Coach House Cottage
& The Annexe
COACH HOUSE SLEEPS 4
CAN BE JOINED
TO SLEEP 6
A well-equipped 2 bedroomed cottage that offers superb, comfortable accommodation for four people, with two bedrooms, a spacious sitting/dining room, a modern, well equipped kitchen and large family bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower and an enclosed patio area with seating for four people.
Our comfy bedroom and en-suite is situated above Eyam Tea Rooms in the heart of Eyam village, famous as the ‘plague village’, in the Peak District National Park. It comprises a double bedroom, shower ensuite and hallway, off its own private entrance and an enclosed patio area with seating for two people.
Need more space? Then why not join our two properties together.
The annexe has its own separate entrance to the rear of the property but it also has an internal lockable adjoining door meaning these two properties can be booked either individually or together to sleep a total of 6 people.
The Peak District
The Peak District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that makes a fantastic all-year-round holiday destination.
The rolling hills and fields of the White Peak are criss-crossed by verdant dales and meandering streams. Farms and villages are scattered throughout and the many footpaths and bridleways allow easy access to stunning scenery.
The vegetation is lush with green pastures, dry stone walls, arable crops and native woods. In contrast, the Dark Peak to the north, east and west has dramatic gritstone ridges and high moorland plateaus with amazing rock outcrops.
Throughout the area there is much evidence of ancient human habitation with Neolithic tumuli and barrows, picturesque ruins and ancient stone field barns dotting the countryside.
The Peak District is famous as a mecca for hiking and cycling, but offers many other attractions too, including pretty villages and stately homes; steam railways; antiques and livestock markets; Michelin star restaurants and Gastro pubs, and many cultural events including local produce and music festivals, theatre and opera.
The lovely village of Eyam lies in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The village comprises its own ancient market hall, medieval church and even its own set of stocks.
Eyam also know as the ‘Plague Village’, a reference to the catastrophic events of 1665 – 1666. The disaster began in September 1665 when a box of cloth from plague-ridden London was delivered to a travelling tailor lodging in the village – within days he was dead.
Further victims quickly followed but the young rector, William Mompesson, persuaded the villagers to stay and quarantine themselves from the outside world rather than flee and risk spreading the infection. The villagers paid a terrible price for their restraint: of its 350 inhabitants before the plague struck, less than 100 survived after the plague finally subsided in October 1666. Despite the dreadful death toll, there were no funerals – the families buried their dead hastily in crofts and gardens.
The gruesome, yet inspirational story is told in Eyam Museum. Many of the houses where the plague struck still stand and plaques give the names and ages of the victims.
Saint Lawrence’s Church in Eyam is of the 14th century and has Saxon remains prior to that date. In the churchyard is an Anglo-Saxon cross in Mercian style dated to the 8th century, it was moved there from its original location beside a moorland cart track.
Eyam is a fascinating place to visit. The green opposite has an ancient set of village stocks reputedly used to punish the locals for minor crimes
A few kind words
The stay was perfect! The cottage itself is so lovely. It has everything you need, basically home from home. We really liked the added extras with the toys and board games. Our children barely wanted to watch screens because of this. We can't wait to visit again next year.
Kim, Birmingham, June 23