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Silk Cottage, Eyam, Peak Dist.

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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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 ...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 White and Dark Peak areas - making it an ideal base to explore the entire Peak District. To the rear, up Tideswell Lane, are gentle walks with paths over small walled fields. Whatever your reason for visiting the Peak District, Silk Cottage provides you with homely, well appointed accommodation, in a picturesque setting. AS OF DECEMBER 2012, WE ARE PLEASED TO CONFIRM THAT THE COTTAGE NOW HAS FREE WI-FI FOR OUR GUESTS.More
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Paul B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

A lovely cottage in village of Eyam on edge of village. Well equipped, warm. Great shower Had everything we needed Lots of info on local places to visit and eat out. Good base to explore local town of Bakewell.Lots of nice restuarants 5-10 mins drive...More

Date of stay: October 2017
1  Thank holtroad
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

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Sigiciukas
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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.

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Karen B
Management response:Responded 1 March 2018

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

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

Date of stay: December 2017
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!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Well equipped cottage in the lovely village of eyam. Especially liked the spa bath after walking/cycling in the area. It is in a gorgeous part of the country and we will definitely be back at some point. The only draw back was there isn't really...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Bronwyn B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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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.
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About the neighbourhood
EYAM 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...
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