Hannay Cottage is a super little retreat in the jumbles of cottages above the town which are all part of the UNESCO Industrial Revolution World Heritage Corridor. Original features like the traditional fireplace and shuttered sash windows have been tastefully combined with quality decoration and furnishings. Re-live life as a millworker while enjoying this 'quart in a pint pot' little place.
The cottage clings to the side of the valley and the views over the town from the garden and as you walk down the paths into the centre are amazing. How about exploring all the independent shops that helped Belper win a 'Great British High Street Award' before lunch in one of the lovely cafes. The afternoon might take you off into the Peak District but get back in time to visit the little Ritz Cinema or one of the town's super restaurants.
Belper is one of the gateways to the Peak District. Drive up the valley and you are very soon at Matlock Bath with its prom and cable cars, Chatsworth House with its fantastic gardens or Bakewell famed for its puddings. Carsington Water and the National Tramway Museum are hidden in the surrounding hills and you might even venture over to Alton Towers.
A very cosy beamed lounge with glowing log burning stove in the traditional fireplace, comfortable suite, dining table and chairs, T.V, DVD, Freeview, Netflix and WiFi. A lovely little fitted kitchen with a cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and automatic washer. An attractive double bedroom with original cast iron fireplace and cast-iron bed. A superbly tiled bathroom with bath/shower over and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. A cot and highchair can be requested. There is a rear garden with furniture and fantastic views over the town. Ample parking is on the quiet roads below the cottage. Pets and smoking in the cottage are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Belper 150yds. Nearest local shop and supermarket Belper 0.75 miles.
"We had a lovely holiday in Hannay cottage. It's very cosy and has everything you need. We visited the North Mill, guide very informative would recommend. Did some walks around Cromford, Wirksworth and Dovedale. Met friends at Chatsworth and Nottingham. Perfect base for visiting our Northern friends. Definitely recommend this cottage."
Written by Sarah and Graham, 25th September 2020
"We had a lovely week staying at Hannay cottage. Weather was beautiful and we visited Matlock Bath and the Heights of Abraham. Visited Nottingham by train and had some lovely walks in and around Belper. Cottage beautifully maintained and very cosy would love to return in Winter for me to get good use out of the log burner. 5 stars !"
Written by Chole and John, 13th September 2020