Appletree Country House

Donisthorpe Ln, Swadlincote DE12, UK
Manor House
22-26 Guests
8 Bedrooms / 10 Beds
4 Full

About this listing

Set within 1.5 acres of perfectly manicured gardens and 3.8 acres of apple orchards and paddock, Appletree Country House is a terrific holiday home to rent in Derbyshire. No matter the occasion, this house is bound to give you a very special time with your loved ones. Dating back to the 1690s, it is a restored Georgian house boasting a fantastic blend of classic and modern. You will notice the contemporary twist as soon as you walk in. Hire this house exclusively for anything from hen/stag parties, reunions, birthdays, or just for a relaxing getaway. If you’re looking for a wedding reception venue or event venues near Birmingham, this country house would fit the part.

The top-notch entertainment facilities ranging from a hot tub and tennis court to the cinema room and 2 games rooms, ensure that you’re entertained throughout. Thanks to its proximity to Birmingham and Nottingham, Appletree Country House also makes a remarkable venue for corporate events such as team buildings, conferences, or training programs.

Reception Rooms

Walk into this holiday home to rent in Derbyshire to access the two large entrance halls which serve as the perfect area for a meet & greet. If you’re using it as a wedding reception venue, this space is perfect for the champagne reception. There are 2 reception rooms on the ground floor. Both come with retained original features as well as charming views of the courtyard and garden. Furthermore, there are 2 cloakrooms as well as a downstairs toilet.

At the beginning of your stay, there will be a stock of tea, coffee, butter, milk, bread, sugar, salt, and pepper in the kitchen.

The stunning handmade orangery comes with south-facing double-glazed windows with timber frames. This space also offers more than enough seating for all guests and is ideal to use all year round as it comes with spectacular garden views. Walk through the French doors to access the calming terrace and gardens. If you’re planning a corporate event in the Midlands, this area is perfect for your unique meeting or brainstorming session and will surely impress your clients, employees and delegates.

Appletree Country House also features a snug which is the oldest party of the house with original features such as exposed beams, Victorian windows, and travertine flooring. Here, there stands an elegant piano adding a touch of grandeur to the room.

Additionally, there are ironing facilities, a washing machine and tumble dryer available for guest use in the utility room.


The kitchen and the neighbouring orangery constitute the heart of this house. The kitchen is handmade and features Victorian leaded light windows as well as timber finishes. Furthermore, it also consists of a kitchen island and oakwood flooring. There is a full-size American fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers, instant hot water tap, wine fridge and 2 coffee machines. This makes this property one of our favourite event venues near Birmingham for both a catered and a self-catered stay.


22 guests can easily be accommodated in the 8 lovely bedrooms that this holiday home to rent in Derbyshire has to offer. 4 more guests can sleep in 2 further dressing rooms that can be converted into bedrooms.

  • Bedroom 1: The en-suite master bedroom is 100-ft long and features 2 dressing rooms. One of the dressing rooms is large enough to be used as either a double bedroom or a nursery and comes with a double sofa bed. You can either have a super-king bed or 2 single beds. Furthermore, the room features a Victorian open fireplace to keep you warm, original exposed beams, Victorian leaded light windows, and views of the courtyard and gardens that will take your breath away. The double Jacuzzi whirlpool bath is impressive and makes the perfect chill-out for couples. There is also a double sink, a vanity unit, W.C, airing cupboard, as well as ceramic flooring. 
  • Bedroom 2: This converted apple storage is ideal for the children in the group. It features 6 single beds where the kids can all sleep together. There is also a free-view TV and spiral access to the main reception room.
  • Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5: All doubles, super-king or twins and all one with free-view TVs.
  • Bedrooms 6 and 7: Double bedrooms with free-view TVs and can be super-king or twin.
  • Bedroom 8: 2 double beds, perfect for families or 2 couples.

2 further bathrooms come with a big Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, double sink, power shower, fully-fitted units and granite surfaces. There is also a toilet and airing cupboard. The second floor features a luxury shower room and a double sofa bed.


This wedding reception venue in the Midlands comes with a large 16-seater cinema room with a 3-metre screen as well as surround sound system. Feel free to bring your USBs with films and have a film night with popcorn. Since it also comes with a broadband wireless network you don’t have to worry about buffering while loading your favourite films.

Relax in the 12-seater hot tub in the garden summer house that is open 365 days a year. You will also be able to take full advantage of the 2 games rooms, one of which consists of a full-size table tennis table along with board games and the other a pool and billiards room with darts board. For the outdoor lovers, there is a large trampoline, a children’s play area, basketball net, croquet, boules court, and tree swing.

The all-weather tennis court is perfect for the active ones. During summer, the BBQ area is perfect for an alfresco party. There are 2 gas BBQs provided and there is outdoor seating available for all guests.


Appletree Country House is a pet-friendly house. However, you would have to discuss this with the owners before your stay as you will be charged an additional cleaning fee.

Leisure & Outdoors

This holiday home to rent in Derbyshire is very conveniently situated. Although it is nestled in a quiet, private village, Birmingham and Nottingham are only a 25-minute drive away, thus making this event venue near Birmingham very accessible without having to spend too much time travelling. Guests can escape the fast-moving city life in this exceptional country house. Ashby de la Zouch, an old market town, is only a 5-minute drive away allowing guests to partake in shopping, sports, and entertainment facilities.

There are also numerous restaurants and pubs in the area if you feel like dining out one night. Feel free to visit the attractions in the vicinity (drive) if you are in the mood to explore.

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  • Guests: 22-26
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Beds: 10
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Type: Manor House



  • BBQ
  • Billiard Room
  • Board Games
  • Cinema Room
  • Corporate Events
  • Games Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Gardens
  • Table Tennis
  • Wedding Receptions


Active Life
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Arts & Entertainment
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Clintons (3.3 mi)
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Lakeside Bistro (0.43 mi)
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Tea Rooms (0.65 mi)
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Admiral Fish Bar (1.05 mi)
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  • Allow additional guests: No

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