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White Edge Lodge

nr Sheffield, Derbyshire

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A stunningly located cottage surrounded by the wide expanses of open heather moorland of White Edge Moor in the National Park. Views extend more than 20 miles down the Derwent Valley and up to the Dark Peak. Originally the gamekeeper’s cottage it has many interesting and original interior features including a kitchen in the former game cellar and a beautifully designed bathroom with fine moorland views from the bathtub. It is the ideal base to explore the National Park, and is a paradise for walkers and birdwatchers.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Cellar: kitchen with dining area. Ground Floor: entrance/utility area, shower room, sitting room with wood-burning stove.
First floor
one bedroom (1 double with 5' bed) and bathroom with roll-top bath.
Other floor
Second floor: one bedroom (triple with three single beds) - lots of beams and fantastic views over moorland.
Visitor notes

Heating: generator central heating.

Garden: the garden is enclosed and in keeping with the natural moorland.

Approach to cottage: arrival in daylight is advised as there is a long drive, from the main road to the cottage, which is unlit. Torch recommended for evening arrival.

Parking: parking is available for two cars.

Utilities/Electricals: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer

Please note: the water at this cottage is spring fed.

A stair gate is provided on the steep staircase to the second floor but children should be supervised.

Offers: 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.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • 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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  • Alton Towers
  • Derwent Dams
  • Tissington Cycle Trail
  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • cycling
  • fishing.
National Trust places to visit
Longshaw Estate
Longshaw and Eastern Moors Excellent walking country with ancient woods and tumbling streams
Dark Peak
Dark Peak Vast area of outstanding walking country
High Peak Estate
Vast area of outstanding walking country
Winster Market House
Late 17th- or early 18th-century market house
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill
Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill Impressive fully functioning water-powered flour mill
Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • John Parish
    • February 2015
    • N Yorks
    Made special by its...

    Remote location, stags looming out of the mist at bottom of garden in the mornings. Delighted that after we left the housekeeper got in touch with us to say he had found my wife's watch and dog mat that we had left behind, and posted these on to us. Thank you very much for your honesty and help.

  • Ian Hall
    • February 2015
    • Nottinghamshire
    Warm and homely cottage

    It was foggy with snow surrounding us when we arrived but the cottage was warm and homely. The Longshaw Tart, milk and fresh flowers provided were a welcoming touch. It is well cared for and clean throughout It was warm, comfortable and well appointed. The surrounding countryside with stunning views made our stay a wonderful 'escape'

  • Ms Adler
    • January 2015
    • Australia
    Lovely Location

    What a lovely location! The lodge was warm and cosy and we enjoyed cooking on the Aga. John the caretaker was waiting for us when we arrived, and it was nice to see a friendly face! The Longshaw Tart and pint of milk in the fridge were a very welcome touch. We will be back.

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • Unknown
    Fantastic cottage

    White edge lodge is a fantastic cottage we have stayed 5 times John always makes it seem like new - its a shame short breaks can no longer be booked until 4 weeks before (weeks or w/e) location location location!

  • Joanne Ognissanti
    • November 2014
    • Bedfordshire
    Perfect for walking

    Wonderful cottage, beautifully cared for. Very Hound Of The Baskervilles in November.....just as expected for my birthday week! Isolated and perfect for walks right from the door

  • Marc Maguire
    • December 2013
    • Australia
    Wonderful homely feel

    Marvellous 'isolated' location with great facilities after a days walking. Wonderful homely feel with great kitchen, cosy living room, comfortable bedrooms and invigorating bathrooms. The cottage is very well maintained and welcoming. John, the caretaker does an excellent job and was very helpful to us.

  • Linda Barker
    • December 2013
    • England
    The beauty of the place..

    The location, isolation, peace, beauty of the place.. I have walked within sight of this lodge many times and to be inside and staying there for a week was very special. John was very thoughtful to ring the night before and say we could arrive whenever we wished the following day. It was the day after the storm, so this was good to know. Especially as by 3:30 it is getting dark in December.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2013
    • UK
    Cows grazing free range outside the windows!

    Gorgeous setting, wonderful having the cows grazing free range just outside the windows! Fantastic walking and hiking in all directions. Amazingly isolated feeling yet so close to 'civilization'! We also loved the AGA once we got used to cooking in/on it!! Keeps house toasty and not stone or moldy smelling. Wonderful wonderful place, thank you so very much!!! One helpful item might be a stand for hanging clothes in the upstairs & 2nd floor bedrooms. Since there are no closets it makes for unpacking on the floors, chairs and beams. Utility room very helpful however and whole place well stocked with anything anyone might need. Many thanks!

  • Milner party
    • November 2012
    • Gloucestershire
    The cottage was gorgeous

    We were extremely pleased with the cottage which was gorgeous, and also with the excellent response from your team when the AGA was not working properly. Your customer service was exemplary.

  • Angela Maguire
    • November 2012
    • Australia
    Staying in the house was an absolute privelege!

    I confess that I am rather obsessed with the UK and its spectacular architecture, and I think it is wonderful that amazing buildings like Charlecote Park are accessible for tourists as accommodation – if the money helps to preserve the buildings, then I am fully in support of that. We tourists benefit too, because I for one would rather spend my money staying in an exquisite, historical building than a generic hotel room. I sincerely hope that I will return to the UK again sometime, in which case the National Trust Cottages website will be my first point of information! Last November my family stayed for three nights at Charlecote Park holiday cottage, and I wanted to let you know what an incredible experience we had during our short time there. I cannot say enough about the quality of the accommodation and, in particular, the care and attention of the staff. We were made to feel very welcome and were given every attention. Staying in the house was an absolute privilege. It is one thing to visit and tour a stately home, but quite another to wake up in one! Those three days will be etched in my memory forever. I have already made many recommendations to friends here at home about accessing the National Trust properties for holiday accommodation.

  • Pete, Debs and dogs
    • December 2010
    We have just had the most amazing Christmas at White Edge Lodge

    We have just had the most amazing Christmas at White Edge Lodge. The heavy snow and frost made it all the more exciting. The Lodge is fabulous - loved the kitchen with the aga and the views from the roll top bath were something else! A real walkers paradise but also lots of places to visit and great local pubs. A truly memorable Christmas - thanks again NT...perfect cottage.....

  • Richard and Katie Wright
    • November 2005
    The house is gorgeous

    We stayed here during a week of fantastic sunny November weather (2005), and had one of our best holidays ever. The house is gorgeous, and extremely warm (we had to open the windows sometimes). The kitchen was our favourite room, and we spent a lot of time there, and had great fun with the Aga. The main attraction was walking, and this is one of the very best locations for doing that in the UK - Stannage Edge, Kinder Scout etc. What is incredible is how White Edge Lodge can be so close to Sheffield (8 miles to the centre), but yet so remote and peaceful (we saw stags around the house most days). Highly recommended, especially for keen walkers

  • Patrick & Joanne Sullivan
    • South Wales
    A lovely warm cottage with fantastic views

    A lovely warm cottage with fantastic views. Enjoyed lovely walks in the snow. Visited the surrounding pubs, Grouse Inn very friendly and the Fox Hound up the road good value for money. Lit log fires every night and cooked on the great Aga – husband wants to take the Aga home! Thanks for a great week in this special cottage, being our first visit to a National Trust cottage will definitely book many more NT holiday cottages in the future – booked cottage for husbands 40th and had a very memorable week.

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  • 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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