Further Harrop Farm is a peaceful country idyll, set in 70 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside on the western edge of the Peak District, close to the lovely village of Rainow. You’ll find two beautiful holiday cottages here – The Cottage (sleeps 5) and The Nook (sleeps 2) – both perfect places to find peace and relaxation, and to soak up the stunning views of the Harrop Valley.
About Harrop Group Cottages
Further Harrop Farm is a traditional Derbyshire longhouse dating back over 300 years. Its wonderful setting in the western foothills of the Pennines, surrounded by far-reaching rural views, means that you’re assured of finding peace and tranquility here, an oasis of calm in a busy world. The 70 acres belonging to the farm include peaceful woodlands, adorned with bluebells and daffodils in Spring, and gentle streams filled with water flowing off the hills.
This is magnificent walking country, with easy access to the Gritstone Trail and the nearby parkland of the Lyme Park country estate. Cyclists will also love this area – the famous Bakestonedale Road ‘Brickworks climb’, part of the Tour de Britain and a regular training route for the British Cycling Team – is literally on the doorstep.
Harrop Group Cottages have been lovingly converted from two traditional stone barns, maintaining all the character and heritage of the original buildings yet with every modern convenience needed for a perfect countryside holiday.
Please note that Harrop Group Cottages are not suitable for pets or children under the age of 12.
The Cottage (Sleeps 5)
This beautifully appointed holiday cottage is bright and spacious with luxurious furnishings.
Downstairs the cosy living room has a log-burning stove, a wall-mounted TV, an L-shaped sofa and an armchair, perfect for relaxing evenings after a day exploring the Peak District countryside. The Cottage also has the benefit of high speed internet which means that you can be connected to the outside world with ease – if you want to be! There’s also a desk for those needing an area to work.
The kitchen contains everything you might need to make cooking and preparing meals a pleasure, including an Everhot Range cooker, a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a coffee machine, a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, as well as all the necessary pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. There’s also a washing machine and dryer if the Peak District weather gets the better of your clothes!
A large farmhouse dining table in the centre of the kitchen makes a social hub in the heart of the house – a perfect place to plan the next day’s adventures!
Up the oak staircase you’ll find an impressive master bedroom with its own en-suite wet room shower. The Super King sized bed is wonderfully comfortable for a restful night’s sleep, and there’s a fitted wardrobe and quality furniture to ensure plenty of space for your belongings.
Opposite the master bedroom are two further bedrooms, one with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and dressing table, and the other with a single bed and wardrobe.
The luxurious family bathroom has a roll-top bath with fitted shower head. Towels can be supplied upon request.
Underfloor heating throughout The Cottage means that you’ll always be warm and cosy, no matter when you visit.
Outside at The Cottage there’s ample free parking and also locked cycle storage.
The pretty terrace has wonderful rural views. It’s the perfect spot to dine al fresco or enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets!
The Nook (Sleeps 2)
The Nook is a cosy, warm and welcoming cottage that’s just perfect for 2 people.
The living areas of The Nook are located upstairs, meaning that you can make the most of the wonderful views as you relax over your meals, while the open-plan layout maximises the light and feeling of space. The lounge area has cosy seating with a wall-mounted TV and lovely views. High speed fibre internet means that you can be in touch with the outside world – if you want to be!
The bright kitchen is equipped with everything you could need for effortless self-catering, including an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a toaster and a kettle. There’s also a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and all the pots, pans, cutlery and crockery you could want. There’s a breakfast bar for 2.
Downstairs, the double bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable bed, fitted wardrobes and a dressing table. Down the hallway is a beautiful bathroom with a wet room panel shower. Towels are supplied upon request.
Underfloor heating downstairs at The Nook means there’s constant warmth when needed.
There’s ample free parking and also locked cycle storage.
Harrop Group Cottages are situated at the top of Bakestonedale Road amid rolling hills on the border of Cheshire and Derbyshire, on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It’s surrounded by stunning scenery with breathtaking views in every direction. You may even catch a glimpse of the Welsh hills or the Cathedrals of Liverpool on a clear day.
The nearby village of Rainow is a peaceful, pretty place. It’s small but has a great community, boasting an annual fête, tug o’ war and a famous fell race.
The area is wonderful for avid walkers and cyclists, and the Gritstone Trailgoes right past the door of Harrop Group Cottages. This 35 mile long path from Disley Station to Kidsgrove Station goes through Cheshire and Staffordshire and is a challenging route along the most westerly hills of the Peak District, taking in almost 6,000 feet of ascent. For those who would prefer a more leisurely or flat route, the towpaths of the Macclesfield Canal pass through peaceful green and rural surroundings. In either direction you’ll find architecturally interesting Victorian mills and warehouses, as well as historical turnover bridges.
For a great day out, why not visit the beautiful country estate of Lyme Park, owned by the National Trust, which is just over 3 miles away? The pretty towns of Bollington and Whaley Bridge are only a short drive away, both with lovely independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Slightly further afield you’ll find the graceful spa town of Buxton, with its fabulous Georgian architecture and famous opera house.
Contact Harrop Group Cottages
For more information, to make a booking or to check availability, please get in touch with the friendly team at Harrop Group Cottages – they’ll be delighted to hear from you!