This impressive party house in Derby exceeded all of our expectations!
We visited earlier this year with our family of 40, and were blown away by the size and charm of the property. Each room is carefully designed with every detail in mind, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with a fabulous Hollywood theme in each of the 16 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.
The dining room seats 90, yes 90! So you’ll never be stuck for seating, not to mention the additional sofas in the dining area and the bar. This then leads out to the open terrace through bi-fold doors, where you’ll find even more sofas and sun loungers, perfect for a chilled sunny day.
We found the dining area to be the focal point of the house, which was great for family games and speeches, and as you can see a game of Mr and Mrs went down well! (supplied by ourselves)
Enjoy a dip in the heated hot tub, or a swim in the plunge pool, both located at the rear of the house on a separate terrace, with panoramic views over Derwent Valley. In case of a rainy day, there are two beautiful lounges inside with TV’s, plus a games room with plenty of books, board games and even a pool table.
Within the stunning 5 acres of land, you’ll find a private Arctic cabin nestled in the woodland area, which is where we spent most of our time as you could imagine, and was definitely the highlight for us. Cosy up around the cabin fire roasting marshmallows, listening to music and enjoying great company and food. You’ll also find a small children’s play area and slide just outside the back door – there really is something for everyone!
If you’re not into the outdoors too much, you can cook up a feast in the large catering style kitchen, which has a separate wash area. We were a little concerned about fridge and freezer space with 10 different families cooking their own meals, but I assure you there was ample space, and we managed just fine.
Not to forget the Casino night… that’s right, there is a casino located on the lower ground of the house! You will be joined by 2 professional croupiers on your chosen night, free of charge, which was the most amazing experience for all ages. Place your bets on the roulette table, or try your luck at Blackjack, either way, don’t forget to bring your dinner dress or tux!
This extraordinary property has it all, and is perfect for weddings and discos, family gatherings, hen and stag do’s and anything in between.
We can’t thank Ashbourne Self Catering enough for our incredible stay, and would definitely recommend to anyone. The booking process was easy and Julia was very helpful and answered all of our questions. Thank you – we will be back!
If you would like any more information on the property, please fill out the contact form directly on the website, and someone will be happy to help.