Within walking distance of a pub and shop, this large detached stone cottage in a traditional Peak District village is perfect for a group of friends or a family and a few mates who are passionate about walking.
Off the spacious hall, with plenty of space for muddy boots, there is a sitting room with French doors leading out to a patio geared for alfresco dining.
Sleeping up to seven, Brookside is part of the village of Tideswell, host to one of the region’s top food festivals held every year in May. At the south side of the village is Tideswell Dale, a nature reserve and sculpture trail.
At A Glance
High Peaks District
Separate dining room
Gas flame effect fire
About Brookside Cottage
Off the spacious entrance hall is the comfy sitting room with a flame effect gas fire and ample seating. The dining room is separate and decorated in French shabby chic with a table for eight. The large kitchen has an electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Four bedrooms sleep seven in two doubles, a single and a main king-size with en suite shower. The bathroom has a tub with a shower overhead.
Outside is a large garden, a driveway and garage for parking for up to four cars, and a charming patio with furniture for alfresco dining.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Tideswell
There are three pubs to choose from in Tideswell. The George Inn is famous for its gigantic Yorkshire puds and its dishes made from local producers such as the Peak District Dairy, Tindalls Baker, and Peaches Grocers. The Star Inn on the High Street is popular with cyclists because it has a bike storage facility, and The Anchor on Four Ends Lane has a sunny beer garden and welcomes dogs and muddy boots.
The village is home to the Cathedral of the Peak, St John the Baptist, and its 1,000-year history makes it one of the most important medieval parish churches in Derbyshire. The quaint shops are crammed with local produce, so it is no doubt you will be spending a few hours stocking up on all things local. Tideswell is steeped in history, dating back to pre-Roman times. Its majestic cathedral is an indication of the village’s wealth, mainly from lead mining and wool in mediaeval times and later from the silk and cotton industry.
Tideswell Dale Nature Reserve is in a dry limestone valley and is part of the designated Wye Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest. Other than its ancient ash and wych elm woodland, it has wildflowers such as lady’s bedstraw, bird’s foot trefoil, bloody cranesbill and devil’s bit scabious. It is also famous for its orchids beside the stream and butterflies.
Further afield, the towns of Bakewell and Buxton are both nine miles away and it’s a 15-minute drive to Blue John Cavern of Castleston’s four show caves that offer regular tours.
Brookside offers a slice of genteel country living with its welcoming entrance hall and separate sitting room and dining room. It is a detached stone cottage that remains true to its High Peak roots yet comes with modern conveniences to make for a stress-free holiday.
This is a part of the country that can take years to explore, especially from nature’s point of view. It is no wonder that guests of Brookside return year after year. You are in a village that is steeped in history and surrounded by peaks, valleys and dales that go back eons.
The cottage is just right for a group of outdoorsy friends or families who want to spend quality time together. Cycling is big in this part of the peaks, especially if you aren’t shy of steep inclines and winding footpaths.
It might be in the heart of the Peaks. Yet, it is not far from the hustle and bustle of the area’s main towns of Bakewell and Buxton. Here you can find a wide variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms where you can enjoy everything from a Derbyshire real ale to traditional dishes such as Bakewell Pudding and Fidgety Pie.