With seven elegant bedrooms and fabulous Peak District views, this Grade-II listed house is a brilliant country retreat for families or groups of friends. Built in 1628, it still makes a grand first impression almost 400 years later. Off street parking is available, and although the owners don’t live onsite they keep guests well informed before arrival. Step into a stone-floored dining room designed for feasts with a table seating up to 16 next to a wood-burner in a large stone fireplace – make sure you glance up to admire the painted ceiling. Leading off the dining room is a smart, well-equipped kitchen with a gas Aga, and a conservatory – the perfect place for a morning cup of coffee. On the first floor, the vast sitting room stretches the width of the house, filled with comfy, cushion-topped sofas. Bedrooms, spread across all three floors, are a flexible mix of singles, doubles and triples; some have four-posters and high-spec en suites. The peaceful walled garden is a lovely place to relax with a good book; a couple of barbecues are on standby for sunny weather. Chatsworth House and wonderful walks are close.