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Rowthorne Lodge


nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire

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Rowthorne Lodge is set within a romantic, secluded location on the edge of the Hardwick Hall Estate. This former gate house provides cosy accommodation for two, with the opportunity to explore the beautiful rural surroundings.

The Hardwick Estate is made up of stunning houses and beautiful landscapes, perfect for lovers of art, history and conservation. The gardens of Hardwick Hall are open out of hours for cottage guests to explore and enjoy at their own leisure. You can also enjoy a wonderful breakfast, lunch or simply indulge in some tea and cake at the newly opened Great Barn Restaurant at Stableyard.

Rowthorne Lodge is the ideal base for walkers, with the Peak District National Park just over thirty minutes away it is the perfect opportunity to make the most of the stunning scenery on offer. The area is perfect for horse riding and cycling, as well as fishing and walks through the picturesque landscape. Whether you are looking for the thrill and fun of Alton Towers or the peaceful countryside at Dovedale they are both just over an hours distance from the cottage, perfect for a day trip.

The National Trust has events and activities in the Peak District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.

Here are some other cottages in the same region that you might also be interested in Heath End Lodge and Wicket Nook Cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance hall, utility room, kitchen diner leading to second entrance lobby/cloakroom, sitting room with log burning stove, bathroom with separate shower and bath.
First floor
double bedroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas Central Heating.

Parking: Space for one car adjacent to the cottage.

Garden: A large garden to the rear of the cottage.

Accessibility: There are low ceilings and doorways at this property.

Logs/Charcoal: Logs will be available at the cottage upon arrival, if you require further supplies of logs and kindling can be purchased at the visitor reception building on the property.

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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Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • 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.

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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

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    Absolutely lovely!

    Rowthorne Lodge was absolutely lovely. All the facilities were excellent and felt like a home from home. It was relaxing and comfortable. We'd never stayed with yourselves before but we will definately book another holiday property.

  • John Grant
    • April 2016
    • Kent

    Great location - walking trails from the doorstep. We were impressed with the quality accommodation and furniture.

  • Mrs J Watts
    • February 2016
    • Leicester
    Peace and quiet

    Our stay was made enjoyable due to the peace and quiet. We want to go back in a different season to experience the changes in the parkland and gardens.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2015
    • Unknown
    Excellent clean team!

    The peace and serenity of the location and the immaculate condition of the contents made our stay enjoyable. The clean team were excellent.

  • Robert McKinlay
    • December 2015
    • Lancaster
    Made enjoyable...

    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful e.g. when we accidently set the fire alarm off it was dealt with quickly and in a friendly way! We particularly enjoyed a meal at the Hardwick Inn - again very friendly and helpful staff, good quality food, reasonably priced.

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What it will cost

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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