The Local Area and Places of Interest to Visit
Cote Bank Farm is situated in delightful countryside in the foothills of the Peak District, 7 miles from Buxton, 5 miles from Hayfield, 3 miles from Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith, 1 mile from Chinley village.
A step outside the door and there are local walks for you to enjoy and further afield you will find a wealth of open countryside ranging from high moorlands to wooded valleys.
There are country houses, caves., market towns, pretty villages within easy reach and there are facilities for cycling, sailing, climbing, hangliding and other similar activities for the adventurous - the choice is yours and the choice is huge!
Within a short drive of Cote Bank there is a wide range of stately homes to visit.
Lyme Hall with its deer park and views over the Cheshire Plains was used as the set for the TV series Pride and Prejudice.
Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and there are fine gardens and other attractions for all the family while Haddon Hall is a much softer building of great charm.
Other places of interest include Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey.
The nearby market town of Buxton has a fine range of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is particularly well known for the Crescent and the former Devonshire Royal Hospital with its enormous dome.
The Opera House hosts several festivals in the summer and has a good programme of concerts, plays, operas etc. throughout the year.
You will enjoy a visit to the market towns of Bakewell (try a Bakewell Pudding) and Ashbourne and on the way you can discover a host of pretty villages many with interesting events including the cycle of Welldressings throughout the season.
The Village of Tideswell boasts the so called 'Cathedral of the Peak', Eyam is well known to historians as the Plague Village and has an interesting story to tell and Castleton is extremely popular with its showcaves and a Norman castle.
Nearer to Cote Bank is the Buxworth Canal Basin. This beautifully restored 18th century canal terminus was once the end point of the High Peak Tramway (a primitive railway), where stone was loaded onto barges for transport across the country.
Whether you enjoy walking , cycling or touring, the Peak National Park and Staffordshire Moorlands offer breathtaking scenery of great variety.
There are vast lonely moors on the Kinder Plateau, soft wooded dales with riverside paths, rocky ridges commanding superb views and interesting hostelries to find rest and refreshment on the way.
Former railway tracks now provide safe and scenic routes for walkers and cyclists and cycle hire is available at a number of locations with bikes for all ages.
Many outdoor activities are available including gliding, hangliding, rock climbing, sailing, golf, canal trips etc. and Tourist Information Centres will help you make the most of your stay.
You will find helpful information in our accommodation and we will be delighted to pass on the benefits of our own local knowledge.
Our view towards Whaley Bridge
Buxton Opera House
Chatsworth Country Fair
Peveril Castle, Castleton
Buxsworth Canal Basin
Walkers in nearby Edale
Cyclists on the Tissington Trail