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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Luxury, peaceful cottage, restored and converted to a very high standard, set within 130 acres of private grounds. Spacious open plan, beamed excellently equipped kitchen with fireplace and large seating area, leads out onto south facing private patio area, with tables, chairs and barbeque and stunning views over Biggin Dale. Private tennis court (rackets and balls available) Walk via footpath to the village pub or hotel for excellent food and drinks.
Courtyard Creamery has accommodation all on one level. Fully equipped with Free WIFI , Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, electric wood-burning stove, TV, DVD and CD/Radio/iPod docking station. Large selection of board games, jigsaws, DVD's and walking guides.
The bedroom has a king-size bed with goose-down duvet, feather pillows & 100% cotton linen. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-basin & loo has views over the countryside. Soft white fluffy towels and complimentary 'Au Lait' toiletries.
Walk directly from your back door to historic Hartington, the River Dove, and beyond. Explore the Georgian Market town of Ashbourne (Gateway to the Peak District) and the Spa town of Buxton, famous for its' annual Opera Festival. Forage for antiques in Leek. Derbyshire's jewel, Chatsworth House is just 20 minutes drive.
Plenty of secure storage for bikes. A central laundry area has a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board and also a pay phone.
4* English Tourist Board Rating.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 41 miles & Manchester 35 miles, Nearest railway: Buxton 13 miles & Derby 23 miles|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District National Park which was established in 1951 covers over 1400 sq km and has a huge variety of landscapes, wildlife, history and culture. The diverse nature of the Derbyshire landscape with its dry-stone walling, deep wooded valleys, heather clad moorlands, market towns and villages makes it the perfect setting for a relaxing break.
Biggin-by-Hartington sits high in the spectacular White Peak landscape and is a very popular are with walkers and cyclists. Just off the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton the village is typical of a White Peak village, running along a single street and surrounded by farms and agricultural land. Buildings of note are the Church of St Thomas, the Waterloo Inn and Biggin Hall.
Biggin Grange is just outside the village and looks over Biggin Dale which is a beautiful sanctuary of which part of it is a National Nature Reserve. A short walk from Biggin Grange takes you down into Biggin Dale which runs into the River Dove. The hills are covered in lovely wild flowers amd in the Spring cowslips and purple orchids are abundant.
The Waterloo Inn & Biggin Hall Country House Hotel are 0.8 miles away.
Hartington which has The Devonshire Arms, Charles Cotton Hotel, The Rook Coffee Shop, Beresford Tea Rooms, Post Office, Garage, Cheese Shop and 2 village shops is 2 miles away.
Ashbourne - 9 miles
Bakewell - 9 miles
Buxton - 13 miles
Tissington Trail - 1.2 miles
Chatsworth House - 14 miles
The nearest town is Ashbourne with a good choice of independent shops, supermarkets including Waitrose, Marks & Spencers and Sainsbury together with many restaurants and pubs.
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13 Jul 2014
Very nice bathroom which was clean and tidy. Nice furniture and a full kitchen. Area had lots to do with nice pubs and good general store.
Thanks for the review and pleased you enjoyed the cottage. It was nice to meet you and hope your trip back home to Australia was good.
30 Jun 2014
"Very spacious and comfortable quiet getaway"
Well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious stone barn conversion. Nice peaceful position surrounded by pastures with sheep and cows; well placed for exploring the Peak District, close to walking routes and bike trails.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Also many thanks for pointing out about the knife block and the rubber gloves which have all been replaced and dishwasher which is working perfectly now. I really do try hard to fix things if guests point them out.
26 Jun 2014
"Beautiful relaxing weekend stay"
The cottage was amazing, exactly like the photos. Beautiful location, lovely views out from the terrace. Spacious, but cosy! There was everything you could ever need in the kitchen, even a selection o… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review and I am really pleased you had a nice weekend. I have just bought a few more DVD's for the cottage as nothing nicer I think than watching a film snuggled up on the sofa!
Look forward to seeing you again at Biggin Grange and I sure Mungo and Otto will be pleased to see you again wagging their tails!
23 Jun 2014
"Luxury in the Dales"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Courtyard Creamery, one of 3 beautifully converted cottages close to the village of Hartington in a very pretty part of the Peak District. The cottage was very spacious, well equipped and extremely comfortable, with stunning views towards Biggin Dale, and had its own very private sunny patio overlooking fields of sheep and the dale itself . Our Hosts were very accommodating and had thoughtfully provided many extras including a Nespresso machine and useful walking pamphlets. There are many very lovely walks from the property itself down to the River Dove, or within easy driving distance, and the pretty nearby village of Hartington has a well-stocked village stores, good pubs and tea rooms. We would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful property.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Derbyshire and thank you for your kind words.
The Nespresso machine is an essential part of my life so I wanted to put them in all of the cottages as well!
Hope to see you back in the Peak District in the future. Jane
20 Jun 2014
"A lovely cottage, full of character, perfectly placed to enjoy the Peak District."
Ideally we wanted a place to stay centrally located within the Peaks, a little off the beaten track perhaps, ideally with charm, character and some great walks nearby. Well, we certainly wasn't dissappointed, this place had it all! Our stay at the Creamery exceeded our expectations and proved the perfect place to base a couple of days in the park. The accommodation is set away from the lane on a converted outbuilding, so it's very quiet. The living area/open kitchen space is huge, the bedroom and ensuite bathroom equally so. The fixtures, fittings are all to a high standard and the decor made for a really homely feel. We particularly enjoyed watching the patio, enjoying the sunset whilst having our supper outside, really was special.
Jane, the owner and her family made us feel very welcome and we couldn't recommend staying here enough! Here's to the next time..
I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Derbyshire. Thank you so much for your lovely review and please come and see us again! Jane
11 Jun 2014
We spent a week in the lovely cottage, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, even the dogs came to greet us. I can honestly say there wasn't one thing I would change. The cotta… More
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. I wish the dogs could read so that they knew they added to your stay! Am really pleased you enjoyed staying in the cottage and please come back and stay again! Thanks. Jane
2 Jun 2014
"Wonderful location, lovely interior and very helpful owners!"
My husband and I didn't actually stay in the Courtyard Creamery because it was a secret present for my husbands parents. However we were so jealous and would have loved to stay ourselves! The cottage is amazing, so warm (as it was a very rainy day and cold outside, the heating was on when we arrived, and we had to turn it down in the end after being there an hour) and cosy, beautiful well kept grounds and brilliant entrance for cars! We booked this secluded cottage just for my in-laws, as a gift to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, father-in-laws 65th birthday and his semi-retirement.
They thoroughly enjoyed the stay and were so surprised by the gift from us and my husbands siblings as we all chipped in towards the payment. They loved the cottage and it's setting, they had a few walks around the area, and also visited nearby villages/towns for a day out. They couldn't praise it enough and loved the long weekend away, I would love to stay in the Old Farrowings (the living area looks so cute) and go back there myself.
We booked just a long weekend for them in advance and explained our plan to the owners where we just give his parents a postcode, date and time to arrive, we would show up an hour early to stock the fridge with provisions and await their arrival. My mother-in-law was aware they were staying away for a few nights and would need walking gear for if they wanted to go along any nearby walking routes, but my father-in-law was totally unaware what we had planned. The owners were very accomodating and allowed us to arrive an hour earlier than usual, as we had to travel up from Surrey and had a tight schedule planned for the day.
I highly recommend staying here, and I'm sure my in-laws will be saying the same to their friends and family when they tell them all about their stay here!
I think you did so well organising such a lovely surprise - you must be the perfect daughter-in-law! It was really nice to meet your in-laws and I am so glad they had a nice time at the Cottage. Please come and stay in The Old Farrowings - maybe this time without all your family in tow! Thanks so much for the lovely review.
27 May 2014
"Just what we needed"
My friend and I booked the Courtyard Creamery as we wanted a walking weekend in the Peak District. We loved what the photos showed us and weren't disappointed when we saw it for real. The location makes it an ideal base for exploring the Peak District, if you need shops/supermarkets they are 10 minutes away so you feel nicely "cut-off" here. The quality of the accommodation and facilities was fantastic, and Jane and her husband were so helpful and friendly. They gave us the run-down of the place and the area and then left us to it, but they were on hand if we had any queries. There were lots of helpful information in the accommodation which really helped us to refine which walks to take - the Chatsworth House routes were our favourite. We would highly rate this property and would definitely return.
Thanks very much for your review and I am so glad you both had a good weekend. I must try those Chatsworth walks as so often I just go to the fantastic Chatsworth Farm Shop and stock up and then come home! I hope you manage to get back to Derbyshire again in the future and discover some other walks. Jane
26 May 2014
"Perfect peaceful cottage"
Very comfortable, well-equipped cottage and we were lucky enough to have great weather too, so could sit out on the patio with glorious views. Walks available from the door, using the guides provided.
So pleased you had a nice time and had some good weather to sit out and enjoy the views. Thanks very much for the review.
6 May 2014
Superb accommodation in the most peaceful and scenic surroundings. Plenty of wonderful walks straight from the door. The Courtyard Creamery offers everything you could need and more. Looking forward to another stay in the warmer summer months when we can sit outside and soak up the views!
Thanks so much for the review. So pleased you had a lovely few days. Do come back and see us - the bathroom has just been redecorated so we are ready for your return! It was very nice to meet you both. Jane
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