Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
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 Grade 2 listed Derbyshire Longhouse dating back to the early 16th centaury.
This comfortable character cottage, with a gateway to 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 12, 4 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Dale cottage is a spacious semi detached cottage, full of character with original beams and stone mullioned windows throughout.
The entrance hall also provides somewhere to kick off your shoes or boots after your days activities, with a cloakroom off the entrance hall, offering a newly fitted shower, basin and toilet.
The painted country kitchen is a well-equipped with a range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster and dishwasher
The kitchen opens out into a large comfortably furnished dining lounge, featuring the original beamed ceiling with exposed timbers, wide pine floorboards and an original grit stone fire place with log burning stove.
Off an inner hall, the staircase leads to a galleried landing area with a shower room off. Two further steps taking you onto the bedroom corridor.
A very spacious double bedroom has the original wall timbers, and stone mullioned windows to three aspects, and room for a further two single beds. Adjacent is a double bedroom enjoying a view over the rear garden and space for a further two single beds. A further double bedroom opposite has a view over the front garden and woodlands beyond. Along the corridor is the fourth double room which features original stone mullioned windows with leaded panes.
The family bath room comprises a bath, separate shower, toilet, bidet and basin with shaver point/light over.
Bed linen is provided.
We will consider a well behaved dog in this cottage, please ask about our other cottages where dogs are welcome too.
Strictly no smoking please
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 six cars at the cottage (please enquire if you require more parking spaces). Please note the parking area is not as next to Dale 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 .
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5 Apr 2014
"Loved it - but it could just do with a few welcoming touches"
This is a lovely cottage just off the Monsal Trail and a couple of miles outside Bakewell. It's a great area for walking and eating and drinking. The cottage itself is beautifully appointed and, … More
24 Aug 2013
"A great place to stay"
2 families met up in Derbyshire for a short break, and stayed here. What a brilliant find. There were 9 of us in total and there was more than enough space. It is an excellent property with a fantasti… More
18 Jul 2013
"Great cottage - good location"
Great cottage - lots of room and is well stocked and set up for up to 12 people or so. Very close to so many things, really nicely located. Very quiet… More
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