Located on the fringes of the Hardwick Hall Estate, Rowthorne Lodge is a cosy one-bedroom cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway. As a guest of the lodge you’re invited to explore the extensive gardens after hours, and the Peak District, which is only a 30-minute drive away.
This cosy two-bedroom house sits at the northern entrance to country estate, Calke Abbey. Built in 1806, it’s a Grade II listed building that retains its original features whilst providing a comfortable stay.
Nestling amongst the colourful heather moorlands of the Peak District is White Edge Lodge. Originally a gamekeeper’s cottage, it has many quirks to provide an authentic stay. Dine in the former game cellar or lookout over the Derwent Valley from the Victorian roll-top bath.
You needn’t just gaze upon the history of the Hardwick Estate, you can actually live in it. This 16th-century, former stable yard sits within the estate's parklands, which guests are invited to explore for free. If you’re after more National Trust properties to visit, Clumber Park, Kedleston Hall and Chatsworth House are all nearby.
This 19th-century house sits on the edge of Kedleston Park with a glimpse of the main hall across the parkland. Tucked within the trees and wrapped with its own private garden, this idyllic spot makes the perfect country retreat where guests can explore the surrounding park after hours.
Close to 4 Stable Yard Cottage, 16th-century High Hazels was a former brewhouse. Indulge in a little luxury in its spacious rooms, chic bathroom and enclosed garden before heading out to explore the beautiful Hardwick Estate.
Norbury Manor really lives up to its opulent name with its wood panelled rooms, stained glass windows and large open fireplaces. It looks out over the Peak District and sits within a Medieval knot garden, so you’ll really feel like Lord or Lady of the manor.