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The tiny and picturesque Staffordshire moorland village of Flash sits just off the A53 between Leek and Buxton, with Macclesfield off to the west via some decidedly minor roads. Though only a short drive from Buxton it feels like an isolated outpost, something that in the distant past led to it gaining a reputation for harbouring some dodgy deeds and people including counterfeiters and illegal prize-fighters. That isolation speaks of the beautiful hilly countryside surrounding it, and the climb to the place Ė acknowledged as the highest village in Britain at just over 1500 feet. Though the village proper only boasts about 40 houses, it also has a pub and a pretty church, the rather stocky St Paulís, and a Methodist Chapel built in the early days of that movement. Just outside the settlement there is another pub and a small shop; and on the slopes roundabout there are innumerable stone farmhouses whose occupants raise the sheep dotting the view among the rocks and heather. As might be expected of a place in the Peak District National Park this is walking country, though some parts demand care. The terrain is enhanced with the various rivers in the lands around the village Ė the Dove, Dane, Manifold and Goyt; walkers will also spot the long-abandoned small-scale coal pits. Local beauty spots include the ancient packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head just northwest of Flash, where Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet; Axe Edge north of the village; and The Roaches a few miles south.

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Grendon Guest House (3.80 miles)

Grendon Guest House
Grendon is a beautiful detached family home on the outskirts of Buxton. Set in magnificent gardens it has a stunning outlook to the Peak District hills.

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Alison Park Hotel (3.83 miles)

Alison Park Hotel

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A family run hotel, currently in itís third generation. We combine the traditional values of a welcoming atmosphere and good, fresh food, locally sourced where possible, and an informal, yet ... More

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Holly Oak Barn (3.97 miles)

Holly Oak Barn

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Set in the Peak District National Park this lovely barn conversion enjoys views over countryside and famous Roaches rocks. Ideal for walking, climbing or fishing, it lies ... More

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Spring Cottage B&b (4.12 miles)

Spring Cottage B&b

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Private garden with superb views over the Manifold Valley. 2 double rooms - 1 en-suite double room & 1 double room with private facilities. Spring Cottage ... More

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Buckingham Hotel (4.18 miles)

Buckingham Hotel

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The Buckingham Hotel is an oasis of calm located opposite the beautifully restored Pavilion Gardens/Opera House complex yet is only five minutes from the historic Spa town centre. Elegant and imposing, ... More

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn (4.20 miles)

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn

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Newly renovated barn (June 2007) to a very high standard. Three ensuite doule/twin rooms, One double/twin ensuite disabled room. Ideal base for exploring the peak national park, and many local ... More

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The Savoy (4.30 miles)

The Savoy

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Perfect for a romantic break, this elegant, luxurious apartment sits in the very heart of Buxton, enjoying views (pictured) to, and within 100 yards of, the Pavillion ... More

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Old Hall Hotel (4.35 miles)

Old Hall Hotel

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Reputed to be the oldest hotel in England, one time host to Mary Queen of Scots. Perfectly located opposite the Pavilion Gardens (23 acres parkland) & Opera House.

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The Old Manse (4.38 miles)

The Old Manse
The Old Manse Guest House, Buxton is centrally located in Buxton, Derbyshire. An award winning 4 star Silver establishment offering bed and breakfast accommodation, ideally situated for exploring the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire ... More | visit website
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Alpine Lodge Guest House (4.42 miles)

Alpine Lodge Guest House
Alpine Lodge Guest House in Buxton is new. Formally known as Hardwick Mount, Alpine Lodge Guest House has been taken over and completely refurbished to create welcoming and luxurious bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation. ... More | visit website

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