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Earl Sterndale Cottages
Self-catering holiday cottages in the beautiful Peak District
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Lilac Cottage - 2 double bedrooms - open fire and wood burner - dog friendly

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Lilac Cottage is a two, double bedroom self-catering holiday cottage set in the beautiful & peaceful village of Earl Sterndale about 5 miles south of the spa town of Buxton.

Lilac Cottage is a delightful stone built, Grade II listed terraced property, dating back reportedly to the 18th century. Located in the heart of the Peak District village of Earl Sterndale, it is a cottage in the true sense of the word, retaining wonderful features, character and charm.

The Cottage in Earl Sterndale, Buxton

Downstairs the kitchen has fabulous quarry tiled flooring, a beamed ceiling, exposed stone and a wood burner. The living room has a superb open fire, and in the bathroom, a roll-top, claw foot bath takes pride of place.

A lockable shed in the back yard is a convenient dry space for bikes.

Earl Sterndale is an un-spoilt village surrounded by hills, dales and some of the most picturesque countryside in the Peak District National Park. It is home to a traditional local pub, with the village of Longnor just down the road, providing a café, fish and chip shop and two more local pubs, all set round a quaint cobbled market square.

The spa town of Buxton is just 15 minutes away, and the ever popular market town of Bakewell, home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, can be reached in around half an hour. Other Peak District towns and villages within easy reach include Castleton, Hathersage and Tideswell, making the location a perfect touring base. Shop 2¼ miles, pub 175 yards and restaurant 1½ miles.

There are wonderful hikes right from the doorstep to the dramatic peaks of nearby High Wheeldon and Parkhouse Hill, or on to Chrome Hill and the Roaches beyond. The quiet local roads and the Tissington and High Peak Trails provide more gentle routes for cyclists or walkers in inclement weather.

Within easy reach of Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Chelmorton, Longnor, Leek, Crowdecote, Hartington and many walking, hiking and cycling routes. You have the whole of the Peak District on your doorstep.

Cyclists can enjoy the challenge on cycle route 68 or the disused railway lines converted for bikes and walkers; the High Peak and Tissington Trails or the Monsal Trail. Walkers can enjoy their holiday hiking over the hills at High Wheeldon, Parkhouse or Chrome Hills near Earl Sterndale or venture farther afield to Castleton and look at the caverns or climb Mam Tor. The Cottage at Earl Sterndale is a perfect base to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the Peaks.

Relax and enjoy this tranquil rural retreat in the heart of the Peak District. A lovely traditional holiday cottage near Buxton. Take time to enjoy yourself, you're on holiday!

Lilac Cottage is dog friendly so your pets are welcome. Just ask for details.


Photos of Lilac Cottage, Earl Sterndale

The front garden is south-facing. It is part planted with perenials and part gravel. It has a wooden bench so you can enjoy the sun and watch the world go by.

The Cottage, Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage

The livingroom and kitchen

The livingroom has two comfortable, recliner sofas and an open fire to keep you cosy in cold weather. The kitchen has a wooden table with four chairs and a log burner. The kitchen is fully equipped and has an electric oven. A utility room houses the microwave oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer and access to the rear garden. The garden has a lockable shed where you can store bikes.

Living area. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage
Living area. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage

The bedrooms and bathroom

The two double bedrooms have comfortable beds and each room has a television. There is plenty of storage and the chest of drawers in the main bedroom contain a hair drier.

Bedroom. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage
Bedroom. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage
Bedroom. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage
Bedroom. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage

The bathroom

The bathroom features a roll top bath and an electric shower.

Bathroom. Earl Sterndale, Buxton self catering holiday cottage