Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This detached cottage is at the north west corner of the Peak District, at the end of a drive on a quiet road. It has recently been fully renovated and provides character accommodation with many period features. You enter the cottage into the fully and well equipped kitchen including a small breakfast table for two. A door leads through to the long lounge, the windows have garden views, the room being split in two by the staircase – at the beginning of the room is the dining / occasional study area. To the far end the lounge is seating in front of the cosy gritstone fireplace with inset log burning stove. The stairs lead to the two bedrooms, to your left the second bedroom has two single beds. At the other end of the landing the main bedroom has a double bed. The good sized bathroom has a roll-top bath with shower over, toilet and hand basin. The secluded garden runs the full length of the property and beyond, and is laid to lawn with a tree back drop
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 30 km, Nearest railway: Whaley Bridge 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, 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||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms. Both bedrooms are cosy,characterful rooms with windows overlooking the garden and trees beyond. Bed linen is 100% cotton. Linen and towels are washed in non biological washing liquid. Original bedroom features include gas-lamp fittings and wood and stone lintels. One room has a double bed, the other has two singles.
The kitchen is fitted with modern Shaker style units. It has a Belfast sink, hob, oven, fridge freezer,washing machine,dishwasher and microwave. There is a small table for two. The room is spacious and light,with new skylights as well as original windows.The living room is a large room divided by a central staircase. At one end is a large inglenook fireplace with a new multifuel stove, large sofa and armchair, a TV and DVD player. The other end has a lovely farmhouse style pine dining table with four chairs. The windows overlook the garden and trees beyond.
|Further details outdoors||
The house is located up its own private drive, away from the road. There is ample parking for up to 3 cars. It has a beautiful private and secure garden (100 feet long) which is not overlooked. It's fully enclosed and so perfect for children. A garden bench is provided. The front of the house is very sheltered, even on breezy days, and is a real suntrap during the afternoon and evening.
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Peak District was the first National Park to be established in the UK. It offers great accessibility and a variety of countryside ranging from the wlld moorland of the Dark Peak, to the gentle pastures and hidden limestone valleys of the White Peak. It's an outdoor playground with endless opportunities for walking and mountain biking as well as climbing, hang gliding, visitng caves, and most other things you can think of.
As well as the countryside, there are beautiful towns and villages and the famous historic houses at Lyme Park, Chatsworth and Haddon Hall.
As local residents and keen outdoor enthusiasts, we can offer a wealth of local knowledge and advice.
And if you want to experience a bit of city life, Manchester is a regular 40 minute train ride from Whaley Bridge and offers everything you would expect of the big city.
The house is located a short walk from all amenities. Within ten minutes there are numerous traditional pubs (CAMRA listed),Italian and Indian restaurants, takeaways,a supermarket,post office and other independent shops. The train station serves Buxton and Manchester late into the evening.
Short walks can be taken from the house into the surrounding countryside, with beautiful views over the town, the Goyt Valley, Taxal Edge. The local cricket pitch must have the best views in Derbyshire!
The Goyt Valley,its reservoirs and surrounding hills offer fantastic walks of varying lengths, from level graded paths to full-day hikes over the high moorland, perhaps to the famous Cat and Fiddle Pub.
A short distance by car is the best of the Peak District's scenery,with Kinder Scout,Mam Tor and the Great Ridge surrounding the vale of Edale. Again there are walks of any difficulty,and Mam Tor is a great accessible place to watch the paragliders. Also local to Mam are the numerous showcaves of Castleton with its Blue John stone and the dramatic Winnats Pass, a deep limestone ravine.
This area also offers some of the best mountain biking. There are endless classic gritstone trails,some easy,some hard,and its possible to put together routes of any length (full info and recommendations provided).
Climbers can also visit the classic gritstone crags of Windgather and Castle Naze within a short drive.
Those seeking culture can visit Lyme Park,ten minutes by car,which was the filming location for the TV series Pride and Prejudice (think Darcy and lake) and has a beautifully preserved country house,together with formal gardens and a huge deer park. Buxton is an elegant spa town with some classic buildings including the Crescent,Opera House and Pavillion Gardens. It's a great place to visit all year,but has a festival in July featuring opera,music and literary events,plus a fringe festival.
Overall it's the perfect Peak District base, with something for everyone.