Badger Cottage is a boutique cottage, tucked away at the end of a private lane. With just a handful of neighbours, then nothing but nature as far as the eye can see. With room enough for just a few people, the cottage is the ideal place for a couple to relax and hang out, or to go out and spend the day exploring the woods, rivers and hills.
When you first see the front of the cottages you might feel as if you've stepped back in time, Badger Cottage is an 18th Century former mill workers cottage, set in an ancient English forest, just outside of the village of Cressbrook. It is in two rows of cottages (known as Ravensdale Cottages.
Don't worry. The minute you pop your head around the door you will be reassured: the cottage is now very much 21st century luxury, exuding comfort, warmth, welcome & wi-fi.
Our aim is to make Badger Cottage a perfect relaxing romantic cottage for two, where you feel special yet completely at home: the sort of holiday accommodation we would like to stay in ourselves.
One well behaved pet welcome, unfortunately pets are not allowed upstairs or on furniture:).
You will find tea & coffee, herbs, spices, olive oil and other staples in the cupboard, You will also find all household essentials such as toilet paper, soap, etc. Bedding & logs are also included. There are maps, guide books, novels, some CDs and DVDs and board games. Free Wifi, On-demand TV, wood-burner and sound systems in the living room and bedroom are all available for you.
Come on in, and close the door behind you. Either get back to nature and enjoy the country's best walks or stay in and laze about. Hopefully, the pressures and strains of everyday life suddenly melt away as you start to relax, in your own very special home from home, whether it be your perfect romantic hideaway for two. From now on your only responsibility is to enjoy yourselves.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Badger Cottage is in a secluded setting, set amongst the trees beneath Raven's Crag, and deep in the heart of Cressbrook Dale are two tiny rows of former lead miners cottages which are so chocolate box pretty and original in their detail and character that they would be the perfect setting for period film or television drama productions. “Ravensdale Cottages are surrounded by beautiful countryside with several footpaths. Cressbrook Dale is famed for its wild flowers, flora and fauna, and a visit in early May is especially recommended to see the wonderful display of orchids.
See further details of the cottage and surrounding area in the Badger Cottage website below:
Badger Cottage is in Cressbrook Dale which is characterised by spectacular limestone scenery including Ravensdale Crags (SK173737) and the striking and historically interesting Peter's Stone (SK173753). Like Lathkill Dale, the valley bottom and sides support a mix of woodland, scrub and open grassland as well as a seasonal stream that flows in the wetter months. In spring, the woodland comes alive with flowers including extensive areas of Lily of the Valley. The superb limestone grasslands which make up the majority of the reserve support interesting and unusual species such as bloody cranesbill, globe flower and a variety of orchids. Of particular interest is 'Botanical Acre' (SK172741), one of the richest areas of wildflowers in Derbyshire. Flowers associated with old lead workings high on the valley sides include spring sandwort and mossy saxifrage.
The local village of Litton lies between Cressbrook and Tideswell and features stocks on the village green. The ancient field systems which surround Litton are notable; most of the fields are long and narrow and date from the enclosures act of 1760 where strips of larger fields were allocated to families to farm. See the dry stone walls which enclose them and the stocks on the village green.
There is a super award winning village shop in Litton which is owned and run by the villagers.
Another nearby village is Tideswell, whose cathedral is called the "Cathedral of the Peak".
Tideswell is an ancient bustling village right in the heart of the peaks which dates back earlier than Roman times. It has a magnificent church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, often referred to as the Cathedral of the Peak, which was built in the 14th century and stands as a land mark for miles around. It has a good range of shops, pubs and tearooms and is famous for its well dressings.
Enjoy a cup of tea and a home made cake in one of the lovely tearooms then stroll along to Tideswell Dale which leads down to Litton Mill and Cressbrook. It's a Derbyshire Wildlife Nature Reserve, noted for some beautiful rare flowers and Toadstones, evidence of past volcanic activity are found here. Tideswell makes an ideal base for walking and climbing and is an ideal base for exploring the peak district's attractions.
In Tideswell there are an excellent range of shops which specialise in fresh local produce.
The Co-Op, opens 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm and stocks all the basic food items you'll need during your stay.
There's a bank, a real butchers, a greengrocers, a bakery, a Deli, a farm shop and café who sell a great range of cheeses, dairy and local produce , a Florist, a Chemist, and Tideswell Stores- - newsagent cum general store/post office opposite the Church, open every day – sells sticks and logs for the logburner.
There are also cafés, an art and gift shop and a Piano showroom…
Local shopping is excellent in Tideswell and the local market towns of Chesterfield, Bakewell and Buxton. About 45 minutes drive takes you to Sheffield (Meadow hall), Manchester or Derby where all the facilities of major cities are available.