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4 Stable Yard Cottage

nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Situated close to High Hazels, this cottage is part of a converted stableyard and also dates back to Bess of Hardwick times. It too has retained many of its sixteenth-century detail through 400 years of history. The spectacular Hardwick Hall, the charming gardens and orchards and the historic parkland are all waiting to be explored during opening hours. Ideally situated to visit nearby Clumber Park, Kedleston Hall and Chatsworth House.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall leading to kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove and dining room.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles, one with 5' antique mahogany half tester bed and en-suite shower room and one with 5' antique brass bed, 1 twin) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: There is a garden laid to lawn at the rear

Parking: There is space available for 2 cars in the stable courtyard.

Offers: Holiday Cottage guests have free access to Hardwick Hall, gardens and Stainsby Mill during opening hours. Outside of normal opening hours the gardens are accessible exclusively for Holiday Cottage guests.

Catering: Pre-order meals -

To help your stay start in comfort and complete relaxation, the team at Hardwick Hall can provide a meal on arrival ready for you to pop In the oven. All you need to do is put your feet up and relax.

The delicious menu ranges from £4.50-£8.95 per person and is made with local produce.

The meal will be delivered to the cottage and left in the fridge ready for your arrival. We need a minimum of three working days notice.

We are happy to cater for private dinners a menu can be planned for your group. Menus and services required will be priced accordingly.

For further details please call the contact centre on 0844 800 2070

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

The Peak District, Derbyshire and Cheshire
Visitors sitting in the orchard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire © John Millar

We’ve looked after this lovely area for over 100 years. From the high moorland of the Dark Peak Estate on the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border to the gentler rolling landscapes of south Derbyshire, we now care for some 40,000 acres of wild natural beauty. Staying here brings you close to some incredible wildlife, like white mountain hares and wild kestrels, as well as glimpses into our fascinating industrial past.

Peak District
One of the gritstone boulders standing amongst smaller stones on the heath, part of the Kinder Scout Rock formation. © Joe Cornish

With its spectacular and contrasting scenery, the Peak District is a region of outstanding natural beauty and one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The National Trust has been hard at work here for over 100 years and now cares for some 40,000 acres. High Peak Estate is the largest estate, over 33,000 acres of high moorland straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border. Although only ten miles from the centre of Sheffield, the Longshaw Estate boasts more than 1,700 acres of open moorland, gritstone edges and ancient oak woodland, while the 4,400 acre South Peak Estate lies in the magnificent limestone hills, centred upon the well-known beauty spots of Ilam and Dovedale. On the foothills of the Peak District, Lyme Park contains an Italianate mansion and Victorian garden surrounded by a medieval deer park of almost 1,400 acres.Hardwick Hall is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty village and bustling market towns. The area is steeped in history with ancient castles, grand houses and sites that reveal the ingenuity of our industrial past.

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place to visit
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  • Chatsworth House
  • Alton Towers
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill Impressive fully functioning water-powered flour mill
Clumber Park
Clumber Park Extensive area of parkland, including peaceful woods, open heath and farmland
Mr Straw's House
Mr Straw's House A 1920s house captured in time
Winster Market House
Late 17th- or early 18th-century market house
Duffield Castle
Duffield Castle The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Lawson-Williams
    • February 2016
    • Hertfordshire

    The property and it's location were fantastic. We arrived on the Friday but didn't leave the estate until Monday morning as we had no need to! plenty to do and see. Great having easy access to walks, the restaurant and shop, NT and English Heritage properties - and a pub. We were particularly impressed with the NT staff we encountered. Everyone was very friendly and very helpful. Nothing was too much bother. Very impressive customer services - thank you.

  • Mrs Jane Peppitt
    • December 2015
    • Devon
    Made enjoyable...

    Staff very friendly and helpful, cottage lovely and clean on arrival.

  • Farnsworth
    • December 2015
    • Derbyshire
    Very comfortable cottage

    We were celebrating a 50th Birthday and enjoyed the cottage for friends and family to visit and help celebrate. The cottage was very comfortable, relaxing and friendly. We also hired the Great Barn Restaurant in the evening as a private function for friends and family. Ricky the chef provided an excellent menu and made everyone's evening a memorable one bring somewhere that little bit different to the norm.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Home from home!

    Beautifully clean and tidy. Great location within the grounds and close to nt restaurant. Felt like a home from home! The staff were really helpful, and arranged a late check out on the Sunday, which was such a bonus.

  • O'Donovan
    • October 2015
    • Unknown
    Utterly perfect!

    Amazing views on a stunning location. My bride stayed here with our bridesmaid the night before we married in Hardwick. To wake up with these views in such a stunning location completed the fairytale. Many of our friends visited us at the property during our stay and were overwhelmed with its size and elegance. We will be staying here again for our wedding anniversary. It was utterly perfect.

  • Williams
    • September 2015
    • Unknown
    High spec accommodation

    Delightful location, comfortable high spec accommodation.

  • Anonymous
    • June 2015
    • Unknown
    Made special with....

    Lots to see and do with no need to take the car. All staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Pamela Inglis
    • May 2015
    • Warwickshire
    Spacious cottage

    The cottage was in a perfect location for us. Spacious and very comfortable. Loved having after hours access to the gardens of the Hall. Joseph and Henry aged 5 and 2 were convinced it is where Peter Rabbit lives!

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
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