Calico Cottage ref: E3657
Hope, near Castleton, Derbyshire, Hope Valley
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Horse Riding Nearby
Parking - On Site
Enjoying panoramic views and superb quality furnishings this premium quality cottage is beautifully decorated throughout in smart contemporary style with a 32in TV in the living room and a DVD with cinema surround sound. The romantic double bedroom features a draped bed and a 24in TV. Two bicycles are also available to guests. Calico Cottage also has ultrafast broadband which enables high speed downloading, ideal for those who may need to work or video call. Set on a peaceful, non working Peak District farm, adjacent to National Trust land at the start of the Great Ridge Walk, it is just ½ mile from a dining pub and 1 mile from village shops, three pubs and three cafés and restaurant. Castleton Caverns, and castle 2 miles. Chatsworth, Buxton and Bakewell within 12 miles. Fly fishing 5 miles.
Nearest railway stationHope
Railway station distance2.2 miles
About the local area
Located within The Peak District National Park, this area includes Winnatt's Pass and Mam Tor in the west, the Edale Valley where the famous Pennine Way starts, Ladybower Reservoir where they filmed `The Dambusters' and south following the River Derwent to Hathersage.
The Hope Valley has some of the prettiest villages in the Peak District including Bamford close to Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs, Hope at the junction of the River Noe and Peakshole Water where the Edale Valley joins the Hope Valley and Castleton, famous for Peveril Castle and surrounded by Mam Tor, Winnats Gorge and Cave Dale.
Castleton is one of the most popular and pretty villages in the Peak District. Set in the midst of beautiful scenery it has lovely walks and a ruined Norman castle; Peveril Castle first built in 1080. Around the village square are some fine old cottages, pubs and the church. The natural caverns of Cave Dale and Peak Dale are reached from the top of the main square and several shops in the village sell `Blue John' (a local Fluorspar), the ideal holiday souvenir.
Visitors can leave the car behind and travel the length of the Hope Valley by train; The Hope Valley scenic railway stops at Grindleford, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope and Edale villages.
Like much of Peak District this area is popular with walkers, of particular note is Mam Tor, with its hill fort and wonderful views in all directions and of course the Pennine Way.
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.