Nice Things To Do

If this is your first visit to the Peak District we think you will be amazed by the number of things you can do and places you can visit. We are very well placed almost halfway between Bakewell and Buxton.

If walking and cycling are your thing you can stay local to Millers Dale and its environs or venture south to the beautiful limestone valleys of Dovedale (with its famous stepping stones) and Lathkil Dale, which characterise the park’s White Peak area. The scenic villages of Tissington and Ilam are definitely worth visiting.
To the north is the Dark Peak area with its dramatic gritstone ridges and moorland plateaus like Kinder Scout. The village of Edale marks one end of the iconic Pennine Way footpath.

One of the most visited attractions, where a whole day can be enjoyed is nearby Chatsworth House. With its acres of parkland, award winning gardens, lovely estate villages and a series of interesting events scheduled throughout the year.

Romantic Haddon Hall is definitely one we would recommend. This beautiful 11th century house on the banks of the River Wye near Bakewell has been described as ‘the most perfect and interesting house of its period.’

Nearby Places

Thornbridge Hall Gardens and cafe.
Eyam – The Plague Village
Castleton village and its four famous show caves.
David Mellor cutlery factory and Design shop/cafe.
Buxton spa town with its Opera House, the newly renovated Grade 1 listed Crescent, and the Pavilion Gardens.
Sheffield (40 minutes by car) or catch the no 65 bus from the bottom of the hill. (1 hour 10 minutes)
Known the world over as the steel city, it remains a city of innovation to this day. With an amazing array of independent eateries and microbreweries, renowned live music, award winning theatre and vibrant festivals year round.

Useful Stuff

The larger village of Tideswell is 2 miles away where you will find amongst others a convenient co-op store, a village bakery, greengrocers, butchers, deli, fish and chip shop, chemist and cashpoint.
Buxton (5 miles) has Waitrose, Morrisons and Aldi Supermarkets.
Bakewell (6 miles) has Aldi and Co-op Supermarkets and a good selection of small independent food shops.
Chatsworth Farm Shop is a must.

We are enthusiastic about local producers, suppliers and good places to eat and drink and are on hand to help.