This impressive country house sits above the picturesque village of Wildboarclough, with breath-taking views of the Peak District National Park.

Built in 1815 and furnished in a traditional country house style, Crag Hall is the private country retreat and shooting lodge of The Earl and Countess of Derby. Until recently this private home was used by only close friends and family but now has become available as by exclusive appointment.  

The 12 bedroom property sleeps up to 21 guests and includes the services of its own housekeeper who lives close by. It is ideally suited to extended groups of friends and family coming together. For those really wanting to mark an occasion, there is the option of having a Chef cook for the group throughout your stay or for a special evening of fine dining.

Set within beautiful garden of up to 5 acres, the Hall overlooks the magnificent Shuttlingsloe Hill and surrounding farmland.

Living Accommodation

Charmingly decorated to a very high standard, you will find a delightful drawing room and study with open fires, which you can relax beside. There are also two further sitting rooms and staff accommodation.  As well as a country style kitchen there is a beautiful dining room that can seat up to 20 people making it the perfect family get together.  .

In addition, there is an impressive billiard room where hours of fun can be had with all members of the family, young and old.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are 12 individually designed bedrooms, two with en-suites, along with 6 further bathrooms, accessed via a stunning central circular staircase.

The bedrooms have been individually designed using only the best quality fabrics and furniture giving a warm and homely feel to the property.


There is a small, unfenced stream running through the bottom of the garden 50 yards from the house, children should be supervised in this area.

Crag Hall employs a gardener who may be tending the grounds during your stay. A daily housekeeper is included within the price of your stay. Services provided include making beds, washing towels and sheets and cleaning bathrooms.

The Details



Bedrooms & bathrooms

Twelve bedrooms: 4 x king-size double (two with en-suite bath, basin and WC), 2 x double, 3 x twin 3 x single . In addition there are a further three bathrooms with bath, basin and WC. Three bathrooms with bath, separate shower, basin and WC.


Oil central heating with electric heaters in bedrooms and three open fires. Power and fuel for fires included in price. The central heating does not supply all the areas of the property, such as bedrooms, but additional electric heaters are supplied for your comfort.

Kitchen has two electric oven and hobs, AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, 4 x fridges, freezer, 2 washing machines, tumble dryer,& dishwasher.

 4 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVDs, CD/radio, iPod dock, Xbox 360

WiFi, selection of books, games and toys.

Bed linen and towels included in price

Two travel cots and two highchairs on request.

Large lawned gardens to front and side with badminton, croquet lawn and garden furniture.

Arrivals & Departures

Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am.


Crag Hall is perfectly designed to accommodate large family groups. Sorry but we do not allow stag or hen parties.


BBQ is available upon request


Dogs are welcome downstairs at Crag Hall but must not be left unattended. A dog room is available for their sleeping quarters. Dogs are not allowed upstairs in the property.  We ask that you also please clear up any dog mess from the garden.


Ample off road parking

Optional extras

A chef is available upon request

Floor Plans