Roachside Cottage is situated just yards from the gateway into the beautiful Roaches Estate, a former private estate and grouse moor, now owned by the Peak District National Park and cared for by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

Situated 1100 feet above sea level, Roachside is one of the truly iconic cottages of our Gritstone landscape, visible for miles, sitting beneath the Roaches Escarpment. Built from the local stone and actually hewn into the bedrock, it has weathered the westerly storms and witnessed spectacular sunsets here for well over 200 years.

I’m Rob and, together with my dog Scout, I want to introduce visitors to this part of the Peak District National Park. We’d argue that it is the most wonderful walking country there is – but then, we walk here all the time. Miles and miles every week. Indeed, one of us has spent over 65 years wandering the paths and climbing the cliffs without ever tiring of it.

We’re lucky enough to own this lovingly restored old quarryman's cottage. It is situated in the most stunning location, with access onto the crags right outside the door.