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Castleton Riding House Farm Cottages Farm-based Holiday Cottage accommodation
Riding House Farm is a traditional Derbyshire hill farm rearing beef and sheep. It nestles under the Losehill Ridge with wonderful south facing views across the Hope Valley. It is a walkers' paradise with direct access to the footpath network.
Riding House Farm is a working farm of 140 acres. If you bring your wellies you will be able to see the newborn lambs in Spring, visit the calf house and even feed the hens! There is an abundance of wildlife around especially in our own secluded bluebell wood.
Milkmaid's Cottage is a lovely spacious one-bedroom cottage with a 6' bed. It has two bathrooms and an optional double sofa bed in the sitting room for occasional use.
Shepherd's Cottage is a two-bedroom cottage, one double and one twin, with two bathrooms. It is ideal for four people. Many of the original old beams still feature in this cottage.
Both cottages are furnished and equipped to the same high standard with careful attention to detail to make your stay memorable. Each cottage has full central heating and double glazing, two bathrooms: one upstairs with a bath, basin and WC, and a downstairs shower room with basin and WC.
With TV, CD, DVD in the cosy sitting rooms and oven hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer in the kitchen areas everything is provided for you. There is also an adjacent laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer for your free use. Wifi also available Outside is your private parking area with seating to enjoy a barbecue and drink, enjoying the view across the valley.
From your doorstep you can take the footpath directly to Lose Hill Ridge and enjoy another spectacular view over the Edale Valley to the famous Kinder Scout. David and Denise Matthews have farmed at Riding House for over 20 years. They are the modern day Shepherd and Milkmaid! If needed, they will be on hand to help you make the most of your stay in the Peak District National Park. Well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement
The Hope Valley is an ideal base for exploring the treasures of the Peak District. In addition to the wonderful scenery, there are numerous attractions including nearby Castleton caves and castle, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the plague village of Eyam. If you have any energy left after walking the hills, the Hope Valley offers climbing, cycling, pony trekking, swimming, angling, gliding and parascending. Or why not just relax!
Gratton The Lodge at Dale End House Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast accommodation
One of just six houses in the parish of Gratton, Dale End House is found on a quiet lane between Elton and Youlgreave. It enjoys unspoilt countryside, popular with walkers and mountain bikers alike yet is only six miles from Bakewell and Matlock.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available at The Lodge, a stone built former milking parlour set within the grounds of this fine Grade II listed Derbyshire long house.
The Lodge has recently been loving restored to an exceptionally high standard. It has a large open plan lounge with sofa and TV, a dining area andÂ shower room. Under floor heating throughout.
The bedroom has an antique double bed with down duvet and feather pillows romantically lit by a crystal chandelier. Decorated throughout with fine furnishings and historical colours.
Overlooking a courtyard with ducks, goats and chickens and a traditional 2 storey stable block on one side and open fields, sheep and a babbling brook on the other.
There is ample parking and secure indoor space for bikes; with 4 stables you can even bring your horse!
The Lodge is non-smoking.
Obedient dogs are welcome for a small additional cost.
Tea and coffee making facilities are available at all times. A locally sourced full English breakfast will be served in the dining area.
We discovered the house whilst mountain biking through Gratton Dale and instantly fell in love with it. Surrounded by breathtaking views, and abundant wildlife - Gratton isÂ one of DerbyshireâÂÂs best-kept secrets.
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Sandybrook Callow Top Caravan Park and Camp Site Caravan and Camp Site
Allan & Jill Palmer
Callow Top Holiday Park , Buxton Road , Sandybrook Ashbourne
Postcode: DE6 2AQ
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Tel: 01335 344020
We're an award winning* family holiday park in a great location on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne yet surrounded by open green fields. If you camp, caravan or tour in a motorhome our 4 star facilities mean you can enjoy the great outdoors with some home comforts to make your holiday complete. Both families with children of all ages & couples will enjoy the array of things to do both on site and on our doorstep. Walks straight from the site, cycling on the traffic free Tissington Trail, fishing on the lake in our nature reserve or taking a dip in our outdoor heated swimming pool. Alton Towers is just 20 mins drive away and there are lots more attractions within easy reach of the campsite. The focal point of the site is the Callow Inn Pub & Restaurant where you can enjoy traditional pub food and real ale brewed in our own microbrewery. Our on site shop stocks all the essentials plus newspapers, camping supplies, local sourced BBQ packs and alcohol. During peak season there's entertainment including family discos, bingo, quiz nights and live bands. Arnold's Cafe Bar is open daily serving meals from breakfast to dinner so you can take a break from cooking. Other facilities include toilets & showers, pot washing & laundry rooms, coin operated hairdryers & plug sockets, free wifi hotspot, children’s play area, calor gas sales, cycle hire and freezer pack facilities. Self catering accommodation is available for friends and family who prefer not to camp. Short breaks are available.* Practical Caravan 'Top 100 Park' - 2008-13
Ashbourne Sandybrook Country Park Self-catering Holiday Cottage accommodation
Sandybrook Country Park
Sandybrook Country Park , Buxton Road Ashbourne
Postcode: DE6 2AQ
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Tel: 01335 300000
Set in the former grounds of Sandybrook Hall, an elegant early 19th century manor house, Sandybrook Country Park provides delightful views across the surrounding countryside.
The luxury Pinelodges provide attractive and very comfortable self-catering accommodation. Fully insulated, they are cosy in winter yet cool and airy in summer. The lodges are furnished to the highest standard with one, two, three or four bedroom options, sleeping up to eight people. Luxurious Elvaston lodges sleeping 2, are perfect for a romantic weekend, with sauna and whirlpool jet bath. Outdoor hot tubs are available on the verandah of some lodges.
Each lodge has open plan lounge / dining / kitchen including microwave, all utensils, bed linen, duvets and towels. TV, CD and DVD player are installed for your entertainment. Pets are welcome in certain lodges.
Lodges are available for hire on a weekly basis (starting Friday/Saturday/Monday), or for a short break at the weekend (Friday - Monday) or midweek (Monday - Friday). Weekly prices start from £350 per week for a four-berth lodge.
Just a mile north of Ashbourne, the southern gateway to the Peak District, the park is close to many tourist attractions. These include the scenic beauty of Dovedale, Tissington (and the Tissington Trail for a lovely walk into the market town of Ashbourne) Ilam and the exciting Alton Towers.
The Park itself has a lovely woodland walk through a blue bell wood and stunning pinetum of mature specimen trees. The Coach House restaurant and bar provides superb dining facilities. Use of the indoor swimming pool, sauna* and spa* is included in your holiday (* age restrictions apply). Cycles are available to hire to explore the local tracks and trails.
Many activities are available locally including golf, fishing, horse riding and sailing.
Biggin-by-Hulland Hillside Croft Self-catering Holiday Cottage accommodation
Hillside Croft - Offcote Grange
Offcote Grange Cottage Holidays , Offcote Ashbourne
Postcode: DE6 1JQ
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Tel: 01335 344795
This fabulous large, luxury, self-catering, character cottage dates from 1709 and is Grade II listed. Built in mellow sandstone, Hillside Croft, has oak beams in every room, inglenook fireplaces with cosy wood burning stoves .and pretty leaded and mullioned windows add charm to this wonderful cottage. Nestling quietly amidst 6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and pastureland this cottage is a delight. There is ample, private off road parking. Located in the gardens you have your own private hot tub, chimera and garden furniture to help you to relax and unwind.
Located in the Derbyshire Dales at the edge of the Peak District National Park and just over 1 mile from Carsington Water and central to all the many attractions and activities that Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire have to offer. Close to the historic Market and Spa towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock, Wirksworth and Buxton. The area has some amazing scenery and fantastic walks for all abilities.
There are 5 comfortable bedrooms (one is accessed via another), four of which are double and one twin giving sleeping capacity for 10 . Within these rooms are 4 further single beds and 2 single bed chairs giving total sleeping for 14 plus two if required. Hair dryers are provided in all rooms.
We provide 2 travel cots and two high chairs. All bedrooms at this luxury holiday cottage are furnished to a high standard with handmade antique pine furniture and co-ordinated furnishings. The floors are a mix of carpets, oak, tiled and stone floors lending character and warmth. There is one en suite bathroom and a fabulous master bathroom which has both a roll top bath and a walk in shower. There is a 3rd WC on the ground floor.
The lounge is separate to the dining room and both have magnificent oak beamed ceilings and warm log burning stoves. In the lounge are 3 comfortable sofa's for cosy evenings in with friends and family, a TV with teletext, video recorder, DVD player and Ipod dock are provided for your entertainment.There is Wi-Fi and full oil central heating.
The dining room has a large farmhouse table seating 10 to 14 with ease. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with all the creative chef will require. There are antique hand made pine kitchen units with a double French pottery sink set in tiled and marble worktops.
An automatic washer, tumble drier, dishwasher, fridge and fridge freezer, microwave and full electric halogen cooker with double oven are provided as well as many smaller items. The windows overlook the beautiful cottage gardens, with mint, lemon balm, chives, black currents and fruit trees.
Buxton Audreys at Barms Farm Farm-based Holiday Cottage accommodation
Audrey's is a spacious detached property with all accommodation on the ground floor. It is situated less than a mile north of the spa town of Buxton in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. It sits within its own private gardens and has open views towards Buxton and over farmland at Barms Farm. Centrally located, not remote, ideal for visiting Derbyshire's attractions, yet only a short drive away from Buxton's Opera House and it's shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.
Audrey's at Barms Farm offers a quality experience, appreciated by those who require spacious accommodation of a high standard, where quality fixtures and fittings have been positioned with thought and consideration for the users and where there has been much attention to detail in a quest to strive for guest comfort and satisfaction.
Off the bright and airy oak floored entrance hall are two double bedrooms with five feet wide beds, ceiling mounted fans and spacious en-suite facilities of exceptional quality. Both en-suites have deep baths, large shower cubicles, vanity units with deep basins and useful storage, underfloor heating and large towel warmers.
The south facing spacious lounge with natural stone fireplace with gas fired living flame fire and 40" flatscreen TV (dvd & video) is a pleasant room for relaxation.
The well-equipped kitchen/diner has a breakfast bar plus a dining area with table and chairs for four, underfloor heating & Neff appliances. A washing machine is accommodated in the adjacent utility room which leads to the cloakroom, external rear patio area and to the integral spacious drying and storage area suitable for bikes, walking boots and equipment. Free wi-fi internet with excellent signal throughout.
Audrey's is available to a maximum of four non smoking adults. Animals are strictly not permitted and the property does not cater for children
Weekly lets from £419 to £829. (Changeover on Fridays)
"Just for 2" weekly discount available based on use of only one of the en-suite bedrooms. Full use elsewhere
Short breaks - three or four night available . (Not usually available during peak season) Changeover usually on Fridays and Mondays