Rita's Retreat

Templenormanton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Wooden lodge with firepit and BBQ offers a rural retreat for couples near the Peak District National Park.

Key Points

  • Rural wooden lodge sleeps 2 in a handmade double bed on a busy smallholding on the edge of the Peak District.
  • There is a full kitchen and modern shower room.
  • Outside you can warm yourself around the fire pit or cook dinner on the BBQ.
  • The town of Chesterfield is just a short drive away and here there is a street market 3 times a week.


Relax at this countryside wooden lodge which is set on a busy working smallholding on the edge of the Peak District. Sleeping 2 it offers peace and quiet and the chance to reconnect with nature. 

Inside there is an open plan living area with contemporary kitchen and dining table. Sit back and relax on the sofa and watch TV or make use of the free WiFi to catch up with friends or plan your day ahead. The kitchen has all the facilities you need for everyday cooking including a full size oven, fridge and microwave. There is a cosy double bedroom with handmade bed which has been made locally and a shower room with full size corner shower and heated towel rail for warm cosy towels. 

Outside you can enjoy al fresco dining at the bistro table, making use of the BBQ, whilst taking in the countryside views. Of an evening, be sure to light the fire pit for that added romance whilst taking in the starry night sky. 

Locally there is plenty to explore with the Peak District just a short drive away. Alternatively take a trip to the market town of Chesterfield, where you can explore the street market that is held 3 times a week or admire the crooked spire of the local church. Historians will love a visit to Bolsover Castle with its intricate fairy tale design and lovely gardens. 

There is a minimum 2 night stay. No children or pets. 

Earlier check-in may be possible upon request.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite




 Shower room


 Dining area





 Fire pit


 Private entrance


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance






On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm








 Free parking


 Only one rental here

 Set alone

Nearest Airport/s

East Midlands

Content updated on 9th June 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Elizabeth Pearce from Rita's Retreat