House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Traditional Peak District house with exposed beams and stone walls, but with all the luxuries of modern day living. Very spacious accommodation with extremely large lounge, separate dining area and large fully equipped kitchen with additional eating area. Four bedrooms (one downstairs) and three bathrooms (one downstairs), which would suit mobility impaired guests. Separate detached garage with games room above providing pool, air hockey, table football, PS2, x-box and table tennis downstairs.
Walkers and dog owners will love the area around Litton Mill and Tideswell. There are some spectacular walks and cycle rides including the Monsal Trail along the disused railway to the fabulous views of the Monsal Head viaduct. The Monsal Trail tunnels are now open so cyclists and walkers can access the 8.5 mile stretch to Bakewell and near Buxton from Riverside House. There are walks to suit all abilities, with a gentle river walk along the River Wye to Cressbrook and the gently sloping trail of Tideswell Dale to either Litton or Tideswell.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 100 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 18 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, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The downstairs area is very spacious with a very large lounge with a lovely vaulted ceiling. There is surround sound TV (with freeview, DVD and video) in the lounge, a log burning stove (free supply of logs), plenty of seating for up to 12 guests, double sofa bed, books, guides and maps. The downstairs double adjoins the lounge and has a TV and DVD/video system and additional seating. An entrance hall includes ample coat and boot storage with the utility off the hall with washing machine, separate dryer and overhead clothes dryer. The downstairs bathroom includes wc, sink and large shower cubicle with a small step up (could be suitable for mobility impaired guests).
The dining area has a large table and seating for up to 10. There is the possibility of joining the kitchen and dining tables together to give seating for 12+. There are lots of board games for all ages in the dining area. The kitchen is spacious and extremely well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. There is seating in the kitchen for up to 8 plus a high chair. The large range cooker has a double oven and lots of cooking rings for large meals. There are two fridges, a freezer, microwave, CD player, large toaster and even cook books. Free wi-fi access is provided too.
The whole of the downstairs area is suitable for pets and families as the flooring is tiled in most areas and wooden flooring in the lounge. We ask that pets are kept downstairs and they are not allowed to go on the furniture.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two doubles (one en suite and with a link attached king-size bed which can be either king-size or 2 singles for flexibility) and a triple room with three single beds. There is an additional family bathroom, with bath, shower cubicle, wc and sink. We supply a cot, z-bed, single child bed (suitable for child up to four years only) and inflatable bed. We also provide stair gates (top and bottom of stairs), hairdryer, plenty of wardrobe and clothes storage space, mirrors in all bedrooms, bedside lamps for all beds and all linen and towels are included in the price.
|Further details outdoors|
The kitchen leads out to the enclosed lawned garden area with is safe for both pets and young children. There is a paved patio area with outdoor seating for up to 20. We supply a BBQ for the summer months. Beyond the enclosed garden is the wild river area with spectacular river views and wildlife. Brown trout, ducks, wild birds, rare lizards and newts are all on the doorstep. There is off street parking for two cars and a detached garage for two further cars. Above the garage is the games room with its own separate entrance and again securely fenced for the safety of young children.
We can sleep a maximum of up to 12- 9 + 3 (2 on a good sofa bed in the lounge, plus z-bed). We can, however sleep additional children on a chair bed (suitable for ages up to 4 years old) and there is a cot. Pets welcome and are charged at £15 extra per pet. All heating, including logs for the log burning stove, linen and towels are included in the rental price.
We do welcome short breaks in all seasons except the Peak Season. Our changeover day in Peak Season is a Saturday, but in all other seasons we are flexible.
* Family friendly - we supply a cot plus bedding, stair gates (top and bottom of stairs), fire guard and high chair.
* Welcome pack supplied includes supply of coffee, tea, sugar, milk, biscuits, oil, salt and pepper, starter supply only of kitchen roll, loo roll, bin bags, about 5 of both washing machine and diswasher tabs, washing up liquid, hand soaps in all bathrooms.
* The garden and patio areas are completely fenced with wrought iron fencing and lockable gates to provide a child and pet friendly area in the warmer months
* Separate games room (above detached garage) with pool, table football, air hockey, PS2 and games, TV, fridge and music player (table tennis downstairs when garage not in use)
* Good selection of games and books for all ages, plus 3 TV's, PS2, DVD player and lots of DVDs, iPod docking station all provided
* Fully equipped kitchen with everything you would expect and more for your stay
* Communal eating areas in dining room and kitchen
* Communal seating in huge lounge with seating for up to 10 or more people
* Off street parking for up to 4 cars (two on drive and two in garage when table tennis not in use)
* Lots of activities nearby include rock climbing, abseiling, cycling, walking, caving, horse riding, golf, paragliding, Go Ape, stately homes, market towns and lots more!
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District National Park is the oldest in England and contains some of the best countryside and walking in England. From limestone crags and gorges to lovely open valleys and riverside walks there is something for everyone. In the summer it can be warm and sunny, but it is England so do expect rain and in the winter even snow. Places of interest include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Tideswell's Cathedral in the Peak, Chesterfield's 'Crooked Spire' as well as Crich Tramway Village and the Plague Town of Eyam.
Litton Mill is in Miller's Dale in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Fabulous walking includes river walks along the River Wye, walking and cycling on the disused railway line above Riverside House on the Monsal Trail (the tunnels are now open and there is bike hire along the route - would thoroughly recommend this - we even hired the electric bikes!), walking the dales and limestone gorges nearby as well as wildlife and wildflowers aplenty. There are plenty of lovely local pubs serving traditional English beers and food.
Nearby is the historic Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both used as film sets for period dramas), the market town of Bakewell (famous for Bakewell puddings) and the spa town of Buxton. Accessible within one hours drive is Sheffield and its city shopping facilities, within 40 mins drive is Chesterfield with its market and shops and closer to home Tideswell with its famous cathedral and lovely deli, cafe and pubs.
For more adventurous guests there is rock climbing, fishing (not at the house), hang gliding, horse riding, caving and golf all nearby as well as harder graded walking from Hathersage and Edale.
Every June and July the area welcome the famous well dressing festivals where locals decorate the wells with fresh flowers designs. In Tideswell wakes week there is a carnival and midnight procession (around third week in June).
There are farmer's markets in Buxton, Bakewell, Chesterfield and food and beer festivals at various times throughout the year. Buxton's Pavilion Gardens often has craft fairs taking place.