Tampin May 2018

Every year our family gets together for a few days and this May we had the pleasure of spending a long weekend at Darley House. A beautiful home and garden nestled in an ideal location. Three generations had a fantastic time. Decor and facilities are of the highest standard and a relaxing, indulgent weekend was thoroughly enjoyed. As a bonus, even the sun shone down on us! We all agreed that we would like to return and highly recommend Darley House. Thank you for everything Lucy .

Stunning house, perfect location

Rachel Cerfontyne April 2018

We spent Easter in Darley House, family group of 13 people, from 18 to 83 years. We loved the sumptuous decor, tasteful and refined. The house is very well equipped, spacious and the gardens spectacular, even in late March. We had terrible weather, a lot of rain and even snow, but that failed to mar our holiday, with so much to do nearby and the town in walking distance. We had a 'Murder at the Manor' evening and it was the ideal setting, lots of table tennis, great dinners around the dining table and occupied ourselves with the huge selection of games and books. We even had an Easter egg hunt in the garden and slow cooked BBQ lamb for our Easter dinner. Lucy was helpful throughout the process of booking and whilst we were there, responding to every request quickly and efficiently and always in a very friendly manner. We had a selection of local cheeses in addition to our welcome hamper, and all of it was delicious. We all thought the our stay was delightful and none of us wanted to leave. Rachel & family

Fantastic winter break

Adam Sanders Jan 2018

We stayed here during mid January for my Mothers 70th birthday and loved it. The house itself is truly stunning and if you ever feel like featuring in your own period drama then I suggest booking the house and get the log fires going. The blend between old and modern has been balanced with poise and precision, providing something for younger and older visitors alike. Thanks to Lucy for making sure everything was perfect for us. I would never hesitate to recommend the house for a special occasion.

Birthday celebration

Peter Jackson December 2017

Darley House was chosen as our home for four days to celebrate my wife’s 70th Birthday. The House is stunning and surpassed all our expectations. Even in the depths of winter the garden was lovely for the grandchildren to play in. All the rooms in the house are luxurious, comfortable and finished to a high standard. Many happy hours were spent chatting, wining and dining in the spacious kitchen. The games room with the table tennis was a plus for all the children. A meal cooked by Charlie on Wednesday evening completed a wonderful and enjoyable stay at Darley House.

Birthday Celebration

CAROLE MANN October 2017

The house and grounds exceeded our expectations.

Everything in the house is of the highest quality.

A meal prepared and cooked by Charlie is a must, what a wonderful evening!! Lucy is always on hand to answer any questions, and is more like an old friend than a new acquaintance.

Family birthday celebration

Paul Rowley November 2017

We stayed for my mother's 70th birthday celebration. The house was perfect for all 14 of us, it is a beautiful house, so much space and had everything we needed for a perfect birthday celebration. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we'll be booking again for next year!

Americans Discover Darley House

Catherine Davis September 2017

Our family spent a glorious week in September at Darley House; six adults and two boys 10 and 12 made up our party and everyone savored the wonderful experience of living in such a beautiful and gracious home; teas and morning coffee were a highlight each day as we drank in the magnificent yard and gardens from the sunny parlor.

We all felt the joy of history and the gift of reliving a time past when there was time to savor life each moment. We cannot say enough to encourage anyone not to miss what we call Darley Home with the greatest affection and memories!

Just perfect

Linda Morgan July 2017

Stunning house, wonderful gardens, great location. Perfect in every way for our family gathering with ages ranging from 3 to 71. We even enjoyed the odd drop of rain as it allowed us to enjoy the spaciousness and comfort of the house.

Family Weekend

Barbara Feller June 2017

A beautiful house and the gardens are totally stunning. Our grandchildren simply loved playing in the garden and enjoying exploring the grounds. The house accomodated us all comfortably and the kitchen was well stocked for us to cook and prepare food for fourteen easily.

Lady of the manor for a weekend

Pauline Sutton June 2017

Beautiful, period property, finished to a high standard with modern bathrooms and kitchen. Lovely bedrooms and very comfortable beds. Our guests were able to enjoy the luxury of the house but still be comfortable and there was enough space for all. We spilled out into the garden after lunch to play croquet. Great fun! We found Darley House was enjoyable, functional and easy to 'live in' even for the short time we were there. I would love to visit weekend residence.

The Darley Family at Darley House

Simon Darley June 2017

We rented Darley House to celebrate our Parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. We chose Darley House for obvious reasons but it surpassed our expectations completely. The whole weekend was a great success with four generations of the Family being together from all corners of the Country in such a stunning Country House. Darley House was more than we could have wished for with plenty of room to be able to come together to celebrate such an important event. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend made all the more pleasant by the stunning weather and the opportunity to enjoy the garden and the croquet. Thank you

Exceeded Expectations!

Janice and Tony May 2017

We chose Darley House for our stay because we wanted somewhere special to celebrate our wedding reception with a small group of family and friends. It exceeded expectations and our guests were suitably impressed! The luxury and comfort the house offered was undeniable, each room had its own character, and the fittings and furnishings were well chosen. The garden was spectacular, so we have some great photos to remember the occasion. Charlie, a private chef, had been recommended and did a fantastic job for us. We played croquet and table tennis, placed our bets at the Casino, enjoyed a great karaoki and BBQd outside in the sunshine. Super fun, everyone had a great time, we hardly went out! Everyone was sad when the time came for us to leave and asked when we might come back. Thanks Lucy for everything.

Fabulous house - perfect for a family get together

Paul & Lillie Jenkins April 2017

Stayed at Darley House for a recent family get together. Superb accommodation with every detail well considered. Plenty of space to relax and a great kitchen / dining area. Lovely garden with huge lawn for children to run and play. All in all, highly recommended. Would definitely rebook.

Exceeded Expectations!

Janice and Tony May 2017

We chose Darley House for our stay because we wanted somewhere special to celebrate our wedding reception with a small group of family and friends. It exceeded expectations and our guests were suitably impressed! The luxury and comfort the house offered was undeniable, each room had its own character, and the fittings and furnishings were well chosen. The garden was spectacular, so we have some great photos to remember the occasion. Charlie, a private chef, had been recommended and did a fantastic job for us. We played croquet and table tennis, placed our bets at the Casino, enjoyed a great karaoki and BBQd outside in the sunshine. Super fun, everyone had a great time, we hardly went out! Everyone was sad when the time came for us to leave and asked when we might come back. Thanks Lucy for everything.

Darley House - thank you!

Leona Johnson April 2017

Wow, what a house! Simply stunning - really well equipped, fantastic garden - perfect for children to explore, beautiful location. Booking was really quick and the information sent by Lucy about the property & arrival in advance was great. Our recommendations include cycling the Monsal Trail (we hired bikes from Hassop station) plus the Shalimar restaurant for take away. We had a really lovely stay and hope to come back soon. Thanks!

Splendid, spacious, luxurious.......................

The Mitchells April 2017

We spent Easter weekend celebrating a 'special' birthday at Darley House. Plenty of space for all the family to spread out and all the mod-cons you could wish for. Charlie the chef provided a great celebration dinner and no washing up!

House and gardens are fabulous

Catherine Bryant April 2017

Excellent few days celebrating my 50th birthday with family. We live in different places so a great place for us to send time together. House and gardens are fabulous. Couldn't have asked for anything nicer.

It was amazing!

Jo October 2016

My sister arranged a surprise 40th. It was amazing. Beautiful house and surroundings. I am overwhelmed with it all!

Stunning house and facilities

The Robinsons October 2016

Also came for a 40th birthday and had a wonderful time, stunning house and facilities, Craig (chef) was superb. Just what we all needed!

Fab time

Steph October 2016

40th celebration, fab time, everyone loved it, thank you !

...add up to a great week

Andrew, family and friends October 2016

Friends, fires, kids finding dens in the woods, lovely walks, food, late night table tennis tournaments all add up to a great week. Thanks!

Company retreat

Matt Gowar February 2017

We used Darley house for a company retreat. The facilities are great, we used the 'games room' as a meeting room, and the kitchen for dining, which is easily big enough. We find the homely feel is great, our overseas staff love the true slice of old England that the house gives. We love the house so much, we dont actually leave and cook in every night in the amazing kitchen. This was our second booking, and we are about to make our third!

Weekend Stay

Harminder Dhanjal January 2017

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Darley House to celebrate a birthday. The owner, recommended a chef and supplier of a hot tub which were both a great success with all the guests. It was a great shame that it rained the whole weekend so we could not explore the lovely garden as we would have wished. Although we booked the property at the last minute, the rental process was painless and the refund of the cautionary damages deposit was promptly repaid. We would highly recommend a stay at this period property that has been lovingly restored both inside and out.

Beautiful place to build special memories

Nigel Howell Christmas 2016

My family and I spent Christmas 2016 together at Darley House. The large house gave us a focus to bring together the whole family from around the country and we can't speak highly enough of Darley House. There is plenty of space and amenities, it is all beautifully appointed, and the kitchen and large lounge become a real social hub for fun and conversation. You are made to feel very welcome on arrival and it's amazing how soon you feel completely at home there. In fact, for us, it soon stopped feeling like 'Darley House' and became 'Darley Home'! It's a great place for family or friends to gather and spend good time together amidst our busy lives. Don't hesitate - you'll love it!

A Special Place for a Special Event

Brian Westlake March 2017

Darley house has a lovely feel to it, we walked in and knew immediately that we had made the right decision for our family weekend. It is a superb setting for family and friends to meet and enjoy special times together. The house is very spacious and fitted to an extremely high standard. All the members of our family agreed that Darley house did us proud and made my 70th birthday one we will never forget.

What a wonderful setting to celebrate in!

The Healeys, Blacks and Moore families November 2016

My sister and I wanted to find a venue for a surprise 70th birthday party weekend for our parents, we chose Darley House because of its locality, size and we loved the look of the house from the website tour. I can honestly say that the tour video does not do this fabulous house justice, from the moment I stepped inside I was overwhelmed by the quality and class of the decor, every room being different but effortlessly flowing.

The owners have done a wonderful job of balancing old with new, as a property developer myself I can see the attention to detail in every nook and cranny. The house was the perfect place for our party, large enough for all our guests, plenty of glasses, crookery and cutlery, great music system and grand enough for it to feel extra special to our guests.

The bedrooms are large, light and airy, beautifully decorated with comfy beds. The en-suite facilities are fantastic, I had a very long soak in one of the free standing baths using the complementary toiletries and drying off using the large white fluffy towels. The grounds are stunning, we had several long walks around the garden and could imagine amazing garden parties being held within the grounds during warmer months (we stayed late Nov).

For us the highlights of our stay at Darley House were; being able to have long chats over meal times using the huge kitchen table, having cocktails in the drawing room with a log fire keeping us warm and of course, the party on Saturday night, bringing together family and friends, making life long memories to cherish.

Garden was awesome!!!

Stewart, Joanna, Jonny and Ellen September 2016

It was great here. Garden was awesome!!! Will definitely come again to play ping pong too. Excellent place for family get togethers for three celebrations in a very special house.

Loved our weekend in this beautiful house

Anthony, Rachel and family September 2016

We loved our weekend in this beautiful house; and we were super fortunate with the sunny weather - made full use of the garden. Hats off to Joseph Paxton!

Good ping ping! Comfortable beds, thank you.

So appreciated Darley House

John and Elaine 3 daughters and partners, 6 grandchildren - Sept 2016

A lovely weekend to celebrate a 70th birthday. We so appreciated Darley House and gardens. Perfect for all ages. Thank you.

Warm and comfortable ambiance

Chris, Jenny and family June 2016

Darley House has a lovely, warm and comfortable ambiance and has been the perfect place to spend our annual get together with our children and grandchildren. The house is beautiful and well equipped and Jayne, the gardener has made the garden beautiful again. Thank you.

Grand but welcoming home

Amy, Frank and family June 2016

Such a grand but welcoming home that made our special event even more special. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Already planning our next trip

John, Barbara, Laurel and Will July 2016

Such an amazing weekend in this beautiful house - thank you!. We're already planning our next trip!

Just superb!

John and wife with 3 children and spouses and 5 grandchildren April 2016

Superb weekend, outings, walks, Sunday lunch. Superb meal from Charlie and Tony on Saturday night. Comfy beds and bathrooms! Roomy kitchen, log fire, spacious grounds! Superb 80th birthday celebrations.

A stunning house

Laura & Jessica April 2016

A stunning house for a memorable weekend. Thank you Lucy (your house is gorgeous).

Everything was provided

Ann & Bill and family April 2016

We have had a lovely family celebration our golden wedding at the most beautiful, well equipped house we have ever rented. Everything was provided - we all enjoyed it!

Can't think of a better venue

John, Jenny & family April 2016

We can't think of a better venue to have celebrated our Golden Wedding anniversary. The house more than met our expectations and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderfully retired home to our friends. Charlie, the private chef, made out weekend very special.

The jewel of our honeymoon in England

Daria, Roman with our darling mom Elena and Trevor (from Moscow) October 2015

Weekend at Darley House has become the jewel of our honeymoon in England. A place where we felt like Prince and Princess. Magic garden, amazing bedroom, cozy atmosphere...Perfect place for spiritual communication with loved ones and enjoying the beauty of nature and man-made interiors!

All felt like royalty

Rob Brealey April 2015

"Had a fantastic '40th Birthday Weekend' in your beautiful house. We all felt like royalty made even more special by the gorgeous meal on Saturday night provided by the Private Chef Company and the massage and facial provided by Darlene Beauty. The only negative was that we had to go home. However, I am already trying to think of a reason to return. I will be telling all my family and friends about your stunning house.

Exquisitely and thoughtfully restored

Jo & Mitzi April 2015

Thank you so much for letting us stay at Darley House - it is exquisitely and thoughtfully restored and decorated and in such an incredible location. It has been like spending a couple of days in a wonderful dream! You can definitely escape the world here - it feels like a very special place.

Thank you Lucy and Alex

Nick Cottis, Ali Massey, Cathey Haughton December 2014

A truly amazing house with lots of different spaces to "be" in. Fantastic trip to Chatsworth with magical Christmas displays. A wonderful culinary delight at Fischers - 'Taste of Britain' menu. Thank you Lucy and Alex

Perfect for family events

Adrienne Gray December 2014

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. Thank you

Wonderful atmosphere of calm and beauty

Pat Hazelhurst December 2014

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 time of tranquility and relaxation

Barbara Russell December 2014

We stayed in this beautiful house in December enjoying a calm, quiet few days in a glorious part of the world. Our trip to Chatsworth and its special Christmas exhibition was magical and was followed by a walk in the gardens once fortified with mulled wine and warm mince pies.

Darley House is set in peaceful grounds and takes you to a time of tranquility and relaxation. The rooms are gloriously grand with comfortable furniture to recline and read. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to cook with ease and we also enjoyed a tasty dinner at Fischer's At Baslow Hall.

Bowled over by the grandeur

Stella Scordellis Friend and Photographer Sep 2014

I arrived on a crisp and sunny autumnal afternoon, the front door was left unlocked so I could make my own way into the house. I was bowled over by the grandeur of Darley House. I had a lovely warm homely feeling, I wanted to kick off my shoes, put my cosy slippers on and move in.

Brilliant and luxurious

Extended friends and family from Scotland, England and Ireland July 2016

Fabulous 60th birthday surprise - fab food and company. House was brilliant and luxurious - even the weather brightened up to have walks and drinks on the patio and fabulous garden.

Truly amazing house

Sam & Pippa July 2016

A truly amazing house offering everything you could ever need or want. Thank you for allowing us to experience it on a wonderful weekend.

...wonderful home

Jane & family July 2016

Fantastic house. We all enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.

We love the house, everything perfect

Suzanne, John and Family July 2016

We love the house, everything perfect, everything thought of and well executed. Lots for the children and plenty of space. Best walk was Cromford canal and Black Rocks. Restaurants - Stones, Devonshire Arms and The Peacock - all top quality.


Lucy's wedding July 2016

Had a brilliant time. Very lovely house and grounds.

Tranquil and homely

Ann, Ian & family February 2016

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovingly restored house. Tranquil and homely. We enjoyed our visit.

Fantastic time in this gorgeous house

Nick, Tina & friends February 2016

We have all had a fantastic time in this gorgeous house. It was my husband's surprise 50th birthday party/weekend and he absolutely loved it! We will be back.

A wonderful house.

Ava's Taufe (Christening) January 2016

Ein wunderbares Haus. Wir haben uns hier in dieser selionen Atmosphäre seler coohl gefuhlt.

Wonderful Christmas

The Weindling Family December 2015

We have had a wonderful Christmas here. Thank you.

Right mix of luxury and practicality

Nick, Jessica and Conrad November 2015

What a beautifully renovated house, with just the right mix of luxury and practicality for large families across all age ranges! We don't think we'll ever play ping pong in such a stunning setting again! Thank you for thinking of all the small touches that made our stay so comfortable. Definitely recommended. Perfect setting for a 40th birthday celebratory week away.

Nick, Jessica and Conrad, plus many family members and friends

Great house for all generations

Emma, Alex & family November 2015

What a lovely surprise family weekend away for my 40th birthday. A great house for all generations. Drinks and nibbles by the fire in hallway and an amazing meal cooked for us by Charlie and Tony was fab. As was my sister's brilliant pass the parcel complete with mini-bar, milliners (party hats) and a make-over kit. Also very good for hide and seek!

Truly memorable weekend

John, Mary & family November 2015

A truly setting for a truly memorable weekend. This home really was everything for everyone - even a mezzanine viewing area for me to watch my family birthday show! Thank you.

Long weekend was utterly lovely!

Jessika Hulbert February 2015

My stay at Darley House for a long weekend was utterly lovely! It felt as though I had been whisked off to a smart, exclusive hotel, but without staff to get in the way! The big double bed was divine and attention to detail was foremost while also being relaxed and homely. There is so much to do and see in the surrounding area that I felt like never going home! Lucy and Alex have put their heart into the house, and it is translated by a feeling of welcome and well being which is hard to find these days! I can't wait to go back with my children and show them the delights that Darley Dale has to offer!

We had so much fun

Annabelle Age 9 - February 2015

Thank you for letting us stay at your house. We had so much fun. We all played outside and built a very big snow man. Josh and I played table tennis and he mostly won all of the games. The beds were really comfy I slept really well and I loved the big baths. Thank you for letting us stay at your house.