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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 Pond Cottages

    Upper Lumsdale near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Penny Cottage

    Bonsall, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Abacus House

    Hackney near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    1
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    Ref: CC418041
    Abacus House started life out as the local village school in Hackney, Derbyshire. It is believed to date back to 1910. This charming characterful Grade II listed cottage opens its front door onto the open veranda corridor, once having many small feet running along to get to class on time.
    Abacus House boasts a very high specification, with a modern stylish kitchen and bathroom, but manages to retain its quirky stylish twists throughout. A large open plan living area leads through to a dining area, still housing the characterful open grate arts and crafts fireplace, and then to the kitchen, with its large feature windows throughout, letting the light flood through the whole of the ground floor. A staircase leads to an upper floor with its fun and interesting layout, including a bed and bathroom, along with a seating area complete with cushions to relax on and enjoy the view from the school windows.
    Set within the beautiful area of Matlock, you are within easy reach of 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, or visit the picturesque villages of Bakewell and Ashover (Cardale in TV’s ‘Peak Practice’) which are 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.

    This property can be booked together with Hopscotch Corner (CC418045) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    Large with double sofa bed, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and large windows.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and seating area with views.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Sitting-out area. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Hard Hurst Barn

    Breamfield near Wirksworth

    Grade
    4
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    1
    1
    Ref: CC418026
    This recently renovated barn has a stunning elevated position in the heart of the small, quaint village of Breamfield close to Wirksworth. This ground floor accommodation is tastefully decorated to a high standard and offers quality appliances throughout. The barn has fabulous views all around and a large field in-front of the property for guest’s sole use. From the doorstep are many interesting walks and cycle routes and only a short drive away are the pleasant towns of Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell.
    This is truly a fabulous romantic retreat or a cosy family hideaway surrounded by rolling hills and idyllic scenery. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has gas under-floor central heating throughout and comprises:
    Lounge: With  flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player , two quality sofa beds and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen/diner: With flat screen TV, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, separate fridge and freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and table and four chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and flat screen TV with Freeview.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle,, WC,, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel for the background heating, all power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Front garden with garden furniture and BBQ available. Use of large field. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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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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  • River Cottage

    Darley Bridge, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W41677

    Excellent base for exploring Peak District

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

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

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

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  • Darwin Lake - 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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  • Hardwick Cottage

    Ashover near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC418003
    This beautiful ground floor accommodation has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The property is in a rural, quiet and peaceful location and is attached to the owners farm house. The farm is close to the award winning village of Ashover which was voted Britain’s best village in 2005. There are many footpaths and cycle routes surrounding the property and the owner has storage space for bikes. A short drive a way is the historic market town of Chesterfield with Matlock and Matlock Bath only approximately five miles away. There are many places to visit around Ashover including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and the Crich Tramway museum.

    Ground Floor: Property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With coal effect electric fire, bed sofa, TV with DVD and CD/radio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed and fitted wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and shaver point
     

    All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request. Internet access availableGarden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. Bike store.

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  • Maystead Cottage

    Ashover, Chesterfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 27655

    This charming, semi-detached holiday cottage can be found in the beautiful conservation village of Ashover, nestled in the Amber Valley. The River Amber flows through this small village and there are several good pubs/restaurants - one being right next door to the cottage. It is only 4 miles to Matlock and Matlock Bath with its cable car that reaches to the Heights of Abraham. Visit Bakewell, Haddon Hall, or Chatsworth House set in 1,000 acres of parkland. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop 400 yards, pub, restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, both with wooden floors.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • The Coach House

    Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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