Cross View is an attractive, comfortably modernised cottage, which accommodates up to 6 people. It comprises a spacious lounge-dining room, well-equipped kitchen-breakfast room, two large bedrooms, bathroom, conservatory and garden.
The lounge has exposed beams and an open log fire. There is central heating throughout and all the radiators have individual thermostats, so you can adjust the heating to your personal comfort level.
The cottage is situated in the small peaceful village of Litton, which has a village green, a community shop and the very popular Red Lion pub. Five minutes drive away is the larger village of Tideswell. The nearest towns are Bakewell (the home of Bakewell Pudding) and Buxton, (the home of Buxton mineral water and the Buxton Opera House).
Situated in the heart of the Peak District, Litton has easy access to some of the finest walks in the Derbyshire Dales. These include Cressbrook Dale, Monsal Head, the Monsal Trail and Mam Tor.
It is a good base for sightseeing. Haddon Hall, Chatsworth and Eyam Hall are nearby. Eyam is also famous as the “Plague Village.” Castleton is known for its caves and the blue john stone mined there.
For children, Alton Towers is accessible for a day trip.
Throughout the summer, the Derbyshire Well Dressings are an essential part of every holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 50 km, Nearest railway: Chesterfield 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen-breakfast room looks out over the courtyard and the fields beyond. It is well equipped with washer-dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, electric fan-assisted oven, gas hob, freezer and fridge.
The double bedroom looks out over fields. As well as this magnificent view, it has a double bed, with an electric blanket, a double sofa bed and ample storage space. The front bedroom has twin beds. It faces the green - you can see the birds in summer, the village Christmas tree in winter and the Red Lion all year round. This bedroom has a television with DVD player.
We welcome children. For families we offer:
- a travel cot, high chair and baby alarm available on request
- a safe environment; the fire has a fixable fire guard and all unused power sockets have socket covers
- a variety of books and toys, including bath toys
- a sledge in case it snows
- details of activities and tourist attractions for children in our Welcome Folder
- details of short local walks for children in our Welcome Folder
We also invite children to draw a picture for our "Guests' Gallery" in the kitchen (see below).
|Further details outdoors|
For parking details, please contact the proprietor on 00441727 844169 or 0044798 666 3938.
Coal, wood, electricity and gas are included in the price. All linen including towels and tea towels, dishwasher tablets, laundry powder, washing up liquid and soap provided.
Cross View is situated in the small village of Litton, which has a village green, a shop and a pub - the Red Lion, which enjoys a very high reputation for its excellent cuisine, beers and friendly atmosphere.
The community-run village shop is staffed mainly by volunteers and offers a good range of food, drink, local produce and crafts, as well as cups of tea and home-made cakes. You can also place personal orders for supermarket shopping which will be delivered to the shop twice a week.
Litton is situated in the limestone White Peak, with a wide choice of walks literally on the doorstep. Cressbrook Dale, for example, can be reached in ten minutes (five for children). To see its flowers at their best, visit in May or June, but it is unmissable at any time of year. The gritstone Dark Peak is also only a short car drive away. Castleton and Mam Tor offer a different and wilder scenery.
Fifteen minutes' walk (or 5 minutes drive) away is the large village of Tideswell, famous for its church, known as the Caathedral of the Peak. It also has cafes, pubs and shops, including Tindall's, a local bakery and delicatessen, and the Peak District Dairy farm shop and cafe, which sells a wide range of local produce.
The attractive market town of Bakewell, famous for its Bakewell Pudding, is only 15 minutes' drive away. The spa town of Buxton, famous for its mineral water and its Opera House is 20 minutes away.
There are lots of exciting activities for children near Litton, such as Gulliver’s Kingdom, an adventure park in Matlock, and Alton Towers is accessible for a day trip. At the Painted Plate, in the Eyam Craft Centre, children can paint their own designs onto pottery. Chatsworth House has a farm and adventure playground. Closer to home, there are fields to run in and lambs in Spring.