Goose Green Cottage ref: UK4008
Baslow, near Bakewell, Buxton & Bakewell Area
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – no charge
Goose Green Cottage is a quaint, cosy, terraced cottage, with wonderful original features such as exposed stone walls, beams, low ceilings and feature stone fireplace. Georgian in design, the cottage has low doorways and narrow stairs offering unique charm and character, all spread out over three floors. Outside, the gritstone building has a fabulous castellated façade and can be found in the pretty area of Baslow, known as Nether End. The nearby narrow packhorse bridge provides a footpath with direct walking access to Chatsworth House and Gardens, where the owner can organise discounted tickets between 24th March and 31st October (not including special events, and by prior arrangement with owner). As a relatively large village within the heart of the Peak District National Park, Baslow benefits from convenient local amenities, including a selection of good, local pubs serving food, restaurants, one of which is Michelin starred, a post office and a cafe. As the first and largest National Park, the Peak District offers country lovers everything, from dramatic moorland and limestone crags, to soft rolling hills and wooded valleys. Whether it be Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Castleton’s many caves or riding the cable cars at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, there is something for all ages. Pretty unspoilt towns and villages are within easy reach, such as the popular market town of Bakewell, the fascinating plague village of Eyam, or the spa town of Buxton with its fabulous opera house. If walking is your passion, you couldn’t be in a better place with Baslow being surrounded by magnificent countryside and excellent walking routes in all directions. Shop 2½ miles, pub 50 yards and restaurant ¾ miles.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and tiled floor.
Utility room: With dishwasher and washer/dryer.
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Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
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Nearest railway stationChesterfield
Railway station distance8.6 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.