A luxurious family-friendly cottage in the Peak District that also welcomes pets is something of a rarity, but Milkens Cottage on a working farm near Bakewell, ticks these boxes and more, ensuring it will appeal to a family of four planning a few days, a week or more exploring the countryside and attractions within the Peak District National Park. As well as the cottage, guests have use of a communal games room on the farm which is only a short distance from two picturesque Sustrans cycle paths, The Tissington and Manifold Trails.
Milkens once one of the barns on the farm, may be old but it has been tastefully restored and refurbished, preserving its character features while incorporating modern conveniences and stylish furnishings form plush leather sofas to flat screen TV’s and Wi’Fi. Now a light and airy cottage, it has an open plan ground floor with a kitchen, dining area and lounge. An impressive feature is the pine staircase that leads up to two 1st floor bedrooms, a double and a twin each having their own TV’s and en suite bathroom. The bedrooms retain their original oak beams that support the high arched ceiling. The accommodation has been designed to be warm and cosy so as to offer itself as an ideal base for holidays in the Great Outdoors at any time of the year.
As well as wild walks across the moors and river valleys of the Peak District, Milkens lies within easy reach of all the main attractions, from theme parks such as Gulliver’s Travels (for younger children) to the white-knuckle rides at Alton Towers. The picturesque Victorian spa towns of Buxton, Matlock Bath and Bakewell each worthy of a day trip to explore properly, while a visit during the well-dressing season to the many villages that participate in this centuries-old tradition, will also lead to the discovery of attractive walks, appealing tea-rooms and very pleasant pubs.