Cottage in Great Hucklow, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, England - Away From The Madding Crowds But With Easy Access To Local Villages, Market Towns And Attractions
At West End, we offer home-from-home self-catering comfort, combined with a warm welcome, in a fantastic edge-of-village location, surrounded by some of the Peak District's finest walking, cycling and climbing countryside.
This 2-bedroom cottage has light and spacious first-floor living accommodation boasting views towards Bradwell, and beyond to Losehill and the Dark Peak. It is a great place to unwind and relax. The master bedroom and bathroom are located on the ground floor. The second (twin) bedroom is on the first floor, along with the sitting room and kitchen. This layout may not be suitable for people with mobility problems and families with young children (under 8 years).
There is a small area of (unenclosed) garden to the front of the property.
Great Hucklow itself is a small village, conveniently off the beaten track but within easy reach of post office and shopping facilities in Tideswell, Bradwell and Eyam (all within 2-3 miles), the market towns of Bakewell and Buxton, and the historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon. It is ideally located for a wide range of activities, from the physical "outdoorsy" to the cultural to the crafty to the gastronomic!
About the Owner
We are a family of four - my husband and I and our two daughters. We moved here from London in 1996. We wanted to be closer to Janet's parents, who lived near Nottingham, and we wanted to bring our children up in a healthy and beautiful environment. Here, we can enjoy the glories of both the limestone White Peak and the gritstone Dark Peak. We are lively and outgoing. We enjoy sports (husband is keen on tennis and windsurfing, I am a personal fitness trainer and enjoy running, cycling, kettlebells, aerobics and dance). We have recently taken up (and love!) salsa classes at a Cuban tapas bar in Sheffield.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Many thanks for your friendly welcome and the excellent cookies and bread. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your warm and cosy cottage."
"Lovely comfortable accommodation. Great location. Enjoyed lots of walks - beautiful views."
"Great place, spotlessly clean, lovely bread and lemon drizzle cake from you, and the best bed ever had on holiday!"
From the Owner
“The house is quirky, the village is off the beaten track, very friendly and surprisingly lively. We thought we were moving to the back of beyond - wrong! Yes, we are tucked away here, but everywhere is so accessible (even in winter, when the gritters and snow-ploughs keep the roads passable!). We moved in just before Christmas. It snowed at New Year. Hucklow Christmas lights in the snow - magical and unforgettable!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
As a qualified personal fitness and group exercise instructor, I can offer training tailored to your requirements on request.
Manchester airport approx. 1 hour by car. East Midlands airport 1-1/4 hours.
Eyam, Bradwell and Tideswell - 5 minutes by car
Hathersage, Hope, Castleton - 10-15 minutes by car
Bakewell, Chatsworth - 15 minutes by car
Buxton, Haddon Hall - 20 minutes by car
Sheffield, Chesterfield - 30 minutes by car
This is such a great place for a break - whether just a few days or a couple of weeks or more! For those who enjoy walking, there are loads of different walks from the door (and we are happy to provide suggestions for different degrees of length and challenge!), ditto cycling possibilities. The gliding club at Camphill is just up the road (gliders and paragliders are a frequent sight from here). How about trying the Eyam half-marathon in May, or a local fell race (Hucklow's is in July)? Within a short drive, there is caving and climbing, riding - and more. The open-air swimming pool at Hathersage is a gem.
For the less energetic (or those in need of a rest), there are craft centres to browse (e.g. Eyam, Rowsley), historic and attractive villages and towns to explore, tea-shops and cafes to experience, stately homes to visit (including Chatsworth, Haddon, Eyam). Buxton Festival in July is a great way to experience the beautiful Buxton Opera House. From May through to September, the Derbyshire tradition of "well-dressing" is always in evidence in one or other Peak District village (Hucklow's is in the middle of August).
Banking facilities are available in Tideswell, Hathersage, Bakewell and Buxton.
Post offices are to be found in Tideswell, Litton, Bradwell, Eyam.
Our local milkman can deliver milk and eggs to the door. There are good local shops in Tideswell (including butcher, baker, greengrocer, deli and Co-op). Award-winning Chatsworth Farm Shop is only 15 minutes' drive for excellent meat, poultry, game, fish, cheese, etc.
Online supermarket deliveries are available (please enquire for details).
Numerous local pubs serve well-kept real ales and good food, including at least 3 within easy walking distance. Restaurants, cafes and tea-rooms are in plentiful supply within a 5-15 minutes' drive. There are also several restaurants offering takeaway and delivery services, if you want a break from cooking.
We'll help you wherever we can!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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***Please note that nightly rates are automatically calculated by Owners Direct and do not accurately reflect the prices for short breaks which are based on the weekly rate as follows : 3 nights, 70%, 4 nights, 80%, 5 nights, 90%.***
A discount of £50 on these prices is offered for occupancy by just 2 people (sharing a room).
Hire of bedlinen and towels is included in the rental, as is electricity.
To make a booking, please telephone or email to check availability, at which point a provisional booking can be made pending receipt of your booking form (downloadable from the owner's personal website) and payment. A deposit of £20 per person is required at the point of booking, with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks before arrival date.
Weekly bookings usually run from Friday to Friday. Arrival and departure times may vary, as we aim to be as flexible as we can. You will not usually be required to depart before 11.30 a.m.
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From the Owner
“The walking and cycling possibilities from the door are fabulous. Each time we go out, we are struck by the beauty of where we live and how privileged we are to be here. It is a real joy to be able to share all this with our guests.”
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- DVD Player
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- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- The bathroom is on the ground floor next to the master bedroom and is fitted out with a bath with shower over, basin and wc. Essential toiletries are provided.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom, located on the ground floor, has a superbly comfortable king-size bed, and a clock/radio/iPad docking station. There is also a hairdryer. The second, twin-bedded bedroom is on the first floor and looks out over open countryside. We can provide a travel cot for the master bedroom.
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- Notes on accommodation: The entrance hall has hanging space for outdoor clothing and racks for muddy boots. We love where we live and enjoy sharing it with others. We hope we have covered everything - but do get in touch if there's something we've missed. When you choose to stay with us, our aim is to make your experience the best it can be. We are close at hand to deal with any questions you may have.