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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Pennine Cottage Ref: E1669

Only a 5-minute walk across meadows from the peaceful and sheltered farmstead setting of these two cottages leads to the shops and village inns of picturesque Edale (a mile by road) and the start of the Pennine Way and its trail over 30,000 acres of National Trust owned High Peak. Converted from an old stone barn and very comfortably fitted and equipped, these spacious cottages enjoy shared use of a paddock garden with a stream, and are adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse home. They are bookable as completely self contained cottages, or, as one very large property sleeping 22 and 2 children in 12 bedrooms. This is excellent walking country, with a glorious landscape of heather clad moors and wind sculptured stones. Pony trekking locally. Cycle hire available 2 miles. Good fly fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir, 8 miles away. Within 4 miles are the village of Hope (with good shops and pubs) and Castleton, with its Blue John Caverns, Peveril Castle and bustling cafe’s, inns, restaurants and craft shops. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Buxton are all within 15 miles and Alton Towers is about 1 hour’s drive. The local railway station (0.5 miles) enables return rides from Hope Valley walking, or easy visits to Magna and Meadowhall in Sheffield, and the Science Museum in Manchester.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one four poster), 1 twin. Two shower rooms (one without toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

2 cots. Shared patio.

All properties: Elec by £1 meter. Oil CH, bed linen and hand towels inc. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. Laundry room with w/machine (foc). M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with TV, satellite TV (full package) and pool table (sole use when booking both cottages together or Kinder Court). Dinner party catering (by arr).

WAS
NOW
£710-£1153
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Old Angel Ref: RBB9

Situated in the pretty conservation village of Winster, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. Adjoining another cottage, it offers a wealth of exposed oak beams, floorboards and flagstone floors. It also enjoys access to the facilities at Harthill Hall, just 3 miles (5 minutes) away with private use (12.30pm – 2.00pm each day) of the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna.
Opposite is the famous Market Hall (NT) with the village shop almost next door, and local inn just up the road. It makes an ideal holiday base, and is conveniently placed to visit the spa town of Buxton with its opera house. The bustling market town of Bakewell, situated on the River Wye, and crossed by a 13th century five-arched bridge is a good place to visit - buildings of note there include the 13th and 14th-century All Saints Church, with Saxon and Norman stonework. Within easy reach are Matlock and Matlock Bath (complete with Heights of Abraham cable cars), the popular market town of Ashbourne, the plague village of Eyam, Carsington Water with waterspouts, cycling and bird-watching. NT and period properties abound, including Kedleston Hall, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall. Excellent walking in the Peak District and marked cycle trails. Shops 10 yards.

Large beamed living room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Large beamed kitchen with range cooker, 5 gas ring top, electric oven, tiled floor and dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with canopied bed, wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional pull-out bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years), and en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional bed (on request prior to arrival, for +1 child under 8 years). Victorian-style bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Separate toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed (zip & link on request at time of booking). Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

  • Open fires - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Seven TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Range cooker included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small courtyard with furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Roadside parking (additional secure parking at Harthill Hall, 3 miles)
  • Sole use (between 12.30pm and 2pm) of sauna and indoor heated swimming pool (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) at Harthill Hall (3 miles away) with showers and changing facilities
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1183-£3488
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
Holly Oak Barn Ref: E3566

Set in the Peak District National Park this lovely barn conversion enjoys views over countryside and famous Roaches rocks. Ideal for walking, climbing or fishing, it lies at the end of a private 1.5 mile track on the borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire and enjoys its own garden. A wealth of interesting places and activities including Waterworld swimming pool, bowling, Potteries Festival Park, Alton Towers, Jodrell Bank Science Park, and the National Trust properties of Little Moreton Hall and Quarry Bank Mill - all about 15 miles away. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are 20 miles. Carp fishing locally on a day permit (passes £8 pp per day) and coarse fishing (all year) can be found at Rudyard Lake (pictured) just a 20 minute drive away. Pony trekking and cycle hire 8 miles. Shops in Leek, 3.5 miles, dining pub 2 miles

Ground floor: Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor and beams. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single and additional pull-out single (for children), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to galleried area with twin beds. Second staircase to first floor: Living room with oak floor and beams.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec by meter reading. NSH, bed linen and towels inc. Two t/cots. H/chair. TVs. Satellite TV (basic package). Video/DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden and furniture. Patio. Shared 1-acre grounds. Parking. Pool table. Tennis court. Dog exercise area.

WAS
NOW
£1525-£1525
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Moorecroft Ref: RLL4

This large, detached, Scandinavian-style house is situated just 400m from the heart of the pretty spa town of Buxton. With its own large indoor heated swimming pool, cinema area with 7ft screen, games room, as well as open-plan style of living, Moorecroft offers the perfect family holiday base. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard. Walk from the door into the hills or stroll into the delightful town with its spectacular pavilion gardens, opera house, shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes.
Beautiful scenery and places to visit are in abundance, from caverns to castles, and stately homes to cycling trails. The picturesque market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within a half hour’s drive. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and many quaint villages are well within easy reach. The cave village of Castleton and the plague village of Eyam are both a short drive away. Carsington Water is a must for water lovers and birdwatchers alike, whilst Monsal Dale is spectacular. Shop 400m, pubs 400m and restaurant 100m.

Dining/sitting room with door to swimming pool and well-equipped kitchen area with Lacanche range (for cooking) and French doors to garden, tiled floor throughout. Study. Utility. Four steps up to games room with pool table and darts. Twin bedroom with two additional Z-beds (can be placed in any room). Nine open-tread steps up to twin bedroom with low beam on ceiling and floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors to decked balcony. Two double bedrooms, one with Velux window, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and bidet. Twin bedroom with Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor, rads on first floor), bed linen and towels included
  • 42” plasma satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer with ice-maker and wine cooler
  • Large, terraced courtyard with patio
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (33ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 5ft)
  • Games room with pool table and darts
  • No smoking
  • Unsuitable for the infirm
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 5 steps and pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£3366-£3366
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Old Barn Ref: RTT6

Set in 2 acres of land, this unique 300-year-old stone barn has been converted into very stylish and spacious living accommodation. The furnishings are of the highest standard and its position above Chapel-en-le-Frith in the Peak Park means that the Old Barn commands some spectacular views. This property offers open-plan holiday accommodation over five levels and is well equipped for a relaxing, 5 star stay. Included amongst its features are a covered, outdoor heated swimming pool, outside ‘English-styled pub’ with integral W.C. and changing facilities, cinema room, full-sized pool table and the use of musical instruments as well as broadband internet, desktop computer stations plus lots more. Set in the heart of the Peak District National Park, near to Castleton and Hope Valley, there are footpaths and bridleways for walking direct from the door, or guests can simply relax in the garden and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Castleton is a popular village, only 10 minutes away, with the Blue John Caverns and various other caverns to discover. The Old Barn is ideally situated for exploring Whaley Bridge, the spa town of Buxton and Matlock, as well as Chatsworth House which is a beautiful country mansion and popular with visitors. Local attractions include paintballing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, golf and much more. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Entrance hall with large dining area. Well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga, electric cookers, breakfast bar, TV, slate floor and two steps up to dining-room. Utility. Shower room with toilet. Lower ground floor: Sitting room leading to games room/study with wood-burning stove, TV, pool table, keyboard, guitar and projector cinema room. Upper ground floor: Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with additional double sofa bed (alternative sleeping only). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. There are four steps to two of the double bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Most bedrooms with TV. There is an extremely wide, large, central staircase giving access to all floors (as well as a featured spiral staircase).

  • Wood-burning stoves - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, oil, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV (in cinema room)
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Internet access
  • Oil Aga included
  • Combination microwave oven/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large 2-acre enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • External bar with darts
  • Covered outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 15ft, depth 6ft), heated overnight (£20 per day for additional day heating if required) with changing facilities and toilet
  • Games room with slate pool table and projector cinema
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 4 steps in the garden

WAS
NOW
£1067-£3136
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
7
Pets
1

Crow Hill, a country house estate, is on the edge of the National Trust Marsden Moor, in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire. This dramatic moor landscape offers the most amazing location for each of these properties, furnished with designer interiors and period features, within minutes of Marsden, a small Pennine village, offering shopping, a real ale pub, restaurants and a popular TV location for ’Last of the Summer Wine’. Set in private grounds and formal gardens with footpaths direct to the moors, the 5 properties feature breathtaking views from every aspect, a true haven of tranquillity and relaxation at anytime of year. Crow Hill (ref 24409) is a stunning Victorian country house situated at the top of a long sweeping drive with a mixture of period furniture and original features. This is the quintessential English country house, ideal for family holidays, parties and weddings (extra charge applies, please contact owner for more info). A grand house which combines opulence with relaxed, casual comfort, offering plenty of space for all. Crow Hill Cottage (ref 19330), the former estate stables, is a stunning property with contemporary country designer interiors including a relaxing living room with open fire and French doors opening onto the terrace. Crow Hill Lodge (ref 24095) has a modern interior within the former estate coach house, featuring a living room with floor to ceiling windows with views over the estate and valley beyond. No 2 The Lodge (ref 27430) is located to the right-hand side of Crow Hill Lodge and offers first floor accommodation set within this beautiful estate. The West Wing (ref 28740) offers two-storey accommodation within a wing of the main house. Properties 24409, 19330, 27430, 24095 and 28740 can be booked together to accommodate up to 35 guests, making an ideal venue for weddings, celebrations and events, subject to extra charge. The Cottage and The Lodge are ground floor properties with easy access. Horse riding 1/4 mile, golf within a 10-minute walk, shops and pubs within 5 minutes.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. 3 steps down to dining room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double (one four poster), (two 5ft), two with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Two travel cots. Satellite TV. Gas Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture. Ample parking. One pet welcome, to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country).

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of 16 acres natural unspoilt moors. Barbecue. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£1614-£2985
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
28
Bedrooms
14
Pets
3
Park Hall Manor Ref: RVV2

This Grade II listed manor house is set within 14 acres of natural grounds, together with the occupied adjoining servants’ wing, and has been sympathetically converted, retaining many original features to provide comfortable accommodation for families wishing to meet up for that special family occasion, and wi-fi is available in the living room.
Perfectly situated just off the main road between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith, the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield provides an ideal base for walking or touring all the Peak District has to offer. In the village, Tony Warren created the television series Coronation Street and the village is now home to the annual Hayfield sheepdog trials and country show which takes place in September each year. Situated just 1 mile from the charming village of Hayfield in the narrow valley of the River Sett, it is surrounded by some of the wildest hills in the Dark Peak, a popular base for exploring the Sett Valley Trail and walking on Kinder Scout. For many years Kinder was barred to walkers, being preserved as a grouse moor until interrupted in 1932 by the famous Kinder Scout Mass Trespass! There are excellent walks literally from the door and a good variety of traditional pubs within walking distance. Close by and just a short drive away are the caverns around Castleton, the plague village of Eyam, the popular walking village of Edale and the attractive village of Hope.
For guests who enjoy visiting stately homes and gardens, there are several notable places to visit in the area. Just 3½ miles from Bakewell, the spectacular Chatsworth House is set in extensive parkland with a backdrop of wooded, rocky hills leading to heather moorland. The house itself contains a collection of paintings, furniture, old master drawings, neoclassical sculpture, books and other artefacts. It was built in the 17th century by the first duke of Devonshire and has been in the family ever since. Both the house and grounds (redesigned by Capability Brown) are open to the public and they make for a memorable day out. The small estate village of Edensor is also worth a visit; it was remodelled by the sixth duke for his employees.
Impressive Haddon Hall is another stately home to visit. Originally dating from the 12th century, it is a fortified medieval manor house which has featured in many films and TV programmes, including the BBC’s 2006 production of Jane Eyre and the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice. It has a fine collection of English, Flemish and French tapestries. A visit to the stately homes in the area would not be complete without seeing Lyme Hall in Disley - a fine, Italianate house which featured as the home of Mr D’Arcy in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
The towns of Buxton, Bakewell, Glossop and Holmfirth (setting for Last of the Summer Wine) are all an easy drive, as is Manchester with its excellent shopping. Shops 1½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Large entrance hall. Spacious living room. Sitting room. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Six double bedrooms, four with en-suite shower room and toilet, two leading to twin bedroom (each for +2, one accessed via flight of stairs), one leading to double bedroom (for +2). Bathroom with toilet. Rear first floor: Two twin bedrooms, one with four steps up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with stairs to en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • Additional gas/electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s 14-acre grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£2861-£4415
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0

This spacious former barn has been sympathetically converted to provide the ideal holiday accommodation for the larger family group. No longer a working farm, and attached to the owners’ own home, Whitehouse Farm enjoys beautiful views across the Dales. Heathcote is a quiet hamlet, just one and quarter miles from the popular village of Hartington with its pretty village pond and famed cheese shop, as well as walks along Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale alongside the River Dove. Tissington Cycle Trail is just 120 yards, and there is a wealth of fine scenery, historic houses such as Chatsworth, Haddon House and Hardwick Hall. Livelier is Matlock Bath with its cable cars, Gullivers Kingdom and Alton Towers, whilst the attractive spa town of Buxton and market town of Bakewell are all within a 25 minute drive. Whitehouse Farm is the ideal base to visit all the attractions the Peak District National Park has to offer for all ages. Groceries can be delivered on request. Shops 11/4 miles, pub 3/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 twin (two zip and link), second staircase to 1 double bedroom with 2 additional singles. 2 bathrooms, both with shower over bath and toilet. Some low beams and doors on first floor.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Wii. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and picnic benches. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub (£50per week). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£810-£2353
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This truly magnificent famhouse is perched on the edge of the beautiful Manifold Valley, famed for its lime-stone crags and caves. Approached by a farm drive, nestling in a secluded spot, it enjoys breathtaking valley views. Very well furnished and equipped, its history is impressive - its date-stone pin-points the farmhouse’s origin at 1810, however, field name documents reach as far back as the 13th century. Set on the edge of the owners’ working farm, cows and calves herd themselves across over one hundred acres of farmland, with an abundance of wildlife and walks from the doorstep.

At Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley amidst some staggering scenery, a cycle trail, closed to traffic for most of its route, follows the line of a narrow-gauge railway, (which ran from the turn of the century until the 1930s) and a river for some seven miles - even passing through the old railway tunnel. Cycle hire is available locally. Ideal for exploring Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale, Carsington Water, The Potteries and Alton Towers are all within a 25-minute drive. Butterton 1 mile. Butchers 1 mile. Shop 7 miles.

Large, beamed sitting room with feature walk-in inglenook open fireplace with seating. Covered verandah. Cosy study/TV room. Dining room with wood-burning stove and opening to large, fitted kitchen. Laundry. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Further double bedroom with four-poster bed and additional bed (for +1). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate toilet. Shower room.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs at cost
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating and bed linen included
  • 2 cots
  • High chair
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV (Sky digital)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Games room (table tennis, pool table and dartboard)
  • ‘Fun’ tennis lawn

WAS
NOW
£620-£1480
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

Set in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys an ideal location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake. An old stone building has been dismantled and then erected in the grounds and is used for conferences and also as a fitness/weight loss venue (these facilities can be booked in advance with the management).
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room with laminate floor and kitchen area with laminate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Small single bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom (6ft zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • DVD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, NSH and wall-mounted convector heaters (subject to reasonable usage), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared access to 9-acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
  • Parking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . ."

This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer sixteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages, four of which are featured here. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. There are two conference/dining rooms to accommodate large groups, and a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.
This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

Living room with open fire. Spacious, open-plan, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area leading to dining room. Single bedroom (for +1). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional beds (each for +1). Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel available locally
  • Full oil central heating included
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Walled garden

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
  • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
  • Shared barbecues
  • Parking
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am–6.30pm)
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa
  • Shared pool table (coin-operated)
  • No smoking

SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

  • Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 9in), with changing rooms and children’s shallow area – open all year round, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am to 6.30pm)
  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

WAS
NOW
£708-£2195
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
12
Pets
2
Kinder Court Ref: E1671

Only a 5-minute walk across meadows from the peaceful and sheltered farmstead setting of these two cottages leads to the shops and village inns of picturesque Edale (a mile by road) and the start of the Pennine Way and its trail over 30,000 acres of National Trust owned High Peak. Converted from an old stone barn and very comfortably fitted and equipped, these spacious cottages enjoy shared use of a paddock garden with a stream, and are adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse home. They are bookable as completely self contained cottages, or, as one very large property sleeping 22 and 2 children in 12 bedrooms. This is excellent walking country, with a glorious landscape of heather clad moors and wind sculptured stones. Pony trekking locally. Cycle hire available 2 miles. Good fly fishing is available at Ladybower Reservoir, 8 miles away. Within 4 miles are the village of Hope (with good shops and pubs) and Castleton, with its Blue John Caverns, Peveril Castle and bustling cafe’s, inns, restaurants and craft shops. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Buxton are all within 15 miles and Alton Towers is about 1 hour’s drive. The local railway station (0.5 miles) enables return rides from Hope Valley walking, or easy visits to Magna and Meadowhall in Sheffield, and the Science Museum in Manchester.

Pennine Cottage and Jacob’s Cottage can be connected by the following additional rooms at both ground and first floor levels to accommodate up to 24 guests. Ground floor: Dining/games room (this is formed from the games room when booked as one property and situated next door to the kitchen of Jacob’s Cottage enabling catering for 24 people). Bar area. Two separate toilets. First floor: 3 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep staircase to second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

3 cots. Bar area – owner will arrange barrel delivery (request in advance). Patio.

All properties: Elec by £1 meter. Oil CH, bed linen and hand towels inc. H/chair. DVD. M/wave. Laundry room with w/machine (foc). M/wave. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking. Shared games room with TV, satellite TV (full package) and pool table (sole use when booking both cottages together or Kinder Court). Dinner party catering (by arr).

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