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Park House


Quarndon, Derbyshire

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This nineteenth-century, brick built house is situated in an idyllic position on the edge of Kedleston Park, with glimpses of the main hall through the trees and views across the park. Originally built as the estate office, this lovely house provides a secluded spot from which to explore Kedleston and the surrounding countryside. It provides luxurious accommodation and 'out of hours' access to the main park.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, sitting room with open fire, dining room, utility room, separate lavatory and kitchen.
First floor
three bedrooms (2 doubles both with 5’ beds, 1 with ensuite shower room and 1 twin), bathroom with roll top bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: at the side of the cottage there is space for three cars. There is access to Kedleston Park from the front garden.

Garden: A large garden area laid to lawn with views over parkland and a small seating area to the front of the cottage.

Please note: Owing to the presence of quick sand and lake conditions, guests are not permitted to enter, swim or boat in the nearby lake. This is strictly against park rules and in breach of health and safety regulations.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • 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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  • Donington Park
  • Derby city
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Kedleston Hall
Kedleston Hall Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors, pleasure ground and parkland
Duffield Castle
Duffield Castle The remains of one of England's largest 13th-century castles
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood
Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors and the Museum of Childhood, where you can take a fresh look at childhood
The Old Manor
The Old Manor Low, stone-built medieval hall
Ilam Park and South Peak Estate
South Peak Estate, including Ilam Park, Dovedale and Hamps and Manifold valleys
Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey A country house, park and garden where time has stood still


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Beevers
    • February 2017
    • Hampshire
    Made enjoyable...

    The building, the setting ,views, having direct access to the park. Warmth, comfort of property, well equipped, board games, décor, bed linen, info, books.

  • Anonymous
    • July 2016
    • Unknown
    Something for everyone!

    The location of this property was the reason for it's selection. We were looking for a relaxing escape from civilisation. It's location in beautiful grounds which are so expanse, makes it hard to run out of places to walk and explore. In the grounds there were waterfalls, marshes, brooks, lakes, a range of wildlife including ducks, geese, swans, moorhens, sheep, rabbits, numerous birds and a few cows, butterflies and wild flowers. You can get to the NT house/gardens from the property. In wet weather you may need boots and/or wellies! Equally, there are good pubs (The Markeaton Inn and Joiners Arms) about 5 mins drive (and on a bus route) and it's only about 8 mins drive into the centre of Derby (also on bus route) where parking is easily available in the centre. We did both. The property is also closely located to the main routes to all other NT properties (and other attractions) in the area. We had our groceries delivered to the house by Sainsburys on our arrival day. The property is ideally situated between rural tranquillity and the upbeat tempo of Derby Centre - something for everyone!

  • Dr Karen Holowka
    • April 2016
    • Milton Keynes
    Enjoyable days out and evenings in!

    Comfortable home which meant we enjoyed days out and evenings in. Ample room. Initially confused by modern decor but after visiting house we understood themes. Lovely surroundings. We enjoyed the games. We didn't use the television. The location was lovely, and thank you for warning us about the mud, we had anticipated and made good use of wet weather footwear.

  • Jonathan Barnard
    • March 2016
    • London
    Would love to return!

    We loved Park House on Kedleston Hall. We would like to thank the owners for the beautiful flowers left in vases downstairs. It was a lovely touch, as was the tea, biscuits and milk. Thank you very much! We really appreciated that the house was well equipped with cleaning supplies, including bin liners, dishwasher tablets and laundry detergent. This is VERY helpful (although it would have been good to know this in advance so I didn't pack them). We really loved the cozy living room with the fire and beautiful windows onto the property. The bedrooms were fantastic, as was the bath upstairs. Also loved the utility room and all the pegs for coats. Very practical. We loved the area and really appreciated walking right out the door for beautiful walks with our dog. We would definitely love to return.

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