Some Selected Accommodation Listings .....
Hollinsclough Spring Cottage Self-catering Holiday Cottage accommodation
Spring Cottage Hollinsclough
164 Birstall Road , Birstall Leicester
Postcode: LE4 4DF
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Award winning holiday cottage in the heart of The Peak district National Park.
Nestling in the conservation village of Hollinsclough, this beautiful barn conversion was renovated by the owners in 2000 and boasts all the charm and character of a stone cottage with all the conveniences of a modern home.
The lounge is open to the eaves and there is a wood burning stove for added comfort.
The dining kitchen is also open to the eaves and comes fully equipped including a pine table which seats six comfortably. Completing the downstairs is a twin bedroom and a cloakroom/WC.
The main bathroom is upstairs next to the double bedroom.
Outside there is plenty of off road parking. The pretty garden contains a barbeque and picnic bench which faces the little brook which flows through the garden on its way to joining the nearby River Dove.
Hollinsclough is a delightful small village in the Upper Dove valley - there is wonderful scenery all around, and magnificent walking and cycling from the door.
Smoke/pet free. Sleeps up to four in a double room and a twin room. Travel cot available.
Lettings are Saturday to Saturday from £295 per week including fuel and linen.
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.
Photography by paul stefan photography. Commissions welcome - see www.paulstefanphotography.comÂ
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.
Hope Underleigh House Bed and Breakfast accommodation
Underleigh , Lose Hill Lane, Off Edale Road , Hope Hope Valley
Postcode: S33 6AF
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Underleigh House is a superb 19th C home offering award winning, high quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the heart of magnificent walking country. Nestling under Lose Hill and overlooking the Noe valley towards Win Hill, allÂ five charming en suite bedrooms share beautiful views of these National Park features and/or the lovely colourful garden. Two bedrooms are suites with their own lounge areas. After a good night's rest, our delicious breakfasts start the day in style and feature local and home-made specialities. We offer packed lunches for the walkers and at the end of the day, guests can relax in the large, welcoming lounge. ln summer, a drink on the terrace might appeal whilst enjoying the afternoon and the evening sun. Underleigh House is within easy reach of the area's many attractions including the stately manor houses of Chatsworth, Haddon, Lyme and Hardwick, not forgetting notable towns and villages such as Bakewell (famous for its 'pudding'), the spa town of Buxton, Eyam (the 'Plague Village'), Hathersage (associated with 'Little John' and 'Jane Eyre'), and Castleton (with its caverns, castle and 'Blue John' stone). As winner of East MidlandsÂ Enjoy Excellence Gold Award in 2006 and 2009, also Silver winner at the National Excellence Awards in 2010, we take great pleasure in helping our guests enjoy their visit and aim to provide a warm welcome and genuine hospitality throughout your stay with us at Underleigh House.Â
Carsington Breach Farm Cottages Farm-based Holiday Cottage accommodation
In the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Dales and on the edge of the Peak District, Breach Farm stands in fourteen acres and although we are no longer a working farm, sheep graze the fields and our free range hens take the right to roam seriously. We are situated half a mile outside Carsington, a small picturesque village with a pub and a small church. The farm is surrounded by wonderful scenery, with hills to the north and across the fields to the south Carsington Water sparkling in the valley.
It is an ideal location for exploring the Derbyshires many attractions, from the splendour of Chatsworth House and the many National Trust properties in the area to the thrills of Alton Towers. Exploring the local cycle trail - bike hire available for all ages and abilites and even electric bikes. Carsington Water with a variety of water sports to try and Carsington Fishery are less than a mile from the farm.
And of course exploring and walking in the White Peak with its limestone dales and the wide open spaces of the gritstone moors of the Dark Peak.
Damson and Crabtree Cottages have been sympathetically converted from a traditional stone byre, they have both been awarded a 4 Star grading by Visit England. The cottages are central heated, double glazed and are comfortably furnished with a mix of antiques and old pine. Each have their own contained garden, with patio furniture and barbecue.
We live in the main farmhouse, and are there if needed, but try to keep a low profile and not intrude on your holiday. Everything will be clean,warm and welcoming for your arrival and we hope your stay at Breach Farm will be as enjoyable as possible.
The Cottages are available for weekly lets or short breaks
For the comfort of all our guests, all the properties are totally non-smoking and we regret that pets are not allowed.
Litton Candlelight Cottage Self-catering Holiday Cottage accommodation
Candlelight Cottage is a romantic, oak beamed holiday cottage overlooking the green in the picturesque village of Litton.
Recently renovated and beautifully furnished to a very high standard, our 5 star self catering holiday cottage accommodates up to 4 guests.
The spacious oak beamed sitting room enjoys fine views over Litton village green. Chinese prints adorn the walls and there are soft leather sofas in which to relax.
The feature stone fireplace houses a natural coal effect gas stove lending the room an atmosphere of total comfort and warmth. A 32" flat screen colour TV and DVD recorder are provided along with a radio/CD player, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi and a selection of games, DVD's, maps and tourist information.
The sunny, south facing dining kitchen is fully equipped with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.The pine shutters, slate tiled floor and AGA stove give this room a feel of real character and warmth making it the ideal place to cook and dine.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the bathroom and two bedrooms (sleeps 4).
The double bedroom looks out over the patio garden and fields beyond and has a Victorian style double bed, while the double bedded room looks out over the village green and Litton Edge.
The newly installed bathroom is fully tiled and features a bath, separate shower cubicle, Edwardian style suite and heated towel rail.
A stable door leads from the kitchen out into an enclosed and very private patio style garden. Garden furniture and a BBQ are provided in summer.Stairs lead out of the kitchen down to the utility room, which houses the deep freeze, and other utility items. A tumble drying service is available. Ample space is available here for the storage of luggage and the drying of boots and outdoor clothing.
Litton is a charming village of the 'White' Peak surrounded by fields with walls built in the local limestone. The village has a community-run shop and an excellent pub, the Red Lion, which serves good food. There is excellent walking from the door.