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Harthill Hall - Henry’s Haunt

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Alport, nr. Bakewell
Grade 4 Star rating
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Quirky accommodation with splendid four poster bed. Cosy retreat for two with countryside views and good onsite 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
  • Hot tub
  • No smoking
  • 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
  • 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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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 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

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2016
    Beautiful cottage with incredible views. We stayed here the night of our wedding and we're greeted with champagne and the biggest easter egg you've ever seen. So lovely.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2016
    Was a great stay at a cosy themed cottage with some great facilities - private hot tub and private use of pool. Hosts/staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2015
    Great location, great potential, but didn't live up to expectations. It was cold as heating is controlled by sensors so doesn't come on until you enter room. Took ages to warm up. Needs a fireplace. Bathroom ok but shower bit rubbish. Swimming pool was too cold to use and sauna wasn't working when we went in. Sofas are very low so no good if you have bad knees. The bed was very comfy and the hot tub was definitely the best part of the cottage. We also loved the Christmas decorations and the bottle of prosecco on arrival.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2015
    My husband and I just took a short break to Harthill Hall staying at Henrys Haunt for 4 nights and really loved it. The scenery is superb , and the hot tub fabulous to relax and get rid of the aches and pains. The bed was really comfortable also, bathroom nice and roomy, and enough facilities in the kitchen to self cater. We had a dip in the pool which was also nice. We met some of the staff and the owner who were also lovely 10/10 . Recommended to friends and family in Yorkshire and London.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2015
    While Henry's haunt was lovely, there were also some disappointments. The views and scenery were brilliant and the entire resort was fantastic. The accommodation, however, felt rather small considering the price paid and the kitchen lacked utensils to be able to cook some basic meals (e.g. Sharp knives, potato peeler etc). The hot tub was luxurious and well maintained. We would definately return, however would choose to stay in an an alternative property.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2015
    We had a nice 3 nt stay, pool, hot tub nice touches. I would return, a summer place not for the winter imo.

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8.1 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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