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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.

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

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

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 0344 800 2070

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

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

We have 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


Comments from past visitors

  • Ms Maze
    • January 2017
    • London
    Lived up to expectations

    This is our 4th NT cottage we have booked, always about a week after Christmas. There are 5 of us, all grandparents and we just love to get away for a quiet week after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Every cottage has lived up to our expectations and more. The standard is amazing, lovely crunchy sheets, fluffy towels, eco toiletries, everything you could possibly need and in beautiful surroundings. Hardwick was particularly brilliant as we were able to see around the Hall. We just had to give a donation which we were more than pleased to do. That was a real treat as that is the only drawback holidaying at that time of the year. It would be really wonderful if all the properties with cottages could offer this treat. Thank you to all the people who make the cottages so comfortable.

  • Mr Longman
    • July 2016
    • Hertfordshire
    Unrivalled location

    Unrivalled location. Very special feeling being in the grounds after hours. Huge slices of chocolate cake in the fridge to greet us was very nice, as was the tea/coffee etc. Wish I'd known in advance you were providing milk as I bought my own and had to take it home again!

  • Anonymous
    • May 2016
    • Uknown
    Had everything we needed!

    The cottage was in a beautiful place and had everything we needed.

  • 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.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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