Chatsworth Estate Holiday Cottages, Peak District Holiday Cottages

The Old Wash House

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The Old Wash House

Part of the Heathy Lea Collection

Heathy Lea The Old Wash House is a cosy cottage with all of the modern touches you'd expect whilst conserving the historic features of an old wash house. The building had previously been used as a wash house for Heathy Lea House, and one of the pair of copper tubs, with the door to the fire underneath it, still remains as a feature in the large bathroom next to the original fireplace.

The three Healthy Lea properties are converted from within the former eighteenth century farmyard at Healthy Lea on the edge of Chatsworth Park, with far-reaching views over this stunning parkland scene and hills beyond. The grounds of Healthy Lea open directly into the park where guests are free to walk any time (with their dogs on a lead) through the 1100 acres of Chatsworth Park which owes much of its appearence to Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Look out for the abandoned millstones on the rock edges, the knarled oak woodland, and the resident herds of red and fallow deer as you walk the short distance (20-30 mins) to Chatsworth house & garden.

Despite the remote location in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, you can discover the A619 behind these properties, which links to the nearby villages of Bakewell, Pilsley, Chesterfield and beyond.

The Heathy Lea Cottages can all be booked alongside each other providing accommodation for up to 8 guests. 

Dogs are welcomed at a rate of £25 per dog per stay, please advise our reservations team when making your booking that you shall be bringing a dog with you.

Nearest Pub

The Devonshire Arms, Baslow DE45 1SR - 800 meters


  • Accommodation on ground level (with one interior step)
  • Dishwasher
  • Welcome Pack
  • Garden area with garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • TV/DVD
  • Central Heating
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • 2 Miles from Chatsworth
  • Linen and Towels
  • Hairdryer


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The entrance lobby leads, on the left, to an open plan, well equipped kitchen/dining/living room. There is a dishwasher and a large floor to ceiling glass double sliding door which allows direct access to the garden, The sofa in the living room also converts to a double sofa bed for occasional guests.

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“We stayed at the Wash House for three nights, as guests at a family wedding on site. Everything about our weekend was superb, not least the comfortable and quaint accommodation in an outstanding location! Clive and Christine make superb hosts! Highly recommended!”