We (Richard and Julie) moved back to Richard’s place of birth in 2000.  We adore living in Hathersage as not only is it a beautiful place to live and work but the community spirit is like nowhere else we had experienced.  There is so much to get involved in, so much to do and we have found so many friends to share life with. 


You too will find a warm welcome in the shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes.  You will be amazed at how many activities you can have a go at, so many places to see or just the most spectacular scenery to take in and enjoy. 


We specifically designed Sladen Lodge as a haven where guests can share special and memorable  moments together – we recognise that time is probably the most valuable thing in life these days and spending it with family and friends in a luxurious, peaceful and relaxing location is what you are looking for.



We have created a Lodge which is warm and welcoming,  extremely comfortable, spacious and equipped with everything we think you could possible want.  However, we listen to our guests and continuously upgrade and update the facilities providing new equipment and furnishings throughout the year.  We welcome and value your feedback and will always act upon it.

We would like to know if you have any special requests, would like advice on how to spend your time, what to do and see, catering options or ideas for creating that special celebration.  Please don’t hesitate to ask – our experience and local knowledge is invaluable.

We will look after you from your initial enquiry to the moment you close the door at the end of your stay.  Nothing is too much trouble and we really care about you.  Please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone at any time now, during your stay or after you have left and we will help you to plan and prepare for your special get-together.

Julie & Richard Colley


Right from the first contact through to the weekend itself Julie and her team were brilliant in terms of helping me to organise our weekend.”  Mrs Carter

We welcome your enquiry – please do get in touch


We believe that helping one another is key to a happy and fulfilled life.  We would like to share with you some of the people we work with:

Anna Thompson (known as "FabAnna") has been with us for over 14 years and is our amazing office guru - there isn't much she doesn't know and she will be able to help you with enquiries, booking arrangements, payment and general information.

Jo Tattersall has been with us for 2 years and looks after the Lodge - she works tirelessly to make sure everything is ready for your arrival.

Stephen Elliott Photography - Award winning Derbyshire landscape photographer who has kindly supplied most of our landscape photographs.

David Fisher Photography - David is a professional, commercial photographer based in Oxford and has taken most of our internal shots.