In heart of the village of Taddington is this creatively renovated cottage which is steeped in history set in a row of three. Conveniently placed between Bakewell and Buxton it provides a great base for discovering the White Peak area of the Peak District.
There are four fabulous bedrooms on the first floor 2 with ensuite bathrooms and 2 with a shared family bathroom. There is also a further bedroom on the ground floor with ensuite facilities.
Your beds are made up for your arrival and for added comfort we provide each guest with fresh towels.
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The sunken conservatory offers a real treat creating the most amazing open plan communal kitchen/dining room. This impressive hexagonal shaped room with a glass ceiling offers a dynamic light and airy space . The clever use of space creates the feeling of outdoor dining all year round. Double doors open up onto a hidden gem of a patio perfect for you and your guests to enjoy a drink outside before dinner!
There is a fully equipped modern kitchen .
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The large living area in Star House is perfect for a family with a lounge conservatory inter flowing into a games room with a traditional bar billiards table.
With a feel of traditional country charm, the tastefully decorated lounge sits right in the heart of the house. Furnished with comfy sofas providing a sanctuary to snuggle down into luxury living in front of an original stone fire place housing a cosy log burner.
There is wifi .
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All three cottages lead out directly onto the shared garden which is an absolute delight to use as an outdoor entertainment area. It has been landscaped on different levels with a flagged terrace directly outside the main house.
Steps lead down to a lawned area which then leads to a lower level offering a totally private patio area that creates a lovely intimate space for outdoor dining and socialising. There is a large oil drum BBQ available for use from 01st April through to 31st October, please supply your own charcoal and lighting equipment, and four picnic benches for your use. Plenty of private parking
The owner resides in a detached house on site giving you the assurance that assistance is close by if needed but still affording you privacy to enjoy your stay.
Taddington itself is very well located and sits midway between the popular market town of Bakewell and the historic spa town of Buxton and is set in some glorious Peakland scenery. From your door step you can walk a spectacular variety of scenic routes including the Limestone Way which passes right through the village.
Nearby are some beautiful dales and grassy hilltops with spectacular panoramic views. You are a very short drive or cycle to the Monsal Trail – you can hire bikes here at Blackwell Cycle hire and even abseil from the viaduct at Millers Dale.
Around the surrounding area, you will find the Blue John Caverns, The Tissington and High Peak Trails, The Goyt Valley, Dovedale, Chatsworth House, Tissington and Haddon Hall all of these are within an easy drive. Alton Towers is within a 25 minute drive too.
It's a perfect retreat for all family and friends reunions.
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4, Main Road Taddington Buxton Derbyshire SK17 9TU
Approx. GPS coordinates of the property are 53.236572, -1.788391
The following comments are taken straight from the guestbook we keep for Star House. Verbatim.
“Star House is a spacious comfy house in a decent little village handy for Bakewell Buxton and Monsal Trail. Its key features are a huge double kitchen and dining room, a nice garden and a bar billiards table that kept our kids well occupied. The decor is smart but minimalist, which is calming if you like your airbnbs that way. Great user manual.”
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With the Monsal Trail so close by it would be rude not to take the opportunity to cycle/walk along this old Midland Railway line which runs from Bakewell right up to Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale. The trail offers 8.5 miles of traffic free and mud free cycling/walking and with the recently reopened tunnels offers one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain for cycling, walking and horse riding. The nearest cycle hire to the property is at Blackwell Mill and you can also hire bikes at Hassop station which is great place to stop for a bite to eat or for a coffee and nice piece of homemade cake! There is also a lovely little gift shop and book shop and a children’s play area. If walking it also worth leaving the trail and dropping down in to Monsal Dale itself to enjoy walking along down by the river.
Bakewell is the largest town within the Peak District National Park and is a hub of activity. Market day is on a Monday and as well as a large range of stalls there is also an agricultural market which is definitely worth a look around as it offers a great insight todays farming community. The town also hosts a craft and gift fair every weekend in Brigade town hall. The Bakewell Old House Museum occupies one of the oldest buildings in Bakewell and dates back to 1543, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the towns past and is very interesting and informative with lots to appeal to all ages.Obviously no trip to Bakewell would be complete without sampling an original Bakewell pudding. The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop claims to have the old the original recipe and still makes the puddings by hand from the secret recipe.
Click here for a link to further information on Bakewell.
This award winning brewery is not far from the property and for any real ale lover taking a tour of this state-of-the art brewery is not to be missed. Tours take place very Wednesday and Friday at 3pm, booking is advisable. Also if you are lucky enough to be staying with us in the last week of the month, the brewery holds two socials on the last Wednesday (5-9pm) and the last Saturday (12-8pm) of each month. They generally have a range of 10 cask and keg Thornbridge beers, including Thornbridge favourites and also some of their rarer beers. They also run brewery tours on these socials at 6 and 7pm on the Wednesday and 3 and 5pm on the Saturday, again booking is advisable.
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The spa town of Buxton can really offer something for everyone; enjoy a stroll around the pretty Pavilion gardens. The kids can enjoythe playground areas or you might choose to go for a swim at the recent refurbished swimming pool. The more adventurous may want to try out ‘Go Ape’ the treetop adventure course, for those without a head for heights a visit to Poole’s Cavern is fascinating, and it’s a great activity especially for kids when the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities. For theatre lovers, seeing a show in the intimate Buxton Opera House is a must, and for the shopaholics the pretty Cavendish Arcade has a range of lovely little boutique shops. Lovers of real ale will enjoy visiting Buxton Tap House, which is Buxton’s own brewery pub serving its very own ales and bitters.
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No visit to the Peak District would be complete without visiting the fabulous Chatsworth Estate. There really is something to do for every member of the family - The Farmyard and Adventure playground, the magnificent house and the gardens which are equally as impressive as the house, with the maze, the garden trails, and the famous water cascade to keep the little ones occupied.
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A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied in each property (as there are no staff on site if you run out you will have to replace):
Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property (as things do sometimes get broken).
You Should Know
For ease, lots of our guests pre-ordered a shopping delivery. You are very welcome to organise this however, please do make sure you have arranged the delivery time slot to arrive after you have checked in, as we are unable to accept it on your behalf (as the property is let as exclusive use there are no Peak Venues staff on site).
Keep it local! Our guests often ask for recommendations for local farm shops and butchers for the all-important celebration meals and this is a brilliant and very easy service. Sauced Here has similar functionality to an on line supermarket but is only stocked by local suppliers in the Peak District - order your wine, meat, vegetables, dairy and so much more with a choice of over a thousand products and at reasonable prices. It's a great service which delivers straight to your holiday cottage or you can click and collect at a local pick up point.