This unusual detached cottage in Swythamley sleeps eight people in four bedrooms and was featured on the TV show ‘Homes Under The Hammer’. A four bedroom detached cottage in the hamlet of Swythamley in the Peak District, this property is full of character and charm, and featured on the popular UK TV show ‘Homes Under The Hammer’. Dating from 1904, the house has a sitting room with open fire, leaded windows, tiled floors, a sun room and a large garden with lovely views of the Staffordshire countryside. The cottage has been expertly renovated, and offers families, friends or couples a chance to relax in style and enjoy... this wonderful part of the country.
Amenities: Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, LCD TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair & stairgate available. Enclosed lawned area, second lawned garden with patio, furniture & BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles. Note: The owners require a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100 prior to arrival.
Region: The ultimate in “year-round” appeal, the Peak District offers countryside, picturesque villages and magnificent scenery. It touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, and wooded dales.
Town: The farming community of Swythamley sits close to the River Dane, on the Staffordshire side of the river yet still in the beautiful area know as The Peak District. Local Swythamley Hall, originally a hunting lodge belonging to Abbey of Dieulacres, stands in fine parkland. The area has much historic significance – close by is Gun Hill, where Cromwell is believed to have located his canon aimed at the town of Leek. On the edge above Swythamley there is a famous landmark - the Hanging Stone, with a fine view over the surrounding countryside. There is fine walking and climbing on The Roaches, and many lovely cycle trails in the area. Alton Towers, Leek, Buxton and Ashbourne are all within easy reach.
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All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 04/30/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Mrs P
Gun End Cottage is a lovely comfortable house set in pretty countryside. Spacious enough for 8 people plus toddler.
The only slight drawback we found was the distance to the downstairs bathroom from the ground floor bedroom but only because my husband is disabled and needs assistance when walking. It wouldn't really be a problem for somebody with mild mobility problems.
However we managed and still enjoyed our week there very much.
Left on 01/06/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Ray Mac
We had a wonderful family holiday at Gun End Cottage, plenty of lovely walks near to a number of National Trust properties and the wonderful views from the conservatory were second to none.
The cottage had every thing one required for eight of us, comfortable beds, a lovely sitting room where we were able to enjoy a log fire when the evening chilled although the central heating was more than adequate.
We are certainly going to put it on the list for a return stay. Thanks ladies for the careful renovation it was really appreciated.
Left on 09/01/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | stargazer63
We stayed here as a family group and found we had everything we needed. It was a little bit difficult to find - 2 of the 3 groups of us got lost on the way there. The parking for 3 cars was a bit of a squeeze but we managed. It's a lovely house with an interesting history and it's fun to see the 'Homes under the Hammer' video. There is some lovely countryside nearby and we enjoyed a walk to Lud's Church and The Roaches.
peacefull and relaxing
Left on 12/06/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | edward j
a wonderful cottage set in beautiful surrounding in the country no hustle and bustle peace and quite but not to far from the local town of Leek. very well equipped cottage all you need is your self and some food, spotlessly clean, highly recommended.
An idyllic cottage and surroundings
Left on 06/28/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Hollands
This a beautiful cottage, wonderfully and lovingly restored.
Excellent amenities, beautiful garden and surroundings.
Great views from every room, and very peaceful.
We just loved everything about it, and hope to return.
Left on 09/15/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | SANDRA BISSET
One of the best holiday homes we have rented. Would highly recommend it.Lovely part of the country. Quiet and rural but near to the particular places we wanted to visit i.e alton Towers.So much to see and do.Something for everyone.
The Barker Family
Hernre Bay Kent
Lovely quiet location
Left on 08/25/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | The Barker Family
Our family had a great week at Gun End Cottage.The only thing that was disappointing was the weather but it didn't stop us enjoying the area.The cottage had all we needed and the owner left us bread,milk,coffee and biscuits for our arrival,even special cakes for my husband and son's gluten free diet.Every thing was very nice.We met the owners and they are very friendly people.
We would love to return sometime.
Party of 8
Difficult to find but well worth the effort
Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Party of 8
Great cottage if you want a peaceful, semi secluded break with some nice scenery. Lovely property but didn't fully meet our needs as the living area would have been better for our group if it were more open.
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