Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to Dale End Farm cottages, set within the heart of the Peak District National Park. The cottages are located on a Georgian smallholding next to the main farmhouse. Each 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 single storey 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 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||80 miles (lincolnshire) or North Wales|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands or Manchester Airport, Nearest railway: Matlock (local), Derby, Sheffield|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
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.