Kinder Castle enjoys a magnificent isolated position on the side of the mountain of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park, and yet it is only 24 miles from Manchester city centre.
A former shooting lodge that has been host to some great Victorians and was the hideaway of Agatha Christie, the castellated fortress encompasses a late Medieval Banqueting Hall, an original Inn, and linked accommodation around the four sides of a beautiful courtyard that make for the perfect rural retreat for family and friends to congregate and enjoy the peace and solitude.
The Castle is set within the 6,000 acre National Trust Kinder Estate and is accessed through 30 acres of private woodland grounds, affording the best panoramas of Kinder and the Reservoir, to which it has the exclusive fishing rights.
Kinder Castle is a luxurious base from which to explore the Peak District and a very impressive place to entertain at home with a wide range of on-site activities available.
The Main House can accommodate 16 people in the main house and 2 people in the additional Butler's quarters. The House boasts two stunning kitchens and eating areas, with the main Dining Room seating 18 people.
The Main House - Entrance Hall with Tower Room - Mark Wilkinson Breakfast Kitchen Diner with 4 oven Aga, 2 microwaves, dishwasher, fridge freezer, large island unit with seating, table seating 8, large larder with chest freezer, plentiful storage and equipment. - Utility with washing machine, saddle racks - Study with book exchange - Gun Room with log burner - Snug with Sky TV, DVD, open fire - Large Lounge with Sky TV, DVD, log burner - Hand-carved Dining Room with fully equipped service kitchen, seating for up to 18 - Downstairs WC - Entrance Hall to Courtyard - 7 double bedrooms (including 3 family rooms) - 1 single bedroom - 5 family bathrooms with showers - Large Laundry room in Stable Yard.
Butler's Quarters (additional self contained house) The Butler's quarters are linked to the main house via an internal doorway and can be added to the Main House for an additional cost of £500 p/w. - Entrance Hall to Stable Yard - Lounge with Sky TV, DVD - Bespoke Dining Kitchen - 1 double bedroom - Family bathroom. * at an additional £300 per week.
Outside Grounds - Large sloping lawns. - Ample parking for residents and staff. - Formal Garden Coutryard. - Large terrace overlooking Reservoir. - Childrens play area with equipment. - Flat recreation area for activities such as archery and clay pigeon shooting. - Exclusive fishing rights to Kinder Reservoir, terms and conditions apply. - 30 Acres of private woodland grounds. - Private access to National Trust Kinder Estate. - 4 acres grazing for horses by prior arrangement.
Medieval Banqueting Hall, Garret Room and Pub A separate wing of the Castle contains the original entertainment areas that would have served the shooting parties, comprising the Medieval Banqueting Hall, Garret and Pub. They are in their original state and take time to be heated and serviced and also need to be preserved. These areas are available for residents to hire separately for special meals, drinks, dancing, workshops and gatherings at an additional cost. They are also available for weddings and parties to include additional guests, which will incur a venue hire charge. * at an additional £700 per week.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
Kinder Castle is 2.5 miles out of Hayfield village, which is situated in the northwest of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. Buxton lies 10 miles to the North. The house is 45 minutes drive (24 miles) from Manchester city centre and Manchester Airport. It is 28 miles (50 minutes drive) from Sheffield and 50 miles (1 hour) from Chester.
There are considerable rail links from two stations in New Mills, 3 miles east of the village. It is within easy reach of the M67 motorway near Glossop in the south, with the M1 and M6 less than an hour away.
Kinder Castle is in the The Peak National Park which offers many outdoor pursuits such as climbing, caving, hill walking, rambling, sailing, riding and cycling. The Peaks have annual festivals, well dressings and village fetes such as the Hayfield May Queen, the oldest Beltane celebration in the country. The area has a high number of ancient monuments, often in enigmatic moorland settings.
There are many stately homes within a 45 minutes drive, including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Lyme Park, Harwick Hall, Eyam Hall, Kedleston and Tissington Hall nearby.
The spa town of Buxton is 20 minutes away, with its famous opera house, museum and arts venues. Other Derbyshire towns and villages of interest are Bakewell with its monday market, Ashbourne, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Tideswell and Eyam.
Children can be well amused at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, Gullivers World and The Heights of Abraham in nearby Matlock. Lyme Park has a great outdoor play area.
Stockport and Manchester offer plentiful theatres, galleries, cinemas and museums.
The area has a wealth of good pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Sportsman and The Pack Horse are the nearest at about 2 miles away and have a range of ales and large menus.
- Housekeeping can be arranged prior to arrival. - Online shopping deliveries can be met on day of arrival by prior arrangement. - Fishing rod hire and bicycle hire can be arranged in advance. - All types of catering can be booked in advance, from formal gourmet dinners to shooting party lunches, arrival heat-up suppers, buffets and breakfasts and vintage afternoon teas. - Entertainment can be arranged in advance: Wine Tastings, Themed evenings such as Medieval Banquets, Murder Mystery events, Treasure Hunts, Guided Walks, Musicians, Bird watching, Megalithic Tours, Birds of Prey, Archery and Mushroom Hunting (seasonal). - Arts and Crafts Workshops such as Cookery, Millinery, Painting and Sketching, Stained Glasss Making, Flower Arranging, Ceramics and Photography can be arranged in advance. - Pampering, Beautifying, Relaxing, Exercising sessions can be arranged in advance. - On and off-site Clay Pigeon Shooting and Angling Instruction can be arranged for any size of party. - Babysitting Services, Driving Services and Minibuses can be arranged in advance. - Helicopter pleasure and charter flights can be arranged in advance.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
- Security Deposit: A security deposit of £1000 is required prior to arrival. - Changeover Day for Weekly Rentals: Friday. - Arrival Time: 4 pm. - Departure Time: 10 am. - End of Stay Cleaning: Please leave as found, the end of stay cleaning is included. - Linen & Towels: Included. - Energy Costs: Included. - Pets: Not Allowed. - No Smoking in the property. - The Great Barn: There is an additional £600 cost for use of the Great Barn. - Gate House Butler's Quarters: A one bedroom self contained house, at an additional £500 per week. - Exclusive fishing rights to Kinder Reservoir (terms and conditions apply for safe practice). - Angling code of practice and terms and conditions must be agreed with owners before guests fish on the reservoir. - All workshops and entertainment are subject to availability. - No Fireworks due to grazing livestock. - The cost of the Great Barn which includes the Medieval Banqueting Hall, Garrett Room and Pub will vary depending on the heating requirements and time of usage, and that is payable directly to the owner. Prices start at £700. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
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