In a lovely situation at the heart of the Peak District, our 3 cottages lie on the edge of a small, picturesque village nestling beneath Longstone Edge and near the renowned viewpoint of Monsal Head. The Lodge is detached and enjoys outstanding southerly views. Tastefully renovated Dove and Chatsworth cottages adjacent to the owners' home. All have central heating and logburners. 2 Pubs 400 yards, walks from the door. Ideal for casual strollers and keen walkers.
Dove Cottage adjoins our house (Chestnut House) but faces away from it. Chestnut House was originally part of a large house known as the Outrake and part of what is now Dove Cottage was probably the scullery for the main house. We think it is probably the oldest part of the current building and was in an earlier life a separate barn or simple cottage. We have recently renovated Dove Cottage to upgrade facilities but to retain some of its quirky original features.
You enter the cottage through the stable door leading into the kitchen/dining room with its attractive limestone tiled floor. In the dining area there is an old pine table and a striking pitch pine dresser base and looking up you will see the original hooks that were used for hanging meat and poultry. The kitchen has contemporary beech units and is equipped with a built in electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine plus all day to day essentials. It has a large rooflight so it always feels light and airy.
Three slate steps lead upto the cosy beamed lounge which has two comfortable settees – light the logburner, sit back and relax! TV/DVD and hifi/radio plus books, games and information. Incidentally the slate steps have been made out of the slate cold water tank which we found in the roof space of Chestnut House
Stairs lead from the lounge to the first floor bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin) which are fully carpeted, tastefully furnished and have antique pine wardrobes. There is a modern shower room with heated towel rail.
There is a table and chairs for you to enjoy the cottage garden and an old fashioned garden seat hiding beneath a yew tree.