Renishaw Hall & Gardens
PUBLISHED: 11:24 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:53 22 August 2019
Enjoy lunch, refreshments and cakes from the stylish Café.
Recently renovated to offer a bright and stylish place to enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing drink, the Café at Renishaw Hall offers a variety of refreshments as well as a wide selection of delicious cakes and sumptuous afternoon teas.
Renishaw Hall is a country house in Renishaw in the parish of Eckington in Derbyshire, England. It is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of the Sitwell family for over 350 years. The hall is southeast of Sheffield, and north of Renishaw village, which is northeast of Chesterfield.
The house was built in 1625 by George Sitwell (1601-1667) who, in 1653, was High Sheriff of Derbyshire. The Sitwell fortune was made as colliery owners and ironmasters from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
Substantial alterations and the addition of the west and east ranges were made to the building for Sir Sitwell Sitwell by Joseph Badger of Sheffield between 1793 and 1808 and further alterations were made in 1908 by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Renishaw had two owners between 1862 (when Sir George Sitwell succeeded in his infancy) and 1965, when Sir Osbert Sitwell gave the house to his nephew, Sir Reresby Sitwell, 7th Baronet. He was the eldest son of Sir Sacheverell Sitwell brother of Edith and Osbert and owned the hall from 1965 until 2009 when he bequeathed it to his daughter, Alexandra Hayward.
The gardens, including an Italianate garden laid out by Sir George Sitwell (1860-1943), are open to the public. The hall is open for groups by private arrangement. The park is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England as Grade II.
The 1980 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice used footage shot at Renishaw Hall. D. H. Lawrence is said to have used the local village of Eckington and Renishaw Hall as inspiration for his novel Lady Chatterley's Lover.
There is so much to do at Renishaw Hall either prior or post enjoying afternoon tea at The Cafe at Renishaw Hall including
GARDENS - Explore the HHA Garden of the Year 2015….
HALL - Discover Renishaw Hall on one of our guided tours…
THE SITWELL MUSEUM - Take a step into the past and discover the history of the Sitwell family…
WHAT'S ON - Discover what is coming up at Renishaw Hall & Gardens…
THE CAFE AT RENISHAW HALL - The Cafe at Renishaw Hall serves a great selection of food and drinks throughout the season…
THE VINEYARD - Find out about the vineyard planted by by the late Sir Reresby…
VISITOR CENTRE & PLANT SALES - After visiting the award winning gardens purchase plants you have seen…
SITWELL ESTATES - After visiting the award winning gardens purchase plants you have seen…
Address: Renishaw Hall & Gardens
Telephone: 01246 432 310