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Castle Hill House House

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House / 8 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 28

Key Info

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


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Description from owner


Castle Hill House stands in the historic grounds of Tutbury Castle in a fantastic elevated position above the village of Tutbury on the banks of the River Dove.

The castle forms a dramatic backdrop to Castle Hill House, a perfect location for a tranquil getaway to the countryside, family celebration, golf holiday or simply for a beautiful base from which to explore with your family and friends.

There are many fabulous spaces both in and outside Castle Hill House to relax and unwind during your stay. The beautiful high ceilings, deep windows and attractive archways let the light pour in and the grand staircase and large hallways give the feeling of grandeur. The house has both Georgian and Victorian sections giving it a wealth of character and is immaculately decorated throughout with luxurious deep pile carpets, chandeliers and beautiful decorative cornice work.

Outside, the large garden has magnificent views of Tutbury Castle and the large brick built barbecue and

Castle Hill House stands in the historic grounds of Tutbury Castle in a fantastic elevated position above the village of Tutbury on the banks of the River Dove.

The castle forms a dramatic backdrop to Castle Hill House, a perfect location for a tranquil getaway to the countryside, family celebration, golf holiday or simply for a beautiful base from which to explore with your family and friends.

There are many fabulous spaces both in and outside Castle Hill House to relax and unwind during your stay. The beautiful high ceilings, deep windows and attractive archways let the light pour in and the grand staircase and large hallways give the feeling of grandeur. The house has both Georgian and Victorian sections giving it a wealth of character and is immaculately decorated throughout with luxurious deep pile carpets, chandeliers and beautiful decorative cornice work.

Outside, the large garden has magnificent views of Tutbury Castle and the large brick built barbecue and patio area is great for socializing with family or friends. The children have plenty to keep them entertained with a play area with swing, slide and Monkey Bars!

Further details indoors

The house has many magnificent features including two grand staircases. The central stair boasting a wonderful stained glass window at mid-landing and a huge glass cupola above letting the light pour into the large hallways.

Leading off the main hallway are two large reception rooms with one offering views over the large landscaped gardens to the rear of the property, comfortable seating and having a feature stone fireplace with log burner for those cosy nights in. The dining room has two large banquet tables able to seat 28 people and the large kitchen complete with granite worktops and American style fridge freezer will be the perfect setting from which to host the dinner party of a lifetime.

There is a games area with pool table, table football and a full size table tennins table can be used in the dining room.

The eight bedrooms at Castle Hill House are all generously proportioned and can accommodate 28 people. Each bedroom is fabulously furnished and decorated. Situated on the ground floor is a family bedroom and on the first floor are seven other bedrooms, of which five have large en-suites finished magnificently with marble floor and wall tiles.

Castle Hill House Bedroom Layout

Room 1 - 1 double 1 single, sleeps 3

Room 2 - 1 double, sleeps 2

Room 3 - 1 double 2 single, sleeps 4

Room 4 - 1 double 1 single, sleeps 3

Room 5 - 1 double 2 single, sleeps 4

Room 6 - 1 double 1 single, sleeps 3

Room 7 - 1 double 2 singles 1 sofa bed, sleeps 6

Room 8 - 1 double 1 single, sleeps 3

The house has been finished to the highest standard and is a truly luxurious environment. Some of the extra features to make your stay more comfortable include wi-fi in the reception rooms, Large flat screen TV, SKY TV, DAB radio and ipod docking station and a wonderful traditional log burner.

Further details outdoors

Benefiting from the spectacular views of the castle, there are large gardens to the rear and side of the house with plenty of space for children to play and explore.

There are large terrace areas with seating and dining furniture and a large brick built barbecue, perfect for socializing in the summer. There is a large private parking area providing ample parking space for 10+ cars which is accessed by electric gates.

Location description from owner

The Derbyshire region

The Peak District is an area of great natural beauty situated in the heart of England and boasts some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the world. This magnificent landscape is perfect for walking, cycling, sight seeing and for the more adventurous, climbing, caving and watersports. The area is home to many small and picturesque villages, historic markest towns and stately homes, the most famous being Chatsworth House, recently used as a filming location for a blockbuster movie. The area is also the location of Britain's first National Park - the Peak District National Park, said to be the second most visited National Park in the world.

The Peak District is a wonderful place to visit for a short weekend break or a longer holiday. With so much to do and explore, the Peak District has it all, covering parts of the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.

There are numerous interesting towns to explore including Ashbourne, a market town founded by the Saxons, forming the southern gateway to the Peak District. The town is the location of the famouse Shrove Tuesday football match which has to be seen to be believed.

Bakewell was founded in Saxon Times and is the home of the Peak District National Park Authority and is a busy market town notable for its livestock market. It is also famous for its Bakewell Tart!

Buxton was founded by the Romans, who exploited the warm spring water to build thermal baths, for which the town became very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a result it has some magnificent buildings, notably the Georgian Crescent and the Opera House. It now has a thriving music and arts festival each summer.

Cromford and the famous Matlock bath can be added to the many places to visit in the area with its theme parks, cable cars, rock climbing and illuminations.


Castle Hill House is perfectly situated to explore the many attractions around Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Tutbury itself has a number of pubs, restaurants and craft and antique shops within walking distance. Castle Hill House is situated next to Tutbury Castle which forms a dramatic backdrop to the house. Tutbury Castle dates back to the stone age and was first recorded in 1071. It is most famous for detaining Mary Queen of Scots on four separate occasions. The castle has a busy calendar of interesting events throughout the year.

If you would like to explore further afield there are excellent road links to Peak District villages such as Ashbourne, only 15 miles away or for the more adventurous Alton Towers Theme Park is only 16 miles away.

If you would like a splash of retail therapy there are numerous shopping centres such as the Westfield in Derby City Centre or the McArthur Glen Factory Outlet a short drive away on the A38. There are also an array of market towns and stone villages to explore which offer something for everyone such as Bakewell, Buxton and the historic Matlock Bath.

If you’re the sporty type try water sports at Carsington Water or one of the many walks and cycle trails at Dovedale, Monsal Head and the Tissington Trail. The keen golfer is spoilt for choice with a number of championship golf courses within easy reach.

Derbyshire is also known for its many historic houses and parks, with many owned and managed by the National Trust they are perfect for a day out in the fabulous unspoilt countryside. Many houses have been used as filming locations such as Chatsworth House and Kedleston Hall.

Other attractions nearby include the Tamworth Snow Dome, Drayton Manor theme park, Trentham Gardens and Go APE!

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Bed & bathroom

  • 8 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 10 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 family bathroom, 5 en suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Corporate bookings

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:04:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Lisa T
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13 May 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


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“Best weekend ever!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2016

We rented Castle Hill House out for our wedding weekend with family and friends both staying with us and visiting during the big day. From start to finish the weekend was magical, the house was the perfect venue for entertaining large groups of all ages. The bedrooms were all extremely comfortable and clean, we we're worried that we wouldn't have enough space to store all of the food and drink for the weekend but with the large kitchen, utility room and various cupboards there was more than enough room. The lounge is well laid out and had plenty of seating available for everybody who stayed, and despite it's size, felt so cosy with the coal burner. The owners of the house were so helpful, and had decorated it beautifully for Christmas. Lisa also recommended an amazing caterer Simon Smith - so if you're thinking about getting catering we would highly recommend him. Tutbury is also a lovely village with all amenities in walking distance. We couldn't recommend Castle Hill House enough, and we think it would be well suited for all occasions, and we would look to hire it again in the future. Thank you to Lisa for all of the help when booking, and Martin for the warm welcome, who even helped us unpack (although we don't think that's included in the package... :) ) Rachel & Haydn

“Perfect location and accommodation for our celebration weekend”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2015

I visited Castle Hill House along with a group of 17 ladies for a 'sophisticated' hen weekend. It was fabulous. The location was perfect and the accommodation was impressive, comfortable and ideal for our group. It was clean and well equipped and it had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble either. We asked if the Xmas decs could be put up at the request of one of our brides to be and it looked really special. I would absolutely recommend Castle Hill House. It is perfect for large groups, family get togethers, etc. I am already thinking of an excuse to go back.

Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you had a fantastic weekend and glad the Christmas decorations helped you get into the festive spirit!

“Couldnt have been any better....”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2015

When looking for a property to take 22 hens to for the weekend, i knew id hit gold when i found Castle Hill House. Lisa & Andrew made the booking process so easy, and answered any questions prior to our stay very promptly. The house itself is spectacular, and everyone was in awe as they arrived. Everything we could possibly have needed was provided including crockery, towels, bedding, music system, wifi, everything! It was obvious a lot of thought had gone in to what would be needed.... The whole house is decorated, cleaned and furnished to a high standard and it seemed no corners had been cut, very impressed... Ian met us at the house on Friday afternoon and gave us the tour, telling us everything we needed to know about getting in and out, where everything was, and was always available to text/ring if we needed to know anything else or had any problems. The mix of bedroom sizes in the house made it so easy to decide on sleeping arrangements and everyone commented how comfortable the beds were. Most of the bedrooms were ensuite which defo helped when everyone was trying to get ready. We decided to stay in on Saturday night rather than venture in to the village (Even though Ian had told us that every pub was worth a visit) the dining room was perfect for us all to eat together and play some games, and the staircase from the living room to the hall provided an great dance off arena. There are loads of seating areas in the house, meaning there can be quiet civilised convos going on in one room, and more raucous games going on in another, somewhere for everyone! Tutbury itself is a nice town, and a few of the hens went for a wander on Sunday afternoon in search of a roast dinner. Getting to the house was easy for everyone involved, with people travelling from Shropshire, Hull, Leeds & London, and having the train station in the village was a bonus for those travelling from further afield. All in all, we all had a great weekend, and i wouldn't think twice about booking to stay there again, its not everyday you get to wake up with a view of a castle in your garden and peacocks roaming about!

“Top marks, would definitely stay here again!”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2015

We came to Castle Hill House for a family holiday, there were 25 of us altogether and the house was big enough to accommodate us all, but plenty of room if we wanted our own space too. The lounge and dining room fit us all in comfortably so we could all be together. The bedrooms were beautiful. When we arrived at the house it felt like we were the first to ever stay there, and all the rooms smelt gorgeous which was a nice bonus! The garden was big enough for the kids to play in and the swings and slide kept them busy all week, and it was nice to know they were quite safe as the garden is walled with a secure gate. The only small downside is the house is right next to a grave yard and there was sadly a funeral the week we were there. It wouldn't put me off going again but obviously you have to be mindful of noise levels outside so not to be disrespectful, (we brought the kids in so we didn't disrupt the service). Other than that, lovely surroundings, it was nice waking up hearing the birds (and the peacock!!). We sadly didn't get to go into the actual castle as it was closed due the time of year, but if you can go in summer the castle looks worth a visit. Tutbury itself is a really sweet little village and we found the people to be very very friendly. A few nice gift shops and some great pubs. A bit of a walk to the village and then a hike back up the hill to the house, but worth it. We really enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave. Thanks for everything Castle Hill House!

“Hen Weekend Amazingness!”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2014

We stayed here for a hen weekend in June 2014 & were completely blown away!! The house is just MAGNIFICENT and SOOOOOO much bigger than it looks on the pictures! There were 22 of us in total & all had more than enough room everywhere! All bathrooms are lovely & modern, the house was immaculate & has an amazing outdoor area (great for the innder child in all us grown ups!) and plenty of parking space! Kitchen was well equipped, I wasn't sure what to take - in terms of washing up liquid, tin foil etc - so took it all just in case. Most items were already there, but we left things we brought anyway - a pay it forward kind of deal!! All the bedrooms have beautiful views too! Lisa was very friendly when I was enquiring about EVERYTHING, and Martin met us to show us round when we arrived, was lovely! He was very quick & helpful when we had a hot water issue....all resolved in a matter of minutes - EXCELLENT service!!! The local peacocks were a laughing point for us all weekend - peacock pie anyone?!!!? JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!! All in all, this place is just FANTASTIC! It's in a beautiful village, just a 2 minute walk down the hill to local shops/pubs/indian etc, all with very friendly people! P.S - We all LOVED the doorbell!!! We never got tired of a random press & singalong!!! Haha! Simple things! :)

“22 of us.......Perfect for all”

Reviewed 14 Feb 2014

We were five families including adults, teenagers, kids and babies who stayed over New Year at Castle Hill House. We all had a great time. Within the house, and on its grounds, we were all catered for. Coming and going is easy from a very accessible and secure 'on-grounds' car park. The specification is high and Andrew & Lisa have worked very hard to keep or renew period features. Every room has a luxurious feeling and yet practical enough to withstand exuberant kids! The layout is perfect for group activities with enough comfy nooks in which just a few people, or Dad with the newspaper, could relax. All of the bathrooms and bedrooms are clean and bright too. Some of the views are really cool overlooking the Castle to the rear and a green to the front. The kitchen was a constant focal point for all and well equipped to keep everyone happy. Loads of good pubs with good food within a few minutes walk. Andrew & Lisa made the booking arrangements and communication very easy and this put us at ease right from booking, introduction around the house and leaving. We would definitely recommend this venue to groups of Friends or family.

We are so pleased the house suited all your family. Thank you for a lovely Review. It was a pleasure to help you. Lisa

“Stunning Property Ideal for Surprise Birthday Celebration”

Reviewed 24 Mar 2013

A wonderful time was had by all when we visited Castle Hill House for a Friday to Monday break in March 2013. This stunning property exceeded our expectations in every way. The large well equipped kitchen easily catered for our party of 24. The dining room comfortably accommodated us all providing a relaxed environment in which to enjoy meals with our friends and the lounge was perfectly sized to continue our party into the early hours. The bedrooms were all of a good size and the ensuite facilities excellent. The games room provided an excellent additional touch which pleased the children and adults alike. Overall cannot fault the property or the service offered to us when making the booking. Would definitely book again and would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you had a fantastic weekend. Many Thanks Lisa

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