Forest View ref: 26943

Peak Forest, near Buxton, Buxton & Bakewell Area

4 Stars

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2
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Bathrooms
1
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  • Bike Store 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Shower over bath 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • School Conversions 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

This former village school house built in 1857 and now converted into this semi-detached holiday cottage, is located on the edge of the Peak Forest village and overlooks unspoilt countryside with walks from the doorstep. Until the 18th century Peak Forest was known as a local "Gretna Green" as the local vicar had the freedom to conduct marriage ceremonies. One of the deepest peak potholes, Eldon Hole lies close by and 4 miles away is Castleton village. Bakewell, Chatsworth House, Matlock Bath, with cable car, are all nearby. Golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in, for child under 8 years old). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Please note: No children over 8 years.
  • Nearest town
    Buxton
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dove Holes
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    4.5 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles (reservoir)

About the local area

The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Things to do nearby

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.

Glossop Sailing Club

Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.

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