The Lodge

Approached by its own driveway, the Lodge is a detached stone cottage which we think originally served as a gatehouse/caretaker’s accommodation serving what is now Chestnut House. It started as a tiny single storey building but has since been substantially rebuilt and sympathetically extended in local limestone. The newer 2 storey addition is at a lower level so the ground floor areas are linked by 3 steps and stairs then rise from the hallway to the first floor. The Lodge has front and back doors from the hallway and French windows from the lounge….the choice is yours.

Lodge Cottage & Garden

Cottage front porch

The lounge overlooks the south facing cottage garden with its table and chairs, plant pots and natural stone paving. The garden is bordered by a stone wall and beech hedge – beyond this is a private parking area for 3 cars and a further lawned area. There are outstanding views towards Chatsworth and Bakewell and as far as Riber Castle (over 10 miles away) on a clear day. In our opinion – and many of our regular guests – this view just cannot be beaten.

Sit and enjoy the views

Lodge Garden and views

The Lodge is furnished in a contemporary cottage style – comfy settees in the lounge, limed oak kitchen units and a round pine dining table. An impressive stone fireplace and logburner complete the picture. TV/DVD and hifi/radio plus books, games and information. The reception areas have stone slate floors and all other rooms are carpeted. The cottage is well equipped with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine plus all the other day to day utensils you are likely to need.

Well equipped kitchen

Open plan dining area

Lounge with log burner and patio doors

Games and local literature

Off the hallway is a ground floor bedroom and shower room. A bonus for the less agile! The double bedroom enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden.

Double bedroom now with NEW kingsized bed

Downstairs shower room

Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bathroom (shower over the bath).

Upstairs bedroom

Spacious bedroom with views to Monsal Head

Upstairs bedroom

Upstairs bathroom

The Lodge ground floor plan - click to see larger pdf plan

The Lodge first floor plan - click to see larger pdf plan

Visitor Book Comments

“A lovely break – so many lovely walks in the area. The electric bikes on the Monsal Trail are fantastic!!”

“Everything we had hoped for and some! Perfect position, wonderful views and the added attraction of a welcoming pub with good food 100yds down the road.(The Packhorse)”

“…We have fallen in love with the Lodge!”

“First stayed here in 1990 ….on our honeymoon. Came back 20 years later – its even more of a dream cottage.”

“Our third visit to the Lodge and we can’t wait to come back again.”

“Always good to be back. We have stayed at least a dozen times now. It feels like home from home.”

“Wonderful location, lovely accommodation, loads to do, would definitely recommend and love to come back.”

“The Lodge and Derbyshire – what could be better?”