We live in a good sized semi-detached home in quiet cul de sac.
Extended to give large modern dining kitchen, two lounges and a secluded sun trap patio/garden for outdoor BBQs etc. First floor has three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Loft conversion adds a further (study/gym) room with views over the cricket pitch of sports club to which we are adjacent.
Kitchen has been renovated, large cooker, granite work tops, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Small utility room houses washing machine and dryer and downstairs loo adjoining. Dining area backs onto garden and patio.
Main bedroom has a double bed with views over the woods.
Other bedrooms have a single bed each but room for additional bed if required.
The historic village of Dore is a few miles from Chatsworth (England's best stately home & featured in the hit movie "The Duchess") which lies in the stunning Peak District national park, perfect for walking, climbing and pretty villages (and village pubs). We have the best of both worlds close by having the convenience of Sheffield city (shopping, theatres, nightlife) within easy reach as well as the beauty of the Derbyshire/Yorkshire countryside.
Sheffield is a vibrant city and has much to offer and is enjoying a revival, many restaurants, pubs and cafes to add to the music and theatre scene.
But the main reason to visit our home should be to see the diversity and outstanding beauty of the Peaks and surrounding areas.
Granite edges cut the moorlands to overlook the green valleys. This area is famous for its prolific climbing opportunities. There is superb walking from scenic gentle strolls to the more adventurous hikes such as the Pennine way. Dry stone walls criss-cross the countryside and famous Eyam (of the plague) lies on the boundary of the gentler White Peak in contrast to the dramatic Dark peak.
Towns such as Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton should be visited as well as the villages of Derbyshire to see the traditional well dressings or visit Hathersage the resting place of Little John (This is Robin Hood country) and Sherwood forest is a few miles away.
Situated in the centre of the UK we have easy access south to London via train and motorways. Similarly we can go north to beautiful Scotland. If you are here in the summer we recommend the Edinburgh festival. The Yorkshire coastline is within easy reach as are the Yorkshire Dales and York itself.
Pete (52) is an education consultant (Mathematics) and Cath is a primary schoolteacher. We are new to home exchanges but are keen to explore the world outside of Europe. We are looking to make best use of the long August Holidays
We are very proud of our home and would take good care and respect any home we visited.
We are all skiers and the boys (21 & 17) are keen sportsmen. We all love the mountains and would like to visit North America, but are prepared to consider anywhere for an adventure.