House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
See a review of The Old Beams from “The Times”: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/holiday_type/family/article3264016.ece
Old Beams is located on the southern edge of the Peak District, offering a perfect base for those wishing to avoid the busier central Peak District, with easy access from both the M1 and the M6. Perfect for larger groups, it boasts all modern conveniences within a period property, offering separate relaxation spaces for adults and kids, or communal spaces large enough to accommodate both. For entertainment, there is a large flat screen tv in the lounge with full Sky+ HD, there are additional tvs in the kitchen, snug and every bedroom with Freesat digital channels. We also have a selection of board games, including Trivia Pursuits, Scene It, Cranium, jigsaw puzzles, murder mystery dinner party, Trivia Pursuits for kids...
In additional to the period style of the property, featuring old beams and open fireplaces, it also boasts three en-suite double bedrooms and a massive conservatory dining room plus a large lawned garden with bbq facilities and water features. For activities, Old Beams is on the doorstep of the cycle trails of the Manifold Valley, minutes from beautiful ramblers paths and within 5 miles of Alton Towers.
Centrally located between Derby and The Potteries, there are a wealth of additional attractions including china factory tours, craft areas, shops and museums, as well as the Waterworld swimming pool, indoor skiing and bowling. The great houses of Shugborough Hall, Little Moreton Hall and Chatsworth all lie within easy reach, and golf and riding are available nearby.
There are two dining pubs, a village shop, a take away cafe and a post office within a 5 minute walk and numerous additional pubs within a short drive. There is also a swimming pool at the local school in the village which can be booked for private parties. Please contact me directly if you would like to check rates and availability.Sainsbury's and Morrisons are both within 7 miles. Grocery deliveries can also be arranged from www.Tesco.com and www.asda.com.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 59 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 31 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
* Original oak beamed ceilings
* Open double-sided fireplace
* Two tv rooms with dvd players (main lounge with 42" lcd widescreen tv) and independent Sky tv plus study area with wi-fi internet access
* Full Sky HD tv in main lounge
* Massive dining-conservatory
* Well stocked kitchen-diner with tv connected to Freesat
* Ground floor double bedroom with adjoining shower/bathroom with steam-box shower
* Master bedroom with super kingsize bed, open fireplace and en-suite with steam-box shower
* Second en suite with kingsize bed
* Third en suite with twin beds
* Fourth and fifth bedrooms (1 x double and 1 x twin) share a bathroom with over-bath shower
* All bedrooms with tvs
* High standard of decoration and furnishing
* One cot bed and baby highchair included in rental rates
* Stair gate available if required
|Further details outdoors|
* Off-road car parking for 6-8 vehicles
* Considerable lawned garden area with night lighting
* Secret garden with paved area
* Beautiful water-feature ornamental pond with fish (secured with internal grid)
* 6 seater plus 4 seater outside dining
* Two 3-person garden swings
* Children's climbing frame/slide
* Gas bbq facilities
* The main staircase is quite steep, so not recommended for those with walking difficulties
* The new ground floor bedroom can, however, accommodate those with walking difficulties more easily
* Parents with young children must be cautious around the ponds and accept liability for the safety of the children - despite the recently added safety grid within the pond.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District National Park is the first national park in the heart of England, and is the second most visited national park in the world. It consists of over 500 square miles of bustling market towns, impressive stately homes and country houses and breathtaking landscapes with craggy peaks, gentle valleys and unspoilt villages. With an abundance of cultural and historical heritage, there's always lots to discover.
The stunning and diverse scenery of the Peak District makes it a paradise for walking, family cycling, mountain biking and adventure sports such as caving, rock-climbing, hang-gliding and paragliding, but there's also plenty to do for those with a more relaxed approach to nature and the great outdoors!
For a more detailed list of the wide range of activities available in the Peak District, see:
Waterhouses is the largest village on the southern edge of the Peak, and the most substantial settlement in the Hamps valley. The village centre is where the Leek to Ashbourne road, the A523, crosses the Hamps and the road to Cauldon turns off south. There are rows of cottages clustered around this junction and a pub, The Crown Inn, on the corner. Just above here is the old station, once the terminus of the Manifold and Hamps Light Railway, and the remaining station buildings have been restored by the Peak Park and converted into an information and cycle hire centre. There is one other noteable pub in the village, the George Inn. There is a local village shop, a post office and a butchers within the village.
A kilometre and a half away to the north is the small farming hamlet of Waterfall. This is a pretty little village with a quaint inn, the Red Lion, and a fine late Georgian church. It gains its name from the fact that the Hamps disappears underground not far away. (http://www.cressbrook.co.uk/towns/waterhouses.php).
There are numerous walks within a few miles of the property. See: http://www.walkingworld.com/results/walkresults.asp?type=typedref&txtgridref=SK080504
Nearby places of interest include:
Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud (http://www.cressbrook.co.uk/visits/dovedale.php):
Ilam Church and Hall (www.cressbrook.co.uk/visits/ilamch.php);
Ilam Hall and Park (www.cressbrook.co.uk/visits/ilamhall.php);
the Manifold and Hamps Trail (www.cressbrook.co.uk/visits/manifoldtrail.php);
Thor's Cave (www.cressbrook.co.uk/visits/thorscave.php);
Alton Towers (www.altontowers.com)