Lillegarth is a wonderful, 18th-century stone built cottage in the popular Hope Valley village of Bradwell, within the heart of the Peak District National Park. Originally two cottages now opened up as one, the property is full of character and charm with exposed beams, low doorways, exposed stone work and steps between rooms. In an elevated position, surrounded by extensive grounds and accessed down a narrow lane, the setting is peaceful and with views that are nothing less than spectacular. In the winter months, the wood burner provides a warm, cosy environment in what is a spacious property, and for the summer, the raised swing seat is a perfect place to relax whilst the sun goes down and admire magnificent views, as well as several other outdoor seating areas all surrounded by fantastic views.
As a village, Bradwell is a picturesque, rabbit-warren of narrow lanes and tiny cottages, built up a steep hillside, and as can be seen from Lillegarth, the village is surrounded by fabulous countryside. Making an excellent base, local facilities within the village include shops, pubs and places to eat. A local pub serving food is a couple of minutes’ walk from the end of the lane, and if you’re familiar with Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream, it is lovingly made in the village with a shop for you to go and enjoy.
The surrounding area holds a whole host of attractions including the ever popular honeypot village of Castleton, just 10 minutes away. Hathersage, also 10 minutes, is a larger village with a wealth of facilities including an open-air heated swimming pool in the summer months. The market town of Bakewell, home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, can be reached in just 20 minutes, and the spa town of Buxton is a similar distance. For outdoor enthusiasts, being surrounded by National Park countryside means there are numerous tracks, trails and footpaths offering cycling and walks from Bradwell, and the start of the Pennine Way is at nearby Edale. Finally, for any thrill seekers, Matlock with its cable car to the Heights of Abraham is around 40 minutes away, and the UKs premier theme park Alton Towers around an hour.
Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance. Low doorways and beamed throughout.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
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Dining room: With electric fire.
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Kitchen/dining area: With gas/electric range, microwave, TV and French doors to patio.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
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Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with vintage bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Gas central heating (£50 per week/£35 per short break Nov-Apr), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial supply of logs for wood burner included (in winter), remainder available locally. Enclosed lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Swing seat. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 8 steps and drops in the garden.