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108 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in Central England. A range of superb quality cottages across Central England.

 
 
 
 
 

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Shawside Farm in Upper Hulme, Staffordshire, Central England

Shawside Farm, Upper Hulme, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £457 to £ 992

Self catering accommodation in Upper Hulme sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Shawside is set in stunning, peaceful countryside within a short walk of The Roaches, a beautiful part of the Peak District ideal for walking, cycling, climbing and riding. Buxton is a 20 minute drive, Leek 10 minutes, though the main road is almost entirely out of sight and sound from the house. Shawside is a classic Victorian Staffordshire farmhouse and barn conversion set in four acres of grounds, with unrestricted views along a moorland valley and very few buildings in sight. In summer the heather blooms and turns the valley a gorgeous purple. Shop 3 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with Bechstein grand piano. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility with Belfast sink. One step to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with exposed trusses. Two beamed twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.


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Woodside Cottages - The Roundhouse in Rowsley, Derbyshire, Central England

Woodside Cottages - The Roundhouse, Rowsley, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £681 to £ 1636

Self catering accommodation in Rowsley sleeps 5.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: These two delightful holiday cottages enjoy a charming position on the slopes of the Derwent Valley, with lovely views. Restored and refurbished to high standards, they enjoy shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool and unlimited, free use of a small golf course, set in 8 acres (plays 9 holes). Bakewell is just 4 miles away, an attractive market town with a choice of shops, inns and restaurants. Providing a point of interest for visitors, The Old House Museum displays a selection of rustic tools and costumes from Bakewell’s past, whilst for walkers, the Monsal Trail proves rewarding - spanning about eight miles and passing through some wonderful limestone valleys as it wends its way north to Wyedale. There are many fine country houses and interesting National Trust properties nearby, including Chatsworth House (Chatsworth Park is within walking distance). Built by the first Duke of Devonshire in the 17th century, it is set within vast grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown, and boasts the magnificent Emperor Fountain. Haddon Hall, 2 miles south of Bakewell, stands on the banks of the River Wye, and whilst not as grand as Chatsworth, stands as a fine example of a medieval manor house. The NT also owns several proeprties in the area, which make for worthwhile visits - including Sudbury Hall at Ashbourne (a late 17th-century house with sumptuous interiors, housing the Museum of Childhood within the service wing), and Hardwick Hall and Stainsby Mill, at Doe Lea, Chesterfield. Ilam Park (running along the River Manifold, with spectacular views towards Dovedale), and High Peak Estate (a vast area of outstanding walking country) also come under NT ownership and provide wonderful walking opportunities. For watersports enthusiasts, Carsington Water is within easy reach, with sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing all available. Matlock 6 miles, with swimming, cycle hire and golf. Shops ½ mile.


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The Windmill in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, Central England

The Windmill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £760 to £ 2369

Self catering accommodation in Wendover sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Enjoy a unique holiday in this detached windmill, built around 1800, now converted to provide comfortable spacious accommodation over 5 floors with spectacular views over the Chiltern Hills from the second floor sitting room. Used as a working windmill until 1900 and then the home of an actress and a music publisher, The Windmill, now minus its sails, is located in the historic market town of Wendover. Set in a quiet location, it has an attractive enclosed rear garden.
Nestling in a gap in the Chiltern Hills the historic, picturesque market town of Wendover has a fine array of historic buildings, restaurants, shops and pubs; it also has a traditional market every Thursday. The area is blessed with a variety of walks through some of southern England’s most enjoyable countryside; the famous Ridgeway Path runs right down Wendover High Street. At nearby Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns, visitors can enjoy excellent views over the Vale of Ayesbury and the Chequers Estate, the Prime Minister’s country home. The Windmill is 18 miles from historic Oxford with its dreaming spires and famous colleges, whilst Wendover station is a 5-minute walk from The Windmill giving easy access to guests wanting a day in the capital city of London. Also conveniently located to visit Whipsnade Zoo and the Roald Dahl Museum. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

Entrance hall. Dining room/well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, TV and slate floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Beamed twin bedroom with wooden floor. Wet room with toilet. Second floor: Spacious beamed living room with wooden floor. Third floor: Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1) and fully-tiled en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed single bedroom with additional pull-out single (for +1), wooden floor. Fully-tiled bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Fourth floor: Double bedroom (can be twin), wooden floor, dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet.


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The Cottage in Calver, Derbyshire, Central England

The Cottage, Calver, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Calver sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set close to the centre of a peaceful and very pretty village in the heart of the Peak District, this 180-year-old cottage has been completely modernised to a high standard, and attractively furnished throughout in pine. The end one of a little row of three, it has its own small front garden and provides an ideal holiday base for discovering the many attractions of the National Park. Bakewell 4 miles, Chatsworth House 4 miles. Haddon Hall 6 miles. Castleton, the High Peak, Matlock and the Dales, all within 10 miles. Superb local walks. Pony-trekking, cycle hire, golf and tennis within easy reach. Village pubs and craft centre nearby. Quality restaurants within 2 miles. Shop 1/4 miles.

Beamed sitting room with wood-burning stove. Modern, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (2ft 6in beds). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Meadowside Cottage in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Central England

Meadowside Cottage, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £452 to £ 877

Self catering accommodation in Ashbourne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This 18th-century Peakland stone barn has been converted and refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. It has its own large garden, and is set close to the owner’s home, surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. Dove Dale and the spectacular Manifold Valley are close by. Alton Towers 5 miles. Ashbourne’s fine country shops, inns and restaurants, 5 miles. Shops 1½ miles.

Refurbished sitting-room with electric ‘wood burner’ and doors to patio and garden. Well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with four-poster bed (5ft), remote control colour TV and en-suite shower room (power shower), bidet and toilet. Twin bedroom and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet.


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Spinney Cottage in Sheldon, Derbyshire, Central England

Spinney Cottage, Sheldon, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2630

Self catering accommodation in Sheldon sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: This detached holiday cottage has an extensive lawned and enclosed garden with beautiful views of the open countryside. It has a separate studio apartment over the large games room which is situated close to the main cottage. Thoughtfully designed, spacious and with sloping ceilings, the main cottage is an authentic stone building and tastefully furnished to a high standard. Located in the peaceful and rural village of Sheldon, with the local country pub only two doors away offering friendly hospitality and good food. 1 mile away is the pretty village of Ashford–in-the-Water situated on the banks of the River Wye. The Monsal Trail is a 21/2 mile walk and can be started here and will then finish in the bustling old market town of Bakewell, made famous for its pudding. 5 miles away is the 1,000 acre Chatsworth Estate. Take a tour of the house and see its magnificent décor, and explore the beautiful gardens with their fountains, waterfalls and maze, buy fresh produce from the farm shop and then perhaps finish the day with tea and cakes, or a meal in the restaurant. Visit Matlock and its many attractions, antique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and public houses. Take a stroll from here along the river where the cable car at Matlock Bath rises to the Heights of Abraham, admire the stunning views along the gorge known as Little Switzerland. The Mining Museum, Gulliver’s Kingdom and Aquarium are just a few of the attractions. Visit Castleton in the Hope Valley and take a tour of the caves where the beautiful Blue John stone is mined. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

Beamed living room with multi-fuel burner, beams, exposed stone walls and laminate floor. Dining room with laminate floor. Large well-equipped kitchen with TV and tiled floor. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be 2 singles beds), two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor studio: Sitting room with TV and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Town End Barn in Warslow, Derbyshire, Central England

Town End Barn, Warslow, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £302 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Warslow sleeps 4.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This delightful barn has been sympathetically converted and is set on the edge of the village of Warslow in the heart of the Peak National Park. Surrounded by pretty countryside, with wonderful unbroken views over the Manifold Valley and Thor’s Cave, Town End Barn provides comfortable detached accommodation for couples and small families alike. Excellent walks and footpaths from the door - the Manifold and Tissington cycling trails are nearby. Both Dovedale and the delightful village of Hartington are a short drive away. The market towns of Buxton, Bakewell and Ashbourne are 10-12 miles away. Shop 1½ miles.

Compact kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral staircase (accessed via twin bedroom) to first floor: Large, light and spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Double bedroom with exposed stonework, TV, door with stone steps to garden, and en-suite shower room with toilet.


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Sweet Knoll Cottage in Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sweet Knoll Cottage, Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £303 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Buxton sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Enjoying a delightful position above the village of Peak Forest, this attractive cottage has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Adjoining the owners’ property, it has been furnished to a high standard and is heavily beamed inside. This is the perfect base from which to explore the Peak District either by foot, car or even horse with stabling available on site. Excellent walking can be found on the doorstep, whilst the spa town of Buxton lies 6 miles distant. Within 15 miles lies the stunning Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and closer still, the caves at Castleton, Edale and the plague village of Eyam. Shop 1/2 mile, pub less than 1 mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with electric cast-iron ‘wood burner’ and stone floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen area with breakfast bar and stone floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Most rooms heavily beamed.


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Bards Well in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Bards Well, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £311 to £ 537

Self catering accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon sleeps 3.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: Excellently located in a peaceful setting right in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, this modern adjoining holiday cottage is comfortably furnished and is tucked away in a small courtyard just 7 minutes’ walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace and 10 minutes from the station. Walks can be enjoyed along the banks of the River Avon, whilst the town offers historic buildings and cultural interests, plus excellent shopping, pubs and restaurants. An ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside of the Vale of Arden, the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills. Other attractions include Warwick and Kenilworth Castle along with several National Trust houses and gardens. Shops 220 yards.

Entrance hall. Separate toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with sofa bed, electric ‘wood burner’ and modern, fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.


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Riverside in Alcester, Warwickshire, Central England

Riverside, Alcester, Warwickshire, Central England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £297 to £ 488

Self catering accommodation in Alcester sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Golf near by • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Peacefully situated in a pretty conservation area in this pretty Roman town, this beautiful holiday apartment overlooks the river from its balcony and has been converted to an exceptionally high standard. Set above the former boathouse of the neighbouring owners’ magnificent home, it enjoys shared use of a secure garden and grounds, with fishing on the river. Stratford-upon-Avon (6 miles) has five restored properties linked to Shakespeare (in and close to the town), Europe’s largest butterfly farm and the RSC Theatre. Cotswolds within easy driving distance. Worcester 18 miles. Golf and riding locally. Shops and pubs serving food 250 yards.

External stone steps to first floor: Spacious sitting-room with dining area. Modern fitted kitchen. Pretty double bedroom with antique bed and balcony overlooking the river. Shower room with toilet.


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Chatsworth in Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Chatsworth, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £474 to £ 981

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 7.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting...

In an idyllic setting in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake, and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings throughout, including superbly equipped kitchens. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake.
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout, with fine co-ordinated furnishings, fitted kitchen, superb bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.


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Bank Cottage in Grindleford, Derbyshire, Central England

Bank Cottage, Grindleford, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £550 to £ 1284

Self catering accommodation in Grindleford sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: This delightful holiday cottage, one of a row, has been totally refurbished, yet retains the original character. Situated in an elevated position, offering stunning views across the countryside, it is located in the village of Grindleford, with the local pub just a short stroll down the lane and plenty of walks from the door. Within a few miles of Hathersage, with its open air swimming pool, the market town of Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and the plague village of Eyam. Shop ¼ mile, pub 200 yards.

Living room with electric ‘wood burner’, tiled floor and French doors. Dining room. Well-equipped Shaker-style kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. All bedrooms with beams and original wooden floors. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.


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