Chivas Cottage is about half a mile from the shop at Wingham, so it's the perfect base if you're travelling a little way to come and visit.
Chivas is around 200 years old and is a grade 2 listed building due to its association with the start of the Industrial Revolution. It started off in life as part of a group of industrial buildings around Elsecar New Colliery. It was new in 1800. Now the middle of a terrace of 3. Around 1814 it was a tar distillery for a short period of time. The buildings were converted into small two room coal miner’s cottages about 150 years ago. In the more recent past in 1986 they were completely renovated and two cottages were made into one, hence the two numbers for our address. In 2008 an extension was added to the rear of the building to provide an additional bedroom, utility and shower room. Many of the interesting old features have been retained whilst being modernised.