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Dalehead Court Country Holidays - Eyam

    Dalehead Court Country Holidays... Unique village setting - with parking - in The Peak District's most historic village. Local shops, 17th Century Inn, etc., are all within two minutes walk.

    Dalehead Court is a special kind of place: a cobbled courtyard with two Victorian houses and a 16th century cottage, each singular in character. The courtyard is sheltered by a rock face and has ample private parking - which is unusual: most village peak cottages have little space and parking is a problem. Externally, restoration work has been carefully blended into its surroundings; National Trust craftsmen have been used to produce work of a high standard. Internally: Quality furnishings...luxurious fireplaces...full central heating...stereo-TV/video/hi-fi... Dalehead Court marks a new standard for Peak-Park holiday cottages.

    Treat yourself to a week or two in the season or maybe a winter weekend/short break and enjoy top-hotel standards with the comforts and convenience of home (and, perhaps, some more).

    ****English Tourist Council Rated: '4 & 5 Star' *****

    What people say about us

    We leave a visitor's book in our cottages but never solicit comments. It is in the nature of people to say nice things but the comments have surprised us. We have not carefully selected the best comments; the following came from 'the first successive visitors' after we opened.

    "We have all enjoyed a wonderful week in the Peak District made even better by staying here..and all the little extra details added for our comfort have made it a special break"

    "It's been wonderful...such a comfortable house in such a pretty location...would love to return one day. Congratulations on the Captain's House: we've had a wonderful time"

    "So much thought and care has gone into creating this delightful house. It is much appreciated. We've had such a wonderful holiday and will also visit again. Thankyou"

    The Pinfold Bard
    - sleeps up to 6 - English Tourist Council rated: Five Star *****
    In medieval times, Dalehead courtyard was the village Pinfold - where stray animals were penned until owners claimed them, tended by 'The Pinner'. Pinfold Bard is in a courtyard corner with views of dale and woods. It is an 'upside-down' detached beamed house, living accommodation upstairs. Stone steps lead up to the hall, (cloakroom off with wc & shower). The sitting room has surround-sound cinema-TV/video & hi-fi with books, guides, maps, magazines and games. The large dining room-kitchen has a fine oak table, carvers and chairs, a quality fitted kitchen - cooker hob, dishwasher, fridge (all integral) and microwave.

    The master bedroom has double bed, bedside tables, dressing table, TV, en-suite basin/wc & fitted wardrobe; bedroom 2, twin beds; bedroom 3, twin beds. All bedrooms have wardrobes, dressing tables and reading lights. The bathroom is very luxurious - tiled floor/walls, (corner) bath/suite, power shower cubicle & airing cupboard. Decor here is exciting - an undersea scene designed and painted by one of the team from the C4 'Our House' TV programme. The utility/drying room has washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and boiler. Pinfold is fully gas centrally heated and has a separate cast iron 'Yeoman' stove in the living room inglenook. Gas and electricity are included in the price.

    From £270 - £500 per week.

    The Captain's House
    - sleeps 4 + 1 - English Tourist Council rated: Five Star *****
    A fine Victorian stone house facing the village square with views of square and hills beyond. Rear view is of courtyard, garden/seating and water feature and is private and sheltered.

    An entrance lobby with adjacent cloakroom (basin & wc) leads into a large fitted kitchen/dining room with original cast iron range, integral oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. An old pine table and chairs stand centrally. The spacious 20ft x 13ft sitting room has a comfortable oak suite, traditional fireplace and craftsman-made oak furniture. There is a 'cinema' surround-sound TV/video & HI-FI, an abundance of books and magazines with maps & guides to help you plan walks and days out. A pine stairway leads to the upper floor.

    The large master bedroom has a king-sized bed with dressing table, bedside tables, fitted wardrobes and settee. Generally, two people will occupy this room, but the settee does convert to a bed settee for an additional person. The second bedroom has two single beds, bedside tables, fitted wardrobes and an original cast iron fireplace. The bathroom is luxurious with ceramic-tiled floor & walls, claw-foot Victorian-style bath/bathroom suite and separate power-shower cubicle. There is full gas central heating and gas & electricity are included in the price.

    From £225 - £420 per week.

    Pinner Cottage
    - sleeps 2 - English Tourist Council rated: Four Star ****
    Pinner is a charming two-person stone cottage opposite the Captain's House and enjoys similar views. It is furnished and decorated to the same high standards. The kitchen has light oak units with integral oven, hob, fridge and separate microwave. The sitting/dining room is cosy with comfortable furniture and tasteful ornaments and pictures. There is a Nicam TV and Video with ample books, guides and maps. The inglenook houses a traditional cast-iron fire.

    An open staircase leads to the upper floor. The bedroom has a king-size bed with bedside tables and fitted wardrobe. The bathroom is luxurious with ceramic floor and walls, a large Victorian-style bathroom suite with power shower and washstand. There is full gas central heating and gas & electricity is ncluded in the price.

    From £195 - £270 per week.

    Adjacent to the cottages
    - is a laundry room with automatic washing machine, spin dryer and tumble dryer. (Each cottage has its own ironing facilities). There is a large upright freezer in the laundry room compartmented for Pinner cottage & Captains House. (Pinfold Barn has its own freezer and laundry).

    We think it important that our cottages are family-run. We do not operate through agents but live on-site to welcome people and attend to their needs.

    For further details please contact Mrs Dorothy Neary 01433 620214

    About Eyam

    Eyam is Derbyshire's most famous historic village known because of The Plague of 1665. (When the Black Death struck Eyam, the villagers quarantined themselves within the village for two years to prevent is spreading. They paid dearly for their self-sacrifice - half the population died - but the plague touched no other part of Derbyshire).

    There is however more to Eyam than the story of the plague: it's a beautiful village with ancient church, even-more-ancient Celtic cross (1,300 years old), village green with stocks and sheep roast spit. Eyam Hall, one of the most attractive family houses in Derbyshire open to the public and plague cottages are all preserved as they were in 1665.

    Today Eyam is a small, thriving community and the square is the heart of the village. Within two minutes walk you will find The Miners Arms Inn & Restaurant (the only Michelin Guide Inn in Derbyshire), grocers, butchers, post office and tearoom.

    Eyam is at the centre of the White Peak, with its lovely villages and is well served by public transport to Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock. You can combine walks with public transport so as to 'walk-and-ride-back'. (Just one example - a walk via Monsal Dale and Ashford to Bakewell market with the option of a bus home makes a memorable day out).

    How To Find Us

    From the M1 take Ju.29 - Chesterfield/Baslow/Calver to the A623. (From the west take the A6 and turn east just below Chapel-en-le-Frith onto the A623. 1m west of Stoney Middleton look for the Eyam SP and turn up to village (500 yds). As you come into Eyam, Dalehead Court is on the right just before the square.

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