Part of the Chatsworth Estates at Shottle.
Our charming country house is situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District, high above the Derwent Valley, recently designated a world heritage site. It is only 20 minutes from the M1 and close to both Derby and Nottingham, our central location is ideal for touring the many and varied attractions of Derbyshire, both close by or further afield. We are also ideal for the business traveller looking for somewhere a little special to relax at the end of a long working day.
Our closest town is Belper, located on the banks of the river Derwent, and at the centre of the Derwent Valley Heritage Corridor which stretches from Cromford in the North to Derby in the South. The Derwent Valley Visitor Centre is located within the North Mill, Willam Strutt's pioneering cotton mill of 1804. Along side the mill are the River Gardens where you can hire rowing boats or enjoy band concerts or open air theatre in the summer.
We are 20 minutes from Derby where you can view Joseph Wright's paintings at the City Museum or learn about the birth of the industrial revolution at the old Silk Mill Museum by the river. Derby is also home to Royal Crown Derby porcelain, a workshop and factory shop are open to visitors.
From The North
Exit M1 at Junction 28.
From The South
Exit M1 at Junction 25. A52 to Derby.
Close to Dannah Farm are the old towns of Wirksworth, Cromford and Ashbourne, steeped in history. Also on our doorstep is Carsington Water, an attractive reservoir with a water sports centre, shops, cafes and encircled by footpaths and cycle trails. The National Trust property Kedlaston Hall is a 10 minute drive away. Further a field, but still within easy reach, are Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, and the towns of Bakewell and Buxton, to name but a few.
Please be aware that if you are following a route planner, or even travelling using satelite navigation, you may be taken on the back lanes as a "fast route". Although we have easy access, we are in a rural location, and a few wrong turnings can make your journey anything but "fast"!! If you follow the directions and simple map above we are only a short distance from the main road, and the margin for error is low!!!
The Derbyshire countryside is both varied and breathtaking, from stunning limestone dales, some famous like Dove Dale others less known but equally as beautiful, such as Bradford Dale or Cressbrook Dale, to wild and windswept moorland in the north where the views can be panoramic like the famous "Suprise View" near Hathersage. Other scenic attractions include prehistoric monuments such as Arbour Low near Youlgrave and the Nine Ladies Stone circle on Stanton Moor, or impressive rock escarpments such as Curber Edge and Robin Hood's Stride.
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