We have lovingly refurbished Bridge Cottage as a luxury holiday cottage, to allow us to share our passion for the Peak District and nearby visitor attractions, such as Bakewell and Chatsworth House.
Bridge Cottage’s documented history tapers out around 170 years ago, although we believe the property is at least 500 years old. The iron rings still remain in the wall outside to tie up the horses! We do know that Bridge cottage existed well before the plague devastated the area, as the documented Merrill House, next door, has much newer architecture of the 1600s. This leads us to believe that Bridge Cottage is one of the older homes in the village of Eyam, although probably not as old as our famous Saxon Cross in the church yard which dates back to 800 ad.
We wanted to add to the extensive history of Bridge Cottage, with a modern touch and enjoy the best of both worlds, to add comfort to authenticity. A real ‘home from home’.
This is what you can expect from Bridge Cottage:
The solidity and uniqueness of the 500 yr. old building with a contemporary feel and modern day comforts expected from a quality holiday cottage.
We have used the strength of our supporting beams to open up the whole of the ground floor as one large family space.
We have a fully equipped, well lit, kitchen area with a powerful induction hob and A rated double oven and enough equipment to keep budding chefs happy.
The handmade oak kitchen with white quartz work surfaces compliment the original timber beams and the modern oak floor, whilst hiding away the modern combi-boiler for constant hot water and a full sized dishwasher and washing machine (dishwasher consumables are left for use). The fridge freezer is large enough for a full house. In addition, we can provide one booster seat with integral tray that can be attached to an additional chair for mealtimes.
The mahogany windows are set in original stone mullions and have modern double glazed, argon filled sealed units to keep you warm and cosy in winter, due to thick walls and the construction of the cottage it remains pleasantly cooler inside during the hotter summer months.
The large flat screen Samsung LED TV has a Blu-ray player and free sat channels so you can relax on the comfy corner leather sofa and enjoy an evening in. We also have a large range of DVD’s and Blu-rays.
We have Wi-Fi so bring your pad/pod or tablet to check the weather and organise things to do for the coming day.
To match the designer radiators and leather sofa in the living area we have a modern Italian wood burner offering eco efficient additional heating for nights in (a supply of logs are provided with additional supplies available locally).
Externally we have a charcoal barbeque, a bistro table for two and a table and four chairs on the decking area, all of the outside space faces south.
To the first floor we have the family bathroom with low flush WC, basin and cast iron roll top bath and heated towel radiator. Good sized bedroom 1 has a single bed with space for a travel cot – which can be provided upon request (please bring your own bedding for the cot). Bedroom two has a 4′ft double bed.
On the second floor we have a large landing area with a small console table with a Xbox 360 with Samsung monitor, two controllers and a collection of games for all ages up to age 15 (parental guidance advised). There is also a bookcase on the landing full of books and games.
Bedroom 3 has two single beds. Bedroom 4 has the master double bed and ensuite facilities, comprising of a large walk in electric shower, pedestal basin and toilet.
All rooms have adequate storage for clothing.
Please note we do not allow smoking at Bridge Cottage or pets.
We have secure parking behind timber gates for one car and there is additional on road parking near to the cottage. Additional free car parks are available in the centre of the village (less than 5 minutes walk).
*Please be aware that due to the nature of the original construction the property may present challenges for those with impaired mobility/or those with young children, as the cottage is over 3 floors. There a couple of beams on the landings that you have to take note of if you are over 6ft tall. On the top floor the windows are at floor level, it is advised that children should not be left unsupervised.