Fruitpip ref: UK4053
Over Haddon, near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell Area
Decorated at Christmas
Parking - On Site
Sitting on the edge of the National Nature Reserve of Lathkill Dale, deep inside the Peak District National Park, is a hamlet of historic stone buildings that makes up Haddon Grove Farm Cottages. With the ancient market town of Bakewell being within a 5-minute drive, this quaint location has it all, whether it’s a special celebration, wedding, reunion or retreat, or just a weekend away for a couple. Haddon Grove Farm Cottages easily cater for most needs. With extensive sleeping capacity for up to 50 people across 10 cottages (with additional capacity for weddings), every need can be catered for, whether it is large group dining, or just discovering Derbyshire, the management team is available to help. From the on-site reception/shop facility, help with planning your stay is available so that you can take advantage of all that the Peak District Park has to offer! Or if you want to relax, you can make use of the on-site heated swimming pool and games facility.
This converted cottage is the perfect getaway for a romantic break. Every detail has been thought of during the design of this unique cottage and couples will certainly not be disappointed when staying here!
Whether it’s rambling, rock climbing, fishing or cycling, there is a myriad of activities easily accessible from your cottage(s) at Haddon Grove. The rugged Dark Peak and the Limestone White Peak are close by, while Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and the Crystal Caverns of Blue John are all a short drive away. Haddon Grove is literally on the doorstep of the bustling market town of Bakewell, and close to the cultural spa town of Buxton. Similarly, it is a short trip to the beautiful village of Hathersage and its quaint shops and pubs where you can also pay your respects at the burial place of Little John, the legendary fellow outlaw of Robin Hood. The World Heritage Site at Cromford Mills, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, is only a 30-minute journey by car. Whilst there, add the factory shop at the world famous John Smedley Mills to your ‘to do’ list, and a required destination for any cotton or cashmere purchase. If you fancy a change of scenery during your stay at Haddon Grove, then the city centres of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Chesterfield are all within an hour’s drive. Derbyshire’s scenery is truly breathtaking with its natural stone buildings and endless stone walls set against a stunning backdrop of hills, dales, rivers and streams, with each boasting many varied and beautiful landscapes. In addition, the stately homes of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall provide a blend of custom, heritage and history, and offers a family attraction appealing to all ages. For even more excitement, you can always spend a theme park day at nearby Alton Towers or the Heights of Abraham. Or have an ‘out of this world’ experience with a visit to the National Space Centre or Jodryll Bank. The options are as varied as they are endless and the on-site management team can help you make the most from your stay. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 2 miles.
Property numbers UK4048 to UK4057 can be booked together to sleep up to 50 guests.
Living area: With freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Nearest railway stationGrindleford
Railway station distance11.0 miles
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
Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
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.
The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.
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.