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Lodge | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0km

The Gate House is a unique property which stands on the grounds of the old Makeney Hall in the small Hamlet of Makeney. It sits in the middle of the Peak District with all local attractions on your door step.

The Gate House has a superb reputation for families with children, having the pool really does help on those rainy days.

The house has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 18 people .

It hosts a superb spa area consisting of a superb indoor heated swimming pool, Sauna,Hot tub and gymnasium It has tv ,s in all bedrooms with free wifi .A handmade kitchen with 2 cookers ,hob ,dish washer etc in an open plan lounge area that hosts a flat screen tv. dvd speaker system .

Or if you want e a littlepeace and quiet simply sit downstairs away from the tv and relax in the Piano room.

The large garden has a large decking area and a raised garden with more seated area with fresh water fish pond which looks over fields and can lead to many walks.

Why not take a walk to one of Englands oldest pubs The holy Bush which is just 200 yds up the road serving traditional ales and fresh food daily or if you fancy a little bit more of a lively stay take a 5 mile bus or taxi into Derby city centre or a little further to Nottingham and you will find lots of trendy bars and clubs at your disposal.

Really you will have the best of both worlds by being in the countryside and not to far from city life.

Unfortunately we do not take stag weekends or 18-30 year old mixed groups of young people.We do take Hen parties and love to have families with children

Size Sleeps up to 18, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: east midlands airport 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private indoor pool, Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (9), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

The Peak District is one of the most wonderful parts of the country .The places around the the peak district such as Ashbourne ,Dovedale,Tissington,Thorpe cloud ,BLACK ROCKS,

Matlock Bath ,old towns such as wiksworth ,Belper are steeped in History dating back centurys .The many walks and scenery take your breath away.All thes place are close by to The Gate HOUSE is based in the Hamlet of Makeney a very central part of the Peak District with all local amenities and shops restaurants, night life in Derby [nearest city] and many traditional ale pubs .The Holy Bush Is just 200 yds up the road it is said to be one of the oldest pubs in England.But ther are loots of these over the vast Derbyshire countryside


Belper is were the hosiery business started at The East Mill the strutt family owned and maintained Belper as its own.Nearly all residents of Belper worked for the Strutt family

,they owned all the cottages which can be visited today up the cobbled streets of Long Row .They educated the children in their own school and bought vast wealth to Belper and made it one of the most thriving towns in England.

The strutt family resided in Makeney Hall which is were the Gate House once stood and which then became a garage simply to maintain their Rolls Royce cars .The Gate House then became a working garage for the people of Milford for many years until it was restored to a fabulous Holiday Lodge .

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Review 1-10 of 13

10 Apr 2014


"Simply the Best!"

From the moment we arrived it felt like home. Tim and Marie could not have been more helpful.It was a wonderful Hen Weekend and the ladies all LOVED it. The pool, the hot tub and the sauna were all … More

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for your kind comments .
Hope to see you all again in the future !
Tim and Marie

25 Mar 2014


"Hen weekend, mixed age group, AMAZING, you need to book this..."

This is a fantastic place to stay as any large group. Huge, clean, well laid out & well thought out house. The photos really don't do it justice!The pool, hot tub & steam room were perfect, hig… More

Thank you so much for those kind and very welcomed comments you were a great bunch and love to see you all again
thanks again
Tim and Marie

10 Feb 2014


"fab fab fab fab fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!"

Well I honestly dont know where to start.... 14 of us arrived on Friday 7th Feb 2014 for our friends 40th birthday celebrations..... From the outside the building looks very impressive and when we ent… More

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at The Gate House .We are so pleased you had a great time celebrating your friends 40th birthday.

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.
kind regards

Tim and Marie

26 Jan 2014


"The Best"

My daughter and boyfriend found me The Gate House as I was looking for a large house to rent for a long weekend to surprise my husband on his 60th birthday. It had to be large enough for our family a… More

Thank you for your amazing review .We both really appreciate you taking the time to write your comments and without us knowing also says we are pleasing our guests.
I am so pleased you enjoyed your husbands 60th birthday here and that you will remember your stay as being a truly memorable one.Thankyou
kind regards
Tim and Marie

17 Jan 2014


"Amazing home to stay in""

My friend booked here for her hen weekend in August for a long weekend.Upon arrival we were totally amazed at how beautifully presented it was. Everything was of high quality and fantastically decorat… More

thank you so much for your nice comments and taking the time to review our property.I really hope to see you all again in the future.
Tim and Marie

13 Jan 2014


"Beautiful house or should i say home because thats what it felt like."

We stayed at the gate house for 3 nights for my daughters 21st birthday. We were a party of 15. On our arrival Tim the owner showed us all around the house we were very impressed as soon as the front … More

Thankyou so much for your kind comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you all again .Happy New year !!
kind regards

Tim & Marie

5 Jan 2014


"Magical Christmas at The Gatehouse"

We have returned from an amazing stay at The a Gatehouse, a magical place to stay over the a Christmas period. 10 adults, 4 children and pet dog loved every single minute. The location excellent, th… More

Thank you so much for your kind words It really means a lot to us when people take the time to send their comments especially out of the blue like this .
Totally thrilled with your comments
Tim and Marie

25 Nov 2013


"Brilliant Family Holiday"

We absolutely loved our stay here - it was a friend's 50th and there was a wide range of adults teenagers and small children and everyone had a great time. Big well equipped kitchen, excellent ch… More

Thank you for your really nice comments .Iam so pleased you and your family enjoyed their stay at The Gate House hope to see you again

Tim and Marie

20 Nov 2013


"Fabulous House"

Can't recommend the Gatehouse enough! We stayed with a large group of friends with children of all ages. The kitchen is really well equipped for catering for large groups, more than enough pots and pans, cutlery, plates, glasses, etc, loads of tea towels, two big ovens, a gas hob with central wok burner, a deep fat fryer, and griddle: cooking heaven! The open plan style of the kitchen and living room means that cooking is a lovely social event. The large number of chairs and table space means that you can all sit down together to eat. Living room is really comfy with a cosy wood burning stove with logs provided. Lots of nice extra touches like DVDs, CDs, games and books for all ages. Separate utility room with washing machine and drier very useful for pool towels! Table football and piano in the huge space downstairs went down very well with all of the kids.
The beds are very comfortable, with lots of pillows, nice bed linen and loads of towels. Gorgeous bathrooms, some ensuite, with lovely big shower cubicles and power showers. And leaving the best til last, that pool! The photos just don't do it justice, lovely big pool with loads of comfy chairs around, shower, inflatables for the kids and a huge gym full of equipment. The security lock on both doors into the pool room is a great safety feature.
More than enough space to accommodate a big group. We were there in November so didn't get chance to make much use of the lovely huge garden area at the back of the house. It was great that dogs were welcome.
The owner is on hand to help with anything, and the area is just gorgeous, lots of nice walks straight from the house.
We are never going camping again! We are all saving our pennies for a return visit.

Thankyou so much for your kind words i hope to see you all again in the future
kind regards
Tim and Marie

20 Aug 2013


"Amazing! Highly Recommended"

Well I have just arrived back from my hen party, a three night stay at the Gate House and I have post Gate House blues. When I arrived I was overwhelmed at how beautiful and well kept it was, the hous… More

Thank you so much we really appreciate your comments and may i say it was a pleasure having you all .Hope to see you again next year
kind regards
Tim & Marie

Review 1-10 of 13

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