Michill Cottage is a small terraced 17th century property with thick stone walls. It has gas central heating but also a gas stove for extra warmth in the living room if needed. There are stripped pine floors in the lounge and kitchen and upstairs there is a double and a twin room to accommodate 4 guests. The double has stunning views of the Great Ridge.
We have owned Michill Cottage since 2013 and have replaced most of the furniture and fixtures since that time. Our aim is to continue to improve the property whilst retaining its charm and features.
The double room is a step up from the small landing. There is a built-in hanging cupboard, a chest of drawers and a bedside cabinet.
View from the main bedroom
The bathroom is equipped with a white 2-piece suite and there is a step up into the stand-alone electric shower unit, which is very powerful and welcome after a day on the hills.
The kitchen has recently been refitted and is well equipped, with plenty of crockery, glassware, utensils, saucepans and oven to tableware. We enjoy our food so have ensured that the kitchen provides home from home facilities.
There is a combination microwave and cafetiere.
- Small cars may use off-road parking space directly opposite cottage
- Garden opposite the cottage with fantastic views of the surrounding hills.
Neither of these points are advertised on the Welcome Group sites and are used entirely at the Guests’ own risk: the garden is steep and uneven but no worse than the path up Cave Dale.
In addition, and to reiterate: the cottage is small. We frequently have parties of 4 adults with up to 3 dogs who seem to manage but occasionally have complaints that it is too small for 4 people. Just as the cottage is small, so is the television, and the location of the village means that the signals, both TV and WiFi are interrupted on occasions, and may not be as good as you are used to.
If you are looking for a warm, comfortable base, but intend spending as much time as possible outside, I would suggest Michill Cottage is just what you are looking-for. If however you want to spend your stay indoors, watching television or NetFlix, you might be better advised to look for a bigger and probably more expensive cottage,
Outside to both the front and the rear of the property there are very small courtyards, both with a table and chairs. There is a portable BBQ in the cupboard.
The garden of the property, which you may use if you wish, but entirely at you own risk, is across the lane, accessed by steps and a gate. Although steep with the possibility of loose stones, the view from the top is worth the trouble, and there is a table and seating where you can enjoy a meal, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
View from the garden
We have dogs and welcome others to visit. The cottage is clean, and we do our best to keep it pet hair (and smell) free and in excellent condition. We are happy for you to leave your well-behaved dog in the cottage if you visit one of the local attractions or a pub that doesn’t take dogs (most of them do). Please do not allow dogs on the furniture, or upstairs and definitely not on the beds.
Many walks of various lengths and severity can be embarked-upon right from the cottage door. For walking, the Peak District National Park is unsurpassed.
Just a few meters down from Michill Cottage is Cave Dale, a limestone gorge which is the start of many walks. The walls of Peveril Castle can be seen towering above the path which climbs between stony crags to either side.
Maps for walks in the locality are at the cottage for your use, but please ensure they are left behind when you leave so others can also enjoy them.
The Tourist Information Office in Castleton has a wide range of maps available, and is only a 5 minute stroll from the cottage.