Cara is a brilliant cottage, created out of a mellow stone barn on a lovely little farm. If the standard of the cottage is superb then so is its peaceful location, surrounded by rolling countryside, with stunning views over the valley, but with Holymoorside's village store and two great pubs just a wander across the fields.
Holymoorside is a very attractive village on the edge of the Peak District National Park with local walks through the bluebell woods by the river Hipper, or up onto Beeley Moor for wonderful views over Chatsworth .Yet civilisation is not far away with all Chesterfield's attractions - historic market square, high street shops, theatre, multi - screen cinema, and much much more - only 10 minutes drive away.
Head beyond Chesterfield to discover Bolsover's 'storm the battlements' castle, Bess of Hardwick's Hall and even Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest. Venture the other way into the Peak and revel in the world famous scenery, marvel at Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, relive bygone days at the National Tramway Museum or explore the Derwent Valley world heritage site.
A spacious lounge and dining area with comfortable furniture, coal effect electric fire, T.V.,Freeview, D.V.D. and Wi Fi together with picture window views over the valley. A superb fitted kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer. A really attractive double bedroom with king-size bed. An adjoining bathroom with shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power included. There is a spacious patio and garden with furniture. Ample parking is available. Pets and smoking are not permitted. There is easy walking access for people with disabilities. Please ask for details and a copy of the cottage access statement.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas and New Year.
Nearest pub - Holymoorside 0.5 miles. Nearest village shop - Holymoorside 0.5 mlies. Nearest supermarket - Chesterfield. 2 miles.
"We have had a relaxing week thanks to the home comforts of Cara Cottage. Thank you for the milk wine and all the other thoughtful little touches. We have thoroughly enjoyed visiting Bolsover Castle, Crich Tramway Museum as well as the heights of Abraham to name but a few. We can recommend the food at the Highwayman Beefeater and the 'Dynasty' Chinese takeaway offer excellent food and an equally excellent delivery service! Cromford Mills with the walks along the canal make for a very enjoyable day out also.Thank you for a lovely holiday cottage."
Written by Alan and Jean, 17th August 2018
"A lovely clean, comfortable cottage. Wonderful views from the sitting room and patio. Enjoyed walks at Linacre and a trip to Lyme park. Thank you."
Written by Malcolm and Mary, 03rd August 2018
"Our first visit to Cara Cottage and it has been everything we wanted. A lovely welcome, wine and milk a lovely touch. A very cosy, comfortable cottage with a view you could never tire of. The location is ideal for getting around with so many villages and market towns all within 30 mins. drive. We would recommend Bakewell and Chatsworth strongly, both worthwhile visits. Make sure you get to Chatsworth farm shop - fantastic, fresh, reasonably priced goods. The whole week has been relaxing and we would highly recommend Cara to anyone. Thank you"
Written by Laurence and Pauline, 27th July 2018
"Our third visit to Cara Cottage and it is as enjoyable as ever. Lots of walking and visiting. Many thanks Suzanne and James."
Written by Anne and Eric, 20th July 2018
"Home from home cottage, well equipped and very comfortable, lovely views and appreciated the extras. A very happy holiday. Thank you."
Written by Alison and Terry, 13th July 2018
"Lovely cottage, great views. After a day sight seeing it's a haven to come back to. Thank you also for the milk and other extras. would love to come back again have enjoyed our stay so much."
Written by Jenny and Mick, 06th July 2018
"A wonderful well equipped cottage rel home from home, so many thoughtful touches, the wine and flowers appreciated. Lots to do in the area, the Artisan market in Chesterfield well worth a visit. Bolsover Castle was interesting, the cream tea delicious. We had a lovely pub lunch at the Yorkshire Bridge at Ladybower Reservoir. Hardwick Hall is a must if you enjoy history. A relaxing morning take a canal boat ride on the Cromford canal, also Richard Arkwright's mills are there. We have a fantastic holiday, I am sure we will return. Thank you."
Written by Melanie and Ian, 22nd June 2018
"Lovely cottage, grat views. After a day sightseeing it's a haven to come back to. Thank you also for the milk and other extras. Would love to come back again, have enjoyed our stay so much."
Written by Jenny and Nick, 20th June 2018
"Thank you for thinking of everything that's needed for a wonderful and comfortable visit - we will certainly stay here again and recommend to others."
Written by Barbara and Mick, 15th June 2018
"We appreciated all the extras in this cosy cottage. Would recommend Cara for a lovely relaxing holiday enjoying the beautiful views."
Written by Pat and Don, 08th June 2018
"Another super week,'Home from Home'. We love it. Thank you for the extras!. Lovely walking, Calver coffee shop a must! Looking forward to coming back. see you soon !!!"
Written by John and Lin, 01st June 2018
"We have had a very enjoyable weeks holiday here in Derbyshire. Cara cottage is 5 star everything here we needed. Thank you to the family for making us feel welcome. Thank you for the wine, flowers and milk and all the other extras you provided. You have a lovely place here and we would love to return."
Written by Sue and Ian, 25th May 2018
"'It's such a perfect place'. So well thought out. 'Home from Home'. The area is lovely but also easy reach to places of interest. We were very lucky with the weather - could sit all day on the patio looking at the view. Best ever place for comfort we have ever had. Thank you."
Written by Jeannie and Steve, 18th May 2018
"A return visit for us and just as welcoming. 'extras' much appreciated - thank you. The bluebells at Renishaw Hall and Gardens were splendid and this year we enjoyed the walk along the towpath at Tapton lock, plus a narrow boat trip. We shall miss the wonderful view, but hope to be back."
Written by Roger and Lesley, 04th May 2018
"A much needed and enjoyable mini break from our busy working lives. Beautiful, comfy and well equipped cottage with a lovely view. We enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Bulls Head pub. we will miss the peace and quiet and of course the lovely view, would love to return to Cara for a longer stay."
Written by Moira and Brian, 28th April 2018
"We have visited the Peak District a few times but this is the first time we have been in a cottage, which we found to be very comfortable and well equipped. Lovely views from the cottage. Hope to see you again."
Written by Ian and Trixie, 27th April 2018
"Thank you so much for your warm welcome to Cara cottage and for the lovely flowers wine and milk. We had a a lovely time here, lovely views and everything to make it feel like home from home. the arrival of Spring, at last, has meant we have enjoyed many lovely walks and the mini heatwave has been a bonus."
Written by Leslie and Margaret, 20th April 2018
"We arrived on a cold dark December night to a very warm welcome from Suzanne. The gifts of wine, milk and the lovely poinsettia were nice touches, which we greatly appreciated. The view from the cottage is lovely and we felt very relaxed and at home here. We had everything we needed - loads of towels, a very comfy bed, beautiful bed linen and even dishwasher tablets were provided. The cottage was warm and cosy and we would definitely like to come back again in the near future!"
Written by Simon and Jackie, 24th December 2017
"Perfectly placed to enjoy the Peaks, Chatsworth, Bakewell, the High Peaks for walking and the pretty little town of Tideswell is worth a visit. Try the Barrel Inn at Bretton (highest pub in Derbyshire) spectacular views and excellent food! Cottage is a real home from home. Everything you need and warm and cosy. We will miss the views and the feeling of peace and calm being here gives you! Sad to leave, hope to have left it the way we found it ' PERFECT'. Thank you."
Written by Chris and Yvonne, 21st October 2017
"Beautiful and cosy cottage. Everything required - plus views to die for. We have visited the Dales over the last ten years, always staying in very comfortable cottages, however I must say that CARA is the best we have had the pleasure to stay in. Thank you Suzanne and James for your hospitality, the wine, milk and flowers."
Written by Jackie and Colin, 06th October 2017