There is so much to do while you're on holiday in the Peak District National Park. Below are a few suggestions to get your holiday off to a flying start.
The village of Earl Sterndale is also set in the heart of the Peak District close to The River Dove, Chrome Hill, Parkhouse & Roundhill which are fantastic walking areas.
It is home to the Quiet Woman Pub. The legend says that the pub is named after a talkative landlady who lost her head to keep her quiet. The pub signs show the headless woman still serving drinks. The Quiet Woman does not offer hot meals but can provide bar snacks and very good beers. It is an excellent example of an unchanged, traditional country pub.
The village is also famous for having the only church in Derbyshire bombed during the Second World War.
The nearest village shop & post office are located approx 2-3 miles away in the village of Longnor. Public transport is available in the village of Earl Sterndale.
Other local villages include Hartington famous for its 'Stilton Cheese'. The village of Castleton famous for the Blue John Stone, Speedwell Cavern & Peveril Castle. Local Market towns are Bakewell, Buxton & Ashbourne.
Other local attractions include Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall which are approx 20 minutes drive away.
Other activities to enjoy such as cycling, mountain biking, hang gliding & caving just to name a few!!
There are many local pubs and restaurants offering food. A few favourites are:
Pack Horse Inn (closed Mon and Tues), Crowdecote - 01298 83618 (only 1 mile from The Cottage)
The Church Inn, Chelmorton - 01298 85319
Royal Oak, Hurdlow - 01298 83288 (approx 2 miles from The Cottage)
The Bull's Head, Monyash - 01629 812372
Carriages Restaurant, Newhaven - 01298 84528
Ashford Arms, Ashford In The Water, Nr Bakewell - 01629 812725
Buxton, Bakewell, Ashbourne, Chelmorton, Longnor, Leek, Crowdecote, Hartington, Macclesfield, Glossop, Castleton, Eyam (the plague village), Dove Dale, Miller's Dale, Mill Dale, Wetton Mill, Cromford, Matlock, Matlock Bath
Buxton Opera House, Heights Of Abraham, Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail, Cycle Route 68