The cottage is situated in a beautiful village on the edge of the Peak District, in the shadow of the mighty Kinder Scout. In spite of it being busy at times with walkers, the village itself still has a sense of community, and all the locals we met were very welcoming. There are two great tea rooms, several pubs, and two local village stores, all within easy walking distance. The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. There was coffee, tea, biscuits, fresh fruit, endless leaflets and books about the local area and walks, a well-stocked bookcase, games, digital radios, TV, and a selection of CDs. There's a folder where the owner (Gill) has typed a brief history of the cottage and village, with details of all the local eateries and amenities. We arranged to meet Gill on the Sunday morning, and she is such a lovely lady that we chatted for ages! She is so warm and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for her, and knowing that she lives close by in the village is reassuring (just in case, though we didn't need anything).
As we're not experienced walkers, and with an 8-year-old, we chose the walk around the edge of Kinder Scout, which takes in spectacular views of Kinder Reservoir. The walk itself starts no more than 20 paces from the front door! Other must-see places for us were Lyme Park (National Trust house and gardens), Jodrell Bank (the world's third-largest radio telescope - very entertaining and educational, and our son loved it too), the spectacular Winnats Pass drive to the lovely village of Castleton, the very moving historic plague village of Eyam, and more spectacular walks through the Derwent Valley and Monsal Dale (including the former railway line through Headstone Tunnel and across Monsal Viaduct). We like to holiday in many different parts of the country, but having fallen in love with the Peak District during our stay and with so much more to explore, a return visit to Kinder Path Cottage is very high on our list of destinations.
A cosy, but convenient hous of high quality standard. In the middle of a beatiful, lovely village, next to gorgues trails and nearby several pubs.
The best place to explore the High Peak District.
We stayed for a weekend break and, despite the awful weather, had a lovely time! Cottage in a great location for Kinder Scout and many other scenic walks.
I visited here with my wife and our 2 sons (aged 11 and 2). It was a last minute booking for our wedding anniversary and it certainly didn't disappoint. The cottage itself is beautiful, it's lovely and cosy with a really homely feel. Gill is a very friendly lady who made sure our stay was perfect. There were lots of books, dvds, games, cds- you name it, Gill has thought of it! We woke up on the morning of our anniversary to the gorgeous view out of our bedroom window with the added bonus of a very picturesque sprinkling of snow. The area has plenty of pubs, cafes and places to walk. It's perfect for people who love exploring. We had a fabulous time, we couldn't have asked for more.
If you are after some quiet time, a chance to hide away from your busy life, some amazingly stunning scenery even in the middle of winter and a well-kept well-equipped cottage for your stay, this is the place. Highly recommended location, cottage and owner.
We had a great weekend in Kinder Path cottage. Really comfortable and cosy. The wood burner was wonderful and the cottage was well equipped. In a fantastic location in Hayfield. Loved it!