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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wisteria Cottage

    Bonsall, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: E5387

    With stunning panoramic views from all windows this peacefully situated, detached hillside cottage is just a 0.25 mile walk to the quaint village of Bonsall which has two good dining pubs and a village shop. Well-converted and furnished, this is a truly idyllic holiday home offering bliss for walkers and an ideal touring base, perfect for relaxing and drinking in the views. Within 5 miles are Matlock Bath with the Heights of Abraham, Crich Tramway Museum, cycle hire on the High Peak Trail and the Peak Rail Steam Railway. Whilst Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, and the market town of Bakewell are all within 10 miles. Golf 4 miles. Riding 5 miles. Shop and pub 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: 3 steps to living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with additional folding single (for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced drop from patio.

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  • The Old Post Office

    Little Bolehill near Wirksworth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC412112
    Cosy Cottage with beautiful views. This charming, detached, stone holiday cottage boasts amazing views over the Derbyshire countryside and nestles in the hamlet of Little Bolehill, on the outskirts of the lovely market town of Wirksworth. It has been renovated by the owner to include all the mod cons but still has the charm of the original cottage. Outside there is an enclosed courtyard with a lockable gate and to the front of the cottage, there is a pretty little garden with seating area to make the most of the wonderful views. Wirksworth was once an important lead mining town and is steeped in history. St Mary’s Church has a famous Saxon sarcophagus and there is an array of interesting architecture, independent shops, pubs and restaurants and an art deco cinema. On Tuesday’s there is a small market and every month (Saturday) there is a farmers’ market. The centre of Wirksworth is 10 mins walk down a public footpath or five minutes drive from the cottage.
    Enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the Heritage Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside, including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level and there’s superb walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival and annual arts festival, which attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Abraham’s Heights and Gulliver’s Kingdom. The Derwent Valley World Heritage Site in Cromford (Richard Arkwright’s Mills) is just two miles away.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric oven, gas hob, fridge with ice box and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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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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  • Amberley Cottage

    Alfreton, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W40199

    Ideal touring base

    This traditional terraced holiday cottage is set right in the heart of all the local amenities of Alfreton. It has been tastefully decorated to provide a cosy and welcoming environment. All the attractions of the Peak Park lie just a short distance away, Butterley Railway Museum, Crich Tramway Village, Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House, and also many walks and cycle rides are close at hand. The property has a local park literally on its doorstep and a leisure centre in Alfreton with indoor sport facilities, gym and indoor bowls, as well as a swimming centre. This is an ideal location for people requiring all the amenities at hand while the many varied attractions of the Peak District are easily available. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards, restaurant 0.5 miles.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. Video and small library. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Workshop

    Riber, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: RHHB


    In the heart of Derbyshire lies a sublime retreat named ‘The Old Workshop’, a tranquil, peaceful country cottage, one of a pair, with all modern comforts and elegant touches to make your stay truly memorable. Enjoy the beauty of natural stone walls and original chunky beams throughout this stunning property.
    Set in the beautiful countryside of Derbyshire with wonderful views, The Old Workshop is set in a rural environment in the popular Peak District town of Matlock with its extensive range of country style shops, pubs and restaurants, 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 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 honey-pot village of Castleton with its show caves, is around an hour away.
    Once your day of exploring is done there is nothing more heavenly than returning to the courtyard of this wonderful holiday home to enjoy a glass of wine and take heed of the memories you have made. Shop 2¼ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Beamed dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet. Original stone stairs to first floor: Beamed living room with wooden floor. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Low beam in living room

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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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  • The Coach House

    Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 3351

    This detached cottage has been converted to provide good quality holiday accommodation, yet with some of its original character retained, with exposed roof timbers and modern additions. It is 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of the attractive and popular Peak District town of Matlock and makes an exceptionally good base for exploring the whole of the Peak National Park. 3 miles to Gullivers Kingdom and Abrahams Heights accessed via the cable car over the stunning views of the gorge and Derwent River. Crich, the Tramway Museum and Dovedale are all nearby for an enjoyable day out. Historic places such as Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Carsington Water are well worth a visit. Shop and pub 400 yards.

    Ground floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electric heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio garden and chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Internal stairs to living room and kitchen.

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  • The Penthouse

    Matlock Bath near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC418036
    The Penthouse at Clarence House is an individually designed holiday apartment situated in the very heart of Matlock Bath commanding spectacular views over the Derbyshire Hills. This Victorian Regency building has spacious rooms with high ceilings and a feeling of grandeur. The Penthouse apartment boasts a well-equipped kitchen open plan with the lounge and dining area, all tastefully decorated throughout. A specially commissioned half glazed wall leads to a spiral staircase onto a mezzanine area ideal for relaxing with a good book at the end of a busy day exploring.

    Being located in the heart of Matlock Bath makes this the ideal place for exploring. Matlock Bath is a unique village just south of Matlock, nestled alongside the River Derwent in a steep and beautiful gorge. It developed as a spa town in the nineteenth century and was extremely fashionable and prosperous, with its spectacular scenery adding to the general appeal. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, one mile from Arkwright’s Mills in Cromford and just a short drive from Bakewell, and the picturesque village of Crich, The Penthouse makes an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions, including the majestic Chatsworth House and Carsington Reservoir and sailing centre. An ideal location and apartment for an unforgettable holiday any time of the year!
    The Penthouse can be booked with The Chatsworth (CC418037) to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Third Floor: The property is all on the third floor (lift access), has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open-plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to king size – please advise when booking).
    Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower and WC.
    Galleried area: With spiral staircase and seating.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Shared courtyard with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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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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