Bluebell Cottage is a little gem of a cottage surrounded by wonderful countryside at the head of beautiful Manifold Dale. Sit on the sunny patio, gaze at the view and think you are in the middle of nowhere. Yet the picturesque village of Longnor with its 'sell everything' village store, tea rooms where the breakfasts are to die for, Cheshire Cheese that does classic pub food, amazing craft centre and even a fish and chip shop is just a mile away.
There are walks galore right from the cottage door but you might also fancy jumping in the car to explore the other lovely local villages. Hartington with its duck pond and famous cheese shop is a must. Monyash with a great cafe next to the Bulls Head pub is not to be missed. Meerbrook with the Lazy Trout pub and walks round the reservoir is great too. Venture slightly further and find Eyam with all its 'plague' history.
And then of course there are all the Peak District's famous attractions ranging from Chatsworth House, mellow Bakewell and the dramatic Roaches to the Derwent Valley Dams, Victorian Buxton and even Alton Towers. Stop at one of the village pubs on the way back but leave time for the last glass on the patio under a canopy of stars.
An attractive open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen with comfortable sofa, dining table and chairs, T.V. DVD and views over the surrounding countryside. There is no T.V. reception at the cottage but lots of DVDs are provided. A fitted kitchen with oak surfaces, small Belfast sink, hob, oven and fridge. A lovely double bedroom with crisp linen. A little shower room with fluffy towels and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Heating and power are included. There is an attractive patio with furniture and fantastic views down the valley. Parking for one car is available and there are lots of other spaces along the quiet lane. There is space behind the cottage for bike storage with a metal hoop fixed to the stone wall. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be possible. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
Weekly bookings are normally from Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Sunday to Sunday.
Nearest pub - Longnor 1.2 miles. Nearest village shop - Longnor 1.2 miles. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 6 miles.
"Thank you so much for the bottle of wine - how did you know our first meal would be spaghetti! Location and equipment great. Hope to return for longer in near future - great place as a base. enjoyed peace and tranquillity. Thank you."
Written by Rob, Nicole, Errol and Ruby (the dogs), 22nd June 2018
"Thank you for the bottle of wine and savoury biscuits. We really like Bluebell Cottage, so well equipped and set in such a beautiful location. We had not realised how delightfully rural the Staffordshire Moorland district is. Well worth a return visit in the future. Thank you"
Written by Syd and Bridget, Lincolnshire, 08th June 2018
"Had a lovely time at Bluebell Cottage. The cottage was small but had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. area fab. Dotty our dog loved it here. Thank you."
Written by Shirley and Wayne Holmes, Shrewsbury, 29th May 2018
"Great cottage with lots to do all around. We enjoyed some good walks and watching the birds from the kitchen window. we love what you have done with Bluebell Cottage making it ideal for two."
Written by Pam and Phil, Bideford, Devon, 19th April 2018
"This was a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings. This was a holiday and pace I wont forget - hoping to return soon."
Written by Hayley and Jack, 16th February 2018