Curlew Cottage is a super little cottage lovingly created out of a mellow stone barn. Indulge yourselves in somewhere just a little bit different! The cottage's quality interior sets it apart. Luxurious fittings highlight the owners' attention to detail. But it's the lovely setting in Windmill, a sleepy little hamlet under the dramatic Hucklow Edge, which really makes it special.
This is the world famous landscape of the Peak District National Park. Climb to the top of the Edge, have a pint in the Barrel Inn and gasp in wonder at the incredible views. Explore the local lanes and perhaps find the intriguing 'plague' village of Eyam.
In the very heart of the Peak District, with all Derbyshire's attractions like Chatsworth, Bakewell and Buxton nearby, there are few better places for your holiday. Wherever you go each day, get back in time for a super meal in the Queen Ann pub just five minutes walk to Gt. Hucklow before wandering back to the cottage, for the last glass of wine on the patio, gazing at the night sky brimming over with stars.
A spacious lounge with glowing log burning stove, beamed ceiling, super lighting, luxurious suite, dining table, flat screen T.V. , DVD., Freeview and Wi Fi. A lovely kitchen with quality fitted units, hob, oven, microwave, fridge and automatic washer. A super double bedroom with French cast iron bed and T.V. A beautifully fitted bathroom with French cast iron bath, separate shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Storage heating, power and an initial supply of fuel for the stove are included (£15 fuel charge Oct-Mar). There is a gravelled patio with furniture. Parking for one car is available on the patio and there are lots of other spaces on the very quiet lane immediately outside. A small pet is allowed by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday 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 - Gt. Hucklow 0.4 miles. Nearest village shop - Tideswell 2 miles. Nearest supermarket - Buxton 5 miles.
"Thank you both for, "loaning" us your beautiful cottage. What a wonderful week we had. Stunning weather/cold but sunny. Fabulous walks, gorgeous scenery and a wonderful cottage to come home to. The cottage is so well equipped with everything we could possibly need. We especially appreciated the excellent wifi. We would love to return one day."
Written by Carol and Rodney, Wantage, 13th April 2019
"Our second visit to Curlew cottage and another excellent week. Exciting to see mountain hares in their winter coats and the red grouse in abundance. Good walks on Kinder Scout and Holden Moor. We enjoyed seeing the steam trains at Darley Dale and going for a run on the Monsal Trail. Good meals at the Barrel Inn and The Bulls Head at Foolow. Thank you for creating such a lovely place to stay"
Written by Barry and Kathryn, Devon, 23rd March 2019
"Really well positioned to explore the Peak District. The owners are on hand if you need them but make sure you have privacy. The cottage itself is well decorated and has a real cosy feeling about it. Would give 5 stars but the shower and bed are a little small. Would definitely recommend anyway."
Written by Rebecca, 21st October 2018
"Lovely property, everything you could need in a stunning setting. Very relaxing and comfortable"
Written by Joanne, 11th August 2018
"this has been a lovely week from beginning to end. Six days of glorious sunshine, our third visit to Curlew cottage and still loads to do and see. There are no shops in Windmill but it provides something shops don't sell, a feeling of well-being, the fresh air, bird song and wild flowers cannot be bought. Curlew cottage is by far the best we have stayed in, thank you Abi and Russell for making us so welcome, see you soon,"
Written by Patrick, Pam and Laddie. - Stoke- on - Trent., 26th May 2018
"We've had a fantastic week- thank you. The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the dales and peaks, and we've sampled a few of the local pubs as well. We particularly enjoyed exploring Lathkilldale for the first time. Looking forward to coming again- please can we bask in the glorious sunshine again though. The cottage is well-equipped and very comfortable. Many thanks"
Written by Kathryn & Barry, 19th May 2018
"Thank you Russell and Abi for a lovely week, we went for some lovely walks, up to the Barrel Inn at Bretton. We visited Castletown and the Dams at Derwent. The cottage is well situated for everything especially the Queen Ann pub at Great Hucklow, which takes only a few minutes to walk there. The cottage is well equipped and is really cosy and you can see a lot of work and love have been put into it. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have stayed in a few and we would like to come back again sometime. People we met on walks were really friendly. Thanks again for a wonderful week"
Written by Alan & Carol, Leicester, 20th April 2018
"Thanks for a lovely break. The cottage is great and we have really enjoyed our time here. Lovely walk from the cottage up to the historical lead mine site- so peaceful and tranquil to sit up there and take in the breathtaking views. We will be back"
Written by Martin, Sue and Bolt, Nottingham, 10th April 2018
"Curlew cottage has everything we need to make our holiday perfect. Love the location, convenient for everywhere and great dog walks from the door, and the weather has been brilliant. Thanks Russell and Abigail for all your hard work in making this cottage a warm and comfortable home from home. We are now looking forward to our next visit a.s.a.p, to make even more memories"
Written by Jill, Barry and Chappie, 15th March 2018
"Thank you Russell and Abi for a lovely week we went for some lovely walks and up to the Barrell at Breton. We visited Castleton and the Dams at Derwent. The cottage is well situated for everything especially the Queen Anne pub.....the cottage is well equipped and is really cosy and you can see that a lot of work has been put in to it. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we have stayed in quite a few. We would come back again."
Written by Alan & Carol, Leicester, 21st October 2017
"Many thanks- excellent week in Curlew cottage, would definitely like to spend time here again."
Written by Tim, Marion & Ziggy, 14th October 2017
"We have had a lovely time this week, Curlew cottage has everything we need to make our holiday perfect- Love the location convenient for everything here great dog walks from the door. Thank you Russell and Abigail for all your hard work making this cottage a warm and comfortable home from home. We are now looking forward to our next visit a.s.a.p. to make even more memories."
Written by Patrick, Pam and Laddie, Stoke on Trent, 29th September 2017
"Thank you Russell & Abi for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage, we felt right at home! The surrounding area is lovely, we walked into Great Hucklow and the local people we met were very friendly. We walked from the cottage to Eyam village. We loved Bakewell, visited Buxton and Matlock. The Anchor Inn, the food was delicious."
Written by Hayley, Lee & Alix- woof woof, 09th September 2017
"Thanks Abi & Russell. We both have had a lovely holiday in your homely cottage. Went to some special places- Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Tideswell. All the pubs are good for eating out. The weather was perfect. Many Thanks."
Written by Mary & John, Fleetwood, Lancs, 02nd September 2017
"We have had lots of good walks every day and enjoyed the local villages. Buxton was also worth a visit. The cottage is in a perfect location. Thank you for a lovely week."
Written by She & Steve, Cambs., 26th August 2017
"Cottage ideally located, had fantastic week, we've walked every day, also been very lucky with the weather. Loved Winster, (worth a visit)."
Written by Denise & Richard, Essex., 19th August 2017
"Have had a lovely time exploring Derbyshire, very much enjoyed walking Kinder Scout and a pint in the Sportsman after. Eyam Moor was gorgeous as well, had superb weather. Peveril castle was a worthwhile visit and forget the supermarket and visit Chatsworth farm shop, great variety."
Written by Jack, Hannah & Bilbo, Suffolk, 22nd July 2017
"Thank you Russell & Abi for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. Our first time in the Peak District and it is really lovely. Good walks, good pubs and pretty viallage."
Written by Pat & Eric, West Sussex., 24th June 2017
"Thanks Russell & Abi, we have had a fantastic week staying in this delightful cottage. An ideal location, we have done loads of walking and have visited Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Eyam Hall and Lady Bower Resevoir. Also a lovely walk around Dovedale. Lots of lovely pubs and good food."
Written by Eileen & Paul, East Sussex, 17th June 2017
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage. We have really enjoyed our stay. It has really made our mini-moon that more special. We will definitely be coming back in the future."
Written by Jordan & Susie, 02nd April 2017