- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Broadband / WiFi
An absolutely delightful Grade II listed terraced cottage, built around 1810, in the hamlet of Ravensdale, set overlooking a winterbourne stream and valley on the outskirts of the pretty village of Cressbrook in the Peak District National Park.
Beautifully appointed throughout to provide cosy accommodation, bursting with charm, this cottage is the perfect romantic retreat in this beautiful, seemingly remote Peak District setting.
At this quirky cottage you will find lovely tiled floors, interesting original features and a character woodburning stove to light after a busy day of exploration.
This is a great base to just relax and soak up the character of this mill workers cottage, where you are surrounded by beams and lovely mullioned windows, and can enjoy a pretty, modern en-suite bedroom with ornamental fireplace.
Outside is a delightful little garden with split-level patio, surrounded by lovely planted areas and overlooking the stream, the limestone crag and the valley; a perfect spot for a drink at any time of the day!
Ravensdale is located on the edge of Cressbrook, in the White Peak, where the River Wye joins Cressbrook Dale after flowing through some lovely gorges.
The village lies just north of the Monsal Trail, which is a short walk from the cottage door.
Cressbrook Dale is a National Nature Reserve with some species of rare flowers to be found off the beaten track.
Closer to home, you can watch ravens on the crag from the cottage garden, and if you are lucky, you may see peregrines soaring high above the valley.
Ravensdale appears to be remote, tucked away down a narrow single track lane, in a peaceful hidden valley, surrounded by woodland and an imposing limestone crag.
Yet close to your cottage is the pretty village of Litton with an excellent pub serving food, while a little further afield is Tideswell, home to the Cathedral of the Peak and some wonderful little shops, including a butcher, a baker and a pharmacy.
Plenty of places await discovery including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Eyam Hall and the two market towns of Buxton and Bakewell.
Both towns have a good selection of shops and excellent restaurants and you can even take a container and fill it with real Buxton water, direct from St Anne's Well.
All in all, a wonderful Peak District cottage to enjoy at any time of the year.
One double bedroom with Smart TV and en-suite bath, electric shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
- Solid fuel heating provided by the owners next door (guests have individually controlled radiators in the cottage) with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat (one Smart TV), DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 1 car
- Rear, split-level patio with furniture, BBQ and external WC (not available in winter)
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 miles
- Note: Rear garden has 6 steps and there are 3 original stone steps to access the cottage from the front
- Note: The stairs to the first floor are steep and narrow, with a twist at the bottom, making the lower treads triangular in shape
- There is a hand rail, but care does need to be taken when going up and down the stairs
- Note: Check-in 4pm.
About the location
Tideswell 3 miles; Bakewell 4 miles.
Cressbrook is located on the River Wye and its focal point is the wonderful mill, which was built in 1779 by the famous Richard Arkwright. The surrounding area has some of the prettiest scenery in the Peak District. Follow the footpath upstream of Cressbrook Mill to Water-cum-Jolly, a beautiful river gorge with fine limestone cliffs, which is superb for rock climbers, bird watchers and walkers. North of the mill lies the lane to Ravensdale, which is adjacent to Cressbrook Dale, a fine gorge-like limestone dale with numerous crags and the remains of several lead mines. Cressbrook Dale is a National Nature Reserve renowned for its range of rare flowers. South of the mill you pass through the lovely Monsal Dale leading up to the famous landmark of Monsal Head, which is on the Monsal Cycle Trail. This provides a wonderful “behind the scenes” view of this beautiful part of Derbyshire. Close by is the lovely little village of Litton, which has a village green outside the wonderful food-serving pub, The Red Lion, and a well-stocked village shop. Visit nearby Tideswell in the heart of the Peak District National Park with its fine church dedicated to St John the Baptist, known as "The Cathedral of the Peak", country inns, local eateries, wells dressing and carnival wakes. There is excellent walking with rugged peaks to the north and gentle hills and dales to the south, while Mam Tor and Castleton are only a few miles away with the popular Spa town of Buxton a 25 minute drive.
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