Silk Hill stables, romantic hideaway in the Peak District

Silk Hill stables is a lovely romantic hideaway in the Peak District which is four star graded. It offers fabulous holiday accomodation in this very scenic part of Derbyshire.

Bugsworth Canal Basin is less than a ten minute downhill walk,and Whaley Bridge is the same in the other direction and there are plenty cafe's as well as cash machines.Local Co-Op,petshop,chemist,butchers etc.There are several takeaways that deliver to the cottage.Bakewell has a very good weekly market held on a Monday.

Enjoy scenic walks, on your pet friendly holiday stay

From the gate the famous Kinder Scout can be seen and there are many picturesque walks from the doorstep. It has also been described by many of our guests as the most pet friendly cottage they have visited with the added bonus of a fully enclosed courtyard and access to an all weather arena.

Only 45 minutes from Manchester Airport

The holiday cottage has a pleasant covered patio area with seating and BBQ which is great for sitting outside in the long summer nights. The cottage is located on a country lane right on the Buxworth and Whaley Bridge border.and is only a forty minute drive from Manchester airport and there is a direct bus service which runs every hour from the airport to Whaley Bridge where we can pick you up and drive you up to the cottage free of charge.

The Kinder Plateau

The Kinder plateau is surrounded with rocky crags and to the west is the Kinder River which flows into the spectacular waterfall called Kinder Downfall. To the east of Kinder is further high land heading towards "Hope Cross" which links Kinder to Win Hill and the Hope Valley.

Within the Hope Valley area is Castleton which offers stunning views of Mam Tor and the famous Winnat Pass, with many interesting caves containing the rare semi precious stone - Blue, which is unique to Derbyshire.

This quaint English country cottage has the benefit of being located within a stone's throw of the very famous Buxworth Canal basin and the popular Navigation Inn public house which was once owned by Pat Phoenix of Coronation street fame. From the basin are lovely peaceful walks along the canal and the pub offers great lunches and evening meal menus. It is also dog friendly like many pubs in Derbyshire.

This is a very popular area throughout the long summer months. Close by is the Spa town of Buxton, which offers something for everyone. From the Pavilion Gardens, and Opera House, the Dome and the country park, to the shops in Spring Gardens or on the Market Place, you will find somewhere to eat, drink, swim, ride a miniature train, or visit the popular Poole's Cavern!

The Opera House in Buxton

The holiday cottage is situated in the centre of the Peak District where you are never far from a stunning attraction or wonderful walking. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Castleton Caverns, Lyme Park, Crich Tramway Museum, Carsington Water, the Roaches, the Monsal Trail or even Alton Towers are a short distance from Buxton.

We welcome international guests...

This is a great location, set in rolling countryside yet from Manchester International airport we are only a 40 minute drive by hire car or direct airport bus service, you could be in our cosy little holiday cottage for two in no time ,we have had guests from Australia so why not drop in from the USA. There are direct flights in to Manchester from several US airports.

The River Wye in the photograph follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.Bakewell is also famed for it's Monday market and is a beautiful town to visit.

At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.

The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England’s highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.

Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.

Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.

Perfect location for cyclists

The holiday cottage is also perfect for cyclists as we are on National cycle route 68 and there is plenty to test even the most ardent cyclist but there are also niceflat easy routes for someone just looking for a day sight seeing along the canal a bycicle.

The holiday cottage accomodation is all on ground floor level, with electric heated radiators and multi fuel stove,there is no gas on the property.

In the cottage on the dining table we have compiled a list and directions from the cottage for various local walks,we also have drawn a map of the local area around the cottage which guests have found invaluable when they first arrive and there are also full instructions on how to use the oven and hob,and we are happy enough to help with anything you may have trouble with or need directions to go anywhere and we can also advise on some lovely walks and towns to visit all you have to do is ask...

Also if you are going further north to the lovely Scottish borders then why not give a try as it is very dog friendly like ourselves and they make a donation to greyhound rescue if you stay there with greyhounds