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Slade Tops

Ilam, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 998679)



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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “A lovely remote characterful barn conversion, surrounded by great walking country.”

    - Stuart, October 2021

The property

Located on Slade House Farm, on the borders of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, enveloped by green pastures, is Slade Tops.

This stone-built cottage boasts bundles of character, with exposed beams and brickwork throughout.

You will be invited inside with a traditional feel and all you need for that much-deserved break with your partner.

Kick off your boots and hang up your coats in the entrance hallway after a long, picturesque walk along the River Manifold.

Relax in the bright an dairy living room, which boast a high ceiling and light décor to uplift your mood each day.

Soft furnishings, a woodburning stove and dining area set for two will truly make you feel welcome.

Watch a programme on TV or simply unwind with the peace and tranquillity of the farm surrounding you.

Step down to the kitchen to rustle up a tasty meal for your loved one and after an adventure in the valley, return to rest in the four-poster double bed.

There is a traditional tiled floor and ample wardrobe storage.

Wake each morning to a refreshing shower or instead choose to indulge in a hot soak in the bath tub.

Ilam Hall, owned by the National Trust, is within easy reach offering riverside walks of the grounds, a charming tea room, Italian Gardens and youth hostel with a bar.

A 10-minute drive will bring you to the delightful market town of Ashbourne, with restaurants, coaching inns and antique shops to browse.

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.

This cottage can be booked with ref number 998680 and 998681 making a total of 14 people.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x four poster double
  • Bathroom with bath with hand-held shower over, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, slimline dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles, cafe and bar 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are six steps down to the kitchen in this property and it may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas