|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Charming single storey cottage set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens and surrounded by peaceful open coutryside with views over the Manifold Valley and Thors cave. 4 Poster bed. Fine local pubs and restuarants. Walking and cycling from the door and all the activities and attractions of the Peak District within easy reach.
Hall Farm Holiday cottages offer delightful accommodation on the edge of the village of Wetton within the Peak District National Park. Accommodating up to twelve people in three cottages, we are in an ideal location for exploring the many activities and attractions within the Peak District, whether it is walking, cycling, golfing or just relaxing in the beautiful peaceful surroundings.
After successful business careers and many years of long days and long commutes, in 2002 the opportunity arose for us to make the lifestyle change which we had both dreamed of and worked for.
In July 2005 after numerous property viewings and the difficulties of negotiating the property market both in terms of buying and selling, we finally moved to Hall Farm Wetton.
We are never happier than when we have visitors to our cottages as we love to share our wonderful location.
We are always happy to give advice on walks or what to do and see but equally we understand that some of our guests simply want the peace and solitude which our location offers.
Ian and Christine Royle purchased this cottage in 2005
We had first viewed the house and cottages in 2003 and had been immediately captivated by its stunning location and its potential for development. Ian had walked the area many times since the late sixties (and spent many a happy hour hour in the Royal Oak Wetton) and considered the Staffordshire Moorlands one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the Peak District. Christine, a keen amateur gardener, was blown away by the potential for the gardens and was undaunted by the six foot high beds of nettles which formed the borders.
Nine years on it is still work-in-progress and will always be so as we strive to continually improve the properties and their environment and consequently the experience for our guests who incidentally have often become our friends too.
We never tire of the wonderful view of the Manifold Valley and Thors cave which has remained unchanged for thousands of years and every day we feel privileged to live in such a wonderful environment and most of all we love the opportunity of sharing it with our guests.
Our guests too love the peace and tranquility of our location yet the tourist hotspots of the Peak District are all within easy reach.
You can walk or cycle from the door, explore the surrounding area or simply watch the local bird life fighting for the best spot on the birdfeeders, whatever your preference we are sure that you will fall in love with Hall Farm as we did.
This was a beautiful little cottage right in the heart of the Peak District. There are literally dozens of fantastic walks to do within ten miles - including the trek up to see Thor's Cave (a definite must!), the Manifold Valley Rail Trail, and Dovedale. The cottage was in a perfect spot for us, very centrally located, and with a parking area on the property, it was incredibly convenient. As an added bonus, the town pub, Ye Olde Royal Oak, has fabulous food, an excellent offering of craft beers, and is within walking distance - should one opt to have a pint or two.
The cottage itself felt very homey and cozy, and after a long day out seeing the sights, it was a joy to snuggle up under the duvet for a good night's sleep! There was a full kitchen, equipped with a good supply of dishes, pots, pans and utensils, and a refrigerator. There wasn't a freezer in the cottage, but the shared utility room had a fridge, which we were invited to use. Also in the utility room were a washer and dryer, which was fantastic, as we didn't need to bring two weeks worth of clothing with us. There was also WiFi available, so we were able to check email and search for restaurants and places to go (not that we needed to - there was a very large binder in the cottage with dozens and dozens of pamphlets and brochures). For anyone with children, there is also a play barn and some playground equipment in the back garden, all of which looked very nice (though we didn't spend too much time investigating, as it was just the two of us).
Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly, and did everything possible to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The cottage was kept in immaculate condition, and we loved every minute of our trip.
If you're looking for a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy less hustle and bustle, this would be the ideal retreat for you. Two massive thumbs up! ^_^
East Midlands and Manchester airports are about an hours car journey and Birmingham is about an hour 15 mins.
Buxton train station is 30 mins and Derby is 45 mins.
Staffordshire Moorlands Community bus, which can be ordered from your door to take you to local areas is a phone call away.
Ashbourne 10 miles
Alton Towers 12 miles
Bakewell 15 miles
Buxton 15 miles
Chatsworth 20 miles
Derby 28 miles
Leek 10 miles
The Roaches 6 miles
Hulme End which is 3 miles away has a small village store which also sells newspapers.
Hartington (5 miles) has a village store, newsagent with cash point, post office, cafe, petrol station and cheese shop.
Ashbourne and Leek have a much wider selection which includes Waitrose, Sainsburys, Boots, Co-op, Morrisons etc.
Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda provide 'Home Delivery'.
Pubs & Restaurants:
There is an excellent choice of good pubs in the area.
The Royal Oak, Wetton is the nearest a 5 minute walk. The George in Alstonefield is 3 miles away and food is excellent but more expensive and the Manifold Inn at Hulme End is also good along with the Devonshire Arms in Hartington and the Greyhound in Warslow. Hartington Youth Hostel offers a good real ale selections and good food and also has a lovely play area for the children.
There is a wide choice of restaurants in Leek & Ashbourne
Doctors: Hartingdon, Ashbourne and Leek.
Chemist: Ashbourne and Leek.
Banks: Ashbourne and Leek.
Church services: Rotated throughout the Diocese, We can provide details.
Cycling: The Manifold, Tissington, High Peak and Monsal trails are all close by. Cycle hire is available too.
Walking: Thors Cave is a must, it can be seen from the cottage and is only a 20 minute walk away, remember to take a torch for the scramble in, then climb to the top to appreciate the best views. Dovedale and the famous stepping stones is 5 miles away or can be accessed from Milldale (3 miles). The Roaches are a particular favourite of ours, with fantastic views and on a clear day you can see Snowdon (allegedly!). A local walking booklet has been produced which offers many walks directly from Wetton. It is available for £3 with proceeds going to the Church.