Located on the banks of the River Dane in the tiny hamlet of Gradbach, this superb farmhouse complete with a private hot tub, can be found in an unspoilt corner of the Peak District National Park, close to the borders of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. It is within the secluded grounds of an 18th century stone built silk mill, where the owner’s run an outdoor adventure centre. Both the former mill and farmhouse are steeped in history, with a quote dating back to the 1700’s describing the two ancient buildings as ‘being in one of the most delightful and romantic settings in the valley’. Surrounded by 16 acres the setting is indeed spectacular and the accommodation pays justice to this. With all bedrooms en-suite, a stylish farmhouse kitchen with wood burner and range cooker and a beautiful oak beamed lounge the result is warm, comfortable and spacious.
The Gritstone Roaches, one of the UK’s premier climbing destinations and the wonderful hidden gem of Lud Church with its fantastic myth and legend, are also just a stones’ throw away. The spa town of Buxton with its magnificent architecture, shops, swimming pool and Opera House is just 20 minutes away, and the other Peak District towns and villages such as Bakewell, Tideswell and Hartington can all be reached within around half an hour. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the beautiful honeypot village of Castleton are around 40 minutes away, and the National Trusts Quarry Bank Mill, Little Morton Hall, Tatton Park and Biddulph Grange are all nearby. Finally for those thrillseekers Matlock with its cable car to the Heights of Abraham can be reached in around 45 minutes and Alton Towers in around half an hour.
Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Spacious with beams, stone floor, Freeview TV, DVD player, i-Pod dock, CD player and patio doors.
Dining room: Large with stone floor and TV.
Kitchen: Large with wood burner, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and TV.
Bedroom 1: Beamed with double bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
First Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed, single bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Second Floor: Bedroom 6: With double bed, single bed, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
Bedroom 7: With twin beds, TV and en-suite with shower and WC.
All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Welcome pack. Outhouse with tumble dryer on the ground floor and games room with table football and outdoor games on the first floor. Shared washing machine. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Shared 16-acres of natural grounds. Ample parking. Hot tub. Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden, unfenced river in the grounds, 5 yards.
Couples and family bookings only, sorry no hen or stag parties.