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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 Stable

    Birchover, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: W7290

    Village location

    This single storey cottage adjoins the owner’s home and was formerly a stable which has been carefully renovated to offer compact, yet cosy accommodation. Situated in the village of Birchover in the heart of the Peak District National Park, on a non-working farm, there is walking and hiking from the door making it a perfect base. Birchover is equi-distant from the popular market towns of Bakewell and Matlock, both having an array of shops plus leisure facilities to include swimming and golf. Chatsworth House complete with visitors’ centre and its acres of unspoilt parkland are close by for your enjoyment. Shop on campsite 150 yards (open Apr-Sep). Shop 1 mile, pub (sells basic groceries) and restaurant 30 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Pond near property.

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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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  • Brook Cottage

    Matlock

    Grade
    3
    1
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    1
    Ref: 19831
    These two attractive holiday cottages are situated on the edge of the popular village of Two Dales, between Matlock and Bakewell. Each cottage is furnished to a very good standard and each enjoys its own little garden with views across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The village shop and pub are just a short stroll away and Matlock’s numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, tennis and indoor swimming pool are within 3 miles. Both provide the ideal base to explore all the Peak District has to offer with something for all interests and ages. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are a five mile drive whilst the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Great Masson Cave, Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, Crich Tramway Museum and Carsington Water with its watersports are all within 10 miles. Amenities within a mile. Shops and pubs ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor.

    First Floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with Jacuzzi jet bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Z-bed available (for child).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi.Small enclosed garden and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Little Cottage

    Cromford, Matlock

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27066
    This 18th-century, Grade I listed holiday cottage is located in the centre of the World Heritage village of Cromford. Originally the store room for Sir Richard Arkwright’s village shop, this homely cottage has been tastefully converted while still retaining its character and charm. An ideal location for excellent walks, Cromford Canal, Black Rocks and High Peak Trail are all close by. Matlock Bath only 2 miles, Matlock, 4 miles, 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, also Castleton and its caves, take a boat tour and listen to the history. Shop 20 yards, pub 10 yards, restaurant 40 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room with single sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area, beams and flagstone floor. Narrow, ladder-style stairs to:

    First Floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet, Velux.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Welcome pack. On road parking.

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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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  • 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 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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  • Post Office Cottage

    Lea, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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 - Tissington

    Darwin Lake, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: RA6

    "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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  • 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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  • 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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