Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This detached barn conversion offers comfortable accommodation in an area ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who just want to take it easy. The cottage is furnished & decorated to a high standard & incorporates many original features including exposed beams & stone walls. The sitting room is well equipped with guidebooks of the local area as well as novels, DVDs and games & has a balcony affording views over the Amber Valley.
Cook a meal in the well equipped kitchen or venture out to sample a variety of cuisines in numerous local pubs & restaurants.
Wingfield Manor is a gentle 5 minute walk from the cottage and there is easy access to a wide range of other walks. Numerous local attractions are within easy reach by car or even bike.
The cottage is situated in an area famous for its wonderful scenery and country walks & with the Peak District close by, moorland countryside, picturesque villages, grand gardens and magnificent landscapes can all be enjoyed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 46.5 km, Nearest railway: Alfreton 4.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, 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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom 1- A spacious double room with a King-size bed complete with Sealy Posturepedic mattress, a wardrobe & a chest of drawers providing ample storage space.
Bedroom 2 - This bedroom can be set up with either 2 single beds or as a king-size bed depending on your requirements. A perfect second bedroom complete with wardrobe and drawer storage.
Kitchen- The kitchen is very well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas hob and cooker, microwave, toaster etc. It has a table that comfortably seats four - perfect for breakfast before you head out for the day or for a leisurely evening meal.
Lounge - With beautiful views over the valley, the lounge is the perfect place to spend a relaxing evening or wile away a wet afternoon. There are two large sofas, a flat screen TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs,books, puzzles & games that are free to borrow during your visit. The log effect stove makes sure it is always cosy and warm whatever the weather outside!
Bathroom- A new bathroom suite has recently been installed and includes a bath with an upright shower as well as a toilet and basin.
Hall- There is ample space for wet coats, muddy boots, brollies and hats in the dedicated hall storage area.
|Further details outdoors|
Guests at the cottage may make use of the lower garden that belongs to the adjacent farmhouse. It is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink as the sun goes down or even an al fresco dinner in summer. Barbecue facilities can be provided on request.
There is private off-road parking directly next to the cottage for two cars
The cottage is not ideal for toddlers as it is on several levels but is perfect for babies or older children for whom stairs are no longer a hazard.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The area is famous for its wonderful scenery and country walks. The ultimate in “year round” appeal, the Peak District offers moorland countryside, picturesque villages, grand gardens and magnificent scenery. Britain’s first National Park, today the boundary of the Peak District National Park touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, rolling valleys and wooded dales. It is a perfect destination for walkers and climbers. From a gentle stroll to a full-scale hike, the Peak District has a walk to suit everybody.
For a day of history and elegance there is the beautiful Chatsworth House, where Capability Brown designed and landscaped the beautiful gardens in the 1760s. A visit to the lovely spa town of Buxton, home to St Anne’s Well, a public drinking fountain and source of the famous mineral water, is also recommended.
The Peak District’s many hospitable and picturesque villages such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock Bath still practice a range of ancient customs and traditions, including the ‘Well Dressings’ festival in the summertime. Below ground, a world of caverns and caves are waiting to be explored by cavers and pot-holers but also by the casual visitor with guided trips around the amazing and quite spectacular caverns and disused marble and stone mines-visit Peak Cavern or Blue John cavern, or join a magical boat tour of Speedwell’s flooded passages.
The quiet village of South Wingfield is only 1 mile from Crich and 2 miles from Alfreton. It has 2 public houses and a village shop. The Old Yew Tree Inn, serving food and cask ales and ciders at affordable prices, is only a short step away. Crich has a post office, a general store, a bakers, hairdresser, greengrocer, butcher & chemist as well as the National Tramway Museum. Alfreton is a larger town with banks and a wider selections of shops.
From The Old Creamery immediate access can be enjoyed to several walks and a wide network of public footpaths across rolling Derbyshire countryside and bluebell woodland. The imposing ruins of Wingfield Manor, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned can be seen from one of these local walks. The drive to Chatsworth House crosses the scenic “White Peak” and is a beautiful open road trip for the motor enthusiast.
Within a 10 mile radius there are many family activities including Gulliver’s Kingdom Theme Park, The Heights of Abraham and Hall Leys Park, which has many recreational activities such as mini golf, bowls, tennis, a boating lake, a miniature railway and a children’s play area. Matlock and Matlock Bath offer a range of activities such as climbing and canoeing and golf, shooting and horse riding are also available locally.
The local Tourist Information (http://www.visitpeakdistrict.com) has lots more ideas to help you plan your stay.