Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Set in the southern Peak District, it is rare to find a cottage all on its own in the most beautiful environment. With this luxurious, warm, well appointed cottage, this really is the ideal place to explore all the attractions of the Peaks and north Staffordshire. Just 30 mins drive and you are in Buxton or Bakewell, with places like Chatsworth House to visit. Just 10 mins away are the pretty market towns of Leek and Ashbourne. With stunning walking on the doorstep you can't go wrong, exploring the rocky outcrops of the Roaches or the beautiful hidden secrets of the woods around Alton. With that in mind for the children and the grown up children there is the thrills of Alton Towers just 6 miles away. We have now installed WIFI, free of charge for use at the cottage. If you prefer pure tranquility, this of course can be turned off!
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 35 km, Nearest railway: Stoke-on-Trent 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The Cottage comprises of three tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms with very comfortable and tasteful linen and duvets, two doubles and one twin. With two en-suite shower rooms and one en-suit bathroom all with luxurious 'Molton Brown' Hand Soap and Moisturiser. All come with freshly laundered bed linen and luxurious towels and very comfy beds, you'll be well rested. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor with only a small step into it, so perfect for the elderly or those not so steady on their feet. A rustic farmhouse kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and a large table to all sit around. The stunning oak floored, exposed stone lounge is well equipped with two large leather sofas, TV, Juke box Hi FI, an extensive range of books, games, toys and plenty of DVDs and a lovely log burning stove, all logs are included in the price. Perfect to curl up in front of and enjoy a well earned drink.
|Further details outdoors||
Outside you have your own garden front and back and through a gate, an acre of wooded ground, streams, waterfalls, rope swings, and a camp fire, all for you to explore and it is home to Charlie and Breeze, our lovely friendly miniature Shetland ponies. This area is fenced off so perfectly safe for children. There is virtually no road noise as the cottage is at the end of a dead end road, only the sounds of nature! There is parking for several cars and a barn to store bikes. A garden table, chairs and umbrella make the perfect place to enjoy a BBQ of some of the fantastic local fair, there is a 'State of the Art' HotSpot BBQ which converts into a Fire Pit to keep you warm outside all night. Perfect for children and the nature lovers. There are chickens wondering around which the children can come and feed and collect some fresh eggs and Murphy and Paddy our sheep dogs and cats who will keep you company.
All guest receive a welcome pack of milk, tea & coffee, chocolates, bottle of wine, some of our own free range eggs and a basket of logs to get you going with the fire, further logs are free of charge too. The cottage is equipped with washing up liquid, washing tablets, kitchen towel, tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and oil for cooking.
Luxurious towels, T-towels and freshly ironed bed linen is provided.
All heating and electricity are included.
At festive times extra attention is made with Easter eggs for children and beautiful Christmas decorations and champagne and home made mince pies on arrival.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District is famous for its walking and stunning scenery as well as the Spa Town of Buxton and the market town of Bakewell. It is also home to some of the worlds best rock climbing and some pretty amazing biking be it on or off road! With countless local food producers and some amazing restaurants you certainly wont be going hungry! Just to the south is the relatively unknown Staffordshire Moorlands and the wooded hills around Alton, well worth an explore.
Ford is a peaceful hamlet off the beaten track set on the banks of the river Hants. The cottage is about half a mile out of the village along a dead end road, it is secluded by trees from the main house and so if you are looking for seclusion, this is the place. It is a few miles to the nearest pub in Onecote and about three miles to the nearest shop. With some lovely walking from the front door you won't need to go far, Dovedale and the spectacular Roaches are just a few mins away by car. A good choice of pubs and restaurants are all close by.