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Water Bailiffs Lodge

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Lumsdale, Tansley Wood, near Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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A fabulous property set in 16 acres of beautiful unspoilt scenery with a cosy living room and plenty of outdoor space.

Water Bailiffs Lodge is located in the tranquil backwater of the Lumsdale Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural 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 from which 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 has a cosy living room with oak beams and wood burner, a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, a reading area with sofa bed, a utility room and a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Upstairs are four rooms: a spacious master bedroom with kingsize bed; a second bedroom with double bed; and the third bedroom with a single bed and a 2ft 6in bed. An upstairs shower room completes this restored property.
Outside, visitors can enjoy the spacious open area with garden ponds and a stream. The grounds, which are shared with the neighbouring holiday cottage, are very large and provide the ideal place where you can fly kites, play ball games or just to relax on a quiet evening watching the sun set whilst enjoying a spot of alfresco dining.
Here at Water Bailiffs Lodge you have the best of both worlds: wonderful walks in the surrounding open Derbyshire countryside, and for days out, you are within close proximity to all the major tourist attractions the Derbyshire Dales have to offer. Certainly an idyllic rural retreat, yet the historic spa town of Matlock is only a mile away with its award-winning park where band concerts can be enjoyed on a Sunday summer afternoon, and where an annual Christmas Victorian market held is in December. Matlock Bath, named the little Switzerland of England, is just a couple of miles away and the famous illuminations are held here each year in September. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Water Bailliffs Lodge can be booked together with Waterfall Cottage (UK4027) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, Sky TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Reading area: With double sofa bed (for children under 12).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and 2ft 6in bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, fuel for multi-fuel burner and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared 16-acre grounds. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are unfenced ponds and a stream in the garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2018
    Great location and the owners very friendly and helpful. Good for walking in the area and Matlock is lovely. Could do with a tumble dryer, which isn’t a deal breaker. Only criticism is that there is a dog which I found out seems to come from farm buildings to the side of the property and the last 3 nights got hardly any sleep, it was barking non-stop all hours of the night and early morning. If you are a deep sleeper then fine, but if you aren’t then you won’t get any sleep either. Don’t want to sound over critical as it is a lovely place, but something to consider

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    We love this place. The cottage is beautiful, the gardens are beautiful. The owners are lovely. The local walks are fab and steeped in history. There is so much to do in Derbyshire. We loved it all so much we are going back next year.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    A beautiful place to stay, tucked away in a picturesque part of the peak distict. Great base for touring the whole area and a comfortable cottage to come back and relax at the end of the day. Lovely warm welcome from Wendy who made our stay even more enjoyable. We would definately come back next time we come to the peak district.

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