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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Penny Cottage

    Bonsall, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: RHHQ

    Tucked away in the beautiful village of Bonsall, this perfect ‘chocolate box’ hideaway has been expertly turned into a secret haven by the owner’s keen eye for interior design and renovation. Exquisite soft furnishings and furniture, along with a cosy woodburner, add to the charm and character. Penny Cottage sits detached, directly on the Limestone Way where you can experience charming fields, dales, caves, cliffs, gorges, woodland and riverside paths along the route. Bonsall is a village of 1000 inhabitants in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District and has a long history of lead mining, possibly going back to Roman times, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Bonsall inhabitants have been involved in the textile industry, pre- and post-Arkwright. In early modern times it was on an important salters’ route, and was a staging post on the road between Derby and Manchester. Situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park and just a short drive from the famous Arkwright Mills at Cromford, Penny Cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions. Matlock and Bakewell are close by, as is the picturesque village of Crich with its fantastic Tramway Village, while majestic Chatsworth House and Carsington Reservoir, with its sailing centre, are well worth a visit. After a day exploring, sit in the beautiful garden with a glass in hand as the sun sets over the tree-lined fields. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen with quarry-tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room with double cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Smart TV
    • DVD
    • Bluetooth stereo/CD/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Tiered garden with seating areas and furniture
    • Parking 40 yards (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • NB: 14 uneven steps to cottage gate

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  • Inglenook Retreat

    Whatstandwell near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC418035
    Inglenook Retreat is located on a quiet road in the hamlet of Whatstandwell near to Crich and the Peak District National Park. This cottage near Crich is a superb family holiday home with traditional beams mixed with modern fixtures. Beautifully converted, this Derbyshire cottage is the perfect place for couples, friends or families to enjoy one of the most picturesque parts of the Peak District. The sociable open plan living area and well equipped kitchen is the ideal calming place to return to after an eventful day of exploration. This Derbyshire cottage is in a fabulous location for guests to discover the village of Crich, with its market square, traditional pubs and fascinating Tramway Village. Also, Cromford with its World Heritage Arkwright Mills and beautiful canal walks is only a short distance away which makes Inglenook Retreat a perfect base. Enjoy walking and exploring the Peak District with its many attractions, including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the lovely market towns of Bakewell and Matlock. This wonderful cottage in Whatstandwell is a pretty base from which to enjoy the whole of the Peak District. After a long day exploring why not kick off your shoes and relax in the courtyard area with its magnificent views.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/kitchen: Beamed with wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Steep narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With large shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. All fuel for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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