Barn in Hathersage, Peak District, Derbyshire, England - All Year Round Escape, Quiet Hamlet, Short Walk To Amenities, Old Country Inn 2 Minutes Walk Away
About Bal Rotherham
Hi - we are James & Bal Rotherham. We live in The Hermitage which is the house adjacent to Pond View Cottage with our 2 young children. James was born in Hathersage and has never left! It has a great local community. I moved in to The Hermitage after we got married. James owns and runs the Trout Farm located near to the Barn. The Farm produces brown and rainbow trout for restocking rivers and reservoirs. The Farm has been in existence for over 40 years.
Why Bal Rotherham chose Hathersage
We decided to lovingly restore the Barn and the Mill Pond to try and preserve their historical importance and archeological impact within the hamlet. Pond View cottage is based in Hathersage, a beautiful part of the country, set within the Peak Park which was the first national park. There are lovely walks and great cycling country routes to suit everyone. Hathersage is a popular place to visit for those that love the great outdoors or for those in search of legendary heroes such as Little John from the Robin Hood tales or literacy greats such as Charlotte Bronte. There is something on offer to suit most interests!
What makes this Barn unique
Pond View Cottage is situated in an excellent location in a very popular village with great amenities. It is stylish, cosy and contemporary with stunning views. It has the unique aspect of being located right next to a Mill Pond. It offers a great base from which to explore the Peak District locations. The Owners are readily available to offer advice on where to visit. There are great walks from the door step and a wonderful old country inn within 2 minutes walking distance that offers great food and beers & wine if you don't feel like cooking!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The highlight of our UK trip!
We stayed in five different locations during our recent UK vacation, and our time in Derbyshire was the highlight! The cottage was comfortable, quiet, and the kitchen was well-stocked. What a pleasant surprise to find wine, coffee, chocolate and milk from our hosts! (My waistline is not thanking you for introducing us to that chocolate, though, which we bought several other times along the way!) The shower was divine and the king bed very comfortable. We took the hike to Stanage from the cottage--the longest route option, of course--and the scenery was breathtaking. Chatsworth House was amazing and we wished we had set aside an entire day to explore the house and extensive grounds. The Ploughman's Inn--right across the street--was fantastic and just what we needed after a long day of driving and touring. We definitely plan to return to the area and would stay in the cottage at Hathersage, without hesitation! Thank you, Bal and James, for your hospitality!
We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for going to the trouble of leaving a review - your feedback is really important to us. We hope that you'll visit again in the future! Many regards Bal & James
a lovely cottage in a wonderful location
we stayed in Pond View Cottage for a week an wish we had booked for longer. The cottage had everything needed to make our stay great and the welcome gift of a bottle of wine and chocolate was a lovely surprise and gratefully appreciated. the owners Bal and James were friendly and always on hand for a chat about where to go walking and where to eat/drink . the local area is stunning and we had the sun as well. we loved staying here. I really enjoyed helping to round up the escaped chicken good way to get to know people.
Thank you so much for your lovely Review. Please do visit us again, we look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Bal & James
Quirky compact cottage ideal for two
Great location for exploring the Peaks. The cottage is small and quiet which we loved, about 1km outside Hathersage (a nice walk in). Good facilities meant we had everything we needed for the stay and the owners kept in touch to make sure we had everything e needed.
Lovely little cottage, beautifully restored and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owners and a generous welcome pack of fresh laid eggs from their own hens, milk, chocolate bars, tea and good ground coffee, and a bottle of wine. Everything in the cottage is of good quality, the bed is comfortable and plenty of cooking equipment for self-catering. Easy walk to Hathersage for a choice of eating and the Plough across the road from the cottage does good food too. Walks straight from the door. A perfect choice for two people.
Excellent well located small cottage
A fabulous small quirky well thought out and nicely furnished cottage. Great location, just a short walk into Hathersage. The close proximity of the main road wasn't really an issue as it is set far enough back and we didn't really notice it too much. Some great walks up to Abney and across to Eyam Moor as well as along the River Derwent or up to Stanage Edge, so no need to use your car if you don't want to. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay here again.
Thank you for taking the trouble to leave us a review- we really do appreciate it! We hope that you'll choose to return to the Peaks and stay with again. All the best, Bal & James
Beautiful cottage, set in gorgeous surroundings.
Such a super find! A beautifully presented quirky cottage. Fully equipped will all you could need. Fabulous welcome from the owners. Couldn't recommend highly enough. The location is ideal, and so close to many of the Peak Didtricts treasures.
I will definitely rebook in the future.
Thank you Vicky & Joe for taking the trouble to leave us your great feedback on the cottage. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your time with us. There is so much on offer in the Peak District- we look forward to seeing both of you again. Regards Bal & James
Manchester - 45 minutes drive
East Midlands - 55 minutes drive
Village Centre - 10mins walk -(Excellent shops including a bakery, butchers, deli and grocers)
Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool & Tennis Courts- 10mins
Railway Station - 10mins walk -(local rail links to Edale, Manchester, Sheffield - Good national links)
Abney Gliding Club - 5mins by car
Chatsworth - 15mins by car
Bakewell -20mins by car
LadyBower Reservoir - 10mins by car- (fishing).
Carsington Water Sports Centre- 25mins by car - (for Fishing & Yachting & water sports).
Hathersage is a popular centre for walkers and climbers. The east side of the village has great moorland walks overlooked by a line of gritstone edges of which Stanage Edge is the longest being 3 miles long. You can walk up to Stanage Edge from the Barn. There are breathtaking views from the edges of the Hope Valley.
There is a lot to see and do. There are plenty of walking routes, cycling trails, abseiling, climbing and riding routes. The Derwent Valley Heritage Trail runs close to the village.
Pond View Cottage is an a great setting, there is an old Country Inn only 2 minutes walk from the Barn that serves great gastro pub food. You can walk into the village where there are a choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes. There are 2 Banks with ATM's, a pharmacy, a health centre, dentist and shops.
Only 5 minutes walk from the Barn is the David Mellor kitchen shop and cutlery factory situated in an unusual round building. There is a large cafe on site and there are regular tours of the specialist design cutlery making factory.
There is a regular Hope Valley Country Market in Hathersage on a Friday morning.
This really is a great place to take a well deserved relaxing break in the Peak District.