Stunning church views from this Peak District Haven
The Coach House is a wonderful self-contained studio apartment in the grounds of The Old Vicarage in the conservation village of Tideswell. The Coach House is also Grade II listed and is a perfectly delightful room, freshly furnished with stylish exposed beams and stonework. The room has a kingsized bed and kitchenette, with views of the Old Vicarage B&B and the High Street. It’s set on the first floor of a detached coach house conversion, with a narrow set of stairs leading down to the private bathroom on the ground floor. It’s worth the steps for the roll-top slipper bath alone: it’s a nicer bathroom than you’d expect and is perfect for soaking off the strains of a long Peak District hike. The cooking facilities are not extensive but they’re all that you need, especially given how many restaurants and pubs are scattered around Tideswell itself.
Though the Coach House is primarily self-catering breakfasts can be taken in the Old Vicarage’s main house by arrangement, and you can also make use of their many excellent facilities that make your stay super-convenient. There’s clothes washing available for long-stay guests, a drying room for wet clothes, secure storage for bicycles and some bike repair facilities. Books and leaflets suggest a range of walking and cycling routes: you’re in the heart of the Peak District National Park here so there are plenty of stunning paths to explore.
In summer, the Old Vicarage’s walled garden comes into its own. Facing south, it covers an acre of land leading up to the churchyard. There are plenty of shady corners to enjoy long summer evenings, lots of level lawn for games of croquet. flowerbeds for colours and scents, and a lovely summerhouse for a drink or two.
The Old Vicarage suggests:
Tideswell is a classic Peak District village as yet unspoilt by having too many tourists: though it is super-close to one of the area’s iconic attractions, the ‘Cathedral of the Peak‘, it is right in the centre of the National Park and near all it’s most beautiful regions.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Packed Lunch
- Bird Watching
- National Park
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Wild Swimming
From £89 per night self-catering + a £30 cleaning fee at the end of your stay; minimum three-night let. Breakfast in the main house available on request
Tideswell village is right in the geographical centre of the Peak District National Park. The village itself has a range of shops, pubs & restaurants. In the immediate area you'll find the historic houses and parks of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall. Local walking and cycling trails include Monsal Head and Monsal Trail, and the reservoirs at Ladybower, Howden and Derwent. Hiking trails include Mam Tor to Losehill ridge walk, Stanage Edge escarpment walk and the Kinder Scout right to roam walk. Castleton caverns & caves, known for their Blue John semi precious stones, are nearby, as is Eyam Plague Village. The larger towns of Buxton, Castleton and Bakewell are each about 7 miles away; by car it's 40 minutes from Sheffield, 60 from Manchester and 70 from Nottingham.
"We enjoyed 2 nights in this first class B&B. Tricia and Andrew are so welcoming and helpful. We stayed in the School View room and it was gorgeous. So comfortable and beautifully decorated. The shower is fantastic. We saw the other two bedrooms and they were fabulous too. The whole house and stunning garden is a delight. As for the breakfasts….wow! Every item of the highest quality. Other friends stayed in the self catering annex and said how good that was too. Thank you Tricia and Andrew for a wonderful weekend."
Marina P, July 2021
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