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Silk Cottage, Eyam, Peak Dist.

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Silk Cottage is situated on the edge of Eyam, commonly known as The Plague Village. The cottage is a lovely retreat, somewhere to get away from the stresses of life. Whether you want to enjoy the many physical activities available to you within the Peak District, or to just sit and relax looking out onto open countryside... Silk Cottage is perfectly located. Detached, and with it's own parking space to the rear, the cottage was formally part of an old silk mill built in 1735, and is now converted into a well appointed cottage sleeping two people. The mill was where Ralph Wain discovered how to weave silk on both sides in 1785. In the apex of one of the walls is a pigeon loft which was used by carrier pigeons to send messages to suppliers of silk in Macclesfield. The cottage looks out up ...Silk Cottage is situated on the edge of Eyam, commonly known as The Plague Village. The cottage is a lovely retreat, somewhere to get away from the stresses of life. Whether you want to enjoy the many physical activities available to you within the Peak District, or to just sit and relax looking out onto open countryside... Silk Cottage is perfectly located. Detached, and with it's own parking space to the rear, the cottage was formally part of an old silk mill built in 1735, and is now converted into a well appointed cottage sleeping two people. The mill was where Ralph Wain discovered how to weave silk on both sides in 1785. In the apex of one of the walls is a pigeon loft which was used by carrier pigeons to send messages to suppliers of silk in Macclesfield. The cottage looks out up to Eyam Edge - the dividing line between the White and Dark Peak areas - making it an ideal base to explore the entire Peak District. To the rear, up Tideswell Lane, are gentle walks with paths over small walled fields. Whatever your reason for visiting the Peak District, Silk Cottage provides you with homely, well appointed accommodation, in a picturesque setting. AS OF DECEMBER 2012, WE ARE PLEASED TO CONFIRM THAT THE COTTAGE NOW HAS FREE WI-FI FOR OUR GUESTS.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Guests should wash and dry all dishes before leaving. We ask that all guests recycle as much of their rubbish as possible. Please take off shoes before walking on the carpets.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Paul B
Hosting since March 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are available over the phone during your stay if required to solve any issues. The key is in a key safe, so arrival time is flexible,
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Reviews (33)
holtroad
holtroad
37 contributions
A lovely cottage in village of Eyam on edge of village. Well equipped, warm. Great shower Had everything we needed Lots of info on local places to visit and eat out. Good base to explore local town of Bakewell.Lots of nice restuarants 5-10 mins drive away7 and one pub in the village.
Visited October 2017
Written October 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sigiciukas
Sigiciukas
London, United Kingdom8 contributions
Very good location - we easily accessed Chatsworth, Castleton, Mam Tor, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs - paces worth visiting. Books at the cottage helped a lot to choose places to visit. We felt like home in the Silk Cottage and Eyam felt not only a very safe village, but also with an interesting history and great surroundings.
Visited June 2018
Written June 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen B
Karen B
Shipley, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great location for walking in the Peak District. Interesting village. Cottage has all you need. Lovely and warm and cosy. Neighbours are friendly.
Visited February 2018
Written February 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Hi Karen, thank you for your very kind review, much appreciated. Best regards Paul
Written March 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frances T
Frances T
Llanidloes, United Kingdom11 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Silk Cottage in Eyam. The cottage was warm, cosy, and full of character. It had everything that you could possible need. A perfect cottage for two. The village is full of history with plenty of local walks as well as good walking country. Paul and Diane were the perfect hosts. Thank you.
Visited December 2017
Written December 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you had a great time, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Written December 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RBB
RBB
28 contributions
Well equipped cottage in the lovely village of eyam. Especially liked the spa bath after walking/cycling in the area. It is in a gorgeous part of the country and we will definitely be back at some point. The only draw back was there isn't really anywhere to sit out on an evening. We could have used where we parked the car but I didn't want to leave the car on the roadside. Other than that I would recommend the cottage to anyone. There is plenty of walks from the cottage and a few pubs within walking distance.
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clazster
Clazster
Billingham, United Kingdom5 contributions
Lovely cottage, in a great location. Fabulous views from the upstairs room. Made to feel very welcome by all the locals. The history of the village was fascinating.
Visited June 2017
Written July 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Thanks for your great review, and we hope you will return one day, you have our direct contact details.
Written July 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rob B
Rob B
6 contributions
The cottage was a great base for exploring the local area. The cottage itself was fantastic for our anniversary and had everything you would want and more (the spa bath is a great extra). We loved how easy it was to explore the local area and the booking was so simple. We can only thank you for making our anniversary so special!!!
Visited April 2017
Written May 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Thanks for a great review, and glad you had a special anniversary!
Written May 14, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

krizzydolphin
krizzydolphin
19 contributions
Doesn't the title say it all? I ground the cottage very easy to book, with great communication from Paul the owner. The location was spot on for 3 days and nights walking and experiencing the peaks. Couldn't have asked for more really!!! Will definitely aim to return if exploring the area some more. Thank you so much
Visited April 2017
Written April 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the future!
Written April 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul N
Paul N
2 contributions
A fantastic stay at Silk Cottage. Great location for exploring the Hope Valley, with its spectacular walks and stunning landscapes. The cottage itself is on the edge of Eyam village and is very well decorated throughout and is very well equipped with absolutely everything you'd ever need.We loved the spa bath and the great views from the bedroom/sitting room.
Visited March 2017
Written March 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Roam308046
Roam308046
Thanks for your review, much appreciated, and hope to see you back some time. If you email direct to us to book, we offer a 10% discount for returning guests.
Written March 12, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anita G
Anita G
Northampton, United Kingdom7 contributions
A lovely cottage in the centre of the village with everything you need. No need to use the car as there are plenty of walks close by.
Visited January 2017
Written January 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
EYAM Eyam is situated in the heart of the Peak District, in fact Eyam Edge marks the ‘boundary’ between the Dark and White Peak areas. It is 5 miles from Bakewell and less than 20 miles from Sheffield. A popular destination for historians, tourists, walkers, and other outdoor pursuit enthusiasts, it is the ideal base for your stay in the Peak District. The village boasts several tea shops, a pub (two more pubs are within walking distance of the village, don’t worry!), village shop, butchers and a post office — meaning you don’t really need to leave the village during your stay! Heading out from the village, to all points of the compass, are walks for all levels of walker. Other outdoor pursuits are available in the surrounding areas. You are within a short driving distance of Bakewell, Castleton, Hope, Hathersage, Great Hucklow, Grindleford, Stoney Middleton, to name but a few. So, whatever you are looking to get from your holiday or short break in the Peak District, Eyam is the perfect location. BUBONIC PLAGUE, BLACK DEATH It raged in biblical Asia, the Roman Empire, and it swept across Europe from the 14th Century on, when people cursed it as the 'Black Death'. At this time and three hundred years later, it also raged in Britain, when it claimed the lives of almost a third of the country’s population. EYAM, THE PLAGUE VILLAGE Eyam attracts attention due to the tragic epidemic of Bubonic Plague in the middle of the 17th century. Bubonic Plague has been described as 'the most dangerous disease known to mankind' and has killed more souls than all the wars ever fought between the nations of the world. Writing in the 1920s, H. V. Morton said 'In the quiet Derbyshire village of Eyam, men still talk about the Plague of London as though it happened last week'. It is much the same today and the main reason why people visit the place is to pay tribute in some way to a tragic story of human gallantry which will never be forgotten. The Plague was brought from London in 1665 in a consignment of clothes resulting in the death of five out of every six inhabitants within a few months. William Mompesson was the newly appointed rector of Eyam and, with his predecessor, Thomas Stanley, he persuaded the villagers to enter voluntary quarantine, bury their own dead and even worship outdoors to limit the spread of the disease. The church and the churchyard were dosed and the dead were buried in the fields in hastily constructed graves. The two clergymen ensured that the village survived the next few months and that the Plague was not spread to the surrounding area. Services were conducted in a dell from a lofty rock, since called 'Cucklett Church', where an annual Commemoration Service is now held on the last Sunday in August.
Getting around
There are bus routes through the village.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
For satellite navigation systems, our postal code is S32 5RE. The ‘Historic Village’ of Eyam is clearly signposted from the A623. Heading west on the A623, after Stoney Middleton, turn right onto the A6521. Follow the road up into the village and take the first turning on the left. After a few yards, you will reach Church Street. Turn left again, and follow this street to the top of the village. Silk Cottage is located towards the edge of the village, on the corner of Tideswell Lane. Heading east on the A623, turn left onto the A6521 – if you reach Stoney Middleton, you have gone too far!. Follow the road up to the village and take the first turning on the left. After a few yards, you will reach Church Street. Turn left again, and follow this street up to the top of the village. Silk Cottage is located towards the edge of the village, on the corner of Tideswell Lane.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyHorse Riding NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Silk Cottage, Eyam, Peak Dist. is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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