A delightful 18th-century cottage opposite Tideswell church – the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’. Bells ring in the hour while voices from the Tideswell Male Voice Choir drift blissfully over the garden. Oak beams and flagstone floors recall the cottage’s fascinating past, while John and Nikki have introduced modern comforts from an Aga to White Company towels, Laura Ashley bed linen and country antique furniture. A generous welcome hamper including tea, coffee, local handmade sausages, bread and a Tidza pud awaits in the kitchen, which has a sociable table for six. Plump sofas surround a wood-burner stocked with logs in the cosy sitting room. Head up the wide, carpeted staircase to sleep in peaceful bedrooms; doubles have comfy king-size or super king-size beds, while the twin overlooks the church. There’s a spacious bathroom on the first floor and a small shower room up the next flight of stairs. In sunny weather, you can breakfast al fresco in the pretty garden alongside the churchyard. Stroll to pubs and cafés from the front door, or put on your walking boots to explore the Peak District.