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Lea Hall

Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 5 Star rating

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09/06/2019
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms 9
Pets 2
Prices are per property not per person includes a £40 booking fee.

 
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Experience Victorian opulence and grandeur in this Grade II* listed manor house, childhood home of the world-renowned Lady with the Lamp, Florence Nightingale.

Entrance hall with flagstone floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove, original shutters and wooden floor. Three steps up to large, beamed, chandelier-lit dining room with inglenook, open fire and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen with tiled floor and dual fuel range (for cooking). Two steps down to beamed library with open fire. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft canopied bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Second separate staircase to: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (own staircase access). Low doorway to double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (can interconnect with double bedroom which has its own staircase access by prior request). Low doorway to beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. 8 steps up to two bedrooms: one four poster double with 5ft bed and slipper bath and toilet (low headroom), one double with 6ft bed and sitting area, sofa bed, slipper bath and toilet. All bedrooms have LCD TVs with iPod dock; nine beds are zip & link (can be twin by prior request). Some staircases have no handrail due to age of property.

  • Open fires and wood-burning stove - fuel avail locally
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Twelve TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Dual fuel range inc
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Huge flagstone terrace to front
  • Extensive 4-acre garden to rear
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Please note: There is a waterfall in the garden and a small pond in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £500.
    Please note this property only accepts 3 and 4 night short breaks.

Lea Hall is a Grade II* listed 17th and 18th-century manor house sleeping 20 guests in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The former childhood home to the household name Florence Nightingale, this holiday property has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is set in the heart of rural Derbyshire. Located within the village of Lea, it has been sympathetically and stylishly furnished by the owner, and extras such as fine toiletries and bathrobes are also provided. The drawing room with crystal chandelier, open fire, flatscreen TV and soft furnishings is the perfect setting in which to relax. The dining room is set in the older part of the hall, which dates back to the 1600s, and has a wood-burning stove and seating for 20.
The parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway is steeped in history and Lea is recorded in the Domesday Book as Lede; the notorious Babington Plot of 1586 was planned at Dethick and Florence Nightingale spent much of her early life at Lea Hurst (and almost certainly lived at Lea Hall while that house was being built). The peaceful village of Lea offers visitors friendly pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and the famous John Smedley factory. Rural Derbyshire is a real treasure trove offering everything for the visitor including country houses, historic halls, medieval ruins, heritage railways, cycleways, beautiful unspoilt countryside and pretty villages. One of the closest attractions to Lea Hall is the Heights of Abraham. Built on the site of historic lead mining, the hilltop park is approached by cable car which rises up and offers some spectacular views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District. Visitors can tour the network of caverns and passageways left behind and explore the 60 acres of woodland hillside and buy souvenirs at the gift shop. Alternatively, for those who appreciate stately homes and gardens, magnificent Chatsworth House (3½ miles from Bakewell) is highly recommended, as well as Haddon Hall and Lyme Park, all of which have been film or TV locations over the years. Shop 1 mile.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Truly Unique
    Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
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    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    09/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2019
    A truly beautiful house & gardens and an ideal setting for a group or family get together. We didn’t leave the property all weekend. We had a couple of minor queries & Lolly the caretaker responded to my texts within minutes. We would definitely book again. Thank you so much


  • 10

    05/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2019
    We booked Lea Hall to celebrate a special birthday with family and friends. Everything about Lea Hall was absolutely perfect and there wasn't a single complaint from us or any of our guests. We arranged for caterers (In Sync Dining) to come into the property on one of the nights, which was seamless and they were absolutely brilliant. We also went just down the road to the Jug and Glass pub, who made us all welcome. None of us wanted to leave Lea Hall.


  • 9

    08/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2019
    Be prepared for a very old building dated from 1754, lots of wooden creaking floors all adding to its charm, the kitchen is very industrial, buts that what you needed for our 16 people, the beds were very comfortable with modern bathrooms . We loved our stay is this different but charming building.


  • 9

    17/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2019
    An amazing old building with lots of space and interesting decor. It was cold so we didn't get to spend time outside but the terrace would be a lovely sun trap and great for al-fresco dining. Most of the bedrooms are a generous size and there were nice touches like bathrobes and flip flops provided.


  • 9

    12/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2019
    A really beautiful old country house, perfect for our family group of 19 people. The kitchen and dining room is amazingly well equipped. Two of the bedrooms/en-suites were a bit cold at the front of the house but the rest of the bedrooms were lovely and warm. It was very clean throughout. Lolly the housekeeper was very helpful and attentive, always answering texts and queries very quickly. It was a perfect location for my Dad's 80th birthday. There is a lovely seating area at the back of the house which would be fantastic in summer. Unfortunately we had pretty awful weather. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to come back.


  • 10

    09/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2019
    A truly beautiful house & gardens and an ideal setting for a group or family get together. We didn’t leave the property all weekend. We had a couple of minor queries & Lolly the caretaker responded to my texts within minutes. We would definitely book again. Thank you so much


  • 10

    05/06/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2019
    We booked Lea Hall to celebrate a special birthday with family and friends. Everything about Lea Hall was absolutely perfect and there wasn't a single complaint from us or any of our guests. We arranged for caterers (In Sync Dining) to come into the property on one of the nights, which was seamless and they were absolutely brilliant. We also went just down the road to the Jug and Glass pub, who made us all welcome. None of us wanted to leave Lea Hall.


  • 9

    08/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2019
    Be prepared for a very old building dated from 1754, lots of wooden creaking floors all adding to its charm, the kitchen is very industrial, buts that what you needed for our 16 people, the beds were very comfortable with modern bathrooms . We loved our stay is this different but charming building.


  • 9

    17/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2019
    An amazing old building with lots of space and interesting decor. It was cold so we didn't get to spend time outside but the terrace would be a lovely sun trap and great for al-fresco dining. Most of the bedrooms are a generous size and there were nice touches like bathrobes and flip flops provided.


  • 9

    12/03/2019
    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2019
    A really beautiful old country house, perfect for our family group of 19 people. The kitchen and dining room is amazingly well equipped. Two of the bedrooms/en-suites were a bit cold at the front of the house but the rest of the bedrooms were lovely and warm. It was very clean throughout. Lolly the housekeeper was very helpful and attentive, always answering texts and queries very quickly. It was a perfect location for my Dad's 80th birthday. There is a lovely seating area at the back of the house which would be fantastic in summer. Unfortunately we had pretty awful weather. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to come back.


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