Cotterill Farm , Derbyshire

Cotterill Farm
Biggin-by-Hartington
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 0DJ
Tel : 01298 84447
Website : http://www.cotterillfarm.co.uk

Accreditations : 4 star
Sleeps :

Specialist breaks : Walking, Cycling

Rate low season : From £280 PW

Rate high season : To £500 PW

Credit cards accepted ? : N
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About Cotterill Farm - Self Catering Cottage Holidays


At Cotterill Farm there are Five award winning stone cottages on a non-working farm, in a glorious location over looking dales and rolling countryside in the heart of the White Peak area of the Peak District.

The cottages have consistently achieved the grading of 4 Stars from the English Tourism Council, but despite this we have constantly striven to improve the furnishings, the equipment and the finishes to the cottages, hence having just received the new gold award from the English Tourism council for 'exceptional standards and commitment to service'. Likewise the range of facilities offered are also constantly being improved; with for example full 'SKY' programmes being offered in three cottages, wifi available in all but one and cycles, including one electric bicycle (of value £1600) being available for hire at very modest cost. For more information on these facilities offered, please visit the website.

All cottages have gloss work-tops, (in fact the Milking Parlour has stone work-tops) solid oak kitchen units, halogen cookers (excellent for near instantaneous heat) dishwashers and real stone granite sinks. All but one cottage has a second TV in one of the bedrooms. Standards of housekeeping are second to none, something regularly commented upon by our guests. All by one cottage has central heating, fully under the control of guests (augmented by log effect stoves or one real stove not so much for purposes of creating heat, but to add to the atmosphere)

THE DAIRY - sleeps 2
This really spacious cottage has a large sized bathroom with Italian floor tiles, containing five piece suite (separate shower cubicle and bidet), and a similarly well equipped kitchen. Above these two rooms is a good sized galleried bedroom with sufficient headroom all the way between the eaves. This overlooks a large open plan lounge (twenty feet by twenty feet), rising to the rafter, in the centre of which is a log burner standing on a stone plinth - a focal feature in the middle of the room. Some of the stone walls are exposed, as are the extensive wood beams. The floors are stone flags, with appropriate quality rug coverings. This has a sun room with stupendendous views. This cottage is probably the most heavily booked cottage in the Peak District!

DALE VIEW - sleeps 4
So named because of the views of the surrounding dales. This cottage has an upstairs lounge (featuring a substantial impressive old exposed beam, fiving it absolutely bags of charachter) and kitchen area to take advantage of the views. Downstairs are two bedrooms, making this cottage particularly suited for two couples. The principal bedroom, which can be made up as a twin or the two beds zipped together to make one king-sized bed, has an en-suite bathroom and occupants of the second bedroom, a double, have the use of an adjoining shower room.

There are two means of entry and exit, on the ground floor or up attractive external stone steps to the living area (with of course an internal flight of stairs as well). There is a flat screeen TV on the first floor and second tv in the principal bedroom.


LIFFS COTTAGE - sleeps 3
So named because of the view of Liffs Hill two miles away. This cottage, like its adjoining neighbour, Dale View, fronts on to a grassed area and beyond are fields, dales and rolling hills, (accessible via a squeeze stile near the adjacent off road-parking area).

This cottage also has a partly exposed old beam has the more conventional layout of lounge/kitchen on the ground floor and the two bedrooms and a fully equipped bathroom and shower on the first floor. Again, there is a second TV in the twin bedroom tu supplement the main tv in the living room (with the benefit, like Dairy and Dale, of full sky programmes - so including sky sports and films)

THE MILKING PARLOUR - sleeps 3
This is the ground floor of a barn converted in 2006, - upstairs is another letting unit but guests should have no need to worry about noise transmission, as we have comfortably exceeded what are in any event the latest very strict building control noise transmission requirements with the installation of an independently hanging ceiling and a false floor.

The Milking Parlour has two bedrooms, one double and one single, and a quality spacious shower room with underfloor heating. This is en-suite to both bedrooms - in other words there are two doors into the shower room.

The cottages are superbly situated very close to the beautiful valley of Dovedale in a lovely part of the Peak District National Park, between the highly acclaimed village of Hartington and its smaller neighbour, Biggin-by-Hartington. Cotterill Farm is mainly surrounded by a nature reserve through which a footpath leads on its way down to the River Dove.

Numerous footpaths surround the land on which the cottages stand, offering unrivalled walking in the best part of the White Peak. There are three cycle trails within 3 miles of about 15 miles each.

PRICES
The Four person Cottages
Low Season £280
High Season £500

The Dairy - a spacious 2 person cottage
Low Season £280
High Season £430

The Milking Parlour - a 3-person cottage
Low Season £280
High Season £450

SHORT BREAKS available in ALL Cottages between October and April.
and are possible in one or two cottages from May to September. For more information on short breaks and prices, please visit the owners website.

Cotterill Farm Facilities

Dishwasher
Microwave
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
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Fridge
Freezer
Cooker
Games Room
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Open Fire / Log Burner
Heating
Electricity included
Ensuite facilities
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TV
DVD
Sky TV
WiFi
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Towels provided
Bed linen provided
Disabled access
Ground floor bedrooms
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Children welcome
High Chair
Baby Cot
Pets welcome
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Parking
Swimming pool
Sauna / hot tub
Tennis court
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Garden
BBQ
Beaches nearby
Pub nearby
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Places To Visit

The cottage is very much in the heart of the White Peak area of the Peak District. (The White Peak is the area of rolling countryside, dales, streams and rivers limestone villages and dry-stone walls, which give the area so much character, the Dark Peak is mainly moorland), the market towns of Buxton , Matlock, Bakewell, Ashbourne, and Leek are all about 11 miles away on the edge of the Peak District at different points on the compass, confirming the owners' claim to be so centrally located. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are within 20 minutes drive and Alton Towers in the opposite direction is less than 30 minutes away. The villages in the Peak District are all well worth exploring, and from May to the end of October there are usually one or more often several of these offering the ancient art of well-dressing. Definitely should be seen, the wells are dressed as tableaux with petals and are dotted around the given villages for a week at a time.

Within 30 minutes drive is the National Stone Centre, suprisingly interesting, particularly for kids who like gold-panning and within a similar distance for adults and kids is the National Tramway Museum. Also within 30 minutes is Castleton, where the semi-precious stone, Blue John is mined with 4 caves open to the public. Much closer however, just 1 mile away a is the River dove and not much further away is the River manifold, the vanishing river.