|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Book a romantic getaway at Bleak House Cottage. 2016 award winning Holiday Property of the Year', Bleak House Cottage is recognised as one of the best!*
Within easy reach of all major cities, Bleak House Cottage is at the heart of the undiscovered Peak District. Here you can enjoy sheer luxury and discover a world away that's not far! Walk straight from the front door on miles of footpaths or take a short trip to some of the countries finest attractions. The magical triangle of the Roaches, Manifold Valley and Chrome Hill are within easy reach of the historic houses such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. After a full day finish off with great food and local beer in one of the areas restaurants, before returning to settle down under a carpet of stars and a real log burner.
*2016 Tourism Awards.
Bleak House Cottage has stood here for hundreds of years.The house and cottage has watched seasons, come and go. Relax and watch the changing dark starry skies, the trees as the burst into leaf and birds arriving and departing. This is nature at its very best, untouched and untainted.
In summer the gardens and fields attract Large Spotted Woodpeckers, Curlews and Nut Hatches. Barn and Tawny Owls nest in the field and come hunting at dusk as Buzzards and Hawks fly across the sky. Our hedgehog awakens and Bleak House Cottage is, once again, at the heart of the undiscovered Peak District at this glorious time of the year.
Leave the city behind to dis-connect, refresh, revitalise and restore your energies and enjoy the clear air of the Peak District.
To make your stay perfect we have included all modern conveniences including luxury en-suite shower, wood burning stove, central heating, traditional hand made and finished solid wood kitchen, Egyptian cotton bedding and towels and all usual facilities.
Bleak House Cottage, often referred to by our guests as 'their retreat', offering peace and tranquillity for those who want to simply unwind from the stresses of life along with the opportunity to walk or cycle from the front door. Bring your bikes, there is miles and miles of perfect cycling with secure cycle storage and equipment jet washing facilities. Bleak House Cottage has easy access, safe parking and two private patios.
At Bleak House Cottage we offer a warm welcome all, we are happy to organise locally sourced food hampers and everyday essentials, provide expert wine selection, book guided walks or theatre tickets and offer local tourism advice. You are supplied with a basket of logs and other requirements to ensure you settle in straight away.
Check our 5* reviews:
The cottage was as pictured and incredibly lovely. It is a perfect setting for some restoration, relaxation and walks in nature. Maria also went out of her way to welcome me, making sure the wifi was working, providing a care package and even coordinating a private tour of nearby Leeks with a local historian. Thanks for the great stay!
"The cottage itself was perfect. Warm, spotless, fully equipped with everything you might need, and it's in an idyllic location. The weather while we were there was great which meant we could take full advantage of the recommended walks in the Guest Book and selection of maps provided...... We left feeling really relaxed and would wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful cottage – we can't wait to come back!"
What a beautiful cosy cottage in a peaceful location yet with good access to major roads. Every little detail has been done with love. Maria was a wonderful hostess and gave us lots of information and guidance for days out and for the best places to eat. The welcome hamper with Prosecco and lemon drizzle cake was a lovely touch, too. The log burner made for cosy evenings. We left here sad to say goodbye but refreshed and will certainly be back.
"The Bleak House cottage was exactly what we had hoped for. It was cozy and peaceful with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside... Maria was a wonderful hostess and did so much to make our stay so enjoyable. We heartily recommend Bleak House and would love to come back for another visit." February 2016
"Absolutely beautiful cottage in a stunning location" September 2015
Bleak House Cottage was no less than a dream! We had a wonderful shortbreak in this amazing cottage. The views are breathtaking, Bleak House Cottage is located in a beautiful part of the Peak District. Close to the Roaches and close to picture perfect Longnor. There was a fire burning. We loved everything. It's sort of a healing place, away from busy life... I would live there forever if I could! :) - November 2015
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I was born in Manchester but spent many years abroad. Returning back to the UK I worked in my families interior design business until an I had unexpected move into television. I worked for both ITV and BBC for almost ten years when upon the death of my mother I decided for a complete change. I have three horses - two who have competed at Horse of the Year and three dogs which was the driving force behind my 'relocation to the country'.
Maria Killoran purchased this cottage in 2006
When I decided on my move to the country I had no particular area in mind, it just had to feel right. My daughter and I travelled the country from north to south and east to west. We heard about Bleak House by accident just two days before it was due to go to auction. We came had a look and fell in love. It was ramshackle and in need of much work but I was philosophical and if I we were meant to have the house we would. On the night of the auction we went along and waited until everyone seemed to have stopped bidding and we put in one bid. Nobody came back and we won the house on that one bid. It has always felt like fate!
I love Bleak House, it is a house with much history set in a small hamlet dating back to the 12th century. In recent years, I have researched the families who lived here and in the area since the 1600s. The newly restored Bleak House Cottage is the original stonemasons home. The location is magical throughout the year and every day has its own special beauty. I never tire of driving into Leek or Buxton, just a short distance, and seeing the majestic Roaches, the autumn mists flooding across the valley like a sea, spectacular wildlife from stags, curlews, owls, kestrels and so many more. We are set in natures paradise where the seasons of the year are still clearly defined, from the first snowdrop announcing the end of winter to the nesting swallows departing marking summers end. If you love the countryside, you too will love Bleak House Cottage. The cottage has been a labour of love, I have sought to create a beautiful environment without destroying its heritage.
Wow, where to start. Maria met us upon our arrival who is just a fantastic host. The cottage is perfect. It is cosy, homely, very quiet and just amazing. We took our 2 shih tzu's with us who loved laying by the log burner. The outside space is perfect for them and knowing they was safe was great. I would recommend this cottage and Maria as a host 100%. Just the perfect little break. Thank you.
Bleak House Cottage is a beautiful compact little cottage.
It is well maintained , very comfortable and ideally located to explore the Peak District .
We were made to feel very welcome by the owner Maria and hope to return soon .
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Maria made us feel very welcome. Lots of walks from the cottage door and lots of information in the cottage for walks and other things to do. Nearby Leek is a wonderful town for a wander and we ate in two pubs close by recommended by Maria which were great. A lovely break.
The Bleak House cottage was exactly what we had hoped for. It was cozy and peaceful with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The last day we were there it snowed so we ended up leaving a bit earlier than we had planned since we needed to be back in London and didn't know how far the snow extended. Wish we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect place to come home to after days spent exploring. The little wood burning stove in the living room just added to the charm, especially on cold evening! Maria was a wonderful hostess and did so much to make our stay so enjoyable. We heartily recommend Bleak House and would love to come back for another visit.
The village of Longnor was a great place to have tea and scones and the fish and chips were wonderful. We also went to the farmers market in Bakewell which takes place every Monday and enjoyed just strolling through the streets. Especially enjoyed the "locks of love" on the bridge. The entire Peak District was beautiful. Wish we had more time to explore.
One other place we recommend is stopping at Brownspit Farm to get fresh eggs and homemade sausages. They also sell firewood and it's only about a mile from the cottage.
We absolutely loved our stay at this gorgeous cottage. So peaceful and Maria had thought of everything with a lovely welcome hamper and milk in the fridge! Would highly recommend!!
Rated 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, Bleak House Cottage set in the undiscovered heart of the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular all year round location. Bleak House Cottage with its cosy log burning stove and breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside makes it the perfect retreat for you to refresh, restore and revitalise your energies. From the cottage you can watch the sun rise towards the Manifold Valley from the front and set in the evening over the Roaches to the rear. Bleak House Cottage has been beautifully restored back to its origins as a former stonemasons cottage. To make your stay perfect we have included all modern conveniences including luxury en-suite shower, wood burning stove, central heating, traditional hand made and finished solid wood kitchen with usual facilities, full Sky package and free wifi. Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the birds singing and settle down in the evening under a carpet of stars and silence. Bleak House Cottage offers peace and tranquillity for those who want to simply unwind from the stresses of life along with the opportunity to walk or cycle from the front door. Bring your bikes, there is miles and miles of perfect cycling with secure cycle storage and equipment jet washing facilities. Bleak House Cottage has easy access, safe parking and two private patios. Bleak House Cottage is in close proximity to all attractions in the Peak District including, Chatsworth Country House, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Rudyard Lake and dating back to the Doomsday Book, Longnor just a couple of miles away. At Bleak House Cottage we offer a warm welcome all, we are happy to organise locally sourced food hampers and everyday essentials, provide expert wine selection, book guided walks or theatre tickets and offer local tourism advice. You are supplied with a basket of logs and other requirements to ensure you settle in straight away. Plan you holiday and find out what's happening with gossip, offers. behind the scenes photos of past events and news about forthcoming ones by joining us on Facebook - Bleak House Cottage See our reviews on Trip Advisor at .http://goo.gl/Bb6Xgt.
There is no charge to bring 1 small dog. We allow up to 2 small dogs or 1 medium- dogs are not allowed in the bedroom and must not be left alone in the cottage. If you wish to bring your dog this must be confirmed with owner prior to booking please see additional charge. Logs and lighting equipment available on site to purchase. Should you require the extra bed please confirm this with Maria at the time of booking. Change over day is Friday unless otherwise stated. Check in is after 2:00pm on day of arrival and before 11:00 on day of departure.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.