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Chestnut Lodge
Rosliston Forest Lodges, Rosliston Forestry Centre
Burton Road, Rosliston
DE12 8JX
Phone: 01283 563483
Email: Send Email
Website: Visit Website

Chestnut is just one of six lodges that are set in the heart of a secluded forest glade within the Rosliston Forestry Centre. The site is located within the heart of The National Forest in South Derbyshire. The existing woodland on the site was supplemented with a large number of young trees in the 1990's and the centre now provides an outdoor attraction with a wide variety of things to do and places to explore.

The lodge is spacious and offers four bedrooms, sleeping up to ten people in six singles, two bunk beds and a double sofa bed in the lounge. The timber cabin is situated in its own beautiful woodland setting with all the amenities of the forestry centre on hand, including a wealth of woods, meadows, trails, bird hides, ponds, a sensory garden and play areas to explore.

Chestnut has two specially adapted accessible wet rooms, allowing separate facilities for carers. The kitchen area offers lowered worktops and includes a range of adapted cutlery. It also benefits from a garden area where you can relax, take in the views, the rich wildlife and even enjoy a barbeque.
The Centre have a further two smaller accessible lodges on site, Rowan and Birch both offer two bedrooms that can either be set as singles, twins or king size doubles. Please use the link provided for more details.
Other facilities on site include a shop/ information point, a whole range of activities, café and changing place. The Forestry Centre itself also has two attendant manual wheelchairs, several motorised buggies and a tramper located on site to loan. For more information, please click here.
You can also take a look at their mile long Wild and Woody Trail which our researchers checked out during their visit, it passes through mixed woodland around ponds, has tactile sculptures and includes a visit to a bird hide.

Self-Catering Cottages etc Facilities


  • Ground Floor Accessible Room (Four)
  • Accessible Twin beds
  • Right hand transfer to bed
  • Left hand transfer to bed
  • Sufficient wheelchair access around bedroom
  • Adjustable/electrically operated bed (Head/Foot Raiser, Profiling bed can be organised on prior request)
  • Underneath bed clearance for portable hoist (On prior request, can't be used with the Head/Foot Raiser bed)
  • Bed rails available (On prior request for Profiling Bed)
  • Put-u-up bed for carer (There is an additional sofa bed in the lounge)
  • Low level rail in wardrobe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities at accessible height
  • Electric sockets/hairdryer at accessible height
  • Mirror at accessible height

Shower room

  • Wheelchair accessible shower room (Very large)
  • Wheelchair turning space in shower room
  • Room for carer/carers in shower room
  • Grab rails in shower room
  • Easy access to wash basin
  • Easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • Portable shower chair
  • Shower controls reachable when seated
  • Space for right transfer to toilet
  • Space for left transfer to toilet

On - site facilities

  • Accessible Fishing
  • Electric Scooter charging facilities
  • Designated disabled car parking
  • Level/ramped access into accommodation (Level)
  • Low level check-in counter (Meet and greet can be arranged)
  • Easy access around ground floor
  • Wheelchair access to gardens/grounds
  • Emergency pull cord (In all bedrooms)

Restaurant/Dining Area

  • Level/ramped access to dining room (Level)
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables

Equipment rental

  • Wheelchair loan/hire (2 Manual Chairs)
  • Mobility aids hire (List available upon request, must be pre booked)
  • Portable hoist hire
  • Electric Scooter loan/hire


  • Suitable for groups of 8+
  • Assistance dogs (not pets) accepted (By prior request)