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About Patrick Skemp
We have live a mile away for over 20 years and in the Peak District for about 32 years. We are great enthusiasts of the area, knowing it really well, having carefully chosen (after a three year search!) our location, both the walking and the cycling here are after all absolutely superb. We like to greet guests personally so that we can deal not only with enquiries about the cottage but generally about the area, (but rest assured we are careful not to be too forceful!) We have in fact been running holiday cottages from the farm where we actually live for 20 years now, so we like to think we are pretty good at meeting guests expectations. Most weeks one or other set of our guests will comment (in addition favourably on the cottage) about our professional approach, which is after all driven by our determination to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy both their stay in our various cottages and in the Peak District. In the name (of course) of market research, we visit the numerous inns, restaurants, chippies etc, (there are about 30 of these within 7 miles alone, plus various tea rooms) and are able to pass on our knowledge if requested to our guests.
Patrick Skemp purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Patrick Skemp chose Hartington
Superb location in the village, in the heart of it. Superb location in the Peak District. The village has numerous facilities for one of Hartington's size - there are after all only 130 houses. The cycling in the area is brilliant, the walking can not be beaten? There are an amazing number of stately homes, and other commercial attractions so close. Our cottages are extremely well run. But the cottage itself is just fab,(it is after all 5 star) it's a privilege to own a 700 year old property with so much character on display!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
The owners choose to send their arrival information by post and therefore guests must be willing to provide their home or work address
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location.
In the heart is of Hartington
Beautiful cottage with original features sitting in the heart of Hartington. Walking from the door to either the great outdoors -spoilt for choice in terms of dales - or to the teashop which literally adjoins the cottage, or later to one of the two pubs within 100 steps almost of the front gate. Fabulous area - Haddon Hall is a real gem and very close by.
An excellent base for a stay in the Peak District / Derbyshire Dales. Cottage superb - exceptionally clean, has everything you need for a week (or more) away, a real home from home! Hartington village itself is a great location for walking or cycling & is not too far away from all other attractions in the general Peak District area & beyond. Would highly recommend Knowl Cottage to anyone looking to stay in this area.
Superb cottage and location
From the second you walk in you feel welcome. What makes the cottage so special is the attention to detail, such as lamps and heating on when you arrive, an extremely well designed kitchen, good size en suites to all the bedrooms and every TV channel and streaming app that you could possibly think of! It was a quiet haven, but then when you step outside you have a great choice of local facilities - deli and local store, tea shop, farm cafe, gift shop, pub and hotel all in the village. A week wasn't long enough to enjoy all that Hartingdon has to offer, let alone the huge variety of things to do within a 30 minute drive. We rarely visit somewhere twice, as there are so many places in the world to visit, but I am sure we will make an exception and return to the Hartingdon cottages.
The cottage was everything it promised! Very clean, comfortable and stocked with everything needed.
Only one thing - we are all older and only 2 upright chairs! Sofas were a bit low as we all have knee and back problems. Having said that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hartington and visited many of the surrounding towns and villages. What a lovely part of the world and friendly people wherever we went. Good facilities in the village too.
Just got back from our 3 night stay at Knowl Cottage. Owner was very good with regards to communications and arrival day was easy. The house itself is beautiful,and while it has all mod cons, it retains loads of character, and is very well positioned to explore the Derbyshire peak District. The kitchen is well appointed with everything that you would need to your stay and the owner has put together quite library of information folders, which are very useful. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again
There is almost certainly more to do within 30 minutes drive of Hartington than anywhere in the UK, stately homes, market towns, attractive villages, the National Stone Centre (!) the absolutely superb National Tramway Museum, 8 heritage railways, the list is endless, hence there being 11 really well organised information folders in the cottage. But primarily we are of course in the heart of the White Peak Area of the Peak District (the area of rolling hills, valleys, dry stone walls and limestone villages, for which the Peak District is so well known - the Dark Peak is mainly uninhabited moorland), so absolutely superb for scenic driving, walking, hiking or cycling.
We are also within 3 miles of three former railway tracks, now cycle paths and walkways, of average 15 miles in length and there is a truly extensive network of quite lanes superb for cycling along, with Sustran Cycle Route 54 passing the cottage. The possibilies for walking are literally unlimited as almost every other field in this area has a footpath passing through but more specifically in the village there is a lovely walk starting, passing over a meadow before reaching after a few hundred yards the River Dove at Beresford Dale. Just down river, along an excellent solid river side path are other stretches of the River Dove known as Wolfscote Dale and then the most famous outside attraction of the who Peak District, namely Dovedale.
Alton Towers is less than 30 minutes drive away whilst the most visited stately home in the country, Chatsworth, is yet closer