Over the years we visited Michill Cottage as guests many times, and in 2013 had the opportunity to buy it for ourselves. If you have visited previously, we aim to do our best to improve whilst retaining the charm and features that have brought you back again.
Being a terraced stone property with 2 foot thick walls, Michill Cottage is always warm and welcoming, especially in the cooler months. It has stripped wood floors in the lounge and kitchen and is centrally heated with a double and a twin room to accommodate 4 guests. The double has stunning views of the surrounding hills.
View from the main bedroom
The kitchen has very 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.
The bathroom is equipped with a white 2-piece suite and has a stand-alone electric shower unit, which is very powerful and welcome after a day on the hills.
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 for guests to use if weather permits.
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 narrow and steep, 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, pet hair free, doesn’t smell “doggy” 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 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.
Virtually opposite 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.