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SLEEPS 11 -Peak District,Large Arts & Crafts Country House,Verandas,Mountain Vie - 'The Meads' Sleeps 9-11(5 Bedrooms)3 BATHR,

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights



'The Meads' Sleeps 9-11(5 Bedrooms)3 BATHR,

5 bed,3 bath,Perfect families/groups/couples-both properties sleep 14,Large,3 huge blazing indigo blue Austrian wood stoves,wrap around shaker veranda,dining hall and sitting room oak floored & painted Shaker panelling throughout.Generously& equipped stocked gourmet kitchens,Aga Cookers American Fridge Freezers,Belfast sinks,underfloor heating.5 Bedrooms all panoramic views into gardens and mountains, sleigh beds, fur throws, modern bathrooms double seated steam shower room.3 Sky TV (with sport and 3 Freeview)computer, x box, jigsaws, board games, dvds, cds. Outside small gym, laundry and drying rooms for your wet gear, areas for BBQ (gas for each property), Outdoor summerhouse with outdoor games, croquet, cricket, and on the lawn a trampoline. Top quality beds, mattresses, pillows and bed linen and towels. Fantastically well equipped and with the very best quality throughout, everything you could possibly need for that very special holiday, MORE PHOTOS/INFO DO USE THE WEB LINK.

About the property

The Meads Sleeps 2-14

Very special house with separate wing. large Arts & Crafts House, built in the Great War as a shooting lodge to the adjacent moors. In winter sit by a blazing wood stove, in summer take a glass of wine and explore the fantastic woodland gardens, imaginatively laid out as parkland for you to enjoy, along meandering, stepping stone pathways from ‘room to room’, over rustic bridges, BBQ areas, camp-fire site & topiary rooms with lots of swing seats.Own large stone terrace & outside ‘chesterfields’ with cushions & gravelled courtyard to sit on to catch the sun, spend some time bird watching and view the mountains, or best of all, in the evening, sit on the rustic benches by our camp-fire to a backdrop of stars. Hidden away at the end of a 150 yard driveway, with secure parking, next to lovely old church and Lych gate perfectly designed and situated with everything this stunning area and our lovely village has to offer on your doorstep for relaxing, and a walkers, cyclists, photographers paradise.

margaret mountford
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About margaret mountford

Graham and Margaret run their own business in property and farming. Margaret is the driving force behind this beautifully designed property, she originally trained in fashion and interior design and the influence clearly shows in the love and attention lavished on the property. Detail is everything to Margaret and Graham and one glance around the garden and properties will confirm this is the place to Stay! Owner run and managed with every effort made to make your stay as special as possible.

margaret mountford purchased this house in 2000

Why margaret mountford chose High Peak District

'staying here' sits in its own 4 acres of woodland gardens at the foot, and with panoramic views, of Kinder Scout Mountain Range start of the longest footpath in England the Pennine Way. Edale is a totally unique village offering a blend of peace, beauty, pubs, great walks and a great variety of village events. Close to Derwent water and lots of cycle tracks.

What makes this house unique

The property offers the opportunity to escape both to the open country as well as Manchester or Sheffield by train! Or you can walk to one of the two pubs with log fires and summer gardens or cafes, which are only a 5 minute walk. Next door to Castleton, with its castles and caves and gift shops and restaurants, close to Chatsworth, Haddon and Bakewell. Lots of culture at Buxton Opera House. The Meads sits in its own 4 acres of secluded gardens with extensive secure parking. You are far enough away to have peace and quiet yet still in the heart of the friendly and historic village of Edale which we love.

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I am sure you are a lovely group and we look forward to meeting you all, I know you will look after this lovely place and enjoy your stay with us, but because we run a group booking house, and not everyone is as respectful as yourselves sadly, our insurers ask us to send out the info below on our correspondence. 
The group organiser is the person on the booking form and is responsible for all other members of the group. By booking with us you have agreed to our terms and conditions.

We always meet and greet between 5.00pm and 6.00pm or later by prior arrangement, we never leave a key as we like to meet the group organiser and run through some information you will need during your stay.
Your booking is for 11 persons max for ’the meads', 3 persons max for ‘the garden wing’ both properties 14 persons, our insurance covers those persons booked at the property, we do not allow persons outside of the booking group to use the property at any time, unless by prior agreement, our insurance is very strict about this we have to be also.

We want all our guests to enjoy a well run,unique and much loved property.As owners we run it ourselves ensuring that the property is up to our high standards and are very generous with extras  Many ‘single group’ i.e hen parties etc, have had a great time here and are welcome.However, we will not tolerate rowdy or noisy behaviour upsetting to our neighbours or village, we are a no pets property, no smoking and no candles property.   We check everything in the property is working and nothing is broken, We do not charge for minor damage.  Self-catering accommodation is to be left as it is found.  What we consider to be excessive damage or cleaning will be charged at cost and if we have to refund other guests that will also be charged.

We reserve the right to to ask a group to vacate the property at any time, without refund, if our terms are not observed, the property is not being cared for,  or we feel that their behavior is inappropriate


Edale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Welcome basket on arrival with home-made bread, choc cake, chutney,jam, wine. Tables laid with napkins. Starters of milk,butter,tea,coffee,sugars,milk powder,tom sauce, mustard,vinegar,herbs, oils. Always loo rolls, shower gel,bin bags,foil etc.very generously equipped. We are very particular about quality & bed and bed linen, beds have hotel quality mattresses, are spotlessly clean, fully protected, protectors changed every changeover, best quality pillows fully protected, feather/fibre, choice of either, plenty of extra, wonderful bed linen & quilt, quality bright patterned bath sheets & bath products for your use during your stay. All bedrooms have bedside cabinets, lamps, hair-dryers and mirrors. All cleaning is done by graham and myself so attention to detail is 'spot on' There really is nowhere like 'The Meads' and 'the garden wing', an amazing and unique place in a great location. Very generously equipped with everything you could possibly need for that very special holiday. Outside: OUTSIDE fantastic woodland gardens, imaginatively laid out as parkland, with a huge heart shaped lawn, for you to enjoy, along meandering, stepping stone pathways from ‘room to room’, over rustic bridges, BBQ areas,(fuel inc) camp-fire site & topiary rooms with lots of swing seats and outside ‘chesterfields’ with cushions to sit on to catch the sun, spend some time bird watching and view the mountains, or best of all, in the evening, sit on the rustic benches by our camp-fire to a backdrop of stars. Outdoor Summerhouse-good selection traditional outside games-croquet, swing-ball, space hoppers etc. Outside trampoline. BBQ (gas inc) Trampoline,small well equipped gym with cross-trainer, treadmill and weights. Laundry room with 2 washing machines, sink, tumble dryer. Drying room with heated racks, hanging space, ironing boards and irons. Secure lock up garage for bikes if required-hose for cleaning.(Please note, small ponds in garden)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

'The Meads' Sleeps 9-11(5 Bedrooms)3 BATHR,
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing break for all of our group

  • 5 of 5

Three families with children ranging from 10 to 16 thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Meads. The house was well provisioned and the 'Welcome Pack' left by the owners excellent. Detailed information meant it was easy to use the facilities as well as knowing what was going on in the surrounding area. The grounds of the house are superb with plenty of space for children and adults to enjoy themselves. The village of Edale was an ideal base to go walking from and thereby enjoy the Peak District. Two good pubs within close proximity of the house made easy to recuperate after a hard day's walk.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon for your great review, it was lovely to see such an active group getting 'stuck in' especially the teenagers who so enjoyed the walking. You were a great group to have 'stayinghere' I hope you will come again.
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A joy to be there

  • 5 of 5

Our week spent at The Meads and in the annexe recently was a really special time! Three generations of our family met, in part, to celebrate the anniversary of the birthday of a much loved granny. The sense of space in both the house and garden, together with the numerous thoughtful and useful touches ( and the vibrant decor!) all helped to make this a really memorable and enjoyable week. Thank you, Margaret and Graham, for your kind hospitality. Peter and Charlotte Beresford and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Peter and Charlotte for your lovely review. It was great to meet a family with so many connections going back so many years to Edale, and wasn't the weather amazing. Lovely to see you enjoying Hope Show so much, which we love. Hope you will come again.
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Birthday bash !!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything it promises in the owners information details.

I booked it for a family celebration for my 70th Birthday with 6 adults and 5 children and it was superb with plenty of space inside and outside in the delightful grounds. We have not stayed in a better equipped house - it has everything you could need. The welcome cake and fresh bread etc was a

really nice touch. Many thanks to Margaret and Graham

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry, you were a lovely group of guests to have at the house. So glad you enjoyed 'staying here' hope to see you all again.
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Fabulous house in wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous long weekend here in April. We're a group of 12 women who get together every year for a Spring break and this house was perfect for us. Wonderful, spacious rooms with plenty of character and a brilliant garden with so many interesting areas to explore - and the trampoline was a particular hit. Fantastic welcome from the owners - and house so well-equipped - they've thought of everything. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you ellie for your great review, so glad you and all the ladies enjoyed it so much.
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Superb Accommodation, In An Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay for 8 adults and 6 children. We had a wonderful time, so much so that we have booked for the following year! The accommodation was of a high standard and there was space for all to either chat or have some quiet time, A lot of thought had been undertaken by Margaret and Graham in making the experience pleasurable, from the thorough information about the property before arrival, the range of welcome goods, and the warm greeting when we arrived. The range of children's games both inside and out in the grounds was very much appreciated, Whilst Edale might be thronged with people , the grounds were extensive, well kept and offered endless opportunities to a peaceful environment . The BBQ areas and open fire area allowed us to have a leisurely meal outside, whilst the well equipped kitchen enabled us to cook for the group without coming to blows! An ideal place to relax and catch up with family.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your excellent review, so glad that the weather was so lovely. It was nice to see the BBQ's being used and everyone loving the gardens. Thank you for booking for next year.
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Awesome weekend

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't agree with Carl more, all 9 of us thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend and we would have loved to have stayed longer.

A big thank you to Margaret & Graham for their brilliant hospitality.

Phil S

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you everyone I do hope you come again.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Rambler Hotel/ Nags Head
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Trans Pennine
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M1 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Trout fishing available at Ladybower and the area is also good for rock climbing.

cycle hire shops within 10 mins (will deliver)

walking into moors and mountains from the back door

horse trekking centre 5 mins (do book)

next to caving sites and

para-gliding off Mam Nick

15 mins Buxton 'go ape'

close to Tideswell Cookery school cookery courses

stately homes - Chatsworth, Haddon and Hardwick

20 mins Buxton Opera House


5 mins Walking distance to Manchester/Sheffield main line-Manchester airport 1 hour away driving. Plenty of walks and train takes you to various villages-but a car is also recommended


5 mins walking village, pubs, cafes, visitor centre, post office, village hall. 10 mins drive to plenty of local amenities, driving distance to Stately Homes Chatsworth, shop, gardens and adventure playground, Haddon, Hardwick, Otter Centre, David Mellor Cutlery, Castleton caves and Blue John mines, Peveril Castle, Historic Bakewell, Buxton Spa town and Opera House etc.

Further Details:

Perfect area for groups/families/couples celebration. The village has cycle routes for cycling holidays (download our cycling brochure) stunning footpaths for walking holidays (download our walking brochure) to packhorse bridges, stiles, footbridges, rivers, gorges and streams into woodland, mountains, moors and famous landmarks. Head further afield to Chatsworth, Haddon, Hardwick Halls. Buxton with its Opera House. Bakewell with markets, Castleton (we have planned a day for you here) with Jewellry shops and the Blue John Caves and Hathersage with its outdoor pool. Otter Centre 15 mins and David Mellor Cutlery and kitchen shop. Derwent Reservoir and Ladybower Dam great for a days trout fishing. Shop, pubs with blazing fires and outside gardens, cafes, and restaurant 500 yards. Open air swimming pool Hathersage,To view more photos and details of 'the garden wing' use ref E9619 on this site.


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