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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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  • Peveril Cottage

    Darwin Lake, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: E4642

    These exceptionally smart, immaculately presented cottages boast an ideal location in a holiday village set around Darwin Lake. Haddon Cottage is detached whilst Peveril Cottage is one of a terrace enjoying a peaceful lakeside position. Surrounded by acres of forestry land, Darwin Lake lies betwixt craggy moorland offering panoramic views and the beautiful Derwent Valley, now a World Heritage site. Discover a lovely woodland walk around the lake as well as cycling and walking from the door. Magnificent Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall (perhaps the most perfect house to survive from the Middle Ages), Matlock Bath – home of the Heights of Abraham with its cable cars and Great Masson showcave tours – the High Peak Cycle Trail (with cycle hire), Arkwright’s famous Mill at Cromford and Gulliver’s Kingdom family theme park are all under 6 miles, whilst Alton Towers is an hour’s drive. Riding and golf 3 miles, and the sailing centre at Carsington Lake is 12 miles. Matlock’s shops, galleries, takeaways, restaurants and heated indoor swimming pool, 3 miles. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Shared grounds. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Lake and drops in grounds.

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  • Riber Retreat

    Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30652


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

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

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

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  • 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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  • Brewery Cottage

    Bonsall near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC418048
    Brewery Cottage greets you with oodles of character as soon as you step inside. With its unique interior design and its spiral staircases leading to bedrooms on two separate floors, this wonderful cottage will not disappoint.
    Nestled in the heart of Bonsall, this village is full of surprises - not only does it have connections with UFOs, but every August in the pub car park of the Barley Mow, it holds the World Hen Racing Championships. This event has won international acclaim and has been featured in many TV documentaries. It is also home to two pubs, one of which is a minute’s stroll away.
    This part of Derbyshire has a rich heritage, with nearby Cromford being home to the Arkwright Mills, and Crich, playing host to a Tramway Village.
    Matlock Bath is just a short drive away and is the base for the cable car leading to the Heights of Abraham, a sixty-acre hilltop country park. Also worth a visit are the famous Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and the delightful market towns of Bakewell and Buxton.
    Bonsall is an ideal base for walkers and mountain bikers who will enjoy the magnificent trails that abound in this part of the Peak District, whilst water sport enthusiasts are well-served by Carsington Water, which is just seven miles away.
    All in all Brewery Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all this fantastic area has to offer.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with gas wood burner, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
    Open-tread, spiral stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with twin beds.
    Open-tread, spiral stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom 2: Beamed with king size bed and vaulted ceiling.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in courtyard.

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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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  • Greenacres Cottage

    Middleton by Wirksworth

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 availableOutside: Garden furniture and BBQ. Cycle store.

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