Valley Field is a pretty semi-detached cottage, next door to our home in the quiet village of Froggatt but with its own entrance and drive. The village is set below Froggatt Edge, well known to climbers and walkers, hidden from the main roads. Owned by the family for over 20 years, it was refurbished in 2016 to offer a comfortable holiday in the Peak District National Park in the Derbyshire Dales. With lovely views over the River Derwent, a central village location and easy walking from the front door, you would be forgiven for thinking you are far from civilisation but we are easy to get to and very conveniently placed for the Steel City of Sheffield and the Georgian market town of Chesterfield with its famous wonky spire on the parish church of St Mary and All Saints. Buxton is about 30 minutes away. Trains can be picked up 5 mins drive away at Grindleford for Manchester and Sheffield. Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock and all the beautiful attractions of the Dark Peak are easy to get to from here including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Eyam Hall and a bit further afield Hardwick Hall. Your walking options are infinite; the Monsal Trail is close by for cycling and walking and open air swimming is available in Hathersage...the Derbyshire Dales is littered with interesting pubs, modern and ancient history and outdoor activities......
The cottage is semi-detached with its own entrances and the owners occupy the other house.
It has 3 bedrooms for 5; one 5' double, one twin and one single. A bathroom with spacious walk in shower - sorry no bath - and a comfortable cloakroom downstairs. Entrance lobby for removing your outdoor gear, well equipped kitchen with electric oven, microwave and dishwasher (bring your slippers as the tiled floor can be cool), dining room with log burner and sitting room with an easy to light gas stove when you are shattered after a hard day outside. Finally a good utility with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge - freezer available in the bike shed - and space to hang up soggy gear. Gas central heating, wood, towels and bed linen, soap powder etc all included. Terraced space to the side for parking and sitting and a lawned front garden to watch the world go by. The outlook from the front garden will be more open, probably for most of this year as sadly, we are having to take down a tree that lost a big branch late last year. We have decided that it sensible to clear the border at the same time so for those of you who have visited before, it will look a little different for a while.
A rather temperamental broadband supply and mobile service depending on who you are with but recently a good 4G service, Freeview television and an excellent selection of Blue ray DVDs, books and games.
Children over 8 preferably please. Babies and little children are welcome but the house is not best equipped for them. The stairs can be shut off at the bottom and fire guards are available.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs by arrangement....the garden is not escape proof for dogs as one of our reviews has pointed out; all official exit points are gated but a determined canine will get round them. House rules are no dogs upstairs and not on the furniture please. They have a very nice bed of their own.
Parking: the gateway for the parking space for the house is tight and from the narrow lane of The Green and you must reverse onto it. However, small cars can go in forwards, we do get our Land Rover Discovery on it and it does allow you to remain more private from us. One review described it as inaccessible but for most folk and vehicles it works. However, if it doesn't suit and you are going to be using your vehicle a lot, you are very welcome to use the main driveway which is easier; you can come in forwards and can also be made available for second vehicles. Third vehicles require a little more effort and there is also a reasonable spot on Hollowgate, just past the house.
Please note changeover days are generally Fridays and Mondays. However, I shall do my best to offer other days where possible.