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Cosy cottage with stunning views, a rural retreat in the Peak District

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A perfect place to relax in the beautiful Peak District National Park

Cosy, clean and comfortable, Clough Head Cottage is a traditional Peak District stone cottage, part of our farmhouse, but self-contained and private. It is a restful rural retreat, ideal to enjoy after a day's exploration by car, foot or cycle of the Peak District's many attractions.

The sitting room is equipped with satellite TV, sound system, games chest, books and local maps, CDs and DVDs.

The kitchen/diner has everything for your needs - cooker, microwave, toaster, and is fully equipped. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided to welcome you.

There are two bedrooms (one king-size double, one with single bed and additional single futon). We have a cot available if you require one. There is a utility room with sink and dishwasher, space for coats, muddy boots etc, and clothes can be dried in front of the boiler fan. Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included, as is free broadband wifi.

There is also a bath/shower room and utility, with drying facilities for walkers and cyclists. We try to follow green principles, using solar power and a biomass wood pellet boiler.

There is off-street parking for several vehicles and lockable bicycle storage. We support walkers and cyclists with cleaning and maintenance facilities.

The cottage has its own front door and a patio garden with table and chairs and stunning views across to Chrome Hill and Hollins Hill.

Visitors are welcome to walk, play or picnic in our three acre field with stream, where there are plenty of wild flowers in season. Many species of birds come to feed and you can enjoy the swallows and house martins swooping overhead and listen to the calls of the garden birds and those on the adjacent moorland. Our chickens are very sociable, and, if you like, you can help us feed our two Alpacas.

Clough Head is on the side of a ridge which divides the Upper Dove and Manifold rivers, with the White Peak on one side and the Staffordshire Moorlands on the other.

Situated in a beautiful spot looking across to Hollins Hill and Chrome Hill, there are scenic walks and cycle routes from the door, and outstanding attractions a short drive away.

Walkers and mountain bikers have a range of inspirational routes to choose from, with superb views without too much effort from Chrome and Parkhouse Hills to the North-East, Axe Edge to the North-West, the Roaches and Blackshaw Rocks to the South-West, and Sheen Hill and High Wheeldon to the South-East.

This area is famous for its cycle trails, especially the High Peak and Tissington trails, the Manifold track and parts of the National Cycle Network.

The nearby picturesque village of Longnor has a good local store, a post office/store, two pubs serving food, an excellent fish and chip shop, two cafés and an arts and craft centre.

The elegant spa town of Buxton and market town of Leek are a short drive away. Also within easy driving distance are the magnificent stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, the attractive Peak towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne, Matlock, the villages of Hartington and Eyam with its historic plague story, the beautiful National Trust gardens at Biddulph Grange, the Castleton caverns, adventure at Alton Towers, and stunning Dovedale.

Helen and Alick are on hand and happy to help with any information or requests that you have. We can advise and supply maps for walking and cycling routes, many of which begin from the cottage front door.

More Details

Owner
Alick & Helen Brown
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Alick & Helen Brown

We moved to the Peak District to enjoy an area we have loved visiting and our stone farmhouse has an idyllic setting with a meadow and stream, and magnificent views. The area has a wonderful variety of landscape, interesting towns and major tourist attractions very close by. There is plenty going on, with cultural activities in the nearby towns - where Helen plays Clarinet and Saxophone in two bands.

We really enjoy sharing these attractions with our guests.

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Buxton
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Longnor

Situated in a beautiful spot in the White Peak, there are scenic walks and cycle routes from the door, and outstanding attractions a short drive away.

Walkers and mountain bikers have a range of inspirational routes to choose from, with superb views without too much effort from Chrome, Hollins and Parkhouse Hills to the North-East, Axe Edge to the North-West, the Roaches and Blackshaw Rocks to the South-West, and Sheen Hill and High Wheeldon to the South-East.

This area is famous for its cycle trails, especially the High Peak and Tissington trails, the Manifold track and parts of the National Cycle Network. (When possible we can assist in taking and/or collecting cycles and cyclists from local points).

The nearby picturesque village of Longnor has a good local store, a post office/store, two pubs serving food, an excellent fish and chip shop, two cafés and an arts and craft centre.

The elegant spa town of Buxton and market town of Leek are a short drive away. Also within easy driving distance are the magnificent stately homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, the attractive Peak towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne, Matlock, the villages of Hartington and Eyam with its historic plague story, the beautiful National Trust gardens at Biddulph Grange, the Castleton caverns, adventure at Alton Towers, and stunning Dovedale.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Buxton in High Peak District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon goes next to bed: fine for children,tight for 2 adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

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Cosy cottage with stunning views, a rural retreat in the Peak District
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This warm, comfortable, and tastefully decorated cottage became our home away from home. We enjoyed every minute we spent there! The owners Alick and Helen were fun to get to know, and they were thoughtful in many ways. We had fresh flowers upon our arrival and home baked goodies to enjoy with milk. We were provided with all the information we needed to find wonderful things to do and great places to eat. We traveled all around the Peak District and we also visited relatives in Sheffield. Every evening we looked forward to our return to the comforts and delights of this little cottage. I already miss the little hens and the alpacas, and I miss hearing the owls at night. I miss the wonderful peace and quiet and the stunning views right from the cottage. We are planning to return and take advantage of some of the wonderful walks in the area, and we look forward to seeing Alick and Helen again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suited our requirements perfectly

  • 5 of 5

We wanted self catering accommodation in the Peak District countryside but within easy reach of Buxton and Macclesfield. It was a lovely cottage, very well equipped and the owners Alick and Helen very welcoming. As we had forgotten to buy milk we appreciated the milk they had left in the fridge for us. There was plenty of information about the area including maps and a library of books. The place suited our requirements perfectly. I have already recommended it to a friend who may be visiting the area later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

a great base for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful right from the start. It was a great base for days out and exploring the countryside. Warm and cosy even in the depths of winter! Would be good to go back and explore more. Good facilities throughout the cottage. Nice to have the owners next door.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to welcome you both and your delightful baby. So glad you enjoyed the area and we would be very happy to welcome you back again.
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5

Absolutely perfect - cosy, warm, welcoming, high quality furnishings and stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Clough Head Cottage. Helen and Alick were the perfect hosts and greeted us with a really warm welcome when we arrived. The cottage is beautifully, immaculately presented and clearly loved by them, so every detail is thought of. We really liked that the house is run by biomass and solar energy, and the stove heater is run using recycled wood pellets. The cleaning products were Method or Ecover brands, which are non-toxic and not animal tested, something we strongly support. We had a 5 month old baby with us who settled in instantly, playing on her play mat nestled in the fluffy rugs around the cottage. The bookcase is stuffed full of novels, wildlife guides, maps, books about the Peak District and leaflets of things to do in the area. There's an extensive 'what to do/where to go' guide made by the cottage owners so whatever the weather you're in for a treat. We were blessed with beautifully clear, cold days so had blue skies and a sprinkling of snow which made the place totally magical. The cottage is on the edge of a valley that has breathtaking views - the backdrop of Chrome Hill is awe inspiring. We walked a 5K route from the cottage through the meadowy valley and then over Chrome Hill, with stunning views. The next day we drove to Macclesfield Forest which is a draw to cyclists and walkers. Here you can roam the forest and moorland and soak in the tranquility. We stayed at Clough Head Cottage for 3 nights and loved coming back to and waking up there each day. Good, fast WiFi meant we were able to watch Netflix in the evenings and play games from their boardgame selection too. The furnishings are gorgeous and it really felt like home. Having a 5 month old baby was a breeze - the cottage is very accessible and has a great hot water & heating system that kept us warm throughout. We'll definitely be back :)

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Matt and Sophie for the lovely review, and for the useful tips of where to explore locally. We were very pleased to welcome you and Ivy to the cottage and hope you can return soon.
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Herzig eingerichtetes Cottage. Natur und Erholung pur!

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in dem kleinen Cottage-Hausteil sehr genossen. Wir waren als Familie (2 Erwachsene, 2 Teenager) unterwegs. Das Zimmer für die zwei Jugendlichen war klein und bei 4 Personen findet der Ausziehtisch in der Küche fast keinen Platz. Aber für uns hat es gestimmt, weil wir auch jeden Tag in der wunderschönen Region des Peak District Nationalparks unterwegs waren.

Die Wohnung ist mit viel Liebe eingerichtet. Hübsche Details, wie z.B. die Bettwäsche oder das herzige Geschirr mit den Hühnermotiven haben uns sehr gefallen.

Uebrigens durften wir von den 3 richtigen Haushühnern ab und zu frische Eier "direkt ab Hof" geniessen.

Der Hausherr ist nett und bei Fragen jederzeit zur Stelle, da er im anderen Hausteil wohnt.

In der Ferienwohnung liegen sehr viele, nützliche Informationen über die Region und den Nationalpark auf, z.B. auch Wanderführer und -karten zum Ausleihen.

Das Cottage ist sehr schön gelegen, abseits vom Verkehr, sehr ruhig und abgelegen. Ein (Miet-)Auto ist zwingend. Die Aussicht ist herrlich mit den Wiesen und Hügeln rundum.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov-Dec 2017
6 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£162
for 2 nights
From
£81
From
£87
Fri,Sat,Sun
£485
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
21 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£318
for 3 nights
From
£106
£600
 
 
February half-term
10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
£441
for 5 nights
From
£87
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£519
 
 
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
From
£93
Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 
 
Early Summer 2018
23 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
From
£96
Fri,Sat,Sun
£520
 
 
Summer half-term 2018
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£520
for 5 nights
From
£103
From
£108
Fri,Sat,Sun
£599
 
 
Mid Summer 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
From
£93
From
£98
Fri,Sat,Sun
£551
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£547
for 5 nights
From
£108
From
£115
Fri,Sat,Sun
£640
 
 
Autumn 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
From
£98
From
£105
Fri,Sat,Sun
£580
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
From
£84
Fri,Sat,Sun
£483
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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