Set in the idyllic village of Little Longstone, four miles from the centre of Bakewell. A superbly appointed stone built period cottage that dates back to the late 16th century. Formally part of the Duke of Devonshire estate, with exposed beams, stonework and open fires, craven cottage offers a wealth of charm and character.
The small picturesque village of Little Longstone, stands in the very heart of the white peak. Set in an idyllic landscape, the parish extends to Monsal Head, with fine views over the dale and its famous viaduct. The village with its 100 inhabitants, contains the 17th century Longstone Manor, and charming cottages built during an era of prosperity from lead mining and shoe making. The Longson family have lived in the village for over 800 years a record few can equal anywhere. There is also a well preserved set of village stocks, once a symbol of authority.
The pub, the Pack Horse Inn, dates from then 16th century, and is a welcomed stop for walkers and cyclists. Nearby is a congregational chapel built circa 1870, and within easy walking distance are the villages of Ashford in the Water and Cressbrook. To the north lies Longstone edge, from where there are excellent views over the wye valley. Central to all attractions, the village offers an ideal base for a visit to Peak District. Little Longstone celebrates its well dressing at the end of July every year.
At junction 29, take the A617 exit to Mansfield/Matlock/A632 0.3 miles At the roundabout, take the 5th exit onto A617 heading to Chesterfield/Matlock/A632 Go through 1 roundabout 5.4 miles At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A619/Markham Rd Go through 4 roundabouts 11.0 miles Turn right at A6020 Go through 1 roundabout 1.5 miles Turn right at Longgreave Ln 305 ft slight left toward Main St 0.4 miles slight left at Main St 0.5 miles Turn left at Moor Rd 0.4 miles
Arrive at Craven Cottage on the right
At junction 1, take the A5145 exit to Stockport (West)/Stockport (Centre) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A5145/Travis Brow heading to Stockport W for 0.4 miles At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Heaton Ln for 0.2 miles Turn right at A6/Wellington Rd N Continue to follow A6 Go through 2 roundabouts for 15.1 miles At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A623 for 7.9 miles Turn right at B6465 for 2.6 miles Turn left at Ashford Ln/B6465 go for 0.5 miles
Arrive at Craven Cottage on the left
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