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Carr Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
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 Derbyshire region

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.

Whaley Bridge

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.

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Review 1-10 of 11

17 Jan 2015


"Lovely cosy cottage"

We had a lovely weekend in Carr cottage at the beginning of December with another couple of friends. The cottage was bigger than it looked in the pictures, and very homely and warm. It snowed while we… More

13 Jan 2015


"excellent stay"

Had a great week at Carr Cottage which is well equipped and very comfortable . Perfect for our autumn break and a great base to explore the nearby delights of the Peak District such as Goyt Valley, Bu… More

2 Jun 2014


"A brilliant family friendly cottage in a quiet location"

This cottage was everything we hoped and more - very clean with a warm welcome courtesey of complimentary shortbread! Lovely open plan renovation with modern kitchen and the best bit for us - loads of… More

13 Apr 2014


"Great place to stay"

Lovely clean, comfortably furnished and well equipped cottage. Great location to get to the peak district etc. Would happily recommend this cottage to anyone… More

14 May 2013


"A fabulous, cosy and well equipped cottage in a great location."

We found this cottage on Owners Direct which catered for our every need with a fully equipped kitchen, loads of maps and guides for the surrounding area, books and games to keep us and the children am… More

11 Apr 2013


"We had a great stay!"

I stayed at Carr Cottage for one week with my two friends and my daughter. We had a great stay! The cottage is very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. It is only a ten-minute walk to the town centre and the bus stop is next door. I would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to stay in the Peak District!

18 Mar 2013


"The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could ever need"

We stayed for a week during a cold March the cottage was so warm and cosy we just loved coming back to it after our long walks.The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could ever need on your… More

13 Mar 2013


"Warm & Comfortable well equipped cottage"

Lovely to arrive to a warm cottage on a freezing day. Cottage very well equipped, bedrooms good size & comfy beds. Ideal for our dog, great walks straight from cottage. Loads of information in cottage & Helen very helpful with the booking process.
Only one tiny downside , is the drive, took me ages to reverse out of drive! Saying that we would still return again.

27 Feb 2013


"Cozy, comfy and smashing"

My fella and our pup stayed for 3 snowy days and had a very nice stay. Very quiet, comfortable and Helen was a delight to plan our stay with.

3 Jan 2013


"Fantastic - highly recommend"

I would highly recommend this gorgeous cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is really spacious and comfortable for a family of five plus our dog. The information provided was excellent with great walks, pubs and Indian! The cottage was warm, well equipt and although driveway is small, it was ample for our 4 x 4. The Garden is beautiful even on a rainy day. Perfect place to relax, thanks

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Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

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