Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Hawthorn Lodge is a exceptional house, with lots of classy accommodation, set in a quiet part of the attractive market town of Buxton in the midst of the Peak District. The house just oozes quality with its spacious lounge, dining room and dining kitchen, five very attractive bedrooms and three lovely bathrooms. What makes it even more special is the cinema room, gym, pool room and children's play room.
Backing onto open countryside you can soon be out in the Peaks, but wander down into town and there is much to explore even closer to hand. Lots of country town shops are mingled with all the town's heritage. The Victorian Opera House is fantastic, the Devonshire Dome with its echo is amazing, the riverside Pavilion Gardens are just beautiful, the Crescent with its former grandeur has got to be seen. Have a meal in one of the numerous pubs and restaurants when your legs get weary.
All Derbyshire's famous holiday attractions are also within easy reach but what about trying some of our local favourites. What about Peveril Castle, Castlton's caverns, Great Hucklow's gliders, Whaley Bridge's canal basin, the Chestnut Owl and Otter Sanctuary and the incredible New Mills Millennium Walkway?
A spacious lounge with luxurious sofas, coal effect gas stove, T.V., SKY, Wi FI,DVD, video, stereo and patio doors to the garden. A large dining room with pine table and chairs and a comfortable sofa. A marvellous dining kitchen with pine table and chairs, two comfortable arm chairs, traditional dresser, bespoke kitchen units, twin sinks, butchers block, range cooker, microwave, larder fridge and dishwasher. A utility room with Belfast sink, freezer and automatic washer.
Upstairs a superb master double bedroom with large en-suite shower room with corner shower and W.C. A second double bedroom of the same quality with smaller en-suite shower room with W.C. Two very attractive twin bedrooms. A bunk bedroom. A family bathroom with bath, large shower, bidet and W.C. A lovely downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
On the lower ground a professional cinema room with tiered platform seating, flat screen T.V. SKY, Blue Ray/DVD and surround sound. A gym with a range of professional equipment. A pool table room, A children's play room.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is a large garden and decking with furniture. Ample parking is available. Sorry pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult. Bookings are Friday to Friday.
Nearest pub - Buxton 1 mile. Nearest local shop - Buxton 1 mile. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 1 miles.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 30 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Heart of England/Peak District
Derbyshire is in the centre of the country and a brilliant place for a countryside holiday with its beautiful landscape that inspired Britain's first National Park. The scenery is fantastic with picturesque villages, sparkling rivers in lovely valleys and high moorland areas where you will feel 'on top of the world'. The views over wave after wave of Peak District hills are just incredible !
Walkers will find lots of lovely walks. The trails out across the 'Peaks' are great for cycling. There is super heritage with numerous stately homes to explore. And numerous holiday attractions can be found in and around the 'Peak' as well as great days out at nearby Alton Towers or Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest .
On less strenuous days you might fancy at bit of shopping. The big shopping centres of Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester are easy to get to. Local towns like Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton have lots of individual country town shops. Take home a bargain from one of the many factory outlets.
When you are out and about remember that there are many classy restaurants in the county. Country pubs serving super food and real ale abound. You might just fancy a picnic from one of the little deli's - every town has got one. There is also a lot to be said for a super evening takeaway in the cottage. Food and drink to suit every taste and budget !
Finally lets mention a few local secrets. Derbyshire's famous well dressings must be seen. Ashbourne's Royal Shrovetide Football is amazing. Majestic Chatsworth House is the star of all the stately homes. Carsington Water's wild water sports are a must. Bakewell's famous Monday market is well worth a visit. Matlock Bath's 'little Switzerland' gorge and Heights of Abraham cable cars can be heart stopping! Buxton's Opera House and the echo in the Devonshire Dome are incredible.
But the best thing of all about Derbyshire is that it is a fairly small place and everything is very accessible. There is something within easy reach to fill every day of your holiday ! Please give us a call if you are still stuck for ideas. Hope you come back next year to finish the experience !!
There is an incredible variety of things to do and see in Derbyshire and the Peak District to fill every day of your holiday.
People who love heritage will be enthralled by the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor and the numerous stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and the time capsule of Calke Abbey. Walks by the old Cromford and Whaley Bridge Canals are great and a visit to Creswell Crags is a must.
There are lovely walks all over the county but try climbing Mam Torr as the para-gliders float by, explore the Derwent 'Dambuster' Dams, start the Pennine Way in wild Edale, wander down peaceful Dove Dale, Manifold Dale, Monsal Dale or Lathkill Dale. And don't forget the breathtaking views from Calver Edge!
Holiday attractions abound with Carsington Water, the Peak, Midland and Ecclesbourne steam railways, the Heights of Abraham cable cars, Castleton's Blue John Caverns, the National Tramway Museum, the Chestnut Owl and Otter Sanctuary and even nearby Alton Towers and Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest.
For active days out it's got to be the water sports at Carsington, cycling along the High Peak and other trails, climbing the cliffs or canoeing the river in Matlock Bath, fishing the numerous rivers, playing a round of golf at one of the lovely courses, gliding at Gt. Hucklow or even go-carting in Buxton or Chesterfield.
Special events happen throughout the year so there is always something exciting happening. Matlock's Boxing Day raft race is an amazing spectacle. Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne is an incredible event. All the famous village well dressings are beautiful. Buxton's opera season is superb. Chatsworth's Country Fair draws crowds from far and wide. Bonsall's hen racing is unique and Fenny Bentley's toe wrestling is bizarre. The list goes on and on!
If you fancy a night out there are night clubs in Chesterfield and Derby, theatres in Buxton, Chesterfield and Derby, multi-plex cinemas in Chesterfield and Derby and lovely little local cinemas in Belper and WIrksworth. But most people will just like to try one of the numerous restaurants and pubs catering for every taste and budget.
Our favourite restaurants include the Devonshire Arms in Beeley, Stones' little riverside bistro in Matlock, Simply Thai in Buxton, Fellicinis' Italian in Bakewell, Le Mistral in Wirksworth, Rowley's bistro in Baslow, the Plough in Brackenfield and, for a very special occasion, fine dining at Hassop Hall. Don't forget to have a Bakewell Pudding before you leave!!
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