Slade Cottage is a delightful property, resting on Slade House Farm, near the rural village of Ilam in the Staffordshire Peak District.
Oozing a sense of character throughout, this cottage promises a superb getaway with all of the family.
Upon entering the stone-built cottage, you are welcomed into a traditional-feel kitchen, boasting charming exposed beams and an original feature cooker.
Completing the ground floor is a quaint twin bedroom, offering an en-suite, where you can soak within the relaxing bath tub after a busy day exploring the area.
If you fancy an evening in, head upstairs to the cosy sitting room, where plush sofas sit in front of a comforting woodburning fire.
Continuing to impress is the second bedroom within the property, where you will find a spacious king-size double bedroom, with its own en-suite WC.
During the summer, you will be delighted with the garden area, where you can take in the picturesque landscape.
The nearby Ilam Park, offers you a superb space to wonder the woodland walks and appreciate the breath-taking scenery.
Also close by is Dovedale, which is a wonderful countryside location, hosting everything from leisurely strolls or a more challenging stepping stone route, if you are feeling brave.
Alternatively, under an hour’s drive is the city of Derby, where you will find a wealth of restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops to explore, in addition to attractions including Derwent Valley Mills, Kedleston Hall and Donington Park.
You also have Alton Towers nearby, and day trips to Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock are not to be missed.
Discover a plethora of walking, cycling and outdoor adventure from this wonderful base in the Peak District.
Slade Cottage is a charming base for a relaxing getaway with the family.
This property can be booked with ref 998679 and 998680 making a total of 14 people.
About the location
Ashbourne 5 miles; Stoke-on-Trent 22.2 miles
This picturesque village lies beside the River Manifold, among the limestone hills of the Staffordshire Peak District. Brushing borders with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley, this village boasts a historic church and pretty, Alpine-style cottages. Ilam Park, owned by the National Trust, is the perfect place to picnic or stroll with your families and four-legged friends, boasting a riverside backdrop and popular tea-room garden for all to enjoy the year-round. The neo-Gothic Ilam Hall is a stately home now housing a youth hostel within the grounds, as sheep graze peacefully in the open grassland. The views stretch for miles across the Italian Gardens and a challenging circular walk leads you through 10 miles of stunning scenery, taking in Thor's Cave and Wetton village. About five miles away, at the southern end of the Peak District, is the quintessential English market town of Ashbourne, with narrow cobbled alleys, coaching inns and almshouses. There are many restaurants and pubs to choose from, as well as antique shops. For those seeking a thrill from rollercoaster rides, Alton Towers is easily reached from here and further afield you have the cities of Derby and Nottingham. A wonderful location for your next adventure.