Our house – where we work from – is currently being smashed apart as we embark on a big renovation project.
Not very conducive to running a business from home 😉 We decided to pack up and get away so that we could work, but also so that we could pop back to Didsbury as and when we needed to. A quick internet search brought up a beautiful cottage in Cressbrook, Derbyshire, one of twelve grade two listed terraced cottages built around 1810 for the workers from nearby Cressbrook Mill.
About an hour away from Manchester, but very close to Buxton, Bakewell and the smaller Derbyshire towns of Eyam and Ashford-in-the-Water, this is a perfect cottage if you want a real break away from the city. It’s really remote – the final stage of the journey is down a single track with no passing passes and an alarming drop on one side. But so, so beautiful.
Internet access is great, but there’s no phone signal – no bad thing sometimes! It is a tiny cottage – it’s only suitable for two people – but has everything you could need, including a Smart TV with Netflix so we can still get our House Of Cards fix.
And, this car, parked outside, makes our little mini look just a little bit sad…