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Hilldale Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £980  to  £1375

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Short Breaks From

  • £145 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £230 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Hilldale Cottage

Hilldale Cottage feels simultaneously modern and timeless. From the outside, it's a typical Peak District stone cottage. However, a recent sympathetic refurbishment has seen the 17th Century holiday cottage interior transformed into a stylish and contemporary home with space for five people to sleep in three bedrooms and a layout that suits families, friends, or couples who enjoy a lot of space. Hilldale is in the quiet Peak District village of Earl Sterndale, within an easy 15-minute walk to the Pack Horse pub in Crowdecote and an hour's walk from the Church Inn. It has fantastic year-round views of the Chrome, Parkhouse and High Wheeldon, and is perfect for stepping off the treadmill of modern life to catch your breath.

Earl Sterndale may be quiet, but it's within easy reach of everywhere you want to go. It's only 1.5 miles from Crowdecote village and the friendly Pack Horse Inn, known for its delicious food and beer menu. Buxton is 10 minutes away with a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants. Wander around up to Higher Buxton or down Cavendish Arcade for independent boutiques and homewares, or head to Springs Shopping Centre for High Street stores. You'll always find something quirky and unique when you browse the market at The Arches. Buxton's legacy as a fashionable Georgian and Victorian spa town is evident in its elegant buildings, like the impressive Buxton Opera House and Buxton's lovely formal parks and gardens.

The pretty village of Hartington is also only 10 minutes away. Fantastic footpaths lead from the village to the wider Dovedale Valley. Bakewell, a lovely town with a lively Monday market, is around a 15-minute drive from the cottage. Other attractions within half an hour's drive include Chatsworth House and Estate, Haddon Hall, Alton Towers, Pooles Cavern, and the Heights of Abraham.

Walking and cycling are two of the most enjoyable things you can do in the Peak District. Hilldale Cottage is convenient for many favourite routes, including the Monsal Trail and Tissington Trail, both of which are dual-purpose and suitable for cyclists or walkers. There are wonderful routes accessible from the door, with other fantastic routes through the Dovedale Valley, Goyt Valley, Manifold Valley, Beresford Dale, and Lathkill.

Hilldale Cottage is available all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Paul & Elizabeth Brooks joined Independent Cottages in October 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Peak District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hilldale Cottage has been carefully renovated to retain its period character while providing all of the 21st Century luxuries. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Welcoming living room with oak flooring, a log burning stove, original oak beams and lintels, and glass French doors that open onto the terrace and garden. There is a huge leather sofa, a Smart TV with Amazon and Netflix channels, and far-reaching views over the fields and countryside.
  • Open plan kitchen/diner with modern appliances, original beams and a rustic dining table. Settle on the window seat or on a stool at the counter with a glass of wine and keep the cook company while they whip up delicious meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Utility room with laundry facilities and cleaning equipment.


  • First-floor landing with a window seat and fantastic views.
  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed (that can be split into two singles if required), bedside tables with reading lights, proper storage, oak beams and lovely views. The stylish ensuite has a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a kingsize or two single beds (please let the owner know your preference when booking), bedside tables with reading lights and ample storage.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed, rustic modern furniture and beautiful views. All beds are made up for guests arrival using hotel-quality linen.
  • Family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, WC and a handbasin. Bath towels and Faith in Nature organic toiletries are provided.

Outside: You'll love sitting outdoors until long after the sun has set, first admiring the beautiful views and later gazing at the brilliant night skies. There is a charcoal barbecue, a summer house with seating for five, and a picnic bench. The cottage also has secure bike storage and off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and an initial basket of logs are provided. Guests to supply charcoal and firefighters for the barbecue if required. A cot (no bedding) and a highchair are available on request. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

Hilldale Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Sun, 30th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £600 | 4 nights: £780 | 5 nights: £960 | 6 nights: £1,140

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 1st Jul 2024 - Sun, 1st Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £840 | 5 nights: £1,025 | 6 nights: £1,220

7 Nights

4 Nights

Mon, 2nd Sep 2024 - Sun, 27th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £610 | 4 nights: £810 | 5 nights: £985 | 6 nights: £1,150

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 28th Oct 2024 - Sun, 3rd Nov 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £620 | 4 nights: £820 | 5 nights: £995 | 6 nights: £1,160

7 Nights

3 Nights

Mon, 4th Nov 2024 - Mon, 23rd Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £580 | 4 nights: £760 | 5 nights: £935 | 6 nights: £1,100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Tue, 24th Dec 2024 - Wed, 1st Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £1,150 | 6 nights: £1,350

7 Nights

5 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (2 King/Twins, 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7967 025871 before paying by bank transfer.
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Paul & Elizabeth Brooks
Member Since October 2021

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