It's a shame that people pass through Cromford to go to the "proper" peaks, as this is a brilliant area for walking, local real ale, good food and live music, so we found!
Cromford is a busy working village due to nearby quarries, so expect large lorries in the village. Not that it will bother the guests much in their cosy double glazed cottage.
If you haven't researched the area before you go, look through the information and maps thoughtfully left by the owners, whilst sipping a glass or two. The cottage is well appointed, but still has the feeling of being in the Peak District. There are nearby pubs and cafes (recommend The dog friendly Boat Inn, and Parkys for wonderful cake and breakfast) if you don't want to eat in. Nearby rail and bus will take you to other places well worth a visit.