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Raven House at least 400 years old

Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This 17th Century rambling farm house is a massive 7500 square feet, with seven bedrooms and numerous reception rooms, ideal for holidays, large family groups celebrating birthdays or wedding anniversaries, business meetings, group sessions or team bonding.

The surrounding area is rich in historic interest including many National Trust properties, activities and stunning scenery.

Situated on the Derbyshire Nottinghamshire border with easy access from the motorway system just a few hours from Manchester or London. it is the ideal central location for big groups meeting up.

Size Sleeps up to 20, 7 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Alfreton 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Raven House Farm dates back to the early 17th century. It is very spacious, full of character and interest. The main entrance hall leads to the large lounge with open coal fire and double doors through to the conservatory, which looks out onto the garden .

There is a separate dining room with full beamed ceiling, exposed walls and a further open coal fire with dog grate. Off this room is the kitchen with breakfast bar area, providing all essential equipment. There is also a small play room.

The bedrooms provide spacious accommodation and can be accessed from two sets of stairs, the main bedroom, decorated in classical style has views to the front and rear of the house. The Sewing room has three single beds, the third (Monet room) has a double and single bed. The fourth (Dragon room) provides a double and a single bed and Alexina’s room a single bed. All bedrooms are accessed on different levels by small flights of stairs. On the far side of the house is a small double bedroom and double bedroom with a bunk bed and sofa futon.

There are four bathrooms; one contains a large raised corner bath, hand basin, toilet. The second bathroom provides a bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet. The third is a shower room with toilet and hand basin. The classical bedroom has an en suite with large electric shower, hand basin and toilet

Further details outdoors

There are spacious gardens to the rear of the house with a main lawn and pub style tables, a secluded patio area, and built in BBQ, all designed so you can enjoy the warm summers.

To the front and side of the property, there is ample space for parking.

The Heart of England/Peak District

Tibshelf village is an ex coal minning area that over the past 40 years has been redeveloped for recreation. The old railway line that connected the the mines have become long walks that wind through the Derbyshire countryside, allowing you to walk from village to village. These walks go for miles and are ideal places to cycle so bring your mountain bikes.

There are many local Pubs ranging from a local drinks only, through to large pubs with restaurants.

A groceries mini market is 5 minutes away.

Tesco Direct deliver from Alfreton also 24hour store


The surrounding county has over 4000 miles of countryside walks and mountain biking tracks. There are many local historic places such as Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall. Other attractions include Alton Towers, The National Tramway Museum and the famous Blue John Caverns.

Within a few miles is the village where Peak Practice was filmed. Factory shops abound with Denby and many famous named clothing brands like Viella close by.

Chesterfield: Best known for its crooked spire, it is Derbyshire’s second largest town that hosts a thriving market and is close to the M1 and Sheffield.

The town now stands over a Roman site that in turn stands on top of an Iron Age fort. The Domesday book calls the town Cestrefield, meaning open field which points towards its success as a market town. The market still remains a bustling area of the town itself, running on a Monday, Friday and Saturday. The Victorian market hall stands in the centre of the old market, containing various shopping facilities and nearby is the Shambles, with narrow streets of shops and tearooms that has its history rooted as far back as the 12th century.

Today, more than 200 stalls pack the town centre every Monday, Friday and Saturday all year round. On Thursdays there's a flea market with at least 100 stalls and, on the second Thursday of each month there’s a farmers’ market.

There are many other attractions in and around the town, as well as the pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatre, cinema and range of places to stay that you would expect from Derbyshire’s largest town.

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3 Jun 2014


"Do not stay here! Dishonest, deposit stealers"

We stayed as a group of 5 families with young kids. The accommodation was disgusting and one of rooms is inhabitable due to the damp. It is poorly equipped and filthy dirty. We would have tolerated… More

17 Feb 2014


"Enjoyable stay but property dated."

We stayed for a family gathering for 3 nights. The house was very large but very dated. There was a lot of damp all over including bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms. Rain poured in the kitchen in front … More

20 Dec 2013


"Very good for a large group"

I visited Raven House Farm with a large group of friends, the bedrooms were spacious and warm, and the premises in a generally clean condition. Some of the rooms had a very homely feel(particularly th… More

4 Dec 2013


"Enormous but warm and cosy, well-equipped and certainly characterful"

Our family of toddlers, juniors, teenagers and adult singles with parents and grandparents all gave this holiday home the biggest thumbs up!!The owners have obviously acted on previous comments becaus… More

4 Apr 2013


"Stay away"

Awful, in every way - beyond our worst imaginings.Extractor above the cooker was filthy, with globs of muck waiting to fall into the cooking.Inside the fridge had a collection of old mould and dirt.Di… More

11 Dec 2012


"Looks OK from outside, but damp and run-down inside"

We stayed here for a group weekend away in Oct 12. The place is quirky and interesting, but also pretty shabby really when you start to look a bit closer. The conservatory was very damp and this moi… More

9 Dec 2012


"Not worth the money"

We are a mixed group in our 20s and 30s and we booked this property for our annual weekend away at the last minute after being let down by our original accommodation. This is definitely not a luxury p… More

27 Jun 2011


"Filthy and run down!"

We are a group of 12 golfing ladies who stayed at this property in June 2011. We all agreed it was the worst place we have ever stayed during 10 years of organising this type of holiday. The house is… More

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