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Curlew Cottage, Windmill

A lovely Peak District holiday cottage in the picturesque village of Great Hucklow, between Tideswell and Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

Approaching the hamlet of Windmill, with Hucklow Edge behind

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View of Bretton Clough, just the other side of Hucklow Edge

Curlew Cottage lies conveniently placed at the heart of the famous, unspoilt, Peak District National Park, full of breathtaking views and magical landscapes. It is an ideal location for walking and a world famous rock climbing area.

Great Hucklow Edge is a renowned local launch point for gliders, hang-gliders and paragliders, and is the home of the Lancashire and Derbyshire Gliding Club.

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Peveril Castle and Mam Tor, Castleton

For those with a sense of history there are numerous magnificent historic houses all within a few miles. These include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Eyam Hall, Hardwick Hall and Lyme Hall - all of which offer excellent days out.

Also well worth a visit is Matlock and Matlock Bath, with show caves, a lead mining museum and a cable car.

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The Riley Plague graves, Eyam
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Tideswell Church

Windmill is the perfect base from which to explore the old market town of Tideswell (2 miles), with its magnificent church - known as 'The Cathedral of the Peak' - the historical village of Castleton (4 miles), with its castle and Blue John Caverns, and the Plague village of Eyam (4 miles). Hathersage, the site of Little John's grave is just 5 miles away.

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Buxton Opera House
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Chatsworth House

The historic towns of Buxton, Bakewell and Chesterfield are all within easy reach. A wide range of cultural events are available at Buxton Opera House, which hosts an annual music and opera festival and a Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, while Bakewell has a weekly agricultural market every Monday.

There are footpaths from the door of Curlew Cottage, offering routes to the gritstone scenery of Bretton, Abney, Eyam Moor and to the limestone dales of Cresssbrook and Tideswell.

Within a short drive are famous walking centres such as Dovedale, Hope Valley and Edale. Rock climbing is a popular sport in the Peak District and can be found on nearby gritstone edges such as Stanage Edge plus many other local centres. There are numerous opportunities locally for fishing, hang-gliding, golfing, horse riding, cycling and mountain biking.

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Stanage Edge

There are numerous excellent quality restaurants in the nearby villages of Stoney Middleton, Castleton, Hathersage and Eyam. The Queen Anne Inn - a delightful old style country inn - is just 8 minutes walk from the door.

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