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General

  • Glamping site five mins' drive from Peak District National Park
  • Quiet and secluded spot with views over Derbyshire countryside
  • Paradise for ramblers, bikers and petrolheads

Get ready to fulfil your Jane Austen dreams at Ernest’s Retreat, a family-run site on a working farm 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Central England.

Pride and Prejudice fans may know that being this close to the Peak District means you’re within easy reach of tons of stately homes: the spectacular Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall are all within 25 minutes of Ernest’s.

The site is also in a prime spot for getting back to nature. The site is five minutes from the edge of the Peak District National Park, where there are plenty of trails to follow and loads of walking tours to join. If you’re more of a petrolhead than a rambler, you can tour the Peak District in something a little more your style: a 1929 Model A Ford Phaeton, run by Vintage Adventure Tours.

Relax back on site by filling your eyes with views over the Derbyshire countryside before filling your stomach by firing up the barbecue – pile it high with supplies from one of the shops 10 minutes away.

Need a break from cooking? Head to Chesterfield to grab a table at one of the restaurants, or try one of the nearby bar-restaurants.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 186 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  86% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site, beautiful views04/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcatherine b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The hut was lovely with a clear view over the Derbyshire dales. Toilets and showers were spotless

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    Would have liked a dustpan and brush to be able sweep out the cabin

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The location was lovely and had really nice views as …01/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rambler camping pod
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    The location was lovely and had really nice views as it was so high up. Also it was so quiet which was nice. We stayed in the pods and they were surprisingly big and the toilets and showers were very clean and close by. Wifi was fast and was nice and warm in the pod. I would really recommend :)

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Excellent site with a fantastic view, helpful staff and clean faciliti27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShelley K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Where to start… we have stayed here a few times starting in 2019. The view is spectacular, cabins and pods are always clean, well maintained and warm even in the roughest of weathers. The facilities are always clean. We love the little extras such as the ice cream honesty box, fire pit hire and pizza van which comes on site, meaning you don’t have to take as much equipment with you. There is also a kettle, mugs, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits in each cabin or pod which is perfect for when ur unpacking

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Excellent site with beautiful views and really clean facilities!23/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicole W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rambler camping pod
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    We absolutely loved our stay, Claire gave us a lovely warm welcome and was very helpful, the campsite is beautiful with amazing views, the showers and toilets are very clean and the area is really nice too! The pods are so nice inside with a lovely little bit to sit out the front in, we did yoga on the lawn and enjoyed our peaceful stay, there is a freezer traveler's can use as well incase anybody is wanting to use a BBQ which we did so we could store our food in the freezer, and there are ice creams and ice lolly’s in there for customers for only £1!

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    Nothing

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All facilities are very clean.21/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKateryna T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Glamper camping pod
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    Pods are very nice and cozy. Beds are comfortable. Location good.

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    Water in the tap gets so hot very quick, while you washing your hands. Not very save specially for little children.

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Nice and clean20/06/2022

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsSwen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Nice and clean

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Lovely clean and relaxing stay with great views18/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rambler camping pod
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    We had a lovely friendly welcome on arrival. The site is lovely and clean and the views are fantastic. We stayed in a pod which is basic but all you need for a great stay. The double bed is very comfortable. The toilets, showers and kitchen facilities were lovely. Ice creams in the freezer in the kitchen which were only £1 which was great. We are already looking to book again has we had such a great relaxing time.

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Lovely site with clean facilities and very thing you need18/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Rambler camping pod
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    Quiet, simple and clean

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Clean friendly site, staff on hand to help at all times.13/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCourtney T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything. This is my second stay and I cannot fault the place in the slightest. Recommended and will visit again

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    Nothing

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Clean, good facilities and great views. Staff were extremely helpful.06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Clean cabin and site, warm, fire pit, views, showers and toilets also very clean. Pizza van, fish and chip van, access to main towns.

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    No cold water tap in toilet blocks. Hot water came out VERY hot, too hot for a child and then cooled.

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Highashes Lane, Stonedge Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, S45 0LH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1942°N 1.4854°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 3.6 miles
Railway Station — 4.9 miles
Fishpond Hotel — 6.1 miles
Train stations
Chesterfield Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Matlock Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Matlock Bath Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 62.8 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 14.6 miles
East Midlands Airport — 26.2 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 27.9 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Exploration of the Peak District doesn’t have to mean pulling on those walking boots, slapping on a helmet or doing your best Toad of Toad Hall impressions in a classic car – you can also have an altogether more sedate experience, with fishing and golf five minutes from Ernest’s Retreat or a saunter around the banks of Ladybower Reservoir, 40 minutes away.

If you’ve already put the splendour of Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick stately manors on your list, now add the 25-minute trip to Bolsover Castle, a fortified retreat with a reputation for revelry. Tread lightly, though – they say it’s haunted, and you don’t want to anger anything lying dormant…

If the kids haven’t hit those Jane Austen literary peaks yet, they may need something more than Pride and Prejudice vibes to keep them entertained. Luckily, the kid-friendly Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park is only 15 minutes away and the entire family can head to Alton Towers, just under an hour from Ernest’s, for an adrenaline spike.

Must see

  • Chatsworth (5.7 miles)
  • Arkwright's Cromford Mills (6.5 miles)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (6.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Winster Market House (7.4 miles)
  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (7.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Ernest’s Retreat cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Ernest’s Retreat will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ernest’s Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ernest’s Retreat dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ernest’s Retreat? Exploration of the Peak District doesn’t have to mean pulling on those walking boots, slapping on a helmet or doing your best Toad of Toad Hall impressions in a classic car – … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ernest’s Retreat?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Ernest’s Retreat? From £48.60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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