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3 Cottages Each With Garden And Fantastic Countryside Views - Abbots Abode Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Abbots Abode Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)

Abbots Abode has a large farmhouse fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. and dining table for 6. There is a shared laundry room with washers and driers. A comfortable lounge with 2 sofas and easy chair, flat screen TV, DVD and Wi-Fi and cast iron electric stove. Upstairs a family room with a gallery accessed by a short ladder with 2 full sized single beds. Kids love it up here! There are 2 further single beds under the gallery. Across the landing is the double bedroom. Both these rooms have enormous oak beams. The bathroom has bath with shower over. The cottage is centrally heated throughout.

About the property


Monks Retreat is the overall name for our cottages individually called :- Abbots Abode sleeps up to 6. Friars Folly sleeps up to 4. Monks Memories sleeps 2. They are lovingly converted from a very old limestone barn with many original features and old oak beams etc. but with all modern comforts and facilities. Peacefully located on a south facing hillside with some of the best views and walks in the Peak District directly from your door. You may follow our farm footpaths around our conservation area for views of 7 Derbyshire Dales. We are close by the Limestone Way footpath and a stones throw from the Monsal Trail. The picturesque hamlet of Millers Dale is a 500 metre stroll down a leafy lane to the riverside pub. Quiet and rural but not isolated and central for touring all the Peak District has to offer.

Vicky Hodgson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Vicky Hodgson

Our family have lived and worked on our small hill farm for 3 generations, we cannot imagine living anywhere else, the peace, tranquillity and the wonderful views are second to non. The cottages were a dream come true. After converting the barn and welcoming our first guests in 2000 many have become good friends and return year after year to see our hills and dales in all their seasons colours and moods. We live in the farmhouse just 100 yards away and can always be on hand to help and advise if needed. We look after the cottages ourselves to meet the very high standards of cleanliness and comfort. I keep a small variety of chickens near the cottage to lay eggs for family and guests and they are available to you, fresh each morning in season.

Vicky Hodgson purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Vicky Hodgson chose Derbyshire Dales

Our farm and Monks Retreat cottages are in a truly rural setting but not isolated. Situated on a south facing hillside overlooking Monks Dale and Millers Dale nature reserves with fantastic and extensive views. A short stroll down a leafy lane brings you to the old pub, nestling beside the sparkling and tumbling river, with log fires and serving real ale and food. We are 2 miles from the quaint old market town of Tideswell, home to the famous 'Cathedral of the Peak'. Here are small family businesses of butcher, baker, greengrocer, a minimarket and numerous tea shops.

What makes this cottage unique

Monks Retreat gives modern comfort and convenience whist retaining traditional charm and features. The rooms within the thick limestone walls are spacious with preserved ancient oak beams and niches, but having central heating Flat screen TV, DVD and Wi-Fi. Each cottage has a south facing garden to catch the best of the sun all day, and magnificent views to dream of. Some of the best walking in the country can be done directly from your door being beside the Limestone Way and just a stones throw from the Monsal Trail. You can use our personally compiled laminated walking guides to walk by towering limestone cliffs and in peaceful rivered dales. We have miles of car free cycle tracks on old disused railway beds and we are very central for touring the whole of the magnificent Peak District.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our visitors book:-

Wow! what a find this was. The best cottage we have ever stayed in and the setting is idyllic. M & S Bedfordshire.

Absolutely fabulous place. K & N Sheffield.

The cottage is excellent in every way and the setting is stunning. The laminated walking guides are brill. Never used the car all week. C & J Suffolk.

Another perfect week in this earthly paradise. G & L Essex.

Our 17th. visit, that says it all. P & S Essex.

A wonderful welcome to this clean and homely fantastic place, so glad we found you. J & P Sussex
Apr 2015
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Booking Notes:
We take a deposit of £100 on booking then the balance is to be paid 4 weeks before the start of your holiday.
We can take card payments over the phone.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday in summer but flexible in winter.
Arrival time is normally 3pm. and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Dogs are charged at £21 per week.


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Lovely and quiet

  • 4 of 5

nice property, very nice.

Nice view of the area from the terrace

nice walks in the area

great place for people who love a little peace and quiet and nice long hikes in the area

Also a nice library in the sitting area

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at Monks Retreat.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tideswell in Derbyshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , 2 beds on gallery and 2 beds under
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
Outside: Each cottage has a lawn with out door tables and chairs with parasol and loungers together with barbeques in summer or garden seats in winter. We have unlimited private parking, a lockable bike shed, boot washing facilities and a drying room.

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