The Peak District lies mainly in Northern Derbyshire but actually stretches into several of the surrounding counties; Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire and Cheshire. This is a fantastic area of moorland and hills which rise to a height of 2,087 feet at Kinder Scout. Villages and towns such as Buxton are constructed from the local stone and are very picturesque and charming places. The whole area has rightly been designated a National Park since 1951. It is a very popular tourist destination and many properties in the area cater for this popularity.
On our recent trip we stayed in a beautiful self catering cottage in the Peak District called Carpenters Lodge. This property is very well maintained and there is a wealth of information for the guests to study showing all the local attractions and places to visit and where to find the best pubs and restaurants. The property is very clean and comfortable, has been well maintained and equipped to a very high standard and the owners Gill and Steve gave us a very warm welcome and couldn’t do enough to ensure that our stay was enjoyable.
Situated in the very small village of Marsh Lane this cottage is located in the area between Stavely and Dronfield. This is a particularly beautiful part of the Peak District and being within 20 minutes of several large towns (Worksop, Chesterfield and Sheffield) is a popular destination and yet still retains its sense of isolation. The area is full of lovely woods, a wealth of wildlife and wonderful views and a range of sporting amenities are also available including horse riding, golf, cycling and walking.
A very lovely part of the Peak District and if you are lucky enough to be able to book Carpenters Lodge, you will be assured of a great base from which explore the area.