Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
NEWLY OPENED MAY 2012
Nestled in the heart of the Goyt Valley, Magpie Cottages are situated on the banks of the river Goyt and form part of Lower Dale Farm Equestrian Centre. With picturesque walks in all directions you can watch for our King Fisher pair, also observe the birds of prey and the numerous herons from the banks of the river.
Conveniently situated just 2 minutes drive from Rose Hill and Marple Stations for a 20 minute journey to Manchester city centre, and only 30 minutes driving distance from Manchester airport. Edale is just 15 miles away which is in the heart of the Peak District.
Fishermen will find Brown Trout, Grayling and even the occasional Salmon in a stretch of river alongside the cottages. A path (cycle/bridle/foot) meanders along the riverside with a short walk/cycle to a country pub which serves food all day, or for those interested in history link over to Chadkirk Country Estate and Chapel which dates back to the Doomsday book! Here you can also visit our local farm shop and purchase organic, locally produced food and drink.
Alternatively walk around the 100 acre farm and woodland, discover our private bluebell wood or search for the Common Spotted or Northern Marsh Orchids. If you are very lucky you may spot our small herd of fallow deer who inhabit the woodland. Learn to ride, or for the more experienced, book an individual private trek.
Family run, Magpie cottages are a peaceful retreat from busy lives; ideal for walkers, cyclists, fishermen and horse riders or those simply wishing to get away from it all.
Please visit our website for further details www.magpiecottages.co.uk
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 10 km, Nearest railway: Rose Hill 1.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire, but also covering parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and South and West Yorkshire.
An area of great diversity, it is conventionally split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found and whose geology is gritstone, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives and where the geology is mainly limestone-based.
Most of the area falls within the Peak District National Park, whose designation in 1951 made it the first national park in the United Kingdom. Proximity to the major cities of Manchester and Sheffield and the counties of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire and South and West Yorkshire, coupled with easy access by road and rail, have contributed to its popularity. With an estimated 22 million visitors per year, the Peak District is thought to be the second most-visited national park in the world (after the Mount Fuji National Park in Japan).
The District of Marple is situated in the South East corner of Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. It adjoins the Cheshire/Derbyshire boundary and includes the "villages" of Marple, Mellor, Hawk Green, High Lane, Marple Bridge, Moor End, Strines and the hamlet of Mill Brow. The District covers just over 11 square miles of attractive countryside, ranging from heavily wooded valleys to hill-top moorland. It rises from around 300ft above sea level at the lowest point on the River Goyt to just over 1000ft at Cobden Edge. On a clear day it is possible to view the four counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire from the top of these hills. The Peak District countryside surrounding Marple offers many pleasant walks and rambles, there being 66 mile of public footpaths in the Urban District alone.
The River Goyt flows though the District from south to north, meeting its tributary the River Etherow at a point near Compstall, appropriately named "Water Meetings". It then flows down through Marple Dale and on towards Stockport where it becomes the River Mersey at its confluence with the river Tame under the M60 at Portwood. Manchester Canoe Club, founded in 1933, have their own site on the River Goyt in Marple and regularly hold slalom competitions and river races there. For more details, visit the Manchester Canoe Club site.