Dove Cottage

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Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage     Hartington    4 stars

Dove Cottage is an above average sized one bedroomed cottage situated in a private courtyard of three cottages, in the middle of the acclaimed village of Hartington, therefore offering peace and quiet yet extremely handy for the main facilities of this village.

The cottage is graded in the top half of 4 stars by the English Tourist Board.

The living room is downstairs and upstairs is the bedroom. Adjacent to the kitchen area is the dining area, basically one longish room split into two halves.

Also upstairs is the kitchen with open plan dining area. There are exposed beams in the kitchen and the bedroom.

The cottage living room has a log effect stove, leather settees and leather armchairs, plus a TV and DVD player. Full sky programmes are available here (and in the bedroom) and additionally BT sports programmes (along with the full range of Sky tv programmes) are available in the TV room in the oppositve side of the courtyard (shared with the two other cottages in the courtyard).

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped, with gloss work-tops and real granite sink, fridge-freezer, microwave, ceramic topped electric cooker. There is a TV in the bedroom as well as the lounge. There is fully controllable central heating throughout.

There is a normal size bath in the reasonably sized en-suite bathroom (with shower over)

Outside there is some comfortable furniture in the coutyard, which being surrounded on all sides by buildings or walls (apart from the driveway) enables guests to enjoy the outside even in cooler evenings.

The cottage is located in Hartington,in the centre of the 'White Peak' - the limestone part of the Peak District, famous for its dales, rolling countryside and drys tone walls. the River Dove passes within a couple of hundred yards of the village and there is a footpath driect from the village through a gorgeous meadow to the river. Downstream along an excellent riversside path is Dovedale, the most famous natural attraction in the Peak District. A mile awayis Hartington Station, the track passing through the station has been converted into a 15 mile long cycle path, also much used particularly in winter by walkers. The Tissington Trail as it is called offers extensive views for much of its length, particularly either side of this former station.

Hartington is very much a 'honeypot' village' partially due to it being such a good base for walking with the consequence that despite only having 130 houses, there are two tea rooms, two excellent coaching inns, a nesagents, a delicatessen, a gift shop, a very famous cheese shop, a farm food shop and even a petrol station/garage, and therefore offers plenty to do, even for non-walkers. The geese pond is highly popular and much photographed.

In the grading process the cottage achieved an almost unheard of 100% for standards of housekeeping.

There are eleven highly personally information folders in the cottage, much praised by guests and tourist board inspectors, ensuring guests get the most out of their stay. the onwers go to considerable lengths to try to ensure that their guests take full advantage of this wonderful area.

Contact Details

Contact Name:Patrick Skemp
Address: Packsaddle Lodge , Macclesfield Rd , Rudyard Leek
Email the owner
Telephone: 01538 306495   Mobile: 07977 724042
Web Site:
Brief Details:   Sleeps: 2 in 1 bedroom      
No pets allowed
Weely price £220 - £430