Cotterill Farm Barn
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cotterill Farm Barn is situated at the start of the drive leading up to a non-working farm, (with three further cottages further up the drive). The cottage stands in its own grounds, surrounded by a dry stone wall and a fairly basic grassed area. The bedrooms are on the ground floor and the 'day rooms' the kitchen and breakfast diner in a 'L' shape and seperate living room, are on the first floor. The particularly spacious bedroom has its own en-suite. There is a second shower room for the occupants of the second bedroom.
In the cottage there are 10 highly organised personalised information folders, much praised by guests and Tourist Board inspectors alike, - almost certainly amongst the best in the business - ensuring guests are never short of ideas as to what to do in the area and most comment that one week's stay only scratches the surface. Events lists are supplied in advance of guests' arrivals. Numerous other services are offered by the owners who strive to go the extra mile to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their stay at Cotterill farm
Cycles can be hired from Cotterill farm about about a half of the rate charged by commercial operators and one electric bike (worth £1600) is also available for hire. Ready meals cooked by a local lady can be purchased at Cotterill farm.
The cottage is just off a quiet country lane with no noise disturbance and is only 350 yards to the nearest village, and 380 yards to the village's pub. Footpaths pass within yards literally of the cottage radiating out in all directions, in particular one track, some 80 yards away, goes through a nature reserve known as Biggin Dale to reach the River Dove at Wolfscote Dale, a famous section of this even more famous river. There are 3 cycle trails of average 15 miles length within 3 miles. Sustrans route 54 passes within 80 yards of this non-working farm of just 12 acres
The cottage is located just one easy mile long drive off the main Buxton to Ashbourne artery road, making it extremely well located, being very easy to access within 30 minutes drive most of the extraordinary number of attractions within the Peak District. It is also an absolutely superb base for walking being so close to the favoured walking areas of the district.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 50 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
This is an 'upside property' such that the two bedrooms are downstairs. The master bedroom is extremely spacious indeed and has the benefit of an en-suite. The second bedroom can be made up either as a twin or as a double. Upstairs is a living room, and kitchen/breakfast room and a second shower room (so there is a toilet on each floor, making it particular suitable for those who find difficulty going up or downstairs).
The kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped. It has a stone effect sink with stone work-tops and hardwood kitchen units. There is also a dishwasher. The Cottage has a comfortable living area with log effect stove as a focal feature (not really needed for heating as the very well insulated property can be made very warm indeed, if required).
The property stands in its own modest grounds, the boundaries being a dry stone wall inside which is parking space for several cars and a basic grassed area.
In the cottage there are 10 highly organised personalised information folders, much praised by guests and Tourist Board inspectors alike, - almost certainly amongst the best in the business - ensuring guests are never short of ideas as to what to do in the area and most comment that one week's stay only scratches the surface. Events lists are supplied in advance of guests' arrivals.
|Further details outdoors|
Cycles can be hired from Cotterill farm at about a half of the rate charged by commercial operators and one electric bike (worth £1600) is also available for hire. Ready meals cooked by a local lady can be purchased at Cotterill farm.
Wifi service is available not from the cottage but elswhere at this location as are numerous other services offered by the owners who strive to go the extra mile to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their stay at Cotterill farm
The cottage is located just one easy mile long drive off the main Buxton to Ashbourne artery road, making it extremely well located, being very easy to access within 30 minutes drive most of the extraordinary number of attractions within the Peak District. It is also an absolutely superb base for walking, being so close to the favoured walking areas of the district.
No smoking and no pets;
The Heart of England/Peak District
The varied landscape of the Peak District makes it ideal for the walker, the cyclist or for those seeking more adventurous pursuits. There are opportunities for climbing, caving, watersports, hangliding, mountain biking etc.
Numerous footpaths and bridle ways are on our doorstep and offer unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak - this is the area of the Peak District of rolling hills, dry stone walls, villages and dales, the Dark Peak being mainly moorland.
The highly popular Tissington Trail, which runs for 17 miles, is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and is less than 1 mile from us.
Two further trails, the High Peak Trail and the Manifold Valley Trail (both almost as long), are within 3 miles. These three tracks are ideal for family cycling as is the network of quiet minor roads leading off at various places from the trails. Indeed Sustrans Route 54 passes within 50 yards of the end of our drive along bridleways linking all three trails.
We are within easy reach of many splendid historic houses. Chatsworth House is the spectacular home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire set in a magnificent deer park and boasting activities for all the family. Haddon Hall is a Jacobean mansion that has been scarcely altered since its building.
You may also choose to visit Hardwick Hall, Lyme Hall, Sudbury or Kedleston - all within easy reach.
We are centrally located to visit the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock - each having something special to offer. Ashbourne is a lovely market town with a good range of shops, art shops, antique shops etc. Buxton has fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings, a fine park and a range of collectors fairs in the Pavilion Gardens or entertainment in the newly restored Opera House. Bakewell is, of course, home of the Bakewell Pudding and well worth exploring.
The former spa town of Matlock has a lot to offer and the spectacular location of Matlock Bath is the setting for a mining museum, cablecar rides, showcaves etc.
Nestling in the hollows of the Peak Park are numerous villages well worth a visit and offering something special to the visitor.
Family attractions that you might consider is the theme parks of Alton Towers, the country's most popular theme park. There is the National Tramway Museum at Crich, The National Stone Museum and Arkwright Mill at Cromford - so many things to list that you will appreciate the range of information we provide in our cottages to help you make the most of your visit to this wonderful area!
There are in fact almost certainly more to do within 30 minutes drive of here than anywhere else in the UK
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23 Sep 2013
I stayed here with my sister for the week & couldn't have asked for more, we left relaxed & refreshed which is what we needed.The place was easily found with the help of Tom (Satnav) which is goo… More
21 May 2011
"Walking into the cottage it felt like coming home"
We've been staying at Cotterill Farm Barn for several years now and every year we look forward to it more and it always meets our expectations. This year we decided to stay a month earlier and al… More
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