Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Approached via a long sweeping driveway, flanked by a large wild life pond and undulating fields grazed by cattle, Rowdale nestles in a sheltered spot in the heart of the Peak National Park, surrounded by mature grounds. Dale Cottage is part of the original grade 2 listed Derbyshire longhouse, dating back to the early 1600's.
This comfortable character farm house, with a gateway onto the Monsal Trail, provides easy access to the footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. There is an excellent choice of pubs, village shops, and cafe's all within a short walk. It also provides an excellent base to visit the many visitor attractions to be found in the surrounding area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 59 km, Nearest railway: Chesterfield, Buxton, Grindleford all within 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Generous sized rooms with exposed timbers in the vaulted bedroom
Flat screen TV and mini hi-fi system.
There is central heating and double glazing throughout.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has views over the gardens and fields, there is a stone paved patio with outdoor seating for guests use. Guests can walk round the large wildlife pond (close to the parking area) that is home to Mallards, Coots, Moorhens, frogs, toads, newts, and an abundance of fish and occasional heron!
There is parking for one cars at the cottage (please enquire if you require more parking spaces). Please note the parking area is not as next to the cottage, we mention this as there is a distance of approximately 25 yards to transfer your luggage.
The Heart of England/Peak District
Rowdale was originally a site for lead mining, however the farm house dates back to the early 17th century and formed part of the Eyre Estate, a Cavalier stronghold at the time of the civil war. The other older buildings are The Coach House and tithe barn at the top of the farm yard, which dates back to the 18th century. A dairy farm for all its working life, transported the milk to Manchester from the station just down the road at Hassop. When the Midland railway was built.
There is direct access onto the Monsal Trail from the cottages, the former Midland railway line, which linked Matlock to Buxton. Work on the line from Matlock via Buxton to Manchester began in 1860. The Haddon tunnel, 1,058 yards long, the second longest on the line, built to divert the line away from the Duke of Rutland's home, Haddon Hall. As a result the line reached Bakewell, 100 feet above the town, and accounts for the station being placed where it is. Hassop Station was used by the Duke of Devonshire and Thornbridge Station is alongside Thornbridge Hall.
In May 2011 the tunnels along the line, were opened giving walkers and cyclists the ability to walk the trail end to end, approximately nine miles, for the first time with the whole trail now being almost level it can be used by wheelchair users, with access from Bakewell, Great Longstone, Hassop Station, (with disabled toilet access) or Millers Dale.
Ashford in the Water and Great Longstone, both pretty and unspoilt, are the closest villages, both just under a mile away, provide a choice village stores, pubs and café's, you can even buy milk direct from the local dairy farm.
Bakewell, a 2 mile walk, has a cattle and farmers market in the Agricultural Centre and market square every Monday, and is also famous for its puddings.
The historic towns and villages of Buxton, Matlcok, Tideswell, Eyam, Hathersage, Ensor and Castleton are just a few of those close by and worth a visit. Sheffield our closest major city only 16 miles trip.
Chatsworth House, just 3 miles away, is a must visit, but perhaps make time to visit many of the other great attractions close by, Haddon Hall, Derwent Valley Mills, Crich tram museum, Blue John caverns, Tissington Hall, Hardwick Hall, to name just a few.
Climbing, cycling, walking, fishing, sailing, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, gliding, microlighting and golf are all outdoor pursuits which can be enjoyed close by. For thrill seekers of all ages, Alton Towers or Gulivers Kingdom are easily accessable too .