Dating back to 1703, Pathways Cottage in Higham, near Alfreton is a cosy, stone cottage ideal for a breaks as a couple, a family of four or with friends.
Your canine friend is welcome here, too.
Brilliantly located for exploring the cities of Chesterfield, Nottingham and Sheffield, this delightful cottage has two wood burners for extra comfort in a delightful traditional setting with lots of modern finishing touches.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Pets - No Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Flat Screen TV
About Pathways Cottage
Pathways Cottage has many of its original features from beamed ceilings to coal fire grates in the bedrooms.
These complement the modern bathroom with slipper foot bath and walk-in shower and the large dining kitchen with its wood burner stove and impressive fireplace.
The cottage has two bedrooms, one double with a king size bed and one twin which can be converted to a king size bed upon request.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Higham
The Elizabethan masterpiece that is Hardwick Hall is a short drive from the cottage. It was built in the built in the 1590s by ‘Bess of Hardwick’, the second most powerful woman at the time after Queen Elizabeth I.
Take part in a rooftop tour or visit the estate’s original watermill which is still working today. There are woodland trails, Elizabethan tapestries and embroideries, the richly decorated halls and the kitchen to visit. Make sure you stop off at the house’s coffee shop for mouth-watering refreshments.
A day out in Chesterfield offers opportunities for retail therapy, good food and fresh air. Shop at a traditional cheesemongers or stock up your craft box at an award-winning haberdashery shop, both located within the town’s market. Visit Queen’s Park for a walk with your pooch or to feed the ducks.
If there’s a steam train fan in the family, a visit to Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre is an absolute must. Built in 1870 for steam train maintenance, it is now the last remaining operational roundhouse in the country.
Roundhouses were given the name due to the conical shape of their roof but many were demolished with changes in the types of railway and trains used. Barrow Hill Roundhouse is different though; it still has its working turntable and there are hands-on insights into the science and engineering applied here on a daily basis.
If the story of Robin Hood has inspired you, a day in Nottingham should be on the cards. In the 19th century Nottingham was renowned for its lace production and whilst that industry has now declined, you can imagine for yourself what the town would have been like in its lace heyday and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in the Lace Market.
See St Mary’s Church, mentioned in the ballads of Robin Hood, for yourself. The largest medieval building in Nottingham has a historic 15th century porch, popular lion and unicorn sculptures dating back to 1707 and a peaceful garden to sit in and enjoy the calm in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.
From the pubs just minutes away from Pathway Cottage in Higham to the steam engines and Elizabethan masterpieces at Hardwick Hall, you are spoilt for choice for things to do within a two or 20 minute radius of the cottage.
A perfect blend of old and new, the cottage is warm and welcoming after a day walking with your dog or discovering the area.
Make sure you enjoy at least one soak in the luxurious bath tub if you and your canine friend have taken in the country air and explored the picturesque countryside around the cottage.
Light the wood-burner in the kitchen as you prepare dinner on the range cooker or eat out locally before you curl up on the sofa with the crackle of the living room’s wood-burning stove and conversation with your loved ones for company.
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