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6 High Hazels

nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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High Hazels stands at the heart of the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall estate and dates back to Bess of Hardwick times. It pre-dates the new hall and was formerly the estates brewhouse, retaining sixteenth-century details. This spacious house is perfect for get togethers with family and friends, all will appreciate exploring this beautiful Estate.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall leading to kitchen, sitting room with multi-fuel stove and sofa bed, dining room and fully adapted shower room.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 with 5' antique half tester mahogany bed and 1 with 5' antique brass bed, 1 twin), large bathroom with roll top bath, shower cubicle and lavatory and a second separate lavatory.
Other floor
Second floor: through landing with sofa leading to three bedrooms (1 single, 1 twin and 1 double bedroom with 5' bed).
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: There is an enclosed garden laid to lawn.

Parking: There is parking for 3 cars in the stable courtyard.

Accessibility: The access rating only applies if using sofa bed on ground floor.

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.

For any 3 night booking starting on a Thursday, guests can benefit from a late departure time on the Sunday of 6pm, at no extra charge.

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
11 + 1
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Celebration
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Sofa/folding bed
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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 and Sherwood Forest, while the gentler landscapes of South Derbyshire contain pretty villages, bustling market towns and the fast-growing National Forest. 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

  • Ms Shurrock
    • February 2015
    • Denbighshire
    Made special by:

    the 'whole picture' being so close to the hall and after-hours access to the gardens the cake left for us - was unexpected and very very lovely

  • Deborah McManamon
    • January 2015
    • London
    Beautiful Setting

    It was a beautiful setting, and we went round Hardwick Hall and visited the shop, and everywhere was well decorated and staff were very welcoming.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • Unknown
    Striking Location

    Hardwick is a really striking location in terms of both the hall, the grounds and High Hazels itself. With a number of children in the party this gave us so much scope to run around.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • Unknown
    Friendly staff

    Excellent property, well presented and equiped. friendly local NT staff Great location with lovely Xmas display in grounds and in Hardwick Hall

  • Carol Thompson
    • December 2014
    • County Durham
    It was special because:

    Absolutely lovely. Many thanks to all staff who made it possible. The location. The attention to detail in the cottage.

  • Cornelia de Moor
    • January 2014
    • UK
    Great place!

    Great place, going back there next week with a larger party. I'm a national trust volunteer and very proud to point out the picnic table I build at Hardwick to my friends and family from abroad. They were very impressed by the beauty of the cottage and location.

  • Claire Scarr
    • October 2013
    • Bedfordshire
    Little bit of luxury

    A well equipped and relaxing place to stay. The location is excellent with two historic buildings within walking distance. The local area has many attractions. The cottage itself is very luxurious and great for a large family get together. We wish we could stay there every year. It is a little bit of luxury and great for all of the family.

  • Mr and Mrs H
    • January 2013
    • Wales
    Significant and magical property

    Our family party of 10 enjoyed every minute of our stay. The "cottage" provided all the facilities we could wish for. It was warm, well lit, well supplied, close to the wonderful gardens and hall, and enhanced by the nearby new cafe and shop. We felt priviledged to be so close to such a signficant and magical property; we felt part of the special community of staff and volunteers, if only briefly. Everybody was wonderfully welcoming. We all enjoyed the stargazing event. That was certainly special.

  • Mrs England
    • January 2013
    • Humberside
    The only negative was that we should have stayed longer

    We went for a 70th birthday with party of ages ranging from 2 - 70 years. The location and property were outstanding and the staff were wonderful. We were sorry to leave. The only negative was that we should have stayed longer. The staff on the Hardwick Hall site were very welcoming and seemed delighted we were there and wanted to ensure we had a great time. We asked at restaurant where we could buy bread and they gave us some bread rolls with their compliments. Could not speak highly enough about everyone we came in contact with.

  • The Cullen Family
    It is the most delightful house

    We stayed in this house for a family gathering last November. It is the most delightful house, with a wonderful dining room , an excellent standard of furnishings and plenty of room for a large party. We took advantage of the great walks and would definitly return.

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  • 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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