Swallows Barn

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

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Cottage features

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

    4

  • Bedrooms

    1

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    No

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 Cressbrook cottage is just perfect for a couple wishing to enjoy the delights of the Peak District. In this Peak District cottage there is 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 this Peak District cottage 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 to your Derbyshire holiday home 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. There is also the Tideswell School of Food, as seen on TV, which runs many courses. Other gems to discover from this cottage near Cressbrook 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 Peak District cottage to enjoy at any time of the year.

Accommodation

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 and access to patio area.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. 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. Patio area to front of cottage with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

Note: Up until 3rd January 2015, this property will sleep four people in one king-size double and one ground floor twin bedroom. From 3rd January 2015, the property will sleep two people in the king-size double, and the twin room will now be a dining room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

CRESSBROOK

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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