Kestrel Cottage is a superb cottage providing really classy accommodation. Its beamed ceilings, stone flagged floors, glowing log burning stove, luxurious lounge and quality kitchen combine with beautiful bedrooms and a fantastic bathroom. Crisp linen and fluffy towels top the lot. Part of the coach house to Eccles House, a lovely Georgian Mansion, it's at the end of a quiet country lane with super views across the valley and a cauldron of Peak District hills as a magnificent backdrop.
Get up early and spot the Kestrels and other birds that live in the House's extensive grounds and woodland. Have breakfast on the patio before exploring the numerous local footpaths. A walk down into the valley will get you to the bustling village with its local shops and two great pubs. This is an absolutely brilliant holiday location within easy reach of Derbyshire's myriad of visitor attractions.
For exciting days out how about a trip to Castleton's spooky Blue John caverns, Peveril's 'storm the battlements' castle, Chapel's owl and otter sanctuary, Buxton's amazing Dome, the 'Dambuster'Dams, Kinder's wild moorlands, Haddon's romantic hall and even famous Chatsworth House. Wherever you go get back in time for a drink in the Old Hall Inn!
A superb stone flagged lounge with glowing log burning stove, luxurious leather suite, flat screen T.V, Freeview, CD/Ipod player, WiFi and French doors. An adjoining dining area with solid pine table and chairs. A bespoke kitchen with quality units, Belfast sink, hob, oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A beautiful beamed double bedroom with Juliette balcony. A twin bedroom of the same high quality. A fantastic bathroom with roll top bath, separate double shower and W.C. A downstairs cloakroom with W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Under floor and central heating, power and an initial supply of logs for the stove are included. A cot, high chair and Zbed can be requested. There is a patio with furniture and barbeque and use of the coach house grounds. Ample parking is available. Pets are welcome.Smoking 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 excluding Xmas and New Year. Bookings for Christmas and New Year are from Tuesday to Tuesday.
Nearest pub - Chinley 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Chinley 0.5 miles. Nearest supermarket - Chapel 4 miles.
"Wonderful weekend celebrating my 50th birthday. Cottage very comfortable. We enjoyed walks from the cottage. Eccles Pike plus walks around Chinley, Cave Dale, Winnats and Mamtor. Such a beautiful part of the country. We enjoyed the steak and ale pudding at the Old Hall Inn. Thanks for everything."
Written by Colleen, Graham and Fred(the black lab), 10th March 2020
"Whilst not blessed with the best of weather (rained every day) Kestrel Cottage is a wonderful place to come back to, a roaring fire soon dried us all out. Some excellent walks from the door and some great places to visit. We very much hope to return."
Written by Rick, Alison, Charlotte and Jasper (springer pup), 23rd February 2020
"Thanks for a wonderful week away. The cottage is cosy and in such a perfect location for enjoying the peaks. We had great weather. Thanks for the wine and cake - a really lovely welcome."
Written by Steve and Hannah, 13th December 2019
"Thank you so much for a lovely stay in Kestrel Cottage. The eggs, cake ,wine and milk were all delicious. The house is beautiful and very well equipped. We can definitely recommend the steak at Old Hall Inn. Thank you for letting us stay an extra couple of hours past check out too."
Written by Poppy and Nathan, 17th November 2019
"Lovely property , well equipped and comfortable. Location was excellent as we chose it for seclusion and quiet, worked very well on both counts. A rare find in being truly dog friendly, as most dog owners will know on arrival at a property there will be a list of do’s and dont’s for your dog , not at this property which makes it exceptional and gets five stars from my dogs too "
Written by Somers family, 24th September 2019
"Lovely stay from start to finish. Excellent hosts and beautiful property in excellent location to see the amazing Peaks. Great touches such as flowers,wine,eggs and cake on arrival along with a wonderfully stocked house. Recommend to anyone looking for a luxury cottage in a great location."
Written by Desbrow family, 25th May 2019
"What a lovely clean warm and welcoming cottage. The Monsal trail just down the road, walks on the doorstep, I can't tell you enough what a relaxing, happy and cosy few days away we had."
Written by Melanie, 21st February 2019
"Our first time visit to the stunningly beautiful peak district was made even more enjoyable by our stay in your lovely cottage. Kestrel Cottage was a real find, everything we could wish for, comfortable, cosy and very clean. A really relaxing retreat! Our hosts Vicki and Charlie were most kind,leaving beautiful flowers lovely newlaid eggs and wine for our arrival, very welcome. Our stay was a real pleasure, and we would highly recommend you to friends,family and anyone wishing to sample delightful Derbyshire and the perfect Peaks."
Written by Jane and Alan, 04th November 2018
"Amazing - property with everything you could want. Super snug and warm and clean. Cottage very near lots of fantastic days out not to mention superb local pubs, village cafe etc"
Written by Stephanie, 19th October 2018
"Very comfortable cottage, nicely out of the way. This is our second holiday staying at this or one of the neighbouring cottages, and we could come again."
Written by Peter, 05th May 2018
"Fabulous cottage and some really nice touches. Gorgeous walks and great Village Pub."
Written by Deb and Ian, 02nd January 2018
"Beautifully appointed cottage. There was a Christmas treat which was really a nice touch. Lovely walking. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back"
Written by Tracey and Paul, 21st December 2017
"Perfection - and you can't say better than that! Eccles Pike is a national treasure, they are most fortunate to have it on their doorstep."
Written by Rosemary and Hugh, 29th October 2017
"Wonderful time in such a beautiful cottage. A beautiful area to explore."
Written by Amanda, Tony, Rick and Pauline, 10th October 2017
"We had a wonderful week in this wonderful cottage. It's cosy, well equipped and truly home from home."
Written by Sue and Simon, 30th September 2017
"We found Kestrel Cottage last minute for a weekend away - so glad we did!, Beautiful location and everything you need."
Written by Jade and Dean, 04th September 2017
"We had a great first time in Derbyshire. The cottage is fantastic, very tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. Absolutely quiet and relaxing."
Written by Johanna and Andreas, 16th August 2017
"Kestrel Cottage is a delight in a beautiful peaceful location."
Written by Janet, Ron, Sue and Emma, 01st August 2017
"Lovely welcome, attentive hosts, beautiful scenery."
Written by Peter and Yvonne, 30th June 2017
"Warm welcome. Had a lovely week in this cottage where we did some lovely walks with the dog."
Written by Chris and John, 16th June 2017