The pillowy hills and quiet lanes of the Peak District National Park unravel before you – Dovedale to one side, Wetton Hill to the other – so artists, photographers, hikers and nature lovers will be happy. Serious cyclists will relish the inclines, though there are gentler routes – bikes can be brought and stored safely.
Return to much comfort and style. A big bathtub in the bedroom, a wood-burner for cosy evenings in, an open plan kitchen for an easy supper prepared together, and a four-poster bed to climb into.
The setting is splendid among the dry stone walls and tiny hamlets of Derbyshire – and it’s all yours to discover from the door. Or hop in the car and visit Chatsworth House – even better in June when the RHS Flower Show comes to visit.