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Swallows Barn

(Ref. 10368)

Litton Slack near Cressbrook and Tideswell, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "A charming, inviting and comfortable property in a great location for exploring local highlights such as Bakewell, Mam Tor and the Monsal Trail."

    The log fire was lovely to return to after a day out hiking in February. We found the property clean, well maintained and well equipped with plenty of space. The lack of Wi-Fi and Phone reception provided a very welcome break from our busy lives and was one of our reasons for choosing this cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Feb 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Swallows Barn."

    We found the cottage to be very clean, comfortable and well appointed. The owner even came to visit us midweek to check we were ok as the weather had been so stormy. The central heating was very efficient and kept us toasty and warm and in the evening we lit the log burner to add some extra heat and comfort. There are numerous walks and cycle rides in the immediate area which is perfect for us, including the famous Monsal Trail on your doorstep. There was a pile of leaflets and walk suggestions in the cottage which were helpful and certainly helped us to plan our day's activity. We only visited one pub to eat during our visit, The Packhorse Inn, which was superb, although make sure you book as it's not huge and gets very busy. We would have no hesitation in recommending Swallows Barn and hope to be back again ourselves to investigate the walks and places of interest that we didn't have time for during this visit!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Facilities were excellent, bed comfortable, the log fire beautiful and water very hot. No real negatives at all, we’d definitely return!

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2023

  • "Once we got all our gear in the cottage and settled in, we experienced a real nice welcoming homely feeling."

    The cottage was very well equipped in the kitchen which my wife sheena was happy with.the cottage was a very warm building even with the heating off we found our selves kicking off the faults at all.lovely scenic area,plenty of walks to do and places to visit.well recommended by Ian and sheena

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very warm and cosy."

    The kitchen had everything you need for holiday meals and a dishwasher, always a bonus when away. The fact it had a bath was really nice, as there is a fashion for shower only bathrooms in holiday properties and I love a long hot bath after a day on the damp hills! Couldn’t fault the position, walks from the door and very central for Castletown, Hathersage, Bakewell, Buxton and Tideswell. We mainly walked but Haddon Hall (excellent and very reasonable cafe) and Buxton on rainy mornings were close by and allowed for walking later on. I would recommend the very interesting Old House Museum behind the church in Bakewell. Note, there really is no signal at the cottage, so for weather forecasts etc, make sure you get them before going back for the evening. Also bring a pack of cards etc for entertainment as none at the property.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely love this cottage ,It is very lovely ,very well maintained in every way."

    This is our second visit and it will be many more visits It feels like home , Fantastic location, The owner is a very lovely lady and is so nice to see her again ,She is most kind and nothing is too much trouble. Thankyou ,

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, I'm so pleased you love Swallows Barn and enjoyed your second visit. It was so nice to see you both again. You are very welcome to return anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful area."

    Spotlessly clean with all you need for a relaxing break.

    Many thanks for your positive comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2023

  • "Positive comments: Mrs Holland was there when we arrived at 5 pm."

    We chatted and she is friendly. There was a welcome gift of milk, biscuits, tea, coffee and sugar. Also a pile of leaflets etc on the area and helpful folder about the cottage. Oil fired CH when needed. Heated towel rails very useful. Clean towels in kitchen and bathrooms. Clean bedding on bed. The house had been left in a cleaned condition. Bins emptied. We liked the rural setting. Generally v peaceful. It was interesting watching the long herd of cows pass the cottage. We loved the mothers and calves in the adjacent field. One calf had just been born and the cow was licking it. We watched twin calves suckling another mother. We did not need it but saw a Tesco van arrive with a delivery next door, so it could have delivered to Swallows Barn . Suggestions for improvements : In the upstairs shower room: The moveable panels on the small shower cubicle were not easy to close properly. The toilet seat needs to be more firmly secured as it regularly slid sideways when sat upon. The carpets downstairs were vacuumed but showed some dirt stains. (but the tray for mucky footwear was a good idea- it just looks like some previous occupants forgot to use it?) The carpet in the dining room bore several dirty boot prints. Deep cleaning would be needed to shift these. They were there before we arrived. The sofa had useful cushions but we felt it was a bit too soft. WiFi in the property would have been useful. The phone signal usually ok by the entrance door. We did not get to use the ploughman table in the back garden, but think it might look better for a sanding and restaining? Loved the little scented rose bush and the pots of pretty flowers. Our greatest disappointment was the bed mattress. We think it is some kind of memory foam. When you first lie on it it feels ok. No lumps etc. However we both found that after lying for a while you sank into hollows and given the humidity of the July nights we both became uncomfortable due to perspiration. Recommend a change of mattress to a different type? The cottage has a lot of good features, if the above were corrected it could so easily be perfect. I hope these suggestions will be helpful. Janet Lancaster

    Well where do I start!! To begin with, there are no areas in my cottage needing deep cleaning. It is thoroughly cleaned on every changeover. The marks on dining room carpet are where some very careless guests couldn't be bothered to get out the ironing board and used the carpet instead! They are scorched iron marks!! The shower door closed perfectly before you arrived and when you had left? The picnic table outside is rustic and in keeping. It doesn't require sanding. I admit it is getting ready for staining due to the heat earlier in the year and the torrential rain we have had but it's usually done before winter when there are spare weeks for maintenance. The mattress is a difficult one as the last person to comment thought it was very comfortable, also the weather was much warmer then? You just can't suit everyone with mattresses. I have wi-fi at home which is very hit and miss and very frustrating. It would just be the same due to being very rural. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    Needs WIFFI to compensate for no mobile signal. Sofa not very comfortable but bed very comfy. Loved log burner!

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was clean and Mrs Holland made us feel very welcome, leaving us those little extras. The drawbacks were no internet, uncomfortable armchair and sofa and very limited choice of TV channels. The pluses are a roomy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting with farming going on around and stunning walks around.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Jun 2023

  • "Stunning cottage in a marvellous location just open the door and you can walk all day long"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfortable holiday cottage in a pretty location would highly recommend"

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henrietta5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy, comfortable and well-equipped cottage in delightful, quiet, attractive location."

    Convenient for village shop and pub. Had a lovely week here.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location for walking."

    Would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage, fantastic location."

    Perfect for those that want to get away from it all. Multiple walks from the front door.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, tucked away in a lovely, quiet location."

    Everything was incredibly modern, even down to the bathrooms. Definitely somewhere I would visit again.

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage peaceful location great for walks."

    Good facilities all round. A handy good sized ice box.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely well presented cottage."

    Fully equiped to make our stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage has many positives, it's an amazing building, in a beautiful area, its well laid out, very very clean, all the rooms are spacious, has wood burner, good bathrooms and kitchen."

    Large bed but unfortunately it's spoilt by a very uncomfortable mattress, also the sofa is very uncomfortable and badly needs some large cushions to help the situation. After walking all day you desperately need a good bed and sofa. It's a top top cottage otherwise.

    Thank you for your positive feedback but very disappointed you found the mattress did not suit you. It is a memory foam mattress, which I thought would suit most people. I have had good comments on it but it is difficult to suit everyone. The sofa has loose cushions on the back which do need plumping up regularly. There is nothing wrong with the frame or springs. It is as it was when new. I have added two extra large cushions as you suggested. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Nov 2022

  • "Cosy cottage, well equipped and a welcoming pint of local milk and biscuits!"

    Very peaceful area with plenty of local eateries to enjoy. Stunning Derbyshire scenery right on the doorstep with a home from home to return to each day. Only slight improvement we could think of was maybe an upgrade to the sofa to add to the comfort. Definitely somewhere we would stay again if visiting the Peak District. Thank you to our hostess!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2022

  • "Excellent stay, perfect location."

    Very clean and cosy cottage with everything that was needed. We look forward to our next stay here.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday at Swallow Cottage."

    I could live there permanently. The only thing which was missing was a can opener.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week staying in Swallows Barn."

    The cottage was very comfortable and spacious. Although it is situated in a small hamlet it is easy to get onto main roads and is ideally situated for touring this lovely part of the country. There are beautiful views and walks from the cottage if you don't want to use the car. Being next door to the farm and seeing the cows coming in for milking was an added delight and my goodness, do those farmers work hard! I'd recommend this cottage and we would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was our second year at Swallow’s Barn and it was every bit as good as last year which was brilliant."

    It’s a lovely cottage in a super location. A great holiday from start to end. Thank you.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. It was lovely to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was everything we had expected and hoped for."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and very well appointed. The description should point out that to enjoy this cottage a car is essential.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was one of the best equipped we have ever stayed at very clean and ..."

    The property was one of the best equipped we have ever stayed at very clean and comfortable setting was wonderful walks from the door and really enjoyed watching the cows walking down the track to go for milking would definitely stay here again

    Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2022

  • "We just spent a week at this gem of a cottage."

    Wow, it was perfect in every way, it was very clean, tidy, and had everything you needed for a week away. Literally home from home. We especially enjoyed the log burner in the evenings to make it even more homely and cosy. We love walking, this cottage is ideally located for some of the best scenery and walking in the Peak District. Cottage 5☆, Location 5☆. Would we return? Yes, without a doubt!

    Many thanks for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "The location of this cottage is perfect for any one wanting to walk from the door."

    Parked the car on arrival and didn't get back in it until time to go home.the view from outside the cottage are amazing. The cottage is very traditional in style but with all mod cons needed . With the added bonus of no phone or internet connection. Very clean warm and tidy. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "Swallows Barn was clean, warm, well appointed and in a beautiful location."

    The owner was helpful.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Swallows barn is a lovely and spacious cottage."

    Everything has been thought of to ensure a comfortable stay! Nicely furnished throughout (online photos did not do it justice) Downstairs bath is lovely. We hadn’t known what to expect as no photos. Location is perfect to get away from it all! Local pub at Litton is friendly and the food was great! We really enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Clean kitchen and bathrooms, sitting room needs a deep clean, and quite shabby."

    Very basic provisions no extras at all. Well equipped kitchen. Overall just okay not one of the best places we have stayed.

    'Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you feel that there were no 'extras' in Swallows Barn. Coffee, tea, sugar, milk, biscuits and logs for the fire are all provided for our guests arrival. I pride myself on the cleanliness of Swallows Barn and have only had good reviews regarding this so again I am sorry to hear that you felt this was lacking. Again thank you for your feedback and I hope you had a lovely stay otherwise.' Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina3.1Jan 2022

  • "The location of this cottage was perfect with great walks from the door."

    The cottage itself was very clean, very warm and with everything you needed. It was great to see the cows from the neighbouring farm going back out into the fields after milking every morning. So many good places to visit, eat and drink and, of course, walk without having to travel very far at all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a great location close to Millers Dale and the Monsal Trail."

    Being next to a farm and watching the cows coming to and fro was lovely to see. Will definitely plan a return visit.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was so clean, facilities were ideal and seeing all the cows and calves was so great."

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable."

    Very cosy. Generally very well equipped. Plenty of very good country pubs fairly close by for anyone who doesn't want to cook. A perfect rural getaway (with no phone, no internet, no streaming TV) for a couple who want to explore the Derbyshire Dales, walk the Monsal Trail, but with Bakewell as a very pleasant town within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Rupert4.7Aug 2021

  • "A loved cottage, the owner keeps it spotlessly clean."

    Important at all times but even more so with Covid. I took my own anti-viral wipes meaning to wipe down surfaces as soon as we got there, but I never used them it was so obviously clean. It's absolutely ideal for a couple and has much more room than you would think from the photos. Everything is tastefully done. We used the kitchen every night and everything we needed was there and so clean. The cottage is in a very small hamlet, about 10 other houses. It is right beside a dairy farm and the daily cow marches happen right beside you, we loved this aspect. Milking did start very, very, early! The cottage is down a narrow lane but this is very short and there are passing places so no worries for nervous drivers such as myself - we never met another vehicle all week. It is also very well placed for many of the White Peak's highlights and being so close to a major road was advantageous. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage near a working dairy farm, it was lovely to see the cows coming and going twice a day for milking."

    The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped. A lovely place, and great to be able to walk from the door. A peaceful and relaxing holiday and we loved exploring the wonderful walks in The Peak District. We recommend the bakery in Tideswell for amazing homemade pork pies and pasties!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in the countryside close to some great walks through countryside, close to pubs too, working farm great to watch livestock."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2021

  • "Only fault no wifi or phone signal inside property other wise lovely quite place to stay."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    We had the best holiday and couldn’t have found a more perfect location. Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Oct 2020

  • "Although not for everyone the remote location suited us very well."

    Solitude when required, but never far from all that the Peak District has to offer. As stated the cottage exceeded our expectations with an additional bathroom a particular welcome surprise.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely , cosy, comfortable & spacious cottage set in a beautiful location."

    Large comfortable bed. Plenty of clothe storage space. Well equipped kitchen. Good parking area. A bathroom and a shower room both with toilets is a bonus. Situated on a dairy farm it’s great seeing the cows coming and going to be milked. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location, spotless property with all the facilities you need."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2020

  • "Swallows Barn is very imaginative conversion providing comfortable and practical accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful setting."

    Full of character, it gave us everything we needed. The neighbouring dairy farm was not an intrusion at all, the farmers are friendly and on the days we saw the cows passing to be milked they provided an additional delightful interest. We enjoy self catering and the kitchen was good for this. We were aware that the cottage does not have WiFi but this was not a problem and helped us to ‘get away from it all’. Mobile signals are just a few yards up the road if needed. The cottage is in a great location for walking directly out into the beautiful Dales, or driving short distances to other good walks. It is spacious and relaxing inside and the paved small garden is fine too. We used our own camping chairs as well as the picnic bench. The local village had all the amenities we wanted. We enjoyed good weather and came away feeling very refreshed. A great place as a base for walking or to be in for relaxing, reading, drawing and listening to music etc

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2020

  • "Swallows Barn was a perfect place to stay during our winter trip."

    The location is well situated and found we could get everywhere we needed from here within 30 min. Sue offers a cosy warm and clean stay with everything we needed at a great value for these areas. Will recommend as the place to stay if you are wanted a quiet place with a greeting from the cows just outside. We felt safe and were in a spot with a few other houses so you don't feel completely in the middle or nowhere. Would love to return..

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "The quiet location in the heart of the Peak District"

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2019

  • "Swallows Barn is located on a busy working farm with dairy cow's."

    Expect movement of stock to the milking parlour twice a day which is interesting and at times amusing to watch. There is some noise intrusion from the milking machinery, but this became less noticeable as our week progressed. We were wowed by witnessing the birth of twin calfs during our stay - awesome, especially when the calfs were on their feet within 15 minutes. The Peak National Park is excellent for walking and cycling. The National Trust has a number of properties well worth a visit. Nearby Buxton has plenty of shops for food and eateries. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and are happy to recommend Swallows Barn.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent location, 2nd visit to cottage so knew area very well."

    Met owner on arrival. Very pleasant person. Would consider using this cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location, plenty of walks and places to visit."

    Cottage couldn't have been better thankyou.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It was so kind of Sue to send us a couple of things we left behind. A nice touch! Thank you very much B & P

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0May 2019

  • "Spoke with Sue Hudson prior to arrival for key details."

    Met Sue when we arrived (a very charming lady) Cottage had the complete WOW factor very clean, conversion of barn has been undertaken using the finest materials. It's a pity that some former users did not respect the quality of this holiday let. SatNav delivered us right to the front door, cottage is situated in a very rural location with the village of Litton some 2 miles away where you can order papers at the community shop. Will return to this idyllic cottage and location. Thank you Sue

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful, tranquil location and a lovely base from which to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was so lovely and warm."

    We especially appreciated the flannelette duvet!

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2019

  • "An excellent few days away in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage was comfortable and within easy access to the town of Litton which has a good pub with excellent food. Litton also has a good bus service into Buxton and Bakewell and further afield to Sheffield for a day out. We would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and warm."

    Perfect to return to after a long walk. Would highly recommend it and would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage - lovely position."

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely good size cottage on a working farm, not that it kept us awake at all, close to lots of walks and pubs, fantastic views of countryside and surrounding area, close to Buxton, Bakewell and chatsworth all only a short drive away."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a well appointed cottage in a lovely area of the Peak District with easy access to all parts' yet in a country location with only farm traffic and cows passing the door."

    The owner is a very helpful lady and very keen to please. The cottage is well up to the standard we have come to expect from your company, which is the reason for our 'met expectations' comment.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was cosy, clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The rural location was excellent with great walks starting from the front door. We had a wonderful week and are hoping to return next year.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in the Peak District."

    There is so much to see and do that we will definitely be returning. Our cottage was charming - very clean and well presented. We enjoyed being on a working farm and there were sheep and lambs in the field just behind the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2018

  • "Sue, the owner, is very thoughtful, sensitive and the cottage is spotlessly clean and and has all the facilities one could wish for."

    It does not have wi-fi which is a good thing, as that means you get a break from computer-dominated life. This is an ideal location for walkers like us, being near the Mosal Trail; it is possible to access some good walks without necessarily using the car.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate, had everything we needed (and we cooked every day), wonderfully cosy and the walks available from just outside the cottage are very pretty."

    We would definitely go again, the weather was not great but it didn't stop it being a special place to be. Many thanks for a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

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  • 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 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
  • Patio area to front of cottage with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note: no phone reception at property due to location but can get signal by parking space

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 couples wishing to enjoy the delights of the Peak District.

In this Peak District cottage you have a king-size double bedroom and there is also a main shower room on the first floor.

A well-equipped kitchen with dining area is 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 and a village store, while a little further afield is Tideswell, home to the "Cathedral of the Peak" and some wonderful little shops including a butcher, baker and pharmacy, cafe and a great restaurant.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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