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Water Bailiffs Lodge

Tansley Wood near Matlock Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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A fabulous property set in 16 acres of beautiful unspoilt scenery.

Water Bailiffs Lodge is located in the tranquil backwater of the Lumsdale Valley, an area of outstanding beauty with picturesque waterfalls and mill ponds dating from the industrial Age. With superb view towards the hillsides of Matlock and Riber in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, this property provides a relaxing get away from it all holiday experience.
This west wing of a former mill owner’s home dates from the 18th century and stands in 16 acres of rolling, peaceful countryside with ample private parking for four cars and is just a short distance from the market town of Matlock. The quiet, rural location is the perfect base to tour the surrounding countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park with many delightful walks right from the door of the property.
With a stylish blend of old and new throughout, the ground floor the property has a cosy sitting room with oak beams and wood burner, a well equipped farmhouse kitchen, a reading relaxing area with sofa bed, a utility room and a cellar bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Upstairs there are 4 rooms - the spacious master bedroom with king size bed, a 2nd bedroom with double bed and the 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds. An upstairs shower room completes this restored property.
Outside visitors can enjoy the spacious open area with garden ponds and stream. Also exclusive use of a half acre paddock - ideal for kite flying and family ball games or just to relax away a quiet evening watching the sunset whilst enjoying a spot of alfresco dining. Just a short walk away is the Lumsdale Valley Heritage Site owned and maintained by the Arkwright Society. This is one of the best examples of a water powered archaeological site in Great Britain

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Area
Kitchen/Diner: With electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and table with eight chairs
Lounge: With Sky TV, video, DVD player, radio/CD player and multi fuel burning stove.
Snug Area:With sofa bed (only for children under 12 years)
Laundry Room: With washing machine and drying facility.
Family Bathroom: With sunken airflow bath, shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and hairdryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With twin beds (1 x 2’6", 1x 3)
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bathroom: With shower, WC, shaver point, wash basin and heated towel rail.

All fuel for background heating, all power, bed linen and towels included. All logs and sticks provided. Travel cot and high chair on request. Welcome pack provided on arrival. 2 dogs welcome free of charge. Additional dogs to be agreed with owner at an extra charge of £20 per dog. Extensive partially enclosed gardens with further field for games and children’s tent by prior arrangement direct with owner. BBQ and garden furniture. Parking for 4 cars.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-26
    Access by tarmacadam road initially but road surface poor there after. View accross the valley at sunrise or sunset worthwhil.e

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-22
    WOW!! We all had such a wonderful holiday. Water Bailiffs Lodge had so much more going for it than being a cottage to stay in. It was home from home with all of the equipment available, the comforts of the whole house and the scenery is incredible.

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo

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