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The Front of The Gate House.
The Gate House - the spa area
The spa area.
Downstairs hallway.
The Gate House - lounge area looking towards the kitchen
The Gate House - the chill lounge
The Royale (Sleeps 3). Has ensuite.
The Blush. (Sleeps 2). Has ensuite.
The Humbug (Sleeps 2). Has ensuite.
Kitchen. Seats 18.
The Mulbury (Sleeps 2). Has ensuite.
The Moulin Rouge (Sleeps 6).
The Peacock (Sleeps 3).
Main bathroom
The Gate House - well kept rear garden
The Gate House - rear gardens
The Gate House - large lawned area to the rear of the house
The Gate House - the gated entrance
The Gate House - raised terrace overlooking the gardens
The Gate House - the spa area
The spa area.

The Gate House, Makeney, Belper, Derbyshire

Sleeps 2 - 18 6 Bedrooms 14 Dining

Spacious holiday house sleeping 17 with a hot tub and indoor pool, for girls weekends and family get togethers near Belper

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Gate House, Makeney, Belper, Derbyshire, sleeps 2 - 18 in 6 bedrooms.

Half price during Mon-Fri (not including bank holidays or school holidays).

The Gate House is in its own grounds in the hamlet of Makeney. A great base for a family weekend or holiday.

Oak flooring throughout and underfloor heating.

On the ground floor there's an impressive reception hallway with an oak staircase leading to the first floor. The lounge on this floor provides a relaxing space, with a piano, open fire place and comfortable sofas.

Leading off from here is a magnificent indoor swimming pool 7.5m x 5m with a changing room, hot tub for 6 persons.

On the first floor is an open plan kitchen, dining area and second lounge with a wood burner. The TV in the lounge has live TV and films. Bedroom TVs have Netflix.

The kitchen has a double sink, 2 double inset electric ovens with an electric hob and microwave, American style fridge/freezer and an additional fridge. There is dining space at The Gate House for 18 guests and a family bathroom.

Within easy walking distance are 2 real ale pubs, both full of character with beams and real fires, and 2 other pubs serving food. Walkers can take advantage of the many trails which can be taken from the door. Sports available in the area include tennis, fishing and bowls, 3 good riding and trekking stables within a mile or so, several local golf courses, fishing and canoeing in the Derwent.

This area is rich in heritage, with mills, canals, museums and the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre all nearby, and attractions such as the Crich Tramway Village Museum, Matlock Bath’s Cable Cars and Gulliver’s Kingdom, Alton Towers and the scenic limestone dales of the Peak Park and Carsington Water all an easy drive. Ashbourne (the Gateway to Dovedale), the country towns of Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell are easy to reach, with Chatsworth and Haddon Hall a short drive.


Dog Friendly

All pets welcome and no extra cost.


We do have ground floor bedrooms with ensuites. The main living area and kitchen is on the first floor.


WiFi included.


2 double electric ovens, electric hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, American fridge freezer, dishwasher.

Dining Room

2 dinings and breakfast bar to seat 14 people in the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge.

Sitting Room

2 sitting rooms: 4 sofas with TV in the lounge and a corner sofa downstairs next to the baby grand piano.

TV and Music Facilities

TVs with Netflix in all rooms. Live TV and movies in lounge and Smart TVs in each bedroom. An Alexa in the pool area.

Games Room


Heating and Open Fires

The property has underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the 1st floor. Open fire on the ground floor and log burner on the first.


4 doubles with en suites. 1 room with 3 singles beds. 1 room with 6 singles beds.


Linen is provide and bathroom towels. Towels are supplied for the pool area.


4 bedrooms are en suite. Main bathroom on the 1st floor. Toilet/shower in the pool room.

Children's Facilities

No specific facilities.


Large decking area and pleasant gardens, patio table and chairs with gas barbecue.

Swimming Pool

Private indoor heated swimming pool 7m x 5m all included in with the price.


Private parking for up to 6 cars.


No smoking inside but you are quite welcome to smoke outside.

Booking Information

Please email enquiries. Changeover days: Fri to Fri weekly or Fri to Mon weekends, minimum of 3 nights only. £250 damage deposit, returned after 3 days after check out if property is left in good condition.
We do not take stag parties or 18-30 mixed groups, well behaved hens OK (higher deposit).

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The Gate House

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Situated in the village of Makeney with a great local pub serving traditional beers. To the rear there are fields which lead to many walks. 30 mins to Alton Towers and Chatsworth House.

  • It is roughly 15 mins from Derby town centre. The nearest town is Belper which is 3 miles away, and 15 mins to the historic town of Ashbourne.
  • The nearest shop is 2.5 miles away either in Duffield or Belper.
  • Nearest pub is 200 yards up the road - easy walking distance.
  • East Midlands airport, 30 mins away.
  • Duffield station 2.5 miles away or Derby which is 15 mins and 6 miles roughly.
  • The bus stop is 1 mile down the road, located on the A6 which takes you direct to Derby, Belper, Matlock.

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