Gratton Dale Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Welcome to Dale End Farm cottages, set within the heart of the Peak District National Park. The two cottages are located on a Georgian smallholding next to the farmhouse. Each single storey cottage has 3 bedrooms with additional bed settee in both. Cottages can be let separately or together for larger parties. Great for a relaxing weekend, or longer stay. Ideal for walking holiday with beautiful scenery on your doorstep, opposite Gratton Dale. Popular with cyclists and climbers. Both cottages are fully equiped with open plan kitchen/living area. We welcome families as the outdoor enclosed grounds are ideal for children, with a lined out tarmaced area for tennis, or just for riding trikes. Two fields to explore, tree house. Parents and friends can relax on the patios and private area, sitting out to take in the views of hills and fields. Relaxed atmosphere and we are happy to accommodate short breaks, over night stays (can include breakfast hamper on a bed and breakfast basis), and longer weekly stays especially over the summer. Close to many attractions including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Matlock, Ashbourne, Alton Towers. Even not that far to the main cities of Sheffield, Manchester & Derby. A great base for exploring the Peak District. Local pub within village of Elton. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beaches in Lincolnshire or North Wales|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands or Manchester International, Nearest railway: Matlock / mainline Derby or Chesterfield|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are two cottages available. Cottage west has an additional ensuite, and both have a bathroom with shower over. Both are open plan kitchen / living area. Fully equiped. TV, DVD, IPOD docking/CD, Wifi. Cottage East - has two twin bedrooms and one double Cottage West - has two double bedrooms and one twin
|Further details outdoors|
Outside play equipment and private patio and lawned area to both cottages for alfresco dining and sitting out to take in the surrounding views. Tarmaced area lined out for tennis with net - very popular with guests. Plenty of space within the grounds for children to enjoy and play. The accommodation is particularly popular with families and groups getting away for a weekend
Both cottages are available for nightly stays, short breaks and weekly breaks. We have flexible change over though tend to get booked up on a weekly basis during the holiday season.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District is within the heart of central and north England, mainly in the county of Derbyshire. It is the first national park in the country and is characterised by stunning landscape and beautiful limestone and gritstone villages. It is a diverse area with the northern Dark Peak where most of the moorland is found and the southern White Peak which is limestone based. It is easy to access with close proximity to the major cities of Manchester and Sheffield. It is a vyer popular region of England with many attractions such as the wordl famous Chatsworth House, home of the Duke of Devonshire, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall - home of Bess of Hardwick, one of the greatest Elizabethan women. There are many picturesque villages set within rolling hills and valleys. Bakewell one of the main towns is the home of the famous Bakewell Pudding. Many of the villages and towns have fine parish churches with a particular magnificent example being the 14th century church of St John the Baptist in Tideswell and All Saints, Youlgreave. The Peak District boasts many opportunities for outdoor activity with an extensive network of footpaths, long distant trails, The Pennine Way traverses the Dark Peak from Edale to the Park's northern boundary just south of Standedge. Bridleways are commonly used by mountain bikers, as well as horse riders. Some of the long-distance trails in the White Peak, such as the Tissington Trail and High Peak Trail, re-use former railway lines; they are well used by walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Bikes can be hired. Carsington Reservoir provides sailing or just a relaxing time at the cafe and childrens outdoor play area. Other activities include air sports such as hang gliding and paragliding, birdwatching, fell running, off-roading, and orienteering. The many gritstone outcrops, such as Stanage Edge and The Roaches, are recognised as some of the finest rock climbing sites in the world. Natural cave systems can be visited in Matlock Bath and Castleton. The spa town of Buxton provides great places to eat and theatre at the stunning Buxton Opera House.
The cottages are set in the beautiful Gratton Dale, a site of Special Scentific Interest, and the home to a variety of wildlife and wildflowers. The immediate area is stepped in ancient history with the nearby Arbor Low, (Stonehenge of the North), Robin Hoods Stride and The Nine Sisters - scheduled ancient monument. The cottages are in ideal location for visiting many local attractions - close to the town of Bakewell with its weekly cattle and general market and the world famous Bakewell Pudding. About 20 minutes away, the spa town of Buxton was developed by the Dukes of Devonshire as a genteel health resort in the 18th century; now the largest town in the Peak District, it has an opera house with a theatre, museum and art gallery. Ashbourne, also about 20minutes away is a beautiful small town known for its antique shops and the famous Shrove Tuesday football game, which takes place through the streets. Many of the villages and town host festivals such as the food festival in Tideswell, arts festivals in Buxton, Bakewell. Many antique fairs through the summer, agricultural shows such as Bakewell show in early August and Chatsworth Show in early September. Christmas markets in Matlcok, Bakewell and many of the villages. Some of the area's large reservoirs, for example Carsington Water, have become centres for water sports. Another spa town is Matlock Bath, popularised in the Victorian era. Historic buildings include Chatsworth House, seat of the Dukes of Devonshire and among Britain's finest stately homes; the medieval Haddon Hall, seat of the Dukes of Rutland; Hardwick Hall, built by powerful Elizabethan Bess of Hardwick; and Lyme Park, an Elizabethan manor house transformed by an Italianate front.
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9 Sep 2014
"Quiet, Beautiful Location owned by a lovely, helpful family"
The cottage was in a beautiful remote location, surrounded by lovely walks and in close proximity to many of the spectacular sights of Derbyshire. The owner, Eilis, and her family are genuinely very h… More
6 Sep 2014
"excellent had such a relaxing holiday break"
We arrived at our cottages and was greeted with a cake and milk which was really appreciated. We had booked for the two cottages for two families. The cottages were really well equipped, very clean a… More
10 Jul 2014
Lovely cottage, clean, comfortable and well equipped !Perfect for 6 person, friends or family.Situated at the heart of a lovely countryside.… More
16 Jun 2014
"A relaxing and cosy stay."
Myself and 5 friends hired this cottage for a weekend. We were greeted by Eilis upon arrival and were even given a cake. The cottage is in a beautiful setting, and well located within the peaks to rea… More
21 Feb 2014
First of all the property was easily found with the sat nav directions supplied by Eilis. On arrival we were met by the owner Eilis who was kind enough to supply us with fresh milk as we arrived late … More
27 Oct 2013
"Cosy but small and remote"
Booked this for 6people sleeping arrangements fine but living area only catered for 4 really two had to sit on upright dining chairs. Place was warm and access to hot water was good. Owner very nice, left cake and milk on arrival. Think this would be better marketed for four.
24 Mar 2013
"Great place in the heart of the Peak District"
We received a very warm and hospitable welcome with a card, flowers and even cake! A great way to start. The cottage is comfy and the kitchen is well equipped. We really liked that we could walk straight from the cottage and the views are beautiful. We hope to come back.
21 Mar 2013
"Excellent quality holiday cottage, value for money, great location."
We stayed here in January and hired both cottages as there was a group of 15 of us. The cottages were well equipt, clean and lovely inside. Lots of space for parking all of our cars. The location is right in the heart of Derbyshire with a short drive to Chatsworth house, Gullivers Kingdom theme park and the Spa town of Matlock. All of which are worth a visit. Lots of lovely walks and bike rides locally too. A must if you are coming to the Peak District.
Thank you for the great review. We hope all our guests have an enjoyable stay.
18 Mar 2013
We recently spent a weekend at Dale End Farm and found that it was better than advertised. Run by a very helpful and friendly family, Dale End Farm lies within the beautiful setting of the Peak District. The Cottages are maintained to a high standard and are clean, comfortable and have everything needed to ensure you feel relaxed and at home after a long day of walking. DVD's, books and board games were also provided and added to the experience of a relaxing weekend away. We shall be booking Dale End Farm again in the near future and I would advise anyone looking to stay in this area to do the same.
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