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Self Catering Accomodation

Suitable for one to three persons, The Annexe, in the grounds of The Old Furnace, overlooks a trickling brook as it wends its way past leafy hillsides towards the pools of Dimmingsdale and the River Churnet. It is situated in the delightful Churnet Valley, with Dimmingsdale (Forest Enterprise and SSSI) and Hawksmoor Nature Reserve (National Trust) both a five minute walk away. The Staffordshire Peak District is one of the finest areas of England for biodiversity.

Your accommodation is completely self-contained and is separated from the main house by a garden and driveway. You are therefore far enough from us so we are not "in your face", but close enough should you need us.




Your Accommodation

The accommodation comprises kitchen, dining/lounge, through single bedroom, shower/cloakroom and upstairs twin bedroom. We also have a superb oak conservatory overlooking the stream which makes a lovely sunroom by day, and star & bat watching area by night. It has underfloor heating, and makes an ideal retreat for any time of the year. All rooms are furnished to a high standard, with linen, towels, heating and lighting included. All bedding is natural, thus eliminating polycotton and other plastic based fibres for your absolute comfort.

You also have separate laundry facilities and a lockable cycle store.

The Central Heating is by means of a modern condensing boiler, all radiators having controllable thermostats, and the shower is of a high specification. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave and gas cooker. You have your own lawned garden area, ample car park/ hardstanding, and patio area overlooking the stream and hillside.

All wooden floored areas are proper wood, whilst quarry tiles are proper antique quarries.


We provide a smoke-free environment (the smoke detectors are very sensitive!), plenty of books, games, puzzles and radio/CD player. We are fortunate enough not to be able to receive a television signal, so your peace and quiet is guaranteed!

There are also maps, tourist information leaflets for the area, and free sheets of wonderful local walks devised by us to take you straight from the door.

Please note that the Annexe is unsuitable for young children and dogs.

Guest Services

Newspapers and milk are delivered regularly to the door; Riverford Organics deliver on Fridays. The nearest shopping centre is three miles. One mile away is a micro brewery and you can order some real ale in advance of your arrival if you wish. Our water is excellent to drink (it's Ashbourne water without the plastic bottle!), so there's no need to bring your own.

For disabled guests, we can meet M1, M2, H1 and V1 standards. Please enquire for other special needs. Please note that the naturally hilly terrain of the immediate area may affect some disabilities. We have a comprehensive Access Statement, a copy of which will be sent to you upon request.









The Old Furnace
Staffordshire Moorlands
ST10 3AP

Telephone: 01538 703331
Text: 07876 572729