In a lovely situation at the heart of the Peak District, these 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.
Approached by its own driveway, the Lodge is a detached stone cottage which we think originally served as a gatehouse/caretaker’s accommodation serving what is now Chestnut House. It started as a tiny single storey building but has since been substantially rebuilt and sympathetically extended in local limestone. The newer 2 storey addition is at a lower level so the ground floor areas are linked by 3 steps and stairs then rise from the hallway to the first floor. The Lodge has front and back doors from the hallway and French windows from the lounge….the choice is yours.
The lounge overlooks the south facing cottage garden with its table and chairs, plant pots and natural stone paving. The garden is bordered by a stone wall and beech hedge – beyond this is a private parking area for 3 cars and a further lawned area. There are outstanding views towards Chatsworth and Bakewell and as far as Riber Castle (over 10 miles away) on a clear day. In our opinion – and many of our regular guests – this view just cannot be beaten.
The Lodge is furnished in a contemporary cottage style – comfy settees in the lounge, limed oak kitchen units and a round pine dining table. An impressive stone fireplace and logburner complete the picture. TV/DVD and hifi/radio plus books, games and information. The reception areas have stone slate floors and all other rooms are carpeted. The cottage is well equipped with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine plus all the other day to day utensils you are likely to need.
Off the hallway the ground floor bedrooms and shower room are a bonus for the less agile! The double bedroom enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden.
Upstairs there is a further twin bedroom with an adjacent bathroom (shower over the bath).