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Wasp Nest Cottage is a charming period property on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The cosy cottage is in a quiet location in Holymoorside village, within walking distance of the well-stocked village shop and the traditional Bull's Head pub, which serves delicious home-cooked meals for times you don't want to cook for yourself. The cottage can sleep four people in two rooms (one a double and one a fun glamping-style cabin double) with the addition of a sofa bed downstairs, it suits couples, friends or families.
Holymoorside is well-suited to host visitors who come to enjoy everything the Peak District has to offer. In addition to the shop and two pubs, the village has a park, tennis courts, bowling green, tennis, fishing and a pretty dam that is home to a local flock of ducks. You can walk straight from the cottage up onto the moors, breathing in the fresh air and relishing the sensation of feeling like the only person for miles. The moors are gorgeous all year round but possibly at their most attractive in late summer when flowering heather turns them gloriously purple. Walking through the village today, it's hard to imagine it in its bustling heyday with a busy cotton industry and lead mines. Evidence of the latter is visible at Stone Edge, a favourite walking destination for locals and visitors with a welcoming Farm Shop and tea rooms. A further choice of three Farm Shops within a few miles of the Cottage means that food lovers are amply provided for. There is also an excellent choice of mountain bike trails around Holymoorside and grit and limestone crags for climbers and fell runners within a 15 minute drive. Day fishing and riding are available locally and the moors are a haven for wildlife, bird and plants, ideal for birdwatching and photography.
If you're feeling energetic, you could walk the 7 mile moor and woodland route to Chatsworth House one of Britain’s finest stately homes.Or take an easy drive to Haddon and Hardwick Hall with their nearby market towns of Bakewell and Chesterfield providing a choice of shops, restaurants and market stalls. Families can enjoy Castleton’s Blue John Caverns and the cable cars at Matlock’s Gulliver's Kingdom and Heights of Abraham, alternatively Alton Towers is under an hour away. Guests have a wide selection of sights and attractions to enjoy, with something to suit every interest and season.
Jack joined Independent Cottages in March 2021
Wasp Nest Cottage is a period stone cottage built in the 1800s to house workers at the cotton mill and their families. Accommodation is over two levels and features the original internal staircase.
Outside: Wasp Nest Cottage has an enclosed cottage garden to the rear with outdoor table and chairs. Parking is on the lane out the front.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Fully gas central heated. Welcome pack of necessities, local fare and flowers provided per booking. Well-behaved pets are welcome through prior arrangement - please discuss with the owner before booking. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks available for most of the year apart from school summer holidays.
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