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Silk Cottage, Eyam, Peak Dist.

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Eyam, Hope Valley, Peak District National Park, England
Silk Cottage is situated on the edge of Eyam, commonly known as The Plague Village. The cottage is a lovely retreat, somewhere to get away from the stresses of life. Whether you want to enjoy the many physical activities available to you within the Peak District, or to just sit and relax looking out onto open countryside... Silk Cottage is perfectly located.

Detached, and with it's own parking space to the rear, the cottage was formally part of an old silk mill built in 1735, and is now converted into a well appointed cottage sleeping two people. The mill was where Ralph Wain discovered how to weave silk on both sides in 1785. In the apex of one of the walls is a pigeon loft which was used by carrier pigeons to send messages to suppliers of silk in Macclesfield.

The cottage looks out up to Eyam Edge - the dividing line between the W...
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Listing #HL121720
About the Owner
Paul B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
Interaction with guests
We are available over the phone during your stay if required to solve any issues. The key is in a key safe, so arrival time is flexible,
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very good location - we easily accessed Chatsworth, Castleton, Mam Tor, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs - paces worth visiting. Books at the cottage helped a lot to choose places to visit. We felt like home in the Silk Cottage and Eyam felt not only a...More

Thank Sigiciukas
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Great location for walking in the Peak District. Interesting village. Cottage has all you need. Lovely and warm and cosy. Neighbours are friendly.

Thank Karen B
Management response:Responded 1 March 2018

Hi Karen, thank you for your very kind review, much appreciated. Best regards Paul

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Silk Cottage in Eyam. The cottage was warm, cosy, and full of character. It had everything that you could possible need. A perfect cottage for two. The village is full of history with plenty of local walks as well...More

Thank Frances T
Management response:Responded 24 December 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, glad you had a great time, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
On the ground floor is the kitchen/dining room and a bathroom. The bathroom contains a spa bath, with a power shower over the bath.

On the first floor is a lounge/bedroom, thoughtfully laid out so that you can sit on the sofa and look up to Eyam Edge.

The living are is well equipped with flatscreen TV with Freesat channels, large DVD library, stereo and Ipod dock/speaker. A well stocked library, including many local walking books and OS maps for both the White and Dark Peaks, so no need to buy your own.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed only outside
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
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27 Oct 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
Oct 27 - Dec 22
2 nights
22 Dec 2018 -
4 Jan 2019
Dec 22 - Jan 5
4 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Towels: £0 / stay - Fee
  • Linen: £0 / stay - Fee
  • Utilities: £0 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning: £30 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information

3/4 nights 75% of the weekly price
2 nights 55% of the weekly price

A fixed £30 cleaning charge is applied to all bookings.

Preferred payment is by bank transfer or cheque. Paypal and Credit Card accepted by arrangement. A 25% non-refundable deposit will be required on booking. The balance must be received by us 8 weeks prior to the start date of your holiday. If the holiday is booked less than 8 weeks in advance, full payment is required upon booking.
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About the neighbourhood
Eyam is situated in the heart of the Peak District, in fact Eyam Edge marks the ‘boundary’ between the Dark and White Peak areas. It is 5 miles from Bakewell and less than 20 miles from Sheffield. A popular destination for historians, tourists, walkers, and other outdoor pursuit enthusiasts, it is the ideal base for your stay in the Peak District.

The village boasts several tea shops, a pub (two more pubs are within walking distance of the village, don’t worry!), village shop, butchers and a post office — meaning you don’t really need to leave the village during your stay!

Heading out from the village, to all points of the compass, are walks for all levels of walker. Other outdoor pursuits are available in the surrounding areas.

You are within a short driving distance of Bakewell...
Getting around
There are bus routes through the village.
Car advised
How to get there
For satellite navigation systems, our postal code is S32 5RE.

The ‘Historic Village’ of Eyam is clearly signposted from the A623.

Heading west on the A623, after Stoney Middleton, turn right onto the A6521. Follow the road up into the village and take the first turning on the left. After a few yards, you will reach Church Street. Turn left again, and follow this street to the top of the village. Silk Cottage is located towards the edge of the village, on the corner of Tideswell Lane.

Heading east on the A623, turn left onto the A6521 – if you reach Stoney Middleton, you have gone too far!. Follow the road up to the village and take the first turning on the left. After a few yards, you will reach Church Street. Turn left again, and follow this street up to the top of the village. Silk Co...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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