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This visitor enjoys the ample parking !
lakeside view from the bedroom
hot tub - right outside the bedroom overlooking the view in next pic
the summer room with lake view
view from the sitting room towards the lake
Summer room includes tv and jukebox with decking area
view over the deck to the lake
The boathouse and trout lake
The bedroom with ensuite shower room
aerial view towards the village and Chesterfield
view from the helicopter
Matlock Bath within 20 minutes
Beautiful Bakewell
Chatsworth House - The Boathouse lies in the grounds of a village school built by the Duke in 1838 ]
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The quality of being perfect, The crème de la crème of Lodges and hosts...”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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This Review i find hard to put in to words, as it really is perfection at the very least, in every possible way, from the perfect location, to the fantastic and generous hospitality shown from Nigel (the owner). he makes you feel so welcome and comfy, nothing is to much to ask, upon arrival we were shown round and shown how everything works etc etc, and given a complementary bottle of bubbly, (which went down a treat in the hot tub)... Nigel is very friendly and approachable, when he asked my wife if there's anything she needs, she joked how she could do with an ice-cream, within 60 minutes there was a knock at the door and a delivery of a few boxes of ice lollies etc from Nigel the host, nothing was to much for him.. he really does go beyond to make guests feel welcome, comfy, and gives them everything they need...

the lodge its self is just divine, there's something different to look at in every corner, from quirky antiques , to the Betty Boop figures, to the full size Jukebox fitted to the wall, which was fantastic, with a large selection of music from all eras. And surround sound speakers which made it perfect for our BBQ in the evening.. the lodge has pretty much all you need for your stay, fresh towels, bedding, toiletries, with ample seating for all guests, inside and out. you walk through the lodge, in to the glass conservatory which has a nice size tv/dvd and has the Jukebox i mentioned, the conservatory doors open on to the decking area which has a built in BBQ/Pizza oven, the decking area overhangs the well stocked man made lake, which is almost blue in colour very clean and fantastic for swimming, there are a lot of fish in there, some nice sized ones, rainbow trout/brown trout etc etc, and your more then welcome to fly fish the lake at your desire, the owner even offers a free lesson for guests! for those who want to relax, well over the other side of the decking area there's a very warm Hot Tub / Jacuzzi which was very nice sat in there with a glass of bubbly in the evening, looking over the lake and waterfall, also the centre fountain. with free use of the pedalo , canoe, rowing boat, the property has apple trees , tree swings, the wild life we seen was beautiful... we will without a doubt be booking there again, fantastic in every possible way.... best holiday we have ever had.. with nearby Chesterfield a fantastic old English market town, and Sheffield, all within a stones throw away...

to some this up...

perfect Lodge, with a perfect host, in the perfect location..

you will not be disappointed

100% satisfaction from the westy family... thanks so much Nigel... see you again soon...

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We had an amazing couple of days in the boat house, Nigel was a great host and really looked after us he had a bottle of bubbly waiting for us as it was our honeymoon!

Lake was great we took the new pedlo out and the canoe, which was such a laugh,

We loved the duke box too and the record player it took me back to the 80's such fun!!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have just spent the most relaxing 5 days at the boat house.

The house is fantastic and has everything you could think of including the juke box which has great choice of music on it

The grounds around the house again you can't fault, truly beautiful.
The waterfall leading into the lake is so relaxing and gorgeous.

Nigel can't do enough to help and make sure your stay is perfect, which ours was. So sad to go but will defiantly be returning.

The boats are great fun and my partner loved the fly fishing and Nigel even provided bikes for us which is a great way to see the countryside

Honestly cannot recommend the boathouse enough best 5 days away.

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68 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 15 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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What a beautiful find! From the moment we arrived at Nigel's home, we were greeted with friendliness and warmth! The boathouse is located in grounds of Nigel's home but is very private. The boathouse overlooks its own lake packed with fish and views across the countryside. It has a peaceful way of life and at night bats can be seen flying in display. The boathouse itself offers every amenity possible and an enormous amount of thought has gone into providing comfort for the guests. A vintage and quirky theme throughout and something interesting to look at wherever you view in the boathouse. From the French antiquities to Betty Boo. We loved our stay at Nigel's boathouse and wished we had booked another night there. There was a charming duke box on the wall with music for every genre and we loved to get up and switch on the juke box, playing away whilst we ate breakfast overlooking the lake and the views. It was great to feed the fish too and a fountain and waterfall adorns the lake. I can't praise this beautiful hideaway enough but I can say that we will return and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nigel is the perfect host and provided some nice touches during our stay including a chilled bottle of wine! Provided advice in relation to local eateries too, which we took him up on and enjoyed the choice of restaurant. Very decent chap! Would highly recommend the boathouse and all it has to offer....

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“So relaxing”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

3 of us stayed there this weekend. It was lovely , the boast house is small but just gorgeous . It has everything you'd need and more like a juke box !
Although the weather wasn't on our side the boat house was so homely we were happy to just stay and relax in the lounge.
We are hoping to come back in the summer and enjoy the outdoor space more with hopefully sunny weather .
Highly recommended- thank you

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