Houses in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire

From a small country house to grand halls and mansions, there are plenty of places to explore in South Derbyshire and Leicestershire.

Winter at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Calke Abbey

Discover more about the history of Calke Abbey and how the house and estate was shaped by a reclusive family over several generations.

a view up of kedlestons saloon ceiling

Kedleston Hall

Discover the history of Kedleston Hall, a fine example of the famous architect Robert Adam's work.

The exterior of Staunton Harold Church

Staunton Harold Church 

One of the few churches built between the outbreak of the English Civil War and the Restoration period, a must see building.

The cottage at Stoneywell in snow


Built as a summer home by Arts and Crafts architect-designer Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney, Stoneywell zigzags from its rocky outcrop, amid rhododendrons and heather.

an early morning sunburst at Sudbury Hall

Sudbury Hall

Designed and built as a showpiece for 17th-century craftsmanship, Sudbury Hall has many interior features to inspire and admire.

Costumed interpreter and families in the Victorian schoolroom at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

The Museum of Childhood (Sudbury Hall) 

Venture into a mine, play with puppets, visit a Victorian school room and much more as you wander through our eight galleries in this unique Museum.