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Pathways Holiday Cottage Derbyshire

This delightful 18th century stone holiday cottage in Derbyshire

Pathways Holiday Cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the historic buildings, pretty villages and the beautiful scenery of Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire on the edge of the Peak District national park.


This charming stone built cottage dates back to 1703 and has retained many of the original features throughout. Beautifully decorated, Pathways Cottage is a real gem in the wonderful village location of Old Higham in Derbyshire. Offering a cosy living room with two wood burning stoves, a large kitchen/dining room with crackling wood burner and a wonderful range to cook on, through to a conservatory to relax in whilst looking out onto the cottage garden. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms and a beautiful bathroom with a shower and the all important slipper foot bath to soak away your troubles.


Walkers will find many routes directly from the doorstep offering you the chance to explore this fantastic area. Close by you will find Hardwick Hall, built in the 1590s by ’Bess of Hardwick’ the second most powerful woman in England after Queen Elizabeth I. The jaw dropping hall is now open to the public through the National Trust and has a visitor centre with shop and coffee shop. Whilst visiting Hardwick Hall why not visit the estates original watermill, still in operation and open to the public, then enjoy lunch at the Hardwick Inn dating back to the 16th century. A short drive away you will find the delights of the Peak District, including Chatsworth House, the town of Matlock and Matlock Bath famous for its illuminations and Heights of Abraham cable car. For a nostalgic journey back in time hop onto one of the Peak Steam engines or journey back in time on one of the historic narrow boats on the Cromford Canal.


The towns of Chesterfield and Derby are just a 20-minute drive away, and nearby Nottinghamshire is also just 20 minutes away, here you can marvel in the famous Nottingham Castle or Sherwood Forest and go on a hunt for the infamous Robin Hood. Chesterfield is a must to see the crooked spire that is the centre of this historic market town. All in all Pathways Cottage will not disappoint and really does have something for everyone straight from the doorstep with golf and fishing available locally. Shop ½ mile, two pub’s serving food and one a la carte restaurant within Higham Farm Hotel open to none residents, all within 100 yards.


Accommodation consists of
  • Living room (With wood burning stove, Freeview & Streaming TV, DVD player.)
  • Large kitchen/dining room (With wood burning stove, gas range cooker with twin oven, fridge/freezer and large farmhouse table.)
  • Utility room (With washing machine and 2nd toilet.)
  • Conservatory (with a two seater settee)
  • Bedroom 1 (With zip and link kingsize bed can be twin beds on request small walk in wardrobe)
  • Bedroom 2 (With zip and link kingsize bed can be twin beds on request and wardrobe)
  • Bathroom (With lion claw foot cast iron bath, separate shower cubicle & toilet.)
  • Rear enclosed private cottage garden (With Barrel BBQ & patio table and chairs very private and idea for alfresco dining or relaxing with a bottle wine)
  • Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burning stoves included. Welcome pack. 1 small dog welcome. On road parking outside the front door. No smoking.

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Located within easy driving distance to
  • Alton Towers (Theme Park)
  • Bakewell (home of the famous Bakewell tart)
  • Buxton (Spa Town famous for Buxton spring water & market town)
  • Carsington Water (The reservoir is a major centre for leisure activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, bird watching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing)
  • Castleton (In the heart of the Peak District famous for Blue John jewelry)
  • Chatsworth House (The seat of the Duke of Devonshire with a farm park & farm shop selling excellent local produce)
  • Derwent Dam (Location for the filming of the 617 squadron damn busters and practice bombing runs during the second world war)
  • Haddon Hall (The location for the filming of over 25 films and TV series including Jane EyrePride and Prejudice)
  • Hardwick Hall (Elizabethan country house in England, a leading example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. Built between 1590 and 1597 for the formidable Bess of Hardwick)
  • Heights of Abraham (Hilltop park reached by cable car, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and cafe)
  • Matlock Bath Victorian spa towns (Gulliver’s Kingdom & Heights of Abraham are located in Matlock Bath)
  • Peak District (National park perfect for all ages of visitors)

Also within easy reach of

  • Sheffield & Meadowhall
  • Nottingham (Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Country and the major oak at Edwinstowe)
  • Derby & Stoke-on-Trent (the location of the potteries)
  • Chesterfield (Historic market town with the world famous crooked spire)

Activities in the surrounding area include

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Fly fishing
  • River fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Plenty of activities for families of all ages.

Swimming and Gym facilities are only 5 minutes drive away