Self Catering Cottages near Bakewell
The Byre
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Uppertown Farm

The two holiday cottages are original farm buildings converted to self-catering accommodation on the site of Uppertown Farm where the owners live. The farm (non-working) is in a secluded location on the edge of the pretty village of Birchover. The village is a short stroll away along a quiet country lane. Both cottages have lovely views over the surrounding countryside with grazing animals. The Byre commands extended views  over rolling countryside and distant moors. With bridle ways going right past the door there is direct access from both cottages to the surrounding countryside.

Where to shop and eat

There are good supermarkets in Bakewell and Matlock which are only 5 miles away.
The area is well supplied with good pubs and restaurants. Within walking distance Birchover has two excellent inns, The Red Lion and The Druid, both serving good food. In nearby Bakewell and Matlock there is a good range of places to eat, offering different types of cuisine as well as take-aways. Most of the local villages have charming old pubs offering reasonable quality bar food.

Places of Interest

Birchover is in the southern part of the Peak District National Park and is an excellent base for exploring the many attractions of the area. Bakewell is a charming old town with interesting craft and antique shops and an open-air market on Mondays. Bakewell Farmers` Market is held on the last day of each and every month at Bakewell’s Agricultural Business Centre. Gulliver’s Kingdom is an amusement park nearby. The stately homes of Haddon Hall (as seen on TV in “Jane Eyre”) and Chatsworth, both within 5 – 6 miles, are a must to visit.
A short drive away (8 – 10 miles) is the beautiful White Peak, an area of limestone villages and pretty dales including the famous Dovedale, Monsal Dale and Lathkill Dale. Further afield the wilder Dark Peak includes Edale and Kinder Scout (2088 ft.), the summit of the Peak District.
Children enjoy the guided visits to the caves near Castleton.

Things to do

Walking  - Directly from the house or further afield. Local attractions within 30 mins walk, 5 mins driving, are Robin Hoods Stride (a curious rocky outcrop), and Stanton Moor, a wild heath with a small Druid stone circle known as The Nine Ladies.

Cycling  - from the house or on cycle trails – Tissington and High Peak Trails offer safe off-road cycling for families, with cycle-hire points.

Swimming - Matlock 25m pool and learner pool in The Arc Leisure Centre)

Tennis  - the all-weather court at Uppertown Farm is available on request from the owners. Rackets and balls can be borrowed.

Sight-seeing  - pretty old villages, stately homes.

Good pubs and restaurants in the area.

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