Our house is very homely with all mod cons. As we have 6 grand-children ranging from 19 down to 2 its 'child friendly'. Moira Furnace and the canals are nearby as is the Purple Mountain Bike Hire which is a 5 minute walk from our home.
Many National Trust venues are close by, Calke Abbey with wild deer roaming the grounds, Staunton Harold, Chatsworth House and many many more.
You can be in central London in 1hour 40 mins via car or train. Visit Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon, Robin Hood's Nottingham, Derby, The Peak District, The Cotswolds all in less than an hour.
Locally we have the Heart of the National Forest Centre, Conkers. A lovely inside and outside swimming pool, lots of opportunities for countryside walks or bike rides.
The two largest theme parks in the UK, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park are close by as is the famous Twycross Zoo where rare apes are rescued.
You will find endless thing to do in this area and would fill your holiday with activities if you wanted to or simpy relax and enjoy our comfortable home.