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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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  • 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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  • Linden Cottage

    Darley Bridge, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: E3408

    A truly pretty, 18th century village cottage, this comfortably furnished property is one of a small row set just a short stroll from two welcoming pubs and the River Derwent. Locally, visitors can enjoy lovely walks to the Nine Ladies stone circle (NT) and many of the Peak District’s attractions including Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Matlock Bath – with Heights of Abraham cable car rides, caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom – lie within 5 miles. Riding and golf can be found close by whilst cycle hire and trails, sailing and water sports are only a few miles. Steam trains and nearest shop 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas living-flame fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Barn Owl Cottage

    Cromford near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC418043
    Barn Owl Cottage originally started its life as an 18th Century barn which has been thoughtfully converted into a wonderful holiday cottage. The owners have taken great pride in maintaining some original features whilst incorporating all the modern day necessities to make Barn Owl Cottage an incredibly comfortable place to take a holiday to remember. You will find yourself on the owners’ working farm with chickens roaming the garden and footpaths, and enjoying the day to day running of this wonderful working farm. Look to the rear of the barn and you will discover the original ice house which used to serve the nearby Willersley Castle. Clustered around a courtyard, the barn is set in a rural location nestled in the Derwent Valley yet in easy reach of many of Derbyshire’s attractions, particularly nearby Matlock and Matlock Bath, Bakewell, Carsington Water and of course the wonderful Chatsworth House. After a hard day exploring all Derbyshire has to offer, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Barn Owl Cottage.
    Barn Owl Cottage can be booked together with Swallow Cottage (CC418042) to accommodate up to 11 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and door to courtyard.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double four poster bed and stable door to courtyard.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared natural grounds with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • White Peak

    Darley Dale, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43041

    This first floor apartment sits above an embroidery and coffee shop, offering home-made cakes and chocolates. Embroidery classes can be booked in advance via the owner. Situated between Matlock and Bakewell, 5 miles, from where you can walk the Monsal Trail. The holiday apartment is within easy reach of Matlock Bath with its cable car, Rowsley and Beeley. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are worth a visit, while Carsington Water and visitor centre, the Tissington Trail and Dovedale are all within 10 miles. Visit Buxton with pavilion gardens and theatre. Take a boat trip into the Castleton caves to see where the Blue John stone is mined. Ashbourne, 18 miles. Shop and pubs 0.5 miles, restaurant 300 yards.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Riber Retreat

    Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30652


    This stylish and thoughtfully converted barn with some solid oak floors, has a spacious, open plan aspect which provides a contemporary designed interior with impressive bi-fold doors opening out onto a spectacular view of Matlock, which is only a five minute walk away. The holiday property is set in one of the most stunning parts of the Peak District. The closest attractions are Matlock and Matlock Bath giving the opportunity to explore the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom accessed via cable car, and offering spectacular views of the Derwent Valley. From here you can tour the network of caverns and passageways, or walk over 60 acres of woodland hillside. This is an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions including the magnificent stately homes. The beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are an absolute must see. Visit the picturesque villages of Bakewell and Ashover (Cardale in TV’s ‘Peak Practice’) both close by. Excellent walking can be found from the doorstep, plus activities at Carsington Water including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and cycling, plus excellent birdwatching in the surrounding areas. Shop 400 yards, pub/restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with bi-fold doors and slate floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Greenacres Cottage

    Middleton by Wirksworth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC418027
    This annex property is located in the hill village of Middleton by Wirksworth and is attached to the owner’s property which is set in 3/4 of an acre of gardens and woodland adjacent to the High Peak Trail and within one mile of Wirksworth. The cottage garden attracts many birds and is great for bird watching from the windows. Only a few hundred yards from the Middleton top visitors centre with its historical engine house; the cottage overlooks Black Rock, an interesting landmark close to Cromford with an abundance of walks and cycle routes as well as some truly stunning views from the top of the rocks. Two excellent local country pubs in Middleton by Wirksworth offer food and a range of live music within a few minutes walk. Cromford is home of the Arkwright Museum and has a good shopping outlet centre on site, as well as a number of working mills showing how the textiles were produced years ago.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating throughout and comprises;
    Lounge: With flat screen TV, DVD player, log effect gas fire and radio/CD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge with ice box, microwave and table and four chairs
    Family Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds
    Steps down to...
    Lower Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and fitted wardrobes
    Additional room for boots, coat and bike storage with door leading to garden and seating area
     

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Cot, high chair and baby gate available on request. Wi-fi available.Off road parking for 2 cars. 3/4 acre garden available with garden furniture and brick BBQ. Secluded wildlife pond and camp fire area.

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  • Cotton Cottage

    Cromford, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30546


    This 18th-century, Grade II listed, terraced holiday cottage is the earliest piece of planned industrial housing in the world. Surrounded by countryside, it is at the heart of a designated World Heritage Site in the village of Cromford. This lovingly restored cottage has been tastefully converted whilst still retaining its character and charm. Cromford is an excellent location for walks, and Cromford Canal, Black Rocks and High Peak Trail are all close by. Matlock Bath is only 2 miles, Matlock 4 miles and Bakewell 10 miles, where you can spend a day around Chatsworth House or medieval Haddon Hall. 20 miles away is Buxton Opera House and Gardens, as well as Castleton and its caves, where you can take a boat tour and listen to the history. Shop 20 yards, pub 10 yards, restaurant 40 yards.

    Internal stairs down to ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room with beams. 3 steps to kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft), both with wooden floor. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • 5 Pond Cottages

    Upper Lumsdale near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC418025
    This charming newly converted cottage has its own pretty secluded garden and is set within the site of the Arkwright Society’s Lumsdale Project. It is surrounded by picturesque rolling countryside and has many beautiful walks literally on the doorstep. There is a bubbling stream through the garden and historic stone ruins, waterwheels and trout filled ponds only a stone’s throw away from the cottage.Its fantastic location makes it only a few minutes’ drive from the spectacular Peak District National Park and the popular towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath. Close to the cottage is a wooded gorge offering outstanding natural beauty including a stunning waterfall and an ancient water mill.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, flat screen TV, Freesat, DVD player and radio CD/ player
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box,  washer dryer and dishwasher
    Conservatory: With dining table and 4 chairs and French doors opening onto a lawn area.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point and wash basin

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available on request. Wi-fi availableEnclosed garden area with garden furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for two cars.

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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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  • 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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  • West View Cottage

    Upper Hackney, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E5386

    Enjoying a prime position on the very fringe of the town of Matlock, this restored cottage lives up to its name with lovely views across the Derwent Valley. The interior combines sophisticated contemporary comfort and artistic style whilst retaining the proportions of the original Victorian building. There are many restaurants in Matlock, 1 mile, and some excellent takeaways. The Peak Rail Steam Train is 1 mile away. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are 5 miles away and the attractions of Heights of Abraham, Crich Tramway Museum, Carsington Lake and the High Peak Trail (with cycle hire) are all within easy reach. Bakewell is 8 miles, Buxton is 20 miles and Alton Towers is within an hour’s drive. Golf 2 miles. Riding 10 miles. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (6ft zip and link, can be double on request). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). First £25 gas central heating included, remainder by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV/DVD. CD. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car); additional on road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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