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Matlock

The former spa town of Matlock lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park by the River Derwent and has easy access to outdoor activities and visitor attractions.

Situated in the Derbyshire countryside the historic town of Matlock is renowned for its industrial heritage sites. The town lies alongside the River Derwent and just downriver of the town, enclosed by limestone cliffs, is the popular tourist destination of Matlock Bath.

Taking a cottage in and around Matlock provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions in the area such as the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver''s Kingdom and Lea Gardens. For fun family days out, head to the Matlock Farm Park or Crich Tramway Village, a restored village that contains the Crich Tramway Museum, tram rides and woodland walks.

The surrounding countryside is the perfect place to catch your breath, while admiring the stunning views that surrounds you, and if you like your walks a little more challenging, then try the Matlock Bath circuit. This short circuit offers lots of interesting sights along the way as well as a few uphill climbs. But you''ll also find lots of flat walks in and around the town, including riverside walks and strolls around the excellent shopping emporiums, where you can pick up some unique souvenirs and gifts.

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  • The Old Dairy

    Riber, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: RGGJ


    Offering a high standard of accommodation, The Old Dairy is a stunning, single level barn conversion, located on a working farm high above the bustling town of Matlock and close to the medieval hamlet of Riber. Boasting dramatic panoramic views across the surrounding Derbyshire countryside, The Old Dairy lies close to the owners’ 16th century farmhouse. Although it is set in a truly rural environment, the popular Peak District town of Matlock with its extensive range of country style shops, pubs and restaurants, is just one mile away.
    A host of attractions is available on the doorstep including the walk from Matlock to Riber, which offers spectacular scenery from the viewpoint at the front of the famous Riber Castle. Further magnificent views can be enjoyed from the cable car at neighbouring Matlock Bath, 3 miles, which is also home to stunning riverside gardens, a theme park for the young ones and at the right time of year, superb illuminations. The magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall can be reached in around 30 minutes, as can the popular market town of Bakewell. Buxton with its diverse architecture and famous opera house can be reached in around 40 minutes and the beautiful Hope Valley scenery and honeypot village of Castleton with its show caves, is around an hour away. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Beamed open-plan living/dining room with wooden floor and kitchen area with Velux window and granite work surface. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced ponds, 110 yards. 4 steps in garden.

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  • Manor Cottage

    Wakebridge, nr. Crich

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40355

    Excellent touring base

    Situated on a working farm, this Grade II listed holiday property is located on a former manor house and chapel site dating back to 1369. This semi-detached converted barn includes many original features. There is private parking, patio areas to the front and back, and access to grassed areas for recreation and barbecues. Lying less than a mile from the Tramway Village and Crich and the ‘Peak Practice’ village of Cardale, the property has splendid views enhanced by the light of Crich Stand and ’trams’ on the hillside make this setting unique. The attractions of Matlock and Matlock Bath are just a few miles away. Footpaths of the Amber and Derwent Valleys walks are in the immediate vicinity. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room. Kitchen with beams. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Bobbin

    Kelstedge, near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC566

    The Bobbin is a charming converted barn which started its life as a cow and pig sty. Lovingly-presented, The Bobbin is a wonderful cottage which still retains many of its original features, such as the feeding trough as you walk through the front door and beautiful exposed stone walls.
    Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, there is plenty to see and do from the doorstep, with many walking and cycle trails, and one leads through Ashover, a pretty village which boasts a unique downloadable audio trail, with the ability to bring the whole route to life. The River Amber flows through the village which is well known for the Ashover show in August and the festival in September.
    Ogston Reservoir is just 2½ miles away where guests can enjoy water sports, birdwatching and fishing. Both Matlock and Matlock Bath with its cable car ride to Abraham Heights is only 3 miles, where you can tour the Mining Museum or walk alongside the River Derwent. Why not take a drive to Crich Tramway Museum, Chatsworth House, Bakewell or Haddon, which are all well worth a visit. The historical town of Chesterfield is around a 20-minute drive with its crooked spire and lively market. Shop 1 mile, pub with restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With tiled floor.
    Living area:
    With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and French doors to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    2 steps up to...
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Step down to...
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, beams and Juliet balcony.
    Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    LPG underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Laundry service available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.

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  • River Cottage

    Darley Bridge, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W41677

    Excellent base for exploring Peak District

    A traditional stone detached cottage, situated near the River Derwent, just 0.5 miles from the Peak National Park, it opens the door to miles of spectacular scenery and walks, whilst being just 3 miles from Matlock with the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There are 2 friendly pubs in the village both serving food and the Peak Rail and Redhouse Horse and Carriage Museum are within 0.5 miles. Bakewell is 6 miles with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall an easy drive. There are water sports at Carsington Water, pot holing at Castleton, Go Ape adventure course and Alton Towers within easy reach. Shops and restaurant 900 yards, pubs 75 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms both with wooden floor, one with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking 75 yards (on riverside). No smoking.

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  • Darwin Lake - Eyam

    Darwin Lake, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RA7

    "Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

    Darwin Lake is a small, private, well-maintained holiday village built of carefully crafted stone built houses, situated around a stunning 3-acre lake and village green with its own red telephone box. There is a large hall available should you wish to hold a celebration or event, and a delightful woodland walk by the lake. These superbly located holiday properties are 4* rated by VisitEngland, and provide the perfect setting for a tranquil, relaxing break amidst an abundance of wildlife. Time to kick back and take in a beautiful, peaceful location. The properties can be booked together or alone, making them ideal for both small and large groups. At Darwin Lake, the cottages are contemporary and spacious with all the home comforts. They are well-equipped and are ideal for either a quiet retreat or a get-together. There are 10 acres of woodland grounds to explore, a real haven wildlife enthusiasts. They are easily accessible being just minutes from the M1 motorway.

    Dovedale Cottage (ref RB1) has the best of all worlds. Overlooking the beautiful lake, it features an architect designed interior. The entrance porch leads into the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area and features an impressive dining table, plus a large breakfast bar for additional seating. The living room provides plenty of space to relax around the fire and TV. The nature of the ground floor is just perfect for socialising and enjoying tie with friends and family. On the first floor are four beautifully decorated bedrooms, two double both en-suite and two twin, along with a family bathroom.

    Explore the many excellent Peak District tourist attractions, with walking, caving, shopping and eating out in lovely surroundings. Matlock Farm Park and Gulliver’s Kingdom are close by. Carsington Water for water sports and outdoor pursuits, and Alton Towers are a little further. Visit Chatsworth House and its magnificent grounds, one of the best preserved stately homes in Britain, as well as Haddon Hall and Tissington Hall. There is excellent walking, hiking, cycling, fishing and many other outdoor pursuit centres all around the Peak District. Go caving, take a boat ride down in the depths of the Blue John Cavern, or why not go paragliding and soar over Stanage Edge or Mam Tor (Mother Mountain).

    The Peak District is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the rolling valleys of the White Peak, to the harsher, wilder gritstone edges of the Dark Peak in the north. There are many market towns and quaint villages to explore, as well as a large and varied amount of restaurant and pubs for eating out. Shopping is on your doorstep along with attractions that will surprise and astound you. Much of the stunning countryside is open to the public, which is what draws so many back time and time again. Shop, pub and restaurants 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with door to patio and modern fitted kitchen area with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
    • Additional TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, NSH, wall-mounted convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Shared access to 10 acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
    • Parking
    • NB: Lake in grounds

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  • The Old Stables

    Winster, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 10742

    This lovely 18th century stone stable conversion is tucked away in the heart of the village of Winster, in the grounds of the owner’s Georgian house, opposite the famous Winster Market House. It retains much character with feature beams, vaulted ceilings, and exposed stonework. It provides compact and cosy holiday accommodation for families touring this area, with Chatsworth and Haddon Halls a few miles down the valley, and Ashbourne, Dovedale, Buxton and Bakewell all under 30 minutes away. Shop 30 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (only one single bed available if cot is used). Shower room. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair on request. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden terrace area and picnic bench. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • The Coach House

    Wirksworth, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W44171

    The Coach House is an impressive, detached, period property, set in a quiet location behind tall iron gates, just off the Market Place in the centre of the historic town of Wirksworth. Well presented throughout, this property is built in brick, under a traditional slate roof with dressed stone quoins and has decorative cast, gothic arched window inserts. Offering two bedrooms, family bathroom, which boasts a stand-alone, cast iron, roll topped bath set upon ball and claw feet, first floor living room, and ground floor dining room and kitchen, this beautifully renovated coach house will certainly impress. Wirksworth is an attractive and lively town, with an award winning restaurant and old fashioned pubs. Come and explore its winding streets, its unique mixture of architectural styles and well established walks. In addition to the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park, there is an annual arts festival (September), community owned swimming pool and Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which is close to the property. Cromford Mill, Carsington Water, the National Stone Centre and excellent antique shops are all in Wirksworth itself. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. So after a long day exploring, why not sit, relax and enjoy the courtyard seating area in your own little haven in the middle of beautiful Wirksworth. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. First floor: Living room with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (1 car), additional parking in car park (permit provided), 100 yards. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Linden Cottage

    Matlock Green, Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: E2549

    Commanding superb views across the valley to Riber Castle and Heights of Abraham, this lovely 18th century cottage offers cosy, very attractive and comfortably furnished accommodation. With its sheltered, south facing garden, it adjoins the owners’ home, just 200 yards from the village shop and pub and only a 0.5 mile walk from Matlock and its fine amenities. Matlock Bath, with cable car rides and Gulliver’s Kingdom, is 1 mile, whilst Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Crich Tramway Museum, watersports at Carsington Lake, High Peak Cycle Trail with cycle hire, riding and golf are all nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Two pets welcome (must be kept on a lead).

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  • Chapel Cottage

    Wakebridge, nr. Crich

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40079

    Excellent touring base

    Situated on a working farm, this Grade II listed property is located adjacently on a former manor house and chapel site dating back to 1369. This semi-detached converted barn has been internally upgraded maintaining original features. There is separate access with private parking, patio areas to the front and back, and access to grassed areas for barbecues. Lying less than a mile from the Tramway Village and Crich, the Peak Practice Village, the property still has splendid views enhanced by the light of Crich Stand and ’trams’ on the hillside. Whilst attractions of Matlock Bath are a few miles away. Footpaths of the Amber and Derwent Valleys walks are in the immediate vicinity. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Tiled floor throughout. Turning, stone stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Post Office Cottage

    Lea, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30100


    This renovated, semi-detached, stone holiday cottage, listed by virtue of its attachment to a Grade II listed cottage, nestles in the beautiful village of Lea on the east bank of the River Derwent. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a very good standard. Full of character and charm throughout, this is a great cottage to get away from it all and enjoy true country living. Enjoy the peaceful countryside with excellent walking and cycling from the door. Within a mile of the property is the World Heritage site that houses the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning factories. Matlock Bath, 4 miles, boasts smart riverside cafés and bars. Slotted in between are more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops and ice cream parlours. Here visitors can experience a cable car ride up the dramatic face of The Heights of Abraham gorge, and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. Shop ¾ mile, pub serving food and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. 3 steps to dining room with beams and wooden floor. 3 steps to kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with beams, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with bath, shower and toilet with sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. M/Wave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB. 2 steps to garden.

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  • Calf Close Barn

    Ashover

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29236


    This detached barn conversion overlooks the village of Ashover. With a commanding position above the valley it sits in 25-acre grounds and lies adjacent to Goss Hall, the owners’ Grade II Elizabethan manor house. A truely rural location where a small flock of Gotland rare breed sheep graze in the surrounding fields, with chickens, cockerels, geese, ducks and goats all within view of the property. From the doorstep, walking and cycle trails are aplenty, with one leading to Ashover itself which uniquely has its very own downloadable audio trail, with the ability to bring the route to life. The River Amber flows through this small village which lies between Chesterfield and Matlock, and was once used for the TV drama series, ’Peak Practice’. Nearby Ogston Reservoir can be reached in around 10 minutes and provides sailing, windsurfing, trout fishing, and is also great for bird watching. The former spa town of Matlock, also around 10 minutes offers many antique shops and cafés, and Matlock Bath has its very own cable car that reaches the Heights of Abraham. The ever popular riverside market town of Bakewell, home to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall can be reached in around ½ hour, as can Bolsover Castle. The historic market town of Chesterfield with its crooked spire is around a 20 minute journey and for any thrill seekers, the Alton Towers theme park can be reached in approximately 1 hour. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food 1 mile and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Shared 25-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond, drops and low walls in grounds.

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  • Chestnut Farm - The Barn

    Uppertown, Bonsall

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23739

    Scenic location

    Chestnut Farm, a 17th century Derbyshire farm, longbarn and dairy have been sympathetically converted into five individual properties that combine modern comfort with the distinctive construction methods of the era. Set within 1¼ acres of courtyard and grounds, the farm looks out over the undisputed beauty of the Peak District National Park, and yet is less than 15 minutes to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Retaining many original features including beams and exposed stone walls, each cottage offers individual holiday accommodation, welcoming couples or large family parties who may wish to book several cottages together. Situated in Uppertown, just above the village of Bonsall, high above the wooded ’Via Gellia’ gorge, it is ideal for walkers with the Limestone Way passing immediately alongside the farm. Matlock is 10 minutes away with supermarket, bus and rail, and a steam train up the Derwent Valley. The lively town of Matlock Bath, approximately 2½ miles by car or walk through woodland, has a mining museum, Abraham Cable Cars and Gullivers Kingdom. All the scenic delights of the Peak District are a short drive including Carsington Water, High Peak Trail, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne are all within a half hour drive along with Chatsworth House, Haddon Halla and the Crich Tramway Village all a similar drive. Alton Towers and the Potteries are well worth the drive. Shop 100 yards, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). One pet welocme (to be kept on a lead at all times).

    All properties: Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Shared playing field. No smoking.

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