Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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

The Hay Store is one of six non-smoking and pet free holiday lets at Cotterill Farm. This letting is situated on the first floor of a barn, converted in 2005, with the second bedroom in the mezannine above. From the outside stone steps leading to the entrance door (and just inside) there are some wonderful views over surrounding dry stone walls, hills and dales (valleys). The cottage, well above average size, itself has bags of charachter, The cottage was given maximum points within a 15 point band for four star, so one point short of five star and in the process also received from the country's official grading organisation the much sought after Gold Award for 'excellence in all areas, but in particular with regard to quality and service' Also in the grading process, the property received an almost unheard of 100% for the owners' quality of housekeeping.(cleanliness)The open plan living area has the most wonderful beams, and also an extremely comfortable and high quality upholstered three piece suite and a kitchen in a raised area to delineate it from the living/dining area.The kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped, with some guests having joked that they have struggled to find anything that they considered was actually missing in that department. In this area there is also a dining table and chairs, giving ample space for four to dine. Off the living area is a small passage way, leaving to the main bedroom and to a good quality bathroom. Above the bathroom and bedroom is a second double bedroom, partially open to the living area, and therefore this wont suit all groups of four, with their being a small lack of privacy and also noise transmission from the living area.

Despite being in the countryside, the cottages at Cotterill Farm never feel remote, not least due to their being less than 400 yards to its nearest village (and pub). In the cottage there are 10 highly organised personalised information folders, much praised by guests and Tourist Board inspectors alike, - almost certainly amongst the best in the business - ensuring guests are never short of ideas as to what to do in the area and most comment that one week's stay only scratches the surface. Events lists are supplied in advance of guests' arrivals.

Numerous other services are offered by the owners who strive to go the extra mile to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their stay at Cotterill farm.

The cottages at this non-working farm of 12 acres are located just one easy miles drive off the main Buxton to Ashbourne artery road, making it extremely well located, being very easy to access within 30 minutes drive most of the extraordinary number of attractions within the Peak District. It is also an absolutely superb base for walking being so close to the favoured walking areas of the district.

Please note that due to the numerous permutations of a possible booking, the rental figure produced if proceeding through the ‘book your stay’ section is not always accurate;

It IS accurate for :

1) four night winter mid -week break and two nights Friday/Saturday night stays by two people;

2) week long stays, whether by two, three or four persons.

The figure produced by the computerised system is too low for:

1) a mid week stay for two or three nights (as the computer system incorrectly assumes that a two night stay is one half of a four night stay).

2) If three or four persons are in the party of those wanting to stay for just a short break, whether mid-week or weekend, rather than a week long stay

3) if a short break is for a Thursday/Friday stay, or Saturday/Sunday stay.

The figure produced is inaccurate, the true rental is actually lower for:

1) a three night weekend stay as the third night is heavily reduced and hardly more than a two night stay.

2) two week stay receives too high a quote as there is a discount in practice for those wanting two week stays.

Finally the figure produced MIGHT be too high or too low over Christmas and New Year stays, it depends on the actual dates chosen, The figures produced are accurate for week long stays starting on 28th December.

So in those scenarios anyone interested in an exact quote should instead fill in the ‘contact the owner’ form, rather proceeding with the ‘Book your stay’ section

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 50 km, Nearest railway: Buxton 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Furniture Double Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Peak District National Park region

The cottages at Cotterill Farm are within easy reach of many splendid historic houses. Chatsworth House is the spectacular home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire set in a magnificent deer park and boasting activities for all the family. Haddon Hall is a Jacobean mansion that has been scarcely altered since its building.

You may also choose to visit Hardwick Hall, Lyme Hall, Sudbury or Kedleston - all within easy reach.

We are centrally located to visit the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock - each having something special to offer. Ashbourne is a lovely market town with a good range of shops, art shops, antique shops etc. Buxton has fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings, a fine park and a range of collectors fairs in the Pavilion Gardens or entertainment in the newly restored Opera House. Bakewell is, of course, home of the Bakewell Pudding and well worth exploring.

The former spa town of Matlock has a lot to offer and the spectacular location of Matlock Bath is the setting for a mining museum, cablecar rides, showcaves etc.


The varied landscape of the Peak District makes it ideal for the walker, the cyclist or for those seeking more adventurous pursuits. There are opportunities for climbing, caving, watersports, hang-gliding, mountain biking etc.

Numerous footpaths and bridle ways are on our doorstep and offer unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak - this is the area of the Peak District of rolling hills, dry stone walls, villages and dales, the Dark Peak being mainly moorland.

The highly popular Tissington Trail, which runs for 17 miles, is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and is less than 1 mile from us.

Two further trails, the High Peak Trail and the Manifold Valley Trail (both almost as long), are within 3 miles. These three tracks are ideal for family cycling as is the network of quiet minor roads leading off at various places from the trails. Indeed Sustrans Route 54 passes within 50 yards of the end of our drive along bridleways linking all three trails.