This spacious, semi-detached cottage is attached to the owner’s home, on the edge of Denstone near Alton.
Built in the mid-19th century as part of the Alton Towers estate, this brick-built farmhouse retains the original beams and character, yet offers extremely light and spacious contemporary open plan living.
If you like your peace and tranquillity but don’t want to be miles from anywhere, then this is the cottage for you.
There’s a farm at the top of the track with an organic dairy herd, and it’s these ladies who will more than likely be your neighbours during your stay as they graze in the lush green pastures right outside your door.
As you enter the cottage there’s a warm place for the whole group, including the dogs, to dry off and park your boots.
Step through to the sitting room which is a peaceful place to watch TV, then up a few steps to the open plan kitchen and dining area, and the ground-floor bedroom.
The well-equipped kitchen with tiled flooring has a large arched window with beautiful countryside views and the dining table can easily seat everyone in your party.
If you just fancy a bit of “me time”, there’s tons of breathing space.
This abundance is repeated in the tastefully appointed first floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room, plus there is a second bedroom on the ground floor alongside a family bathroom.
With many attractions, eateries and inns close by, there’s much to tempt you away, though you may choose to enjoy the fantastic views without leaving this lovely retreat.
Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.
About the location
Alton 2.3 miles; Uttoxeter 6.3 miles; Ashbourne 7.6 miles; Leek 15 miles.
The pretty, traditional village of Denstone is close to many fantastic attractions, including the thrilling Alton Towers theme park which is just a few minutes’ drive away. The village has an award-winning farm shop and café and a local inn. Alton is a six minute drive away and offers numerous eateries and pubs and a Post Office. Situated on the Churnet Valley Trail and close to the High Peak and Tissington Trails, there are excellent walking and cycling routes available. Located on the edge of the Peak District, there is plenty to do in the area; the market towns of Ashbourne and Leek are easily accessible, as is the town of Uttoxeter. The historic houses of Haddon and Chatsworth are within easy reach, and there are numerous walking, cycling and climbing opportunities. A wonderful part of the Peaks with plenty to do whatever the time of year.