Hartington Cottages - Hartington - Buxton
These cottages are located in the very heart of the Peak District in Hartington.
Three non-smoking and pet free stone self-catering (vacation rental) cottages located around our private courtyard in the picturesque market square of the highly regarded and superbly located Peak District village of Hartington, Derbyshire. One 6 person holiday cottage, over 500 years old sleeps six in three bedrooms (each having its own en suites!)-and the other two self catering cottages are one bed roomed sleeping 2/3.
This luxury cottage is between 500 and 700 years old, it could therefore have been built sometime in the 1300s. It was originally of cruck construction, with a thatched roof. Some time later the thatch was removed, and the walls raised to build a second floor. Part of the original cruck beam can still be seen downstairs and a further part is in fact featured upstairs. There are still plenty of further old beams to be seen, although these further ones are not as old as the cottage itself. The walls, in part well over two feet thick, have a wonderful old cottage style feel about them, Relaxing inside, you certainly feel you have stepped into the past, (with all the mod-cons of course). Each bedroom has a Video, DVD & TV. In addition there is un-metered (free) internet access and Sky with full range of programmes.
This cottage has been graded with the maximum 5 Stars by the English Tourist Board.
In the spacious lounge there is an impressive log burning inglenook fireplace with open grate, bordered by dressed stone lintels. There are also original stone mullion windows and beams. Without doubt this is a most relaxing room. There is a television, video and CD player, but who needs these - whether in summer or winter, just sit in the leather settees and look at your surroundings! The cottage is well heated with fully controllable central heating in addition to this open fire place. All heating is included in the rental.
This cottage was up-graded two years ago following our purchase to the highest quality as is reflected by the very maximum Tourist Board grading of 5 stars. There is a fully loaded superior custom built fully equipped kitchen, with gloss work-tops and real granite sink, fridge with good sized freezer compartment, micro-wave, dish-washer and washing machine, adjacent to the open-plan beamed dining room. On the first floor are three large bedrooms, all en-suite, two doubles and one twin. One en-suite (in an entirely separate room off the bedroom) has bath with shower over, the others (again one of them in an entirely separate room leading off the twin bedroom) have genuinely spacious shower cubicles with toilets and sinks. Again the age of the property is apparent from these bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have their own TVs in addition to that in the living room.
In upgrading this cottage, to make this a truly superior cottage befitting its history, we can quite genuinely say that we have had little regard for the expense. Despite being in the heart of the village, once inside there is a real feeling of seclusion and peace. The cottage benefits from a telephone for out-going and in-coming calls (pay on an honesty basis). To the front there is a lovely cottage garden with seating from where you can see village life, whilst to the rear is a large courtyard with further seating. There is a barbecue in the courtyard, shared with the other two cottages. To the front is off-road parking for two larger/three smaller cars, with the option of further parking on the road in front of the cottage, or if taken within yards.
Manifold and Dove Cottages
Behind Knowl Cottage are two further stone cottages, Manifold and Dove Cottages, converted from an old barn. Again these underwent substantial upgrading following our acquisition, once more with little regard for the expense, and now exude a modern ambience internally, despite the upgrading having exposed further character features, including of course various original beams.
Both holiday cottages have coal effect stoves in the living areas, TVs, videos and DVDs; again fully controllable central heating throughout, leather settees and leather chairs, fully equipped modern kitchens, again with gloss work-tops and real granite sinks, fridge-freezers, micro-wave, ceramic topped electric cookers (far more controllable for cooking than traditional electric cookers) and plenty of original old beams and other interesting features. Being in the courtyard, they are exceptionally quiet. There is provision for parking of one car per cottage in the courtyard.
Both have double beds, but one of them, Manifold Cottage can have a single bed added to the double bed, giving the option of sleeping three in a room or alternatively, using as two singles. Both bedrooms have an additional TV. The mattresses are extra thick. The overall floor space of the two cottages is roughly the same. They both have good sized well presented bathrooms with power showers over the bath (Dove's is en-suite).
These two cottages have comfortably achieved the high grading of 4 Star awarded by the English Tourist Board.
On the far side of our courtyard is a fully equipped laundry room, which is also equipped with a freezer for use of the guests in the one bed roomed courtyard cottages. (Knowl has its own facilities).
In each cottage we provide seven (!) information folders, which have been highly praised by both the Tourist Board and our guests. In addition to containing the more usual but extensive brochures produced by the various organisers of the tourist attractions, we set out in a very personalised way extensive ideas prepared by ourselves over many pages on what to do in the immediate area, and much other information, as well, is given. Immodestly we do claim that they are amongst the best in the country.
Unlike all the other cottages we ourselves have stayed in, those leaflets that are professionally produced by the (mainly) commercial tourist operators are stored in order of proximity to the cottages, so at a glance it can be appreciated how much travelling might possibly be involved in seeing something that has caught our guests' eyes. The advantage of these information packs is that they ensure that our guests have plenty of ideas of what to do, most usually say that they had never appreciated how much there was in the area, (even regular visitors to the Peak have said that), and many of our guests have commented that with the benefit of the information given they have been able to give their cars a holiday too, hardly (if at all) moving them all week. (In addition, weekly events lists are provided between May and the first half of September in advance of our guests' arrival to enable our guests to perhaps plan in advance particularly on the first couple of days of their stay with us what they might wish to do).
We believe that it is the extensive ideas, events lists and information we provide and the quality and attention to detail both in the furnishings and the much praised housekeeping as well as their wonderful location that have ensured that we have always had a particularly high number of repeat visitors.
No forms to complete, please either e-mail or telephone to confirm availability; after agreeing the booking, a deposit is payable.
Payment is by cheque or cash only, debit and credit cards are not accepted. For Manifold and Dove Cottages a deposit of £75.00 will be payable at time of booking and for Knowl Cottage a deposit of £100.00 will be required. The remaining outstanding balance will be due 1 month before you holiday is due to commence. If a bookings is made with less than a month to go, the full balance will be payable.
E-mails are nearly always answered promptly, and telephone calls can be made between 9.00am and 9.00pm.
Please supply postal address and telephone number if wishing to book.
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