Hardwick Hall and stableyard cottages, Doe Lea

Hardwick Hall and stableyard cottages, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ View on map

Late 16th century 'prodigy house' designed by Robert Smythson for Bess of Hardwick. Contains an outstanding collection of 16th century furniture, tapestries and needlework. Walled courtyards enclosed gardens, orchards and herb garden. The Hall's environs include the late 16th century stable yard cottages, some of which have been converted to holiday cottages and the restored stables and outbuildings converted to shop and restaurant


Opening Arrangements

17 February - 4 November, Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 5pm. 24 November - 23 December Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 3pm. Park and restaurant and garden and shop open all year 9am- 6pm, 5pm or dusk in winter.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: Hall and garden £13.95, garden only £7 Christmas £11.80
  • Child: Hall and garden £7, Garden only £3.54 Christmas £5.90
  • Other Charges: Family hall and gardens £34.90, Garden only £17.50, Christmas £29.50


Just off J29 of M1, 9½ miles south east of Chesterfield. Access only via Stainsby Mill entrance. Rail: Chesterfield (8 miles). Bus: from Chesterfield train and bus stations.

Parking Spaces


£4 parking charge (free to English Heritage and National Trust members).

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes