House Rules

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The following house rules apply to the hiring of one of more of the properties at Stainsborough Hall.  They are intended to preserve the quality of our accommodation, and to make sure that our neighbours – both human and animal – and other guests are not disturbed. 

We do enforce these rules and, unfortunately, if you break any of the house rules we will have to ask you to leave immediately without a refund.  We just want to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable, relaxing and safe stay with us.

  • Please let us know who is staying.  We do ask you to provide a list of people that will be staying at the property in advance of your arrival for security reasons.

  • Maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded under any circumstances and has to include all children, infants and babies .  Our properties are set up to comfortably accommodate the stated maximum occupancy number as follows.

    • Derwent and Dovedale Cottages - six people

    • Henmore and Lathkill Cottages - four people. 

    • Stainsborough Hall Holiday cottages (as a whole) - 22 people (from March 1, 2020)

    • The Main House - 20 people

  • Camping and/or caravanning is not allowed on our grounds.

  • Our cottages are not intended for boisterous groups. Quiet time has to be observed from 10pm onwards. 

  • Hen and Stag parties are only accepted in the main house or if all of the Holiday Cottages are hired together.  We do not accept Hen or Stag if only one or two cottages are booked.

  • We do not permit the hiring or use of hot tubs, speaker systems, discos or other such entertainment systems.

  • Outside suppliers – for example caterers, art class providers, tennis or yoga instructors etc. – must be pre-approved by the owners. There may be a cost for their use of our facilities and we will need to see copies of their liability insurance.

  • Dogs are welcome in the holiday cottages but not in the main house.  Owners must agree to the separate Dog Policy.

  • Furniture must not be moved from its original position. 

  • Nothing should be stuck to the walls, doors or any part of the structure – this includes, but is not limited to, balloons, banners, posters and photos.  

  • Glitter, confetti, rice or any other such decorative substance is not to be used either inside or outside any of the buildings. 

  • Signage cannot be added to the drive, road or surrounding areas.

  • The cottages cannot be used as a base for business activities.

  • This is a private estate and as such, professional photography is not permitted within the grounds or buildings without written approval of the owners.  Photographs cannot be used for any commercial or promotional purpose without the prior written approval of the owners.

  • Only guests with a reservation are allowed to park their car at the property.  Outside visitors are not permitted to park and leave cars in the car park. 

  • We are surrounding by animals and farmland and fire can be a potential risk factor during the summer months.  We do not allow outside fires (unless it’s a BBQ), fireworks or Chinese Lanterns.

  • Smoking is not permitted inside the properties.  It is permitted outside as long its not affecting other guests.  Please get rid of stubs responsibly.


Stainsborough Hall Limited

Stainsbro Lane, Callow, Wirksworth,

Derbyshire, DE4 4PU, UK

Company Number: 10664577

VAT Registration Number: 330 2912 41

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