Ashley House

Donisthorpe, South Derbyshire

Accommodating 16-26 guests

Ashley House

Donisthorpe, South Derbyshire

Accommodating 16-26 guests

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  • Tennis Court
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Ashley House is an exquisitely renovated Georgian gem, meticulously preserving its rich history dating back to 1690. With a harmonious blend of authentic architectural details and cutting-edge amenities, this opulent residence offers an unrivalled experience. Indulge in its lavish offerings, including a 12-foot swim spa/hot tub, a captivating games room featuring a pool table, a state-of-the-art cinema showcasing a magnificent 3-meter wide screen, and a lush grass tennis court.

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16 - 26 Guests 


6 Double/Twin Bedrooms
1 Family Bedroom with 2 Doubles
1 Large Bedroom with 6 Single Beds
2 Double Sofa-Beds


1 En-Suite Bathrooms
3 Family Bathrooms


Dining table comfortably seats up to 26 guests


Linen and Bath Towels
Wi-Fi Internet


2 Travel Cots (please provide your own bedding)


BBQ - Gas provided
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 offers an exquisite setting suitable for families, corporate events, and memorable hen or stag parties. The lodging boasts expansive spaces with an abundance of secluded and communal areas, encompassing two spacious living rooms, a cosy snug, an entertaining games room, and a charming Orangery.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall: there are two elegantly spacious entrance halls, offering ample room to warmly welcome and receive guests.

Sitting room: there are two exquisite sitting rooms offering breath-taking views of the enchanting courtyard and splendid gardens.

Kitchen: the adjoining Orangery and kitchen serve as the heart of this home, providing a charming breakfast bar and a spacious dining area. The kitchen features a meticulously crafted, bespoke shaker design, boasting a central island and Star Galaxy granite work-surfaces. It is equipped with a range cooker, electric hob, full-size American fridge freezer, two integral dishwashers, double butler sink, instant hot water tap, integral steam cooker, and a warming drawer. The kitchen's ambiance is enhanced by solid oak floors, Victorian leaded light windows, a multi-fuel stove, and provisions for TV and internet connectivity. Designed for hosting, there is a large dining table that comfortably accommodates 26 people. The solid timber Orangery, skillfully handmade, is fully double glazed and faces south, offering breathtaking views of the terrace and gardens. With two sets of French doors leading to the outside, this orangery is a delightful space that can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Games room 1: featuring an exquisite, full-size pool table and an enticing darts board.

Games room 2: featuring a thrilling table tennis setup.

Cloakrooms: two cloakrooms with a W.C.

Snug: an ancient section of the house, proudly preserves its rich history, tracing back to the year 1690. Adorned with original exposed beams, a luxurious travertine floor, and captivating Victorian windows, it exudes an exquisite charm.

Cinema: experience the ultimate in home entertainment with a lavish home theatre boasting sixteen plush cinema seats, an immersive 9.1 surround sound speaker system, and an impressive collection of high-quality Blu-rays. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own favorite films for a truly personalized movie night.

First Floor

Master bedroom suite: spacious and luxurious, the double or twin bedroom features an extravagant super king bed. This grand 100-foot long room boasts two elegant dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. One of the dressing rooms can serve as an additional bedroom with a comfortable double bed sofa or a cozy nursery. The en-suite is lavishly appointed with a generous Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a refreshing walk-in double power shower, and twin sinks for added convenience.

Kids room: formerly an enchanting apple store, this delightful room caters perfectly to the young ones. Accommodating up to six occupants, it boasts convenient accessibility via a captivating spiral staircase nestled within the elegant formal living room.

Three elegant bedrooms, two boasting exquisite Victorian fireplaces. These versatile rooms can be effortlessly transformed into either a luxurious super-king or two charming singles.

Two family bathrooms on the first floor boast indulgent features, such as an expansive Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a spacious walk-in double power shower that doubles as a rejuvenating steam cabin complete with a soothing foot massager. The bathrooms also showcase a double sink with meticulously crafted fitted units and elegant granite surfaces, alongside a convenient WC and a well-equipped airing cupboard. With a ceramic tiled floor, an original Victorian fireplace, and picturesque leaded light windows offering enchanting views of the courtyard, these bathrooms exude timeless charm and luxurious comfort.

Second Floor

Two bedrooms: versatile bedrooms perfect for luxurious king-sized or flexible twin accommodations.

Family bedroom: the room features two spacious, comfortable double beds, perfect for accommodating either 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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