Over Haddon village in Derbyshire
Over Haddon is a small village situated near Bakewell in Derbyshire. Over Haddon overlooks Lathkill Dale and the River Lathkill and consists of about 100 houses, a pub, a village hall and a church.
The Church of St Anne, built in 1880, built to an unusual Gothic design, is part of the same parish as Bakewell. An extension, housing a vestry, toilet and small kitchen, was dedicated on St Anne's Day 2001. St Anne's churchyard is possibly the best place in the village to admire the outstanding views across the valley towards Youlgrave. The churchyard contains the grave of Sir Maurice Oldfield, who was born in the village and who was the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service from 1973 to 1978. On a wall of St Anne's church is a sundial, made of Welsh gray slate by David Kindersley and Associates , produced as a memorial to a Janet Wadsworth
The engraved inscription reads
"Teach me Thy love to know:
That this new light, which now I see.
May both the work and workman show:
Then by a sunne-beam I will climbe to Thee."
The Lathkill Hotel is a comfortable hotel with superb views over Lathkill Dale nature reserve. It was originally known as the Miners Arms and there has been a pub on the site for hundreds of years. Good value, home cooked bar food and reasonable range of real ales. There is a family dining area, open lunchtimes. Can be busy in the summer. Walkers welcome.
The main industries in the past were sheep grazing and lead mining. One can still see the remains of an old aqueduct and pump house used to keep the mines drained and the paths the miners used are still visible. There was even a gold rush in 1854 when gold was found in one of the mines. It did not last long as quantities of gold found were very small.
Holiday Accommodation in Over Haddon
Burton Manor Farm Holiday Cottages -
Burton Manor Farm has six self-catering holiday cottages created out of converted former farm buildings, situated on a traditional working family farm near Over Haddon, Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
The cottages are equipped to a high standard and enjoy an elevated position offering exceptional views as well as providing an ideal base for visitors to the Peak District National Park.
Sleeps 2 - 8
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Wyedale House B&B - Situated in Bakewell a warm welcome awaits you at Wyedale Bed and Breakfast where David and Gill offer comfortable accommodation, along with a full English or vegetarian breakfast.
We offer a choice of three rooms all of which are tastefuly decorated and have en-suite facilities
Bolehill Farm Holiday Cottages - Self Catering Cottages - This charming collection of eight stone cottages sleeping from 2-5 is situated in a superb rural location in the heart of the Peak District National Park.
Merman Barn is a converted limestone barn on the quiet outskirts of Tideswell, only a short walk from the village centre. There is private parking for up to 6 cars at the rear of the property and a walled garden in which guests can relax.
Merman barn is a high quality B&B where Linda and Andrew offer a warm welcome, good food, 3 en suite comfortable rooms and a guest lounge. There is a quiet area for Internet access, private parking and a walled garden. We welcome walkers and cyclists.
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Rockingham Lodge B&B - Nick & Gill Brelsford welcome you to Rockingham Lodge, an Eighteenth Century former Inn, ideally located for walkers or cyclists.
All of our three rooms have flat screen televisions and tea and coffee making faciltities and there is a large guest lounge available at all times for the use of guests with a wood burning stove for those colder winter nights.
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Monks Retreat Holiday Cottages - Situated in the beautiful village of Millers Dale, near Tideswell in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District.
Spacious, beamed, quiet but not too isolated, lovingly maintained, and overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in the Peak Park, the cottages are situated where Millers Dale meets Monks Dale - a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty, renowned for its excellent walking with a network of paths leading directly from the door. There are paths of all grades from very easy to more challenging past towering limestone cliffs and along peaceful rivered dales. Our farm trail leads to a ridge walk with views of 7 dales.
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The Forge at Middleton by Youlgrave - The Forge Holiday Cottage is set in a quiet location at the heart of Middleton-by-Youlgrave, a small picturesque village at the head of Middleton Dale. It is an excellent base for exploring the White Peak area by foot, cycle or car and, for those simply wishing to relax it offers the peace and quiet of the unspoilt English countryside. There is a well equipped children's playground nearby. Sleeps 5/6. 4 Star rating.
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For accommodation in the Derbyshire Peak District try Derbyshire and Peak District Accommodation
For some excellent photographs of Lathkill Dale and surroundinf area please visit Derbyshire and Peak District Photographs