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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.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
Acorn rating What's this?
  • 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

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

We’ve 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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  • 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

  • Anonymous
    • February 2016
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    We felt very welcome. The cottage was beautifully presented and comfortable. It's perfect for winter walking as the utility area is very warm and everything - boots/coats etc - dry overnight.

  • Ellis
    • December 2015
    • ...
    Made enjoyable...

    I booked White Edge Lodge, having walked past with my Girlfriend on several occasions. When I found out the property was owned by The National Trust, I booked the lodge for a long weekend in December. My Girlfriend, who believed the lodge was privately owned was very surprised to find me answering the door, when my Mum dropped her off. I asked her to marry me on the Friday night, and she said yes! Beautiful property, which is as amazing on the inside and it is from the outside.

  • Isaac
    • July 2015
    • ----
    Made enjoyable....

    Beautiful location, well-maintained property with excellent service.

  • Jim Sutherland
    • May 2015
    • Cambs
    Made special by:

    First and foremost it is the location - total isolation & tranqulity. Then it is the quality of the renovation and the unusual use of the old cellar as a kitchen - inspired! The cottage and location were magnificent. Everything was in order and the Longshaw tart a real treat!! Being able to take BOTH our dogs with us made it a real family affair.

  • 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.

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