Ashley House

Donisthorpe, South Derbyshire

Accommodating 16-26 guests

Ashley House

Donisthorpe, South Derbyshire

Accommodating 16-26 guests

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  • Cinema Room
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis Court
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Ashley House is a beautifully restored Georgian property originally built in 1690 with lovingly restored original features and all the benefits of modern technology and contemporary furnishings. Ashley House sleeps 16-26 people throughout the 8 bedrooms (a further 2 dressing rooms & sofa bed which can also sleep an additional 6 if needed). This really is a luxurious house boasting a 12-foot swim spa/hot tub, games room with pool table, a cinema with a 3-metre wide screen & grass tennis court.

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16 - 26 Guests 


Double/Twin Bedrooms: 6 Double or Twin Bedrooms with Super King-Size Beds
Family Bedrooms: 1 Family Bedroom with 2 Doubles
Large Bedrooms: 1 Large Bedroom with 6 Single Beds laid dorm style
Sofa-Beds: 2 Double Sofa-beds one in the Master Bedrooms and one on the 2nd Floor Landing


En-Suite Bathrooms: 1 En-Suite Bathrooms
Family Bathrooms: 3 Family Bathrooms


Linen and Bath Towels
Wi-Fi Internet


Children: Children and Babies are welcome
Cots: 2 Travel Cots available (please provide your own bedding)


BBQ: Yes a Gas BBQ is provided
Coffee Machines: Tassimo Coffee Machine, with a starter pack of pods


Pets by prior agreement with the owner for an additional charge


Arrival Day(s): Flexible
Check In: 4:00pm
Check Out: 10:00am
Cautionary Damage Deposit: £1,000

(for which there will be an extra charge)

Spa Treatments
Additional Housekeeping
Linen Change


No Smoking
Hen and Stag parties considered
No Weddings
Noise Restriction in Place (no external noise from 11pm to 9am)
No Fireworks 
Grass Tennis Court (subject to weather conditions)
CCTV is in use for security reasons and can be deactivated upon request

Location - Ashley House is set in a quiet, private village location. The old market town of Ashby de la Zouch is 5 minutes away providing a wide range of shopping, sports and entertainment facilities and Birmingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Derby and Nottingham are all less than 30 minutes away.

Nearest Airport: East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport (20 mins)

Nearest Train Station:  Burton on Trent (20 minute drive) and Birmingham New Street (40 minute drive)

London: 2 1/2hrs by car and 70 mins by train (London Euston to Birmingham International)


Ashley House is perfect for families, corporate events and hen or stag parties. The accommodation is vast with lots of secluded and communal areas including two living rooms, a snug, games room and orangery.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: there are two spacious entrance halls to meet and greet guests

Sitting room: there are two sitting rooms with beautiful views over the courtyard and the gardens

Kitchen: along with adjoining orangery, they form the heart of this home, offering both a breakfast bar and full dining area. Handmade, bespoke shaker solid timber kitchen with a central island, Star Galaxy granite work-surfaces, range cooker with electric hob, full size American fridge freezer, two integral dishwashers, double butler sink, instant hot water tap, integral steam cooker and warming drawer, solid oak floors, Victorian leaded light windows, multi-fuel stove, TV and internet point. Perfect for entertaining! There is a large dining table which comfortably seats 14-20 people. The handmade solid timber orangery is fully double glazed, south facing, and creates an amazing room that can be used all year round, offering wonderful views of the terrace and gardens. Two sets of French doors lead to the terrace and gardens

Games room 1: with a full-size pool table and darts board

Games room 2: with table tennis

Cloakrooms: two cloakrooms with a W.C.

Snug: the oldest part of the house, dating back to 1690. Original exposed beams, travertine floor and Victorian windows

Cinema: a home theatre with sixteen cinema seats, a 9.1 surround sound speaker system. A range of Blu-rays are available, or you can of course bring your own

First Floor

Master bedroom suite: double or twin bedroom with super king bed, the 100-foot long room with two dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. One of the dressing rooms can also be used as a further bedroom (double bed sofa) or nursery. The en-suite has a large Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a walk in double power shower & twin sink.

Kids room: once the apple store, this room is perfect for the kids; it sleeps six and has access from the spiral staircase in the formal living room

Three bedrooms, two with Victorian fireplaces. These rooms can be one super-king or two singles

Two family bathrooms on the first floor, including an oversized Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a walk-in double power shower which is also a steam cabin with foot massager, double sink with fully fitted units and granite surfaces, WC and airing cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor, original Victorian fireplace and leaded light windows overlooking the courtyard

Second Floor

Two bedrooms: that can be used as supe rking or twin bedrooms

Family bedroom: with two double beds that can be used for 2 or 4 guests

Shower room: with shower cubicle

Large landing with a double sofa bed for additional sleeping (2 guests) if needed

Note all bedrooms have flat screen TVs


  • Approximately 1.5 acres of formal gardens including a full-size grass tennis court
  • Garden summer house with 12-foot 10 person heated swim spa
  • Approximately 3.8 acres of paddocks and fruit orchard
  • Spectacular country views
  • Outside BBQ and dinning area
  • Three garden tables and benches
  • Reclining garden chairs
  • Large trampoline
  • Basketball net
  • Grass tennis court (please note court lines are not always on the court and use is subject to weather conditions)
  • Croquet
  • Tree swing


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