Swallows Barn

Litton Slack near Cressbrook and Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 10368)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Mitchell-Innes
    September 2015
    “We liked the peace and quiet, warm ...”
    We liked the peace and quiet, warm and comfy to come back to. Lots of good walks and plenty to do and see. Well hidden away, but good shops and places to eat a short drive away.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Cressbrook 1.3 miles.

This detached cottage is in a lovely, secluded location next to a working farm, in open countryside, in the hamlet of Litton Slack, near Cressbrook, Derbyshire.

Beautiful throughout, providing welcoming holiday accommodation, this cottage is just perfect for a couple wishing to enjoy the delights of the Peak District.

In this cottage there's a king-size double bedroom and a shower room on the first floor.

A well-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a bathroom are on the ground floor, while the warming woodburning stove in the sitting room is a lovely spot to relax by on those chillier evenings.

Outside is a sunny patio area with furniture, perfect for taking in the surrounding countryside views while you enjoy a drink or two and discuss the highlights of a day spent exploring!

The nearby village of Cressbrook follows the River Wye through some lovely gorges and backs on to the Monsal Trail.

The area is now a National Nature Reserve with some species of rare flowers to be found off the beaten track.

Close by is the little 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's, baker's and pharmacy.

Other gems to discover are Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the two market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, with a good selection of shops and excellent restaurants.

All in all, a wonderful cottage to enjoy at any time of the year.


One king-size double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

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, birdwatchers 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 Upper Dale and Nether Dale leading up to the famous landmark of Monsal Head, which is on the Monsal 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute