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Netherhurst Cottage, stunningly beautiful locationThis stylishly decorated cosy stone Cottage is set within the owners beautiful grounds and gardens. It’s completely surround by the most stunning scenery of the spectacular Hope Valley, in the heart of the Peak District national park. The light and airy cottage is beautifully decorated and has lovely features such as exposed beams and a spiral staircase. Apart from the many localwalks to be had, there is cycle hire and an open air swimming pool minutes away.
Beech Cottage, Cosy 5 bedroom dog friendly cottageBarley Mews Peak Cottages – Beech Cottage, sleeps 9, self-contained, dog friendly offers a clean, comfortable "home from home" space in a luxury barn conversion which brings together modern luxury facilities in a classical English country style. Located in Dronfield Woodhouse, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, a 10 minutes’ drive from the Chatsworth with access to Sheffield and Chesterfield famous for its crooked spire, includes shops, restaurants and cafés.
The Dairy Holiday Cottage on Peak District FarmCosy barn conversion provides a stylish fully fitted self catering cottage for two with private enclosed gardens. Conveniently located within Sheffield’s green belt, on the edge of the Peak District. It is a short stroll to several award-winning pubs and restaurants and local shops are close by. This is a good place for leisurely walks straight from your door and for spotting wildlife, yet it is only 5 miles from Sheffield City centre. We welcome well behaved dogs.
One of the most exciting cities in England for art and culture, Sheffield is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a hotbed of creativity. The Steel City’s industrial heritage has long been at the forefront of its identity, and though small artistic scenes have bubbled up over the decades, this down-to-earth, ego-free city has never shouted about it. Now the regeneration of former factory districts such as Kelham Island, where foundries and warehouses have been transformed into galleries, food halls, and microbreweries, has made its vibrant spirit more tangible.
Sheffield has music in its bones, with first-rate clubs featuring the latest up-and-coming acts. There are also experimental theatre, radical cinema, and specialist record labels operating at a high level here. Add to that a thrilling mini renaissance in food and drink, with new-generation venues — from a cocktail bar in a converted former public toilet to fine dining in a shipping container. Throw in brilliant attractions such as the Botanical Gardens, an antiques quarter for independent shopping, plenty of green spaces, and the rugged Peak District National Park on the doorstep, and you’ve more than enough reasons to explore this South Yorkshire town.
Centrally located in the middle of England, Sheffield is well connected by trains and buses to the rest of the country, with the M1 motorway passing to the east. Locally, buses and the overland tram system will get you around with little stress. Mountain biking is big here, thanks to the proximity of the Peak District, with multiple cycle routes, including a traffic-free Sustrans route to Rotherham. The diminutive Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is 24 miles away, but with more flight options are Manchester Airport (MAN), 40miles to the west; Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), 43 miles to the north; and East Midlands Airport (EMA), 53 miles south.
There’s tons going on all year long in Sheffield. Even if you come on the grimmest, rainiest winter day, the weather will be irrelevant once you’re attuned to the city’s urban rhythms. The Tramlines Festival injects a jolt of energy to the already-lively music scene in July, with the main event at Hillsborough Park, with spin-off sessions at venues including Yellow Arch Studios, a recording studio where many top acts produced albums. Sheffield Doc/Fest in June is a respected international documentary film festival, with screenings from filmmakers around the world, plus exhibitions and discussions. Or aim for Sheffield Modern, an architecture festival with talks and guided walks, in October/November. Sheffield Beer Week has the whole city fizzing with events in March.
A shining example of suburban cool, this newly hip neighbourhood a mile from the city centre has experienced an influx of young creatives, some relocating from London. Smart delis, vintage stores, organic food shops, and galleries are keeping apace, making it a fun place to hang out. Nearby Ecclesall Road is awash with independent shops too.
As well as the major art museum, the Millennium Gallery, check out Site Gallery, 99 Mary Street, S1 Artspace, and Bloc Projects for more cutting-edge exhibitions and shows. In May, Open Up sees local artists and creatives open their studio doors to the public.
Sheffield is one of the best cities in Europe for enjoying a pint of amber nectar. In its heyday, tiny breweries filled the industrial areas, ready to quench the thirst of craftsmen and metalworkers. Today the scene has evolved and venues are a tad more stylish. Head to Kelham Island for the new breed of real ale microbreweries, and the antiques quarter around Abbeydale Road for cosy heritage pubs.