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The Bothie: New features for 2021 season; raised base, larger deck and porch. Brilliant for relaxing.

General

  • Peaceful sole-use site set on a small field bordered by trees
  • A 10-minute drive from Chesterfield; 25 minutes from the Peak District
  • Cosy bell tent with woodturning stove, barbecue and firepit provided

The Bothie is a small and secluded site set in a peaceful Derbyshire field. Stays here are fully secure (with a lockable gate) and very private indeed, with just a single smart tent set up in these grassy surrounds (which, being west-facing, are something of a suntrap).

The bell tent you'll be settling down in is high spec, with a woodburning stove, oven and cosy furnishings. The toilets and showers here are well-kept and in keeping with The Bothie's adventurous spirit – there's a dry composting loo sheltered by trees and a similarly wild battery-operated jungle shower (super for a refreshing scrub once you’ve got the knack). The materials used for all this kit are canvas, natural wood and stone.

While you're free to get cooking in the tent, there are more food prep options on hand in the adjoining gazebo, where a gas-fired stove and a charcoal barbecue are stored. Firewood and other bits of fuel are provided to get you started.

This spot may feel a world away from the toing and froing of busy roads, but it's actually about a five-minute drive from here to the speedy M1 and A617. That makes it all the easier to get here and, once unpacked, to get out and explore the surrounding area, whether you head for Chesterfield town centre and its far-famed crooked spire (10 minutes' drive) or the Peak District National Park (25 minutes).

Closer to base, those looking for a sweet treat should head for the local honey farm that’s a few minutes' walk away. The nearest supermarket is 10 minutes' drive away.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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10

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Really friendly host and really lovely bell tent27/09/2021

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

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Could do with some sort of lighting in the cooking gazebo

From the manager...

Hi Nicole and thanks for your review. Glad you liked it and I hope you had a good day in the Peaks.
Yeah, lighting in the gazebo - we did try a string of lights once but were visited by numerous nocturnal flying insects! Folk tended to use the tent lamps and torch instead. It is something I could investigate further for next year though so thanks for raising it.
Best wishes - Jamie and Clare

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Our first time glamping and The Bothie was amazing.11/09/2021

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

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything!!!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Ha ha, succint and to the point lol. Thanks for the review Kerry, glad you liked it.
Jamie and Clare

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Excellent08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison R.Confirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We very much enjoyed our stay at the Bothie. Jamie was a welcoming and very helpful host and we found it the perfect base for exploring the local area. As there is just the one tent on the site our kids had the freedom to run, shout and explore to their hearts content which was perfect.

    The facilities are excellent, especially the "jungle" shower and the kitchen area.

    All in all I would very much recommend the Bothie for families with small children.

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From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to review the Bothie, glad you liked it....freedom is what it's all about!

Best wishes
Jamie and Clare

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Excellent private site. Immaculately clean.23/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGEORGINA G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Bothie was super cosy and well equipped ! Jamie was very welcoming and went out if his way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Great location to explore the Peak District. We had a fantastic visit to Chatsworth House and Farm.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hi Georgina,
Thanjks for your comments, we're glad you had a comfy stay. Sorry the hedgehog didn't visit you on this occasion....it did come back the following night!
All the best
Jamie and Clare

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Highly recommended for a comfortable off grid experience14/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnize A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning location, really peaceful. Loved hearing the horses in the field nearby and we really loved the authentic off grid experience! The host is very friendly and makes you feel so welcome like a friend 😁

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From the manager...

Hi Anize,
It was lovely to host you and your family, I'm glad you found it relaxing...an escape from the city. Thanks very much for your review and no, I've not forgotten the night photo....just can't find it yet. Hope to see you again.

Regards

Jamie and Clare

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Will definitely be back!12/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle D.Confirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, excellent facilities and lovely owners who were really helpful and friendly. Our two young children loved having space to run around and it was lovely to have the place to ourselves. The jungle shower was a lot of fun and we had everything we needed in the gazebo to cook meals in the evening. We hope to return again soon.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Thanks for your review Danielle, so pleased you enjoyed this part of your UK tour. And can I just say your boys were the smiliest guests we've ever had - they were lovely. Mena and Mookie say hi too. Best wishes, Jamie and Clare.

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We all loved our stay at the Bothie. My kids want to live there!08/08/2021

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

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

....and your kids can live there lol (parents are welcome too!). thanks for the review Natasha, really glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Jamie and Clare

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The utilities provided were excellent and the cleanliness of the …12/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The utilities provided were excellent and the cleanliness of the whole thing was great!

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From the manager...

Thank you, always good to know we're keeping on track. All the best, J and C

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Really nice location, ideal for visiting surrounding areas- we didnt …25/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeonnie R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really nice location, ideal for visiting surrounding areas- we didnt struggle to find places to visit nearby.

    Well equiped. Sole use of toilet/shower/cooking facilities.

    Sole use gated access, walled garden- ideal if you have a child playing outside.

    Great size bell tent- it fit 2 adults and our 7 year old perfectly.

    Toilet was easy to use as was the shower. (Take a dressing gown for middle of the night loo trips! :) at 33 weeks pregnant i sure had my fair share.

    Little wood burner worked well in the tent. Perfect since we were hit with rain our first night stay.

    Lovely owners- really down to earth- easy to talk to.

    No tv/tech so its a nice space for family games, campfires, time together with zero distractions

    Disliked: 

    Nothing we disliked.

From the manager...

Thanks Leonnie, you've summed up our lil site perfectly. Glad you enjoyed your stay (despite the weather not playing ball). It was really good talking to you and do keep an eye out for future developments on site....I'm sure they will resonate further.
All the best
Jamie and Clare

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Very clean site , friendly owners , amazing family weekend break07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombelinda m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing set up, the owners where lovely and there to answer any questions and help us plan our weekend adventures 🙂 would highly recommend we have 2 young children and they loved having the freedom to run around without other people there. We will definitely be booking again 🙂🙂🙂

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From the manager...

Thanks Belinda, great to hear the children having a good time and glad you found the adventures so enjoyable. See you next time you're wanting to sit round the campfire.

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Sutton Lane, Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire, England, S44 5SU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.2149°N 1.3451°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Coach Station — 3.7 miles
Bus Station — 7.9 miles
Bingo Hall — 8.0 miles
Train stations
Chesterfield Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Langwith - Whaley Thorns Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Shirebrook Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 57.4 miles
Airports
Sheffield City Airport — 12.6 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.0 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 23.3 miles

Directions


Turn onto Rock Lane. After 50 metres, you will arrive at a gate set in a dry stone wall. Go through the gate and park next to the tent.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Walks around Sutton Scarsdale (ask owners for maps): a few minutes' walk from site

- South Chesterfield Golf Club: five minutes' drive

- Bolsover Castle: 10 minutes

- Chesterfield: 10 minutes

- Peak District National Park: from 25 minutes

- Chatsworth House: 30 minutes

- Heights of Abraham: 30 minutes

- Crich Tramway Village: 30 minutes

Must see

  • Bolsover Castle (2.4 miles)
  • Hardwick Hall (3.2 miles)
  • Hardwick Old Hall (3.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (3.5 miles)
  • Hardwick Hall (3.5 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

The Bothie cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. The Bothie 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Bothie have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Bothie dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near The Bothie? Local attractions and activities include: - Walks around Sutton Scarsdale (ask owners for maps): a few minutes' walk from site - South Chesterfield Golf Club: five minutes' drive - Bolsover Castle: 10 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Bothie?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Bothie? From £85 (for 1 night, 4 people) - 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
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 3 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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