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Welcome to the website of Horsleygate Hall

Horsleygate Hall (built in 1783 and extended in 1879), it’s self-catering holiday cottages, beautiful gardens and lush green fields nestles in the bottom of the Cordwell Valley, amongst rolling hills on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, just 10 minutes from the Chatsworth Estate and Sheffield City alike.

Steeped in history, built in Derbyshire stone, surrounded by bounteous wildlife and happy free-range chickens, bird-song and glorious prize-winning gardens, this is a truly quintessentially rural English place to come to and get away from it all. However, excellent pub restaurants, pubs and an amazing authentic Thai restaurant are within walking distance from here too. You get more for your money here as few self-catering accommodation properties in the area offer the same level of customer-service, on-site 24 hour help and wonderful gardens that are free for you to explore. We welcome pets, children, special interest groups too as there is something for everyone here.

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The Gardens

If you are a holiday-maker, weekend breaker, student dropper-offer, illness recoverer seeking a beautiful place to stay with romance, tranquillity, a ‘retreat’ atmosphere and a complete break from the stresses of everyday life (without being isolated), then this is the place to book.

We specialise in warm welcomes and lots of local knowledge and advice to help you get the most out of your stay but we also respect your privacy if you do not want to be interrupted. As new owners (2014) we aim to preserve all of the wonder of the site and the gardens, but build on the facilities and experience for the customer and their families so there are many additions to come. We no longer do B&B but can organise your stay so you have little self-catering to do.

Self-catering Cottages – with a twist

Horselygate Hall has self-catering cottages (with sumptuous home made meals, jams, cordials, juices etc for sale, all made from produce grown in the kitchen gardens), Welcome packs can be organised and a Concierge Service is available to make your stay even more unique. Prize-winning atmospheric gardens to visit, bookable Afternoon Teas during the spring and summer in the gardens, play areas for resident and visiting children, seasonal fruit and vegetables for sale.

Courses –

Craft, fine-art and well-being residential courses using the barn and our external spaces take place each year – see our programme of events.

Stunning Gardens and Walks

The stunning gardens are available to our residential guests which is included in the price and is certainly a considerable feature that makes the experience so much richer. Longer walks can be taken straight from the property or a 5 minute drive takes you to some of the most popular walking/climbing destinations in Derbyshire (Stanage Edge, Curbar Edge, Shillito Woods, Mam Tor) or to historic stately homes; Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle all within 15 minutes drive of Horsleygate Hall. Our customers often comment on how conveniently located we are in the Peak District and so close to Sheffield and Chesterfield too. There is a huge wealth of history, quaint villages and historical homes to visit; all situated on our doorstep, or you can simply relax, listen to the birds and just breathe in our gardens.

Honeymooners, Romantics and Spa Retreat

If you wanted a quintessentially English romantic retreat or a Honeymoon Destination where you will wake up to birdsong and sheep yet are in easy reach of the motorways and rail lines, then our cottages are perfect for you. We have teamed-up with Spa 1877 which is an original Victorian Turkish Spa in Sheffield to offer you access to a unique and wonderful place, where additional pampering and well-being treatments can also be booked. We can also organise in-cottage treatments and massages on our professional massage couch. A Hot-tub is planned for 2017.

‘Assisted’ Self-catering for business travellers and Proximity to Sheffield/Chesterfield/Peak Park/Chatsworth

If you are on a business course or having meetings in Sheffield or Chesterfield and want to stay somewhere close to the city and town but would like a complete change of scene from the usual hotel room for your accommodation, then this is perfect for you. Minimum 2 night stay required. As part of our Concierge Service we can arrange Welcome Packs, fresh milk daily, Hot cooked meals in your accommodation if you prefer not to self-cater. We are 10 minutes from Sheffield/ Chesterfield and 20 minutes from the M1. We are happy for meetings to be arranged on site and have 2 facilities on offer.

Peak Park – Diversity of Interest in the area

The Peak Park and the local Towns/City offer the best of both worlds: gardens, theatre, culture, history, walking, climbing, golf, horse riding, fishing, gliding, photography, wildlife spotting, sightseeing and more.


We can accommodate Weddings in a marquee with an entertainment barn for evening events, garden viewing groups, outdoor children’s parties/adult parties and small conferences/team building events in our field, horse holidays and DIY stabling.

Support of local Artisans and businesses

We are keen to use our gardens and cottages as a back-drop to local artistic and photographic talent and there are a growing number of unique paintings, garden sculptures, mosaic work and stained glass windows appearing at Horsleygate Hall. Please see events section for these superb examples of local talent.

Home-grown Produce

Home-grown produce and free-range eggs are for sale, as is produce made on the site. Afternoon Teas can be booked in the gardens in the milder months and home-made cakes, hot meals, jams, cordials and chutneys are created in the kitchen of the Hall.

Group Bookings

We can currently accommodate up to 10 people on the site but will be developing further cottages to accommodate up to 20 people in 2016. We are happy to hire out our barn (currently very basic), or the large Pagoda for resident group gatherings and celebrations. There are several reputable self-catering companies in the area, hog roasts, mobile pizza ovens etc can also be hired. Fresh seasonal organic produce for any meals can be purchased from the kitchen gardens, Orchard and Red Grape Vines housed in the Victorian Greenhouse. We do also work as a co-operative with local self-catering and B&B proprietors so even large numbers can be accommodated in the local vicinity.

Field Hire

We have a large field that is suitable for children’s outdoor parties, team building activities, scout/guide camps etc.

Car Hire

If you do not own a car or would like to hire one whilst you are here. We have an arrangement with Kia Car Hire that they can greet you at Chesterfield Station (mainline up from London St.Pancras and down from Scotland) with your Hire Car ready to drive. You can also hire a Go-Wheels car from the centre of Chesterfield for a more eco-friendly alternative. Cyclists can easily cycle to Horsleygate Hall from Dronfield or Chesterfield train stations and then enjoy all the myriad of cycling routes from the Hall across the Peaks.

Location for Filming and Shoots

It is a unique location for photo shoots and filming, amazing wildlife and countryside surroundings.
Please contact Horsleygate Hall for further information.

breathe in the peace

Come and visit this amazing place, breathe in the peace, enjoy the mysticism of the gardens and surround yourself with the birdsong of hundreds of birds that migrate and live here, and we know you will be back again, as many of our customers have already done.