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Turpins Cottage

Blackbrook, nr. Belper Grade 3 Star rating View Map
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Turpin’s Cottage overlooks a wooded dell, and adjoins a play field, Belper is close by and Bakewell a short drive.

This imposing 19th century building was originally the coach house and stables for the nearby ‘Owl Coaching Inn’ (reputedly a haunt of highwayman Dick Turpin), that’s now a farm some 2 miles from the historic Derwent Valley mill town of Belper. The building has been most sympathetically converted and retains hand-cut lintels, vaulted coach-ways on the exterior, and superb barrel-vaulted ceilings, all emphasise the historical importance of this Grade II-listed structure. The original arched coach entrances now have French windows that open onto flag stone terraced areas. Turpin’s Cottage, in the grounds of the farm with another property, overlooks a wooded dell, and adjoins a 2-acre paddock and a play field with ample parking. Belper’s formal river gardens, visitor centre, and historical mills, now a World Heritage site, are within 2 miles. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Matlock and Matlock Bath, and the popular market town of Bakewell, are all a short drive away. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 step down to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet. Games room. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional pull-out single, 1 twin with wooden floor and Veluxes. 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Separate staircase to: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional pull-out single, 1 twin, both with beams and wooden floor.

Gas central heating and electricity £60per week, £45 per short break. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Raised decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared use of 2-acre paddock and wooded dell. Ample parking. Games room with pool table. NB: Steps to grounds with stream adjacent.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-12-07
    The cottage suited our needs very well apart from the kitchen. The crockery is very chipped and even though there is plenty of equipment it is rather well used and some were rather dirty. It would be good to provide a few more basic needs. When we arrived there wasn't even 1 sheet of toilet paper. Good job no one was desperate. On the plus size the house is a fantastic size and all 20 of us could congregate in the lounge comfortably. Would not hesitate to go back but would take my own crockery, cutlery and saucepans.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    Cottage was just right for us but bearing in mind there were 11 adults and 5 youngsters using worn out frying pans was very difficult at breakfast time. A couple of the kitchen drawers need attention and several light bulbs need replacing as no spares available. It would also be helpful to have an information pack available that includes local facilities, doctors, dentists, nearest supermarkets etc, and easier instructions regarding the hot water and heating system. Overall we had a great time and the pool table was an added bonus.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-28
    Overall a great property for large groups. Nice bedrooms and living space. Only slight downside was that nothing was provided, no washing up liquid or bin bags or anything like that which would have been helpful.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-21
    Great accommodation for a family reunion. Beautiful old building with lovely grounds. Good heating (important for old buildings!). And comes with a pool table! My only complaint would be the mattress I slept on, which reminded me of my time as a student!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-10
    The cottgae is very spacious and the layout of bedrooms and bathrooms and additional seating is good. There are plenty of seats, tables, plates, dishes and cultlery. One of the ovens did not heat up . The other appliances worked well. However, 2 of the bedrooms do not have a proper window, (not stated in the description) as there are un-openable shutters over them. The location is very convenient, but the cottage is on a busy corner (not noted in ad) and traffic noise is sometimes disturbing at night. There is plenty of parking and walks are avilable in the area, even from the door. Nearest supermarket is close by in Belper. We thought it was expensive especially as electricity is extra.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo

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