cottages names


 Alstonfield is said to derive from “Aelfstans feld” which translates roughly to “tract of open land” The picturesque village is set within The White Peak area, homing 250 residents and is set 900 feet above sea level


Butterton is a sandstone cottage lined village with a “Hoo Brook” ford running through it, close to the Manifold Way, it is located 5 miles east of leek.


Callow is a Hamlet, situated 2 miles south -west of Wirksworth with a population of 100.

It was one of the lead Ore producing manors. Remains of a Prehistoric Woolly Rhinoceros is said have been found at Stainsborough Hill at Callow.


The River Dove is around 45 miles in length which then joins the RiverTrent. It forms the boundary between Staffordshire & Derbyshire. The stream is made famous for its trout fishing.


Edale is most famous for being the start & end of the famous path “The Pennine Way”. The population for the small village is 300 and sits itself 200 metres above sea level.


Farwell is derived from an Old Anglo-Saxon name. The name Farwell comes from two old English elements, faeger, which means beautiful & well, a spring is also named after it.


Bonsall is located one mile from Cromford, it was once a historic former lead-mining village. The marketplace homes a 17th century cross on top of 13 stone steps.


The name of Longshaw is derived from the long wood in Padley Gorge. In autumn there are over 1,000 types off fungi found in the wood pastures.


Sabinhay wood is east of Birchover and dates back to the Norman times being derived from “Sabins Enclosure”


Bruns Wood is a woodland, its location is near to Middleton & Ible which are also two of Knockerdown Cottages


Lendow Wood is located a stone throw away from Knockerdown Cottages which is located on the far side of Carsington Reservoir.


Wisels Wood is located North of Knockerdown Cottages near the village of Pikehall,


Middleton is formerly known for lead mining. It is a very popular village for walkers & cyclists and set roughly 5 miles from knockerdown Cottages.


Ible is a quaint hamlet where when visiting you would think you had gone back in time and time had stood still. Its location is near the Via Gellia valley.

Two Dales

This hamlet can be found just out of Darley Dale, the name comes from twin valleys called Hall Dale & Sydnope Dale also know as Toadhole until 1850

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

Well this is unique all on its own, it is the original Farmhouse from Knockerdown Cottages, the courtyard cottages were the barn buildings that were later converted.

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Published on August 11, 2020 in