Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the Peak District National Park, England, UK

Places to visit near Cotterill Farm

The cottages are situated amongst gloriously rolling countryside with attractive views down various dales. We are located between the highly popular village of Hartington and its smaller, quieter neighbour, Biggin.(Clicking on the Hartington' link brings you to a web page providing considerably more information about  both villages.)

Hartington's popularity as one of the foremost of Peak District villages is attributable to its superb location in the Dove valley, making the village a good start for a number of walks of varying lengths, and also with the village having considerable character, not least with its duck pond and superb Jacobean Hall. Many visitors travel quite some distance just to visit 'The Old Cheese Shop' which sells the village creamery's produce.

We are within easy reach of many splendid historic houses. Chatsworth House is the spectacular home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire set in a magnificent deer park and boasting activities for all the family. Haddon Hall is a Jacobean mansion that has been scarcely altered since its building.

Kedleston Hall is not far away. It was built by Robert Adam and is preserved by the National Trust. You may also choose to visit Hardwick Hall or Lyme Hall - also within easy reach.

We are centrally located to visit the market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock - each having something special to offer. These towns, all situated on the edge of the 'White Peak' area of the Peak District are all about 10 to 11 miles away, at different points of the compass, justifying our claim to be very much in the heart of the White Peak area of the Peak District.

Ashbourne is a lovely market town with a good range of shops, art shops, antique shops etc. Buxton has fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings, a fine park and a range of collectors fairs in the Pavilion Gardens or entertainment in the newly restored Opera House. Bakewell located on the River Wye, is, of course, home of the Bakewell Pudding and worth exploring.

The former spa town of Matlock has a lot to offer and the spectacular location of Matlock Bath is the setting for a mining museum, cablecar rides, showcaves etc.

Nestling in the hollows of the Peak Park are numerous villages, which whilst not necessarily capable of being described as beautiful, are more often than not fascinating and more than worthy of an exploration.

Family attractions that you might consider are the theme parks of Alton Towers , the National Tramway Museum at Crich, The National Stone Museum (surprisingly interesting for visitors of all ages), Arkwright Mill at Cromford and the adventure playground at Chatsworth- so many things to list! That's why so many of our guests choose to return year after year, with their being so much to explore.

hartington duck pond
Hartington village - the duck pond