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Water Bailiffs Lodge

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Lumsdale, Tansley Wood, near Matlock, Derbyshire
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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
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    Enjoyed a great stay, comfortable and spacious cottage, practical for young families, warm and welcoming. The cottage in a good location for exploring the local countryside and attractions such as Chatsworth, and an excellent pub is a 15 minute walk across a couple of fields and then on a track.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2016
    The hosts Wendy and Nigel were friendly and helpful, and there were plenty of local walks for our family and our dog. The pubs in the area were close by and we can recommend The Gate, as good value for money. The gardens are beautiful and ideal for our dog to roam and play in. The holiday cottage was cosy and everything you needed was there.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/04/2016
    Enjoyed relaxed stay. Property owners were very welcoming and accommodating.

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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