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Harthill Hall - Henry’s Haunt

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Alport, near Bakewell, Derbyshire
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Quirky accommodation with splendid four poster bed and private hot tub. A cosy retreat for two with countryside views and good on-site facilities.

‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection (1gb per day per device). Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room with slate floor, beams and galley-style kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Full LPG central heating included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Small enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
  • Private hot tub
  • NB: Steps at rear down to terrace

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included
  • Microwave
  • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • 14 acres of grounds with furniture
  • Children’s play area
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm, 1 hour private use per day available via booking system
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: Small pond in grounds

Note: Henry’s Haunt (RXX7) and Cokaynes (RXX9) are adjacent and may be booked as one to sleep 10+2.

Each property at Harthill Hall has one hour of private use of the facilities per day booked on site

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with showers and changing facilities
  • Sauna (adults only) and solarium (coin-op, adults only)
  • Treatment rooms
  • 14 acres of landscaped grounds with children’s play area
  • Key collection 4pm
  • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi

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  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site
  • Children's Play Area
    Children's Play Area

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/01/2017
    We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Henrys Haunt, the hot tub was amazing after a day of waking. Nice size indoor pool as well.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/11/2016
    Really enjoyed our stay lovely cottage hottub was private but there was noone in the cottage at the side and it was dark so the field in front was not used. It was very clean and comfortable just a few niggles the dvd player didnt work and there wasn't a can opener lol the views are spectacular and with the extra private use of the pool and sauna amazing didnt use the games room so cant comment overall really great place

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 24/10/2016
    Idyllic location to get away from it all but the bed was so small and uncomfortable we hardly got any sleep the 3 nights we were there. We didn't discover the spare pillows either until we checked under the bed when leaving to make sure we hadn't dropped anything!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/08/2016
    Lovely place had a fabulous time :)

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/07/2016
    Henry's Haunt is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful setting. Looking out the back you can see fields of cows (and a pony) and an uninterrupted view of the countryside. The hot tub is in a little area at the back of the cottage, there is no shelter and you have to walk down some stone steps and across a small stony area to get to the hot tub, so if the weather isn't great then it is a bit of a pain but having access to the hot tub was a real bonus. It is a little remote with no local amenities (walking distance) but we brought some food and drink with us for the first night (champagne in the hot tub was a treat).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/05/2016
    beautiful cottage with great facilities. unique features and fabulous views.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2016
    Henry's haunt was ok for a weekend but there were certain things that spoiled a beautiful location and an excellent idea. The complex hartwell hall was very good however poor furniture in Henry's haunt made relaxing difficult and the bath with shower over was tricky to get in and out of. That aside the hot tub was excellent and the view stunning and the bathrobes much appreciated. Other properties may not have had those issues and therefore would be an excellent vacation

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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