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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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Boat house -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

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Ashkerry0...
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Mr”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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WOW

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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monkeynut...
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4 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 14 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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Richardan...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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“So relaxing”
Reviewed 17 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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AdyFaben
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5 reviews
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“WOW, Perfect”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Stayed at the Boathouse for 5 days whilst my wife and I were looking round the area as we are thinking of relocating to Derbyshire, What can i say about Nigel and the boathouse, just PERFECT, Accommodation is great for 2 people plenty of room and not coupes up like a hotel room, sole use of the trout lake, was a tad cold to go for a swim but caught a few trout.
Nigel was the perfect host, good explanation of the boathouse, heating etc and also very knowledgeable of the local area, which was a great help to us.

If you want to get away with your partner for a quiet secluded weekend then i would recommend the boathouse, absolutely first class holiday rental, come and go as you please.

We are hopefully returning later in the year to look at more houses and hopefully the boathouse will be available for us to stay in.

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Liam1889
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“High quality, secluded and unique lodge for a couple”
Reviewed 5 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A lovely experience from start to finish.

Quiet rural location in north Derbyshire . Set behind the owners property.

Nigel (the owner) was keen to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay and the lodge itself was beautifully maintained inside and out.

We made use of the good kitchen facilities and the rather random jukebox. The lodge itself is totally separate from the main property and totally private, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Unfortunately we weren't able to utilise the brilliant lake and deck as much as we'd like as the weather wasn't fantastic. We did feed the fish though , who were plentiful in number.

A 5 star stay . Wholeheartedly recommended.

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Lottie T
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“FANTASTIC WEEKEND BREAK - Serene location, hospitable host and brilliant boat house.”
Reviewed 28 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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As soon as we arrived we were made to feel extremely welcome. Nigel was at hand and more than happy to make our stay comfortable i.e. giving takeaway/restaurant advice and keeping my partners birthday surprises from him!

The boathouse is in a fantastic location right by a lake full of fish! It was great to wake up in the morning, open the curtains and have such a lovely view! The Pedalo was fantastic and we really enjoyed having a go every morning - such good fun!

There were four of us and with it only being one bedroom I was unsure how it would work out... but it was absolutely fine! We were more than comfortable sitting in the conservatory on the large comfortable sofas, listening to the Dukebox, whilst enjoying the view!

The outdoor area was a Fab, it was lovely to sit comfertably outside - we didn't have time to try out the fire but would have loved too!

Okay so to sum it up here are the HIGHLIGHTS:

~FANTASTIC LAKESIDE VIEW
~HOSPITABLE HOST
~LOCATION - pub around the corner
~DUKE-BOX
~LOVELY QUIRKY FURNISHINGS
~WARM, COMFORTABLE AND HOMELY


A fantastic surprise birthday weekend for my partner - Thank you Nigel. We look forward to visiting again soon!

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paul s
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“Absolutely stunning break”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My wife and I travelled up from North Wales to stay in this brand new boat house,situated on the edge af a private lake.To say this was a value for money holiday would be an underestatement to say the least,,it was amazing!Nigel the owner made us most welcome,and extra touches including things like a bottle of wine,and fresh bread from the local bakers realy made a difference.
Nigel is new to the letting game,and I hope his enthusiasm towards his guests remains as positive as it was with us,with everyone else who visits his lovely home.
We were blessed with great weather,and sitting on the decking with a glass of wine,listening to the juke box in the evening was truly a memorably experience my wife and I will will not forget in a hurry,
We plan to return for sure,and I will be taking Nigel's offer to teach me to fly fish for the trout he has stocked in the lake, thanks again for a wonderful couple of days stay,see you again soon if your not too booked up!

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