Telephone ExchangeSleeps 24

Unique Holiday Cottage on The High Peak & Tissington Trail


  • This property has been completely transformed from a former telephone repeater station to achieve a truly individual and contemporary country get away for large groups.
  • Slap bang in the middle of the Peak District the unrivalled location is unbeatable and sits within 200m of The High Peak and Tissington Trail and a short drive to the pretty village of Hartington.
  • Lock the car up for the weekend and enjoy exploring the Peak District by foot or bike, bikes can be hired¬† just a minutes walk away from Parsley Hay Cafe and Cycle hire.
  • Stylish and contemporary design with a huge open plan living/dining space furnished with beautiful designer sofas and 3 long contemporary tables and chairs providing dining space for up to 24 guests.
  • Nine modern stylish bedrooms all with private bath/shower rooms sleeping up to 24 guests.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All nine bedrooms have been decorated to the same high standard, so this makes for easy pickings to decide who sleeps where without worrying who has the best room!. You can enjoy en suite facilities in all the bedrooms with a mix of spacious rainfall shower enclosures and others equipped with full size baths with showers over. In order to ensure all guests have private showering /wc facilities, we have compromised on the size of some of the bedrooms which are compact yet still beautiful.

Each bedroom offer flexible options that can be made up as twins or doubles so you can pick and choose your layout to suit. Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels, hand soap and shower gel.

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Cooking and Dining

This super cool kitchen hosts a minimalist design giving it an ultimate modern feel in a mix of gloss white and slate grey finish.

The kitchen is a fabulous place if you do wish to do the cooking yourselves. The central island with a breakfast bar to one side and electric hob to the other is fantastic for those wanting to be sociable whilst they cook!.

Equipped with four electric ovens, plenty of cookware, microwave and crockery/utensils/glassware. A abundance of storage cupboards and units with plenty of work surfaces, two dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer and sink areas. As the property is so well equipped, you can totally self cater or use one of our many highly recommended outside catering contacts.

The kitchen over looks an open plan dining area- with 3 long contemporary tables and chairs providing dining space for up to 24 guests.

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Open Plan Living

The downstairs area is a huge open plan space with a large living space. The lounge area is styled with a fresh modern approach with bursts of colour throughout creating and impressive contemporary finish.

You will be warmly drawn towards the wall mounted log burner and fireplace which is the focal point of the room. With varied seating options to sink into, from funky futons to bean bag armchairs to a huge white leather corner sofa.

To keep you entertained, there is a table football, large 52 inch flat screen TV and DVD player.

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Garden and Outdoor Space

Set back from the road that leads between Buxton and Ashbourne (A515), the property stands alone with great views to the rear over the trail and fields beyond.

The outside has been landscape with shrubs and trees which are maturing over time. To make the most of the view the flagged patio area has been positioned at the rear in a private sunny location. There are three long tables and benches offering plenty of outdoor seating and BBQ provided (please provide you own coal).

Plenty of private parking for up to 10 cars.

The Peak District and Surrounding Area

You really cannot beat the location of The Telephone Exchange -  park the car up for your stay and enjoy getting out and about by foot or bike. A minutes walk just down the lane you will stumble upon Parsley Hay Cafe and Cycle hire right on The Tissington and High Peak Trail. You can walk and cycle until you hearts content - popular destinations such as Hartington, Tissington and even Ashbourne can be reached off road on this converted traffic free former railway line.

The Derbyshire famous spa town of Buxton is a short drive away as are the market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell. Alton towers Resort is within a 25 minute drive. For a more gentile afternoon perhaps a visit to Chatsworth Estate or Tissington Hall maybe be preferred.

To complete your perfect Peak District holiday, just two miles down the trail, you can walk to our award winning Royal Oak Pub. We take great pride in offering a very traditional style of hospitality complete with cosy pub atmosphere, great service, cask-conditioned ales, a fine selection of wines, and a menu of hearty home-made English pub food.

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