In 1845, Charlotte Brontë stayed at the Hathersage vicarage, visiting her friend Ellen Nussey, whose brother was the vicar, while she was writing Jane Eyre. Many of the locations mentioned in her novel match locations in Hathersage, the name Eyre being that of a local gentry family. Her "Thornfield Hall" for example is widely accepted to be North Lees Hall situated on the outskirts of Hathersage.
Today, Hathersage Hall is a superb combination of the best of both worlds – a house of immense historic character possessing every modern amenity.
The hothouse has raised borders with specimen botanical plants and climbers plus a central water feature with lilies and an original gritstone fireplace at one end.