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Whitton Lodge

Hardstoft, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 9
Pets 0
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Perfect for large groups, Whitton Lodge is an impressive house with a wood burner and 9 en-suite bedrooms, just a short stroll from Hardwick Hall.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freesat TV, Wii and iPod dock.
Dining room.
Kitchen 1:
With 2 electric cookers, 2 electric hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer and dishwasher.
Kitchen 2: With electric cooker, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility: With 2 washing machines.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed, twin beds and en-suite with shower over double ended bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over double ended bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6: With double bed, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
All on the ground floor.
Bedroom 7:
With kingsize bed, day bed, trundle bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 8: With kingsize bed, day bed, trundle bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 9: With kingsize bed, day bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), trundle bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. 4 cots and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with courtyard, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 16 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping ceilings in some rooms. This property has a security deposit of £250.

Think big! With nine impressive en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 20 people in total, Whitton Lodge is a superb 400 year old, stone-built house, which was once part of the famous Hardwick Estate.
Each of the nine bedrooms have been tastefully decorated, and designed to offer flexibility, with the large rooms sleeping between two and four. There are three rooms situated in an annexe in the courtyard area, with direct access to the beautiful garden. The other six rooms are accessed by two staircases within the main house.
Whitton Lodge’s living space is spacious and contemporary, with the added comfort of a wood burner for those cosy winter evenings. The property boasts a living room with enough seating for your whole party, and two kitchens, which are well-equipped and provide you with everything you’ll need to cater for a larger party. A light dining room is located in the very heart of the house, with probably one of the largest dining tables you have ever seen, fantastic for a gathering of family and friends.
Whitton Lodge comes complete with a lovely lawned area with mature flower beds, and a large courtyard with outdoor seating and BBQ, ideal for a spot of al fresco dining.
If location is what you’re looking for then look no further! A gentle stroll takes you to the famous Hardwick Hall, built in the 1590s by ’Bess of Hardwick’, the second most powerful woman in England, after Queen Elizabeth I. The Hall, and even its original tapestries and textiles, have survived unaltered for four centuries, and is now opened to the public by the National Trust. Near the estate’s original water mill, still in operation and open to visitors, is the Hardwick Inn, also built in the 16th century.
A little further away are the delights of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House and the town of Matlock, as well as some stunning countryside. Just a few miles away you will discover the historic market town of Chesterfield which acts as the gateway to the Peak District. Chesterfield is famous for its 14th century church with a crooked spire twisting from the centre. Also popular with visitors is the semi-rural 17th-century mansion of Bolsover Castle, set high on a wooded hilltop looking west towards the heights of the wonderful Peak District.
In nearby Nottinghamshire, visit Nottingham’s Castle or Sherwood Forest to go on a Robin Hood hunt! Close by is Teversal, a small village in Nottinghamshire which is surrounded by the Teversal Trail Visitors Centre, offering great access to the Teversal and Pleasley trails network, perfect for enjoying a variety of walks and cycle routes.
Whitton Lodge really does have the most fabulous location to enjoy with family and friends, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. Shop and restaurant 400 yards, pub 150 yards.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2019
    We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Whitton Lodge last weekend. Kim was so lovely and friendly and made us feel so welcome! She even bought some flowers and chocolates for my mum for her birthday which was so thoughtful! The house was spotless, huge, perfect for a big family weekend away and great value for money! Aside from the cookers in the 2nd kitchen which the spark had stopped working (no problem though as we just used a lighter) the house had all the amenities you could want for cooking for a large group. Thank you so much for a fantastic stay! Highly recommended!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2018
    Just wish that we had known about the Hot tub in advance.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    Excellent house for a large group. Plenty of space for everyone. The beds were comfortable and clean. The hosts were smashing. The only comments we had were that perhaps there could be more cutlery. With 18 of us we were constantly washing up. Perhaps a second dishwasher would help but tons of fridge and freezer space between the two kitchens. Oddly though no pan lids could be found . Also the main kitchen was a bit dark and several light bulbs were out. Notwithstanding we had a great time at Whitton Lodge and can recommend it for a group holiday

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2018
    Comfortable, spacious, overall well equipped. Good dining area, but kitchen had only 1 dishwasher, not enough for the number of people it accommodates. Easy wheelchair access, ground floor bedrooms had a small threshold which needs a ramp to get a power chair in. Also could use a wet room, otherwise bathroom accessible We really enjoyed our weekend and would stay again

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    The cottage was beautiful and comfortable to stay in, the kids (and adults) loved the goats a lot! There were a few plumbing issues regarding the showers and hot water however the owners did their best to sort it out

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    Good size for big group. All bedrooms ensuite. Large communal lounge and dining areas. Private garden. Owners very friendly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    This place was brilliant. Immaculately clean with everything you could need!

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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