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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Swallows Nest is an annexe to the owners house and sits in a beautiful garden with large pond and overlooking the Derbyshire countryside. It is at the end of a lane in the centre of the village having two pubs which both serve good food and has been fitted out to a very high standard. The village is surrounded by a network of public footpaths across some of the most beautiful countryside in England being in the the Peak District National Park and within five miles of the market town of Bakewell famous for its Bakewell puddings. The cottage which is all on one floor has a sitting/dining room with floor to ceiling windows and a gas fired log burning stove. The bedroom has a double bed with ample wardrobe and drawer space leading into a luxury bathroom with large walk-in shower. The kitchen has an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Laundry facilities are available nearby - a short walk across the garden to the owners' laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier. There is parking next to the cottage for one car. The property has recently been completed and the owners are awaiting the production of a web page to enable visitors to see for themselves the surrounding countryside and the setting of this small but immaculate property. Unfortunately the village shop closed a few years ago and the nearest shop is approximately one mile away. There is a Sainsbury's supermarket seven miles away in Matlock and a Co-op supermarket in Bakewell. Within a few miles of Swallows Nest are many places of interest to visit and sights to see. Chatsworth House, the stately home of the Duke of Devonshire lies approximately six miles away and Haddon Hall (the home of the Duke of Rutland) is about four miles away. All linen and towels are provided.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Heart of England/Peak District

Birchover is a tiny village in the Peak District National Park tucked away in the hills of Derbyshire and mentioned in the Domesday Book. There are two pubs in the village, the Red Lion which has a 30 ft. well inside the bar area covered with a thick glass top and the Druid Inn named after the Druids who practised their magic on Rowtor Rocks with its various chambers, steps, caves and carvings in the rocks immediately behind the pub. The village is surrounded by a network of public footpaths which will take you to the nearby Stanton Moor with its Nine Ladies stone circle or after a short car journey to Lathkill Dale with its clear river and numerous brown trout. There is a bus stop a few yards from the cottage with bus services to either Bakewell or Matlock. There is a large outdoor market in Bakewell every Monday along with the cattle market. The Old House Museum is popular with visitors as are the many pubs and restaurants or you can just sit by the river and observe the many water birds and fish. The Monsal Trail is a popular walking and cycle track crossing over the Monsal Viaduct a few miles from Bakewell and the High Peak Trail (finishing near Buxton) and Tissington Trail (finishing near Ashbourne) are popular cycle and walking routes. Cycles can be hired at all the above places and users of the Trails are at liberty to stop off at nearby villages.


There are so many places to visit but the Derwent Dams in Bamford (approximately 20 miles away) is where the RAF practised Barnes Wallace bouncing bomb theory during World War II and caves in nearby Castleton are well worth a visit. Carsington Reservoir is popular with sailors and walkers with its visitor centre and picnic sites and the National Tramway Museum at Crich is set in a limestone quarry with period street scenes and moving vintage trams. Crich Stand which can be seen for miles around was built as a war memorial dedicated to the Sherwood Foresters who died in the first World War. Matlock Bath is also very popular with visitors with its now redundant cotton mills designed by Arkwright. Masson Mill does still operate on a small scale but now houses shops and cafes and the Cromford Canal nearby has recently re-opened with its horse-drawn canal boat ferrying visitors along the waterway.

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Review 1-4 of 4

30 Jun 2014


"Fantastic holiday cottage, wish we were there for longer"

What an excellent find, beautiful cozy cottage for two with everything you need for a mini break or longer. We were only there for two nights but wish we were there longer. Mary and Andrew were very … More

8 Jun 2014


"Beautifully appointed property in ideal location."

Without doubt this is one of the cleanest, most comfortable and well furnished properties I have stayed in.Mary and Andrew the owners gave us a lovely welcome and made us feel at home straight away. T… More

21 May 2014


"Excellent and extremely cosy holiday cottage"

My partner and I stayed here at the beginning of May and absolutely loved it. The cottage itself is furnished to the highest standard, with all the mod cons you could want and Mary and Andrew were ver… More

11 May 2014


"Fantastic accommodation"

Newly completed annexe finished to the highest quality and beautifull decor. Everything you could ever need is there.Mary and Andrew are lovely. Location Central to many attractions and lovely walks .… More

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