‘‘...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.
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A 13th-century building dating from 1296 with magnificant displays of medieval stonework. Step to flagstoned entrance. Living room with mullion windows. Dining room with exposed stonework and flagstone floor. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking), medieval stonework, mullion windows, flagstone floor and door with steps leading to south-facing terrace.
One kingsize bedroom (can be twin beds by prior arrangement). One double bedroom with antique oak four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom (can be super kingsize by prior arrangement). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Full gas central heating included. Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included. Cot and high chair on request. TV. DVD. CD. Gas/electric range inc. Microwave. 24-hour laundry service available at cost. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.
South-facing enclosed terrace with private hot tub (available 8am-10pm), furniture and steps. 14 acres of grounds with furniture. Children’s play area. Private use of shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a small pond in grounds and steps at rear down to terrace.
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