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Beautiful One Bedroom Cottage with Cobbled Patio Area

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A beautiful and lovingly renovated one bedroom Cottage which was once the Old Bakery for the village and dates back to the 1700's. You enter through the garden gate onto a small cobbled patio area, which catches the afternoon and evening sun where you may simply relax, after a long day exploring what the Peak District has to offer.

Inside you will receive a warm welcome with the log burning stove and stone flagged floor in the living/kitchen area. There are 2 seatees, flat screen tv with freesat and DVD player. The kitchen area is well equipped with cooker, microwave, small fridge (there is a larger fridge/freezer in the summer house to the rear of the cottage) and general cooking utensils. The elgant narrow spiral staircase leads you to the double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Upstairs there are beautiful wooden floors and exposed pitch pine beams. The bathroom has a roll top bath with a hand held shower. The heating and hot water can be provided by either the solid fuel log burner or immersion/electric heaters. All bedding and towels are provided. Prices include heating fuel and electricity.

The rear of the Cottage can be accessed through neighbouring gardens and has a patio area with a summer house which contains washing machine, fridge/freezer, drying rack, barbecue and garden chairs. Bikes may be stored in the summer house. There is a washing line available and a water tap on the patio area.

This romantic, quaint one bedroom cottage is in an ideal location for any couple exploring the Peak District, with good walks and food locally. Well behaved pets are welcomed, please advise on enquiry/booking. No Smoking is allowed in the Cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester or East Midlands 40 km, Nearest railway: Buxton or Macclesfield 10 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

The Heart of England/Peak District

The beautiful village of Earl Sterndale is set in the Heart of the Peak District National Park and is an ideal base to explore this tranquil and rural part of England. The varied landscape of the Peak District makes it an ideal place for walking, cycling, horse riding and even for the more adventurous activities like climbing, hangliding, caving and watersports just to name a few.

This is an ideal base for walkers with the dramatic views of Chrome Hill, Park House and Round Hill within a few yards of the Cottage. The local trails of Tissington, High Peak, Manifold Valley and Monsal are within a few miles of the village and are used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There is a cycle hire centre approximately 4 miles from the Cottage.

The Peak District has many quaint and pretty villages including Longnor, Hollinsclough, Hartington, Tissington, Ilam, Monyash and many more. The local towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek and Matlock are all within easy reach.

Other popular attractions in the area worth visiting are Chatsworth House, Alton Towers Theme Park, Blue John Caverns, Pooles Cavern at Buxton, Haddon Hall and Crich Tramway Museum.

However, this is just a small insight into what the Peak District has to offer as there is so much more to see and do!


The beautiful village of Earl Sterndale, 'famous for the Quiet Woman Pub' is just 5 miles south of the Spa town of Buxton. This is an ideal base for walkers to explore this tranquil and rural area of the Peak District with the dramatic views of Chrome Hill and Park House only a few yards from the Cottage door. Other local walking areas include Beresford Dale, Lathkill Dale, The Roaches and Goyt Valley to name a few. The local trails of Tissington, High Peak, Manifold Valley and Monsal are within a few miles of the village and are used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cycle hire is available locally at the Tissington and High Peak trail at Parsley Hay.

More adventurous activities available include hangliding, rock climbing, caving and watersports. Climbing areas include the Roaches and Froggatt Edge and watersports are available at Carsington and Tittesworth Reservoirs. There are horse riding stables, golf course, and swimming pool all within 20 mins drive of the village.

The River Dove runs closeby and the villages of Longnor, Hollinsclough and Hartington (famous for it's Stilton Cheese) are within a few miles. The village of Castleton is approximately 20 mins drive and is famous for the Blue John Stone and the caverns that you can explore.

We are within easy reach of many splendid historic houses. Chatsworth House is the spectacular home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. You can access the house and gardens plus other special events they have throughout the year or just take in the breath taking views of the deer park and house with the many walks to explore. Other houses to visit include Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Calke Abbey and Kedleston.

Good food is available throughout the area from local village pubs (Hartington, Hurdlow, Crowdicote and Monyash highly recommended) and local produce sold in farm shops/butchers in Bakewell and at Chatsworth plus the regular farmers markets at both Buxton and Bakewell.

We are centrally located to visit the market towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek and Matlock which all have something special to offer. Bakewell is famous for it's Bakewell Pudding and livestock market and Ashbourne has a good range of shops. The Spa town of Buxton is famous for the Buxton Spring Water, the Pavillion Gardens with its beautiful park and wide range of collectors fairs, the Opera House and the festivals it hosts.

Other attractions that you might consider is the theme park of Alton Towers, the country's most popular . There is the National Tramway Museum at Crich, The National Stone Museum, Arkwright Mill at Cromford, Pooles Cavern at Buxton, Caudwells Mill, Treak Cliff Cavern, Tatton Park, Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath plus many more.....

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Review 1-5 of 5

9 Apr 2014


"Cosy Getaway"

We had a perfect stay over Christmas. It was appreciated to arrive at a warm cottage and find a bottle of mulled wine and some mince pies left for us. The cottage is comfortable and was as described - it was exactly what we were looking for. Ideally situated for walking in the area. We would love to visit again.

28 Sep 2013


"Far smaller than the photos lead you to believe"

The cottage was cramped with the ground floor only 14'6" by 12' with everything squeezed in.The photo does not really show how small it actually is as they only show parts of the room b… More

We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not what you were expecting. Our Cottage is advertised as a 'quaint one bedroom cottage with stone flagged floors and a hand held shower over the bath'. We appreciate your comments regarding the furnishings and kitchen area, however we have spent both time and money in sourcing antique/period furniture, such as the chesterfield sofas and belfast sink, to reflect the character of this renovated 300yr old cottage which is located in such a beautiful and sort after area of the Peak District. We do recognize that wear and tear is starting to show on the cooker, however it is fully functional and kept clean.

During the six years of holiday letting we have had several honeymoon couples and other couples returning to our cottage to celebrate special occasions such as birthday's and anniversary's in this romantic old cottage with its unique character.

7 Aug 2013


"Warm and welcoming"

A beautiful cottage with a high quality finish. Perfect for our romantic break. This cottage is set in a beautiful location within easy access to many areas of outstanding beauty. We were blessed with the weather but will definitely return to this idyllic cottage in winter to enjoy the log burning stove.

14 May 2013


"A real gem"

This was our 2nd stay in the beautiful cottage and it did not disappoint. For such a small space, it feels incredibly roomy and this is down to the thought and care that has gone into making it into a holiday home. Beautifully furnished and tastefully restored, it has everything you could want in a cottage for two. Lovely aspect, beautiful walks without even getting into your car and so peaceful. There is one pub in the village but Buxton is only 5 miles away and the nearest village of Longnor which has more amenities is only 2 miles away. The dual fuel stove keeps you warm and cosy and everything has been thought of. I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful cottage with lots of character. This will not be our last visit

10 Apr 2013


"Peaceful and relaxing in a quiet village location"

Our fourth stay in this beautiful cottage. For us a plus is that we can take our dog with us when we holiday in England. The cottage is comfortable and nicely furnished. Its location is ideal for exploring the peak district. The Pack Horse in Crowdecote and Royal Oak in Hurdlow serve very good food and are both dog friendly. The old railway track between Buxton and Bakewell well worth visiting especially now the tunnels are open.

Review 1-5 of 5

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