THINGS TO DO
MORE ABOUT THE LOCAL AREA
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.
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.
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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