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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

The Gate House in Makeney

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £315 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews


Lodge | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 18

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

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)
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

About this location

The Derbyshire region

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 18

6 Nov 2014


"Had a fantastic time!"

We travelled as a group of couples ranging from the age of 25-44. To summerise the house is lovely! The pool/ sauna/ and hot tub were great and everyone loved getting in as soon as we arrived. The poo… More

7 Oct 2014


"Amazing Hen Weekend - Already planning to return"

We have just returned from a long weekend at The Gate House where we held my daughters hen party. Seventeen women between the ages of 23 and 63 and we had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful. Ever… More

14 Sep 2014


"Girls weekend"

We have just retuned from a fantastic weekend away to celebrate our friends 40th birthday. Our party was a very mixed age range group of 18 and everyone agreed that this was one of the best short br… More

Thats great !

Thankyou for your quick response and putting your review on Trip Advisor.
I am so pleased you and your friends enjoyed your 40th Birthday .

Thankyou for your kind and detailed description of The Gate House

We look forward to seeing you all again

Kind regards
Tim & marie

30 Jun 2014


"Don't think twice.... just book it!!"

I booked The Gatehouse for a family birthday garden party/BBQ bash on 14 June 2014 and had invited 40 - 50 people. The venue was perfect as guests could sit and mingle on the huge garden and decking area and still there was plenty of room for tables to be laid out for all the BBQ food.

The well stocked kitchen had everything we needed including a huge american style fridge freezer which was well utilised with all the M&S party food and drinks and also has a very welcome dishwasher for washing all the pots!!

The friends who stayed said the beds were extremely comfortable and it was great having so many en-suite bedrooms as it's nice to have your own space and privacy.

We live less than half an mile away from The Gatehouse but I knew I wanted somewhere special for the party and it didn't fail to deliver. I've had so many positive comments about the day and the location which is lovely and made it all the more special for the birthday trio.

Tim is a fantastic host and so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him. Big thanks.

All in all it was a great weekend and if you are thinking of staying just book it.... you won't regret it. However, you'd better get in quick as I notice that it is extremely popular and booked months in advance. Always a good sign... and in this case well justified.

How kind !

we would like to thank our guests for writing such a complimentary comment.You were such a pleasure to have and we are so pleased the party went well and that your friends and family enjoyed their stay with us.
Hope to see you all again
thank you

Tim and Marie

27 Jun 2014


"Something for everyone"

We had ages 1 year to 88 years +a dog .All the facilities were excellent..especially the pool and the garden which had many interesting features.All the rooms were spacious and the kitchen excellent .We all had a fantastic time .The Holly Bush down the road also made us very welcome !

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your anniversary was a great success.
hope to see you all again
kind regards

Tim and Marie

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

Review 1-10 of 18

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