2.This amazing, and very special, large Arts and Crafts House, with ‘wrap around’ encaustic tiled Shaker paneled verandahs, was built in the Great War as a shooting lodge to the adjacent moors. In the winter months come and sit by blazing wood stoves, or in the summer take a glass of wine and explore the 4 acres of fantastic woodland gardens, with a large expanse of heart shaped lawn. Imaginatively laid out as parkland for you to enjoy, and designed to lead you along meandering, stepping stone pathways from ‘room to room’, over rustic bridges, through picnic areas, bbq areas, campfire site and topiary rooms with lots of swing seats and outside ‘chesterfields’ and outside cushions to sit on to catch the sun, spend some time bird watching and view the mountains, Or best of all, in the evening, take a lantern and sit on the rustic benches by our campfire to a backdrop of stars.
3.Hidden away at the end of a 150 yard driveway, with plenty of secure parking,and next to the lovely old church and lych gate built in 1885. We are perfectly designed and situated with everything this stunning area and our lovely village has to offer on your doorstep for relaxing, gathering friends, and a walkers, cyclists, photographers paradise.
4.Both properties are beautifully furnished and decorated in a great mixture of contemporary, colorful, cosy, country house style with hand dragged Shaker painted paneling, solid oak floors and encaustic tiles. With huge blazing indigo blueAustrian Wood-burners in the kitchen, dining hall and sitting room of ‘the meads’ and the sitting room of ‘the garden wing’.
Generously stocked Gourmet kitchens, Aga cookers and American Fridge Freezers in the ‘the meads’, and Lacanche gas and electric range, orange smeg fridge/freezer in the ‘the garden wing, Belfast sinks and underfloor heating.
Bedrooms with panoramic views into the gardens and mountains, sleigh beds, fur throws, modern bathrooms, double seated steam shower rooms. Sky TV (with sport at ‘the meads’ and 3 Freeview). indoor games room (‘the meads’ only) with computer, x box, jigsaws, board games,(Freeview TV in ‘the garden wing’) dvds, cds.
With that Boutique Hotel feel throughout with top quality beds, mattress, pillows, bed linen and towels, Molton and Brown and other quality toiletries for your use during your stay. Fantastically well equipped with everything you could possibly need for that very special holiday.
Outside a small well equipped gym, laundry and drying rooms for your wet gear, areas for BBQ (gas for each property), Outdoor summerhouse with outdoor games,croquet, cricket, and on the lawn a trampoline.
5.The village has cycle routes for cycling holidays (download our cycling brochure) stunning footpaths for walking holidays (download our walking brochure) to packhorse bridges, stiles, footbridges, rivers, gorges and streams into woodland, mountains, moors and famous landmarks. Head further afield to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick Halls. Buxton with its Opera House, Bakewell with markets, Castleton (we have planned a day for you here) with Jewelry shops and theBlue John Caves and Hathersage with its outdoor pool. Otter Centre 15 mins andDavid Mellor Cutlery and kitchen shop. Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Dam great for a days trout fishing. Shop, pubs with blazing fires and outside gardens, cafes, and restaurant 500 yards.
BOTH PROPERTIES CAN BE RENTED TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY
6.We have just two exclusive self-catering luxury holiday lets’ the meads’ and ‘the garden wing’, in a stunning and unique place in a great location. We manage these ourselves ensuring the highest standards and, as we live next door, individual attention at all times with a home cooked welcome hamper and detailed activities pack and list of equipment and stores included, sent to you if possible, before arrival.