The house is a landmark in the area because of its unique appearance. There are references to Tufa Cottage in many Derbyshire guide books, not least in Haunted Derbyshire and the Peak District, by Wayne Anthony (Breedon Books, 1977). Its sinister appearance, especially on a moonlit night, has been frightening local children for years, not helped by the association of the Via Gellia woods at the back of the house with black magic and witchcraft. We are happy to be able to say though that the woman with a large knife sticking out of her back seems to have moved on to pastures new...probably!
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