Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This two bed-roomed, detached, 400 year old cottage has recently undergone extensive and sympathetic refurbishment and is situated on a quiet and peaceful lane but stands just a minute's walk away from the village square.
The historic cottage was home to the village baker during the plague of 1665 and lies within the village that is complete with Jacobean Hall, Georgian Rectory and impressive church with Saxon cross.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester International Airport 54 km, Nearest railway: Sheffield|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|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||Double beds (2), Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage offers extremely comfortable and traditional naccommodation for four people.
Not suitable for children under 8 (due to open plan staircase)
Downstairs there is a beamed sitting room with wood burning stove (initial fuel included) set in original stone inglenook fireplace. The fittings include satellite TV and a DVD player.
There is a farmhouse style fitted kitchen with dishwasher and auto washer/dryer, microwave, fridge freezer etc.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms. The first has a double bed and the other has twin beds - though these can be made up into a double on request. There is a fully fitted bathroom with toilet, washbasin and bath with Power shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage is fronted by a flagged courtyard with seating area.
The rental price includes all linen, towels, central heating, gas and electricity.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The area around Eyam is full of interesting sights, breathtaking scenery and excellent opportunities for all types of outdoor activities.
The village is closely located to the famous market town of Bakewell and the castle and caves of Castleton, the magnificent architecture of Chatsworth House and fine dining at Hassop Hall are all located within 5 miles of the village.
Also close at hand are the historic houses of Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall, while the historic spa town and festival centre of Buxton is about 12 miles away.
The local opportunities for walking are excellent, with numerous walks from the door to local areas such as Eyam Moor and Bretton Clough. Further afield, Edale and Dovedale are just a short drive away.
The Peak District is one of the England's main areas for rock climbing, with thousands of climbs on the local gritstone edges and limestone cliffs. Hang gliding and para-gliding are also popular local sports.
The Peak District is easily reachable from the cities of Sheffield, Manchester, Derby, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent - being normally less than an hour's drive from each.
Situated near the heart of the Peak District, five miles from Bakewell and less than 20 miles from Sheffield, Eyam is famous as the village which went into voluntary quarantine in 1665-6 when the Plague was brought there from London.
More than half of the population of the village died of the Plague, but because of the villagers' act of self-sacrifice the Plague did not spread further.
The modern village contains numerous reminders of the Plague years - graves from the period are all around the village, the houses of several people important from this era have information boards on them, the church contains numerous relics of the period, and there is a small museum.
The village also has several historic houses - notably Eyam Hall, a fine Jacobean mansion which is now is home to a craft centre. There are also village stocks, the remains of the Elizabethan water system and a magnificent 8th century Saxon Cross in the churchyard.
Local facilities include an excellent pub/restaurant, the Miners Arms. The village store is located 300 yds away.
Eyam is superbly located for breathtaking scenery with walks over Eyam Moor and the surrounding Peak District.
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21 Apr 2014
"Eyam Easter Break"
Definitely want to return to this lovely cottage which is in a great location with lots of excellent walks straight from the front door. Eyam is full of history and is a very interesting village to v… More
26 Mar 2014
A lovely cottage set in a beautiful part of the world. My boyfriend and I stayed here with a couple of our friends for a long weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The kitchen is well eq… More
11 Sep 2012
"A delightful cottage in the heart of Eyam"
The cottage was clean and very handy for the village of Eyam as well as numerous attractions in the area. The parking was adequate for one car. The welcome basket was a lovely idea and really made us feel thought of. The owner was more then helpful regarding arranging the holiday and obtaining the key code. We had a lovely holiday in a equipped cottage. Comfy bed and sofa!
12 Aug 2012
"Gorgeous cottage, very interesting village"
I want this cottage! Beautifully furnished, perfect location, easy friendly to book. We booked last minute and took pot luck with both accommodation and the village of choice in the peaks but I don't think we could have done better if we had spent months researching. Very comfortable and a really amazing and interesting village of eyam. A perfect spot for touring the peaks.
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