Our two 13 years old boys, my husband and I stayed in the Hay Store in August. The cottage was spotlessly clean, warm, light and airy. Standing outside the front door of the cottage, you could see miles and miles of green rolling hills. It reminds you the need to slow down and take stock.
The owners were kind, caring, considerate and very friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them. They even broke their journey on their way to an appointment to take my son back to the cottage to me when they came across him fallen off his bike, Frances took him back in their car and Patrick rode the bike back to the farm. You don't see much of these kind of good deeds nowadays.
Although the farm was a bit out of the way, it was very easy to walk to the wolfdale, Milldale and the Tissington trail, The Tissington estate itself was only a short drive away. There was lots of short walks nearby for fantastic views. I often walked 10 minutes or so (to the Highfield Lanes?) after dinner to admire the sunsets.
We spent 2 days travelling on the local buses, picking up 100 yards outside the farm, down to Asbourne, going through little hamlets and lanes, then all the way up to Buxton and had tea and a little look round, then caught the last bus back to Biggin. All for £12.60 for the four of us for the day. On another occasion, we picked up other buses from Buxton, eg to Macclesfield - the moors were just showing their purple colour, to Whaley Bridge, to Chapel-en-le-Frith etc. The boys loved it.
Peak Distrist is wonderful, so much to see and to do. Cotterill Farm provides a perfect base to explore these areas. Thank you Frances and Patrick
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 7 x 4**** stone cottages sleeping 3, 4 & 8 persons. Wi-fi. Glorious Peak District location in rolling countryside amidst 12 acres non working farm, which is surrounded by a nature reserve leading to River Dove. Footpaths/bridleways on the doorstep. 350 yards from village and pub. Three cycle trails within 3 miles. ... more less