t: 01246 473307 | e: contact@oldrectoryguesthouse.co.uk | a: 8 Church Street, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3TL

Local Guide

The Old Rectory Guest House is located in the heart of Border Country, where the Peak District meets Robin Hood country. We are ideally situated as a base to allow you to explore the many attractions of the area. We’ve listed a few great places to visit to here to help you plan your stay in the area. We hope to see you soon!


“Take a day in Chesterfield itself to find out how the ‘Crooked Spire’ got its twist. Or go bargain hunting on Chesterfield Market every Monday, Friday or Saturday. Get a taste of history at Chesterfield Museum or spend an evening at the Theatre.”

Bolsover Castle

“With spectacular views over Derbyshire, the fairy-tale Stuart mansion, Bolsover Castle, was designed to entertain and impress. Its reputation for revelry lives on as we now entertain you and your family. Wander the lavish rooms of the Little Castle, explore the romantic ruined terrace range, and delight in the views from the wall walk.”

Sherwood Forest

“The world’s most famous heritage forest. Legendary stomping ground of Robin Hood. Since Victorian times, a magnet for tourists. Today, it’s an ecological treasure.”

Chatsworth House

“Chatsworth House is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Explore over 30 rooms in the house including the Painted Hall, State Rooms, Sculpture Gallery and discover its art, history and family. Plus, learn how succeeding generations have made their mark on one of Derbyshire’s finest country houses.”

Hardwick Hall

“Hardwick Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan buildings in the country. A big claim but we’re confident you’ll agree. Full of architectural and artistic delights from Elizabethan embroidery to Forties furnishing, a walk through the Hall is always an enjoyable experience.”

Other Sites To Visit

Alton Towers, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Bakewell Show, Belper North Mill, Bradwell, Brassington, Burbage Moor, Calke Abbey, Carsington, Castleton, Chatsworth, Chatsworth Adventure Playground, Chatsworth Cascade, Chesterfield Medieval Market, Chesterfield Crooked Spire, Conkers National Forest, Creswell Crags, Crich Tramway Village, Cycling At Wetton Mill, Denby Factory Shop, Derby Feste, Derby Ghost Walk, Derby Quad, Derwent Valley, Ladybower, Dovedale, Edale, Edensor, Gullivers, Haddon Hall, Hartington, Heage Windmill, Heights Of Abraham, Howden Dam, Upper Derwent, Iron Gate, Derby, Jayne Eyre (Filming At Haddon Hall), Kedleston Hall, Lathkill Dale, Litton, The Red Lion, Longnor, Masson Mill, Matlock Illuminations, Melbourne Hall, Millstones At Stanage, Monyash, Moorland Centre, Edale, Mothercap Moor, Museum Of Childhood, Opera House, Osmaston, Parwich,Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Peak Rail, Peak Park, Pony Trekking, Poole’s Cavern, Buxton, Pudding Shop, Bakewell, Rowing Boats At Matlock Bath, Salt Cellar, Shardlow, Shardlow Marina, Sharpe’s, Silk Mill, Stepping Stones At Dovedale, Sudbury, Sudbary Hall South, The Crescent, Buxton, The Roaches, Tideswell, Cathedral Of The Peak, Tindalls Of Tideswell, Tissington Well Dressing, Monsal Head, Winnats Pass

What our customers are saying

  • Excellent!

    “We came to Chesterfield for a friend’s wedding and stayed in this guesthouse. We found it very lovely indeed! Clean rooms, a wonderful breakfast and the owner was friendly, interested in us (but not nosey!) and helpful. I’d certainly stay here again. Beds were very comfy. It was a lovely experience, it felt like staying in someone’s house! But in a very good way!”

    Danielle M
    Buxton, Unitied Kingdom
  • Perfect Stay

    “After being let down by another hotel, we ended up at the Old Rectory. How lucky we were! Perfect place to stay and very friendly and helpful. We stayed family room and had our own private courtyard. Exceptionally clean and breakfast was a real homely feel. Can’t wait for next visit.”

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Breakfast was lovely

    “Breakfast was lovely, and they turned the sub titles on the TV for me because I couldn’t hear the news which was thoughtful. The location was very quiet and restful.”

    United Kingdom
  • “Beautiful breakfast, served in a lovely new conservatory. The house is listed so some of the wood work and doors look old and the floor boards creak a lot, but it added to the charm. Perfect location for events at Staveley Hall, less than 1 minute walk away. It had all imaginable facilities in the room, toothbushes, hot chocolate, fresh cooled water, trays for dirty shoes etc etc. The furniture in the rooms were very impressive and turns out the owner had made it.”

    United Kingdom

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