Manchester, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Edwardian character house in semi rural town surrounded by hills and moorland and within easy reach of Manchester.

Introducing

We are Helen (52) , headteacher of a Special School and Les (71) retired English Literature lecturer. Last summer we enjoyed our third visit to Australia and look forward to a long stay next time. We are always away during July and August so it seems crazy leaving the house empty. We are also keen to host people as guests whilst we are at home. We believe travel is for really connecting with people and understanding what makes 'Cultures'. It's not about rushing at breakneck speed ticking off sites. It's about taking time to see animals and flowers and art, swim in wild places and drink wine over great conversation.

About Our Home

Comfortable interesting late 19th century house recently modernised but with period feel. The house is one of 3 arranged around a courtyard. In the past all 3 houses were home to the mistress of a local Duke. The house feels 'detached' and is very private. We brought our children up here; two of the bedrooms interconnect: ideal for families. There is a conservatory, two adjacent lounges, dining room and kitchen downstairs. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a large study with folding beds which can be used here or elsewhere in the house.

Features

  • Outdoor garden
  • Car
  • Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • TV
  • Video/DVD
  • Wheelchair access

Our Location

Our house is in an architectural conservation area close to railway station and town. It is lively during the day but quiet in the evening. Glossop is an interesting town on the edge of the Peak National Park. Walk into the countryside within 10 minutes from the house. Derbyshire is crammed full of historic country houses, quaint villages and pretty towns which can be visited by bus or car. There is access to Yorkshire within half an hour. Manchester is 40 minutes by rail.

Nearby Facilities

  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Restaurants
  • Movies/ Theatres
  • Public transport
  • Cultural activities
  • Parks/ Gardens
  • Hiking/Bush walking
  • Golfing
  • Biking

Other Comments

We have great neighbours next door in the converted church and our son and daughter in law are easily contactable. The North of England really is friendly and welcoming to visitors. Our car is not new but is reliable and can be included or local car hire is relatively cheap. Public transport is good and very cheap. We had a wonderful exchange experience in QLD August 2012 and have opened our home to 2 other couples as 'house sitters' who are now friends! Our best friend is in Sydney (Northern Beaches) and it would be great to have the opportunity for an extended stay sometime. We are experienced with animals, including horses if you need sitters. We prefer to avoid travelling during peak period of July and August.

Location

Our house is in an architectural conservation area close to railway station and town. It is lively during the day but quiet in the evening. Glossop is an interesting town on the edge of the Peak National Park. Walk into the countryside within 10 minutes from the house. Derbyshire is crammed full of historic country houses, quaint villages and pretty towns which can be visited by bus or car. There is access to Yorkshire within half an hour. Manchester is 40 minutes by rail.
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Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 1 | ID 3102