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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Barn Owl Cottage

    Cromford near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC418043
    Barn Owl Cottage originally started its life as an 18th-century barn which has been thoughtfully converted into a wonderful holiday cottage. The owners have taken great pride in maintaining some original features whilst incorporating all the modern day necessities to make Barn Owl Cottage an incredibly comfortable place to take a holiday to remember. You will find yourself on the owners’ working farm with chickens roaming the garden and footpaths, and enjoying the day to day running of this wonderful working farm. Look to the rear of the barn and you will discover the original ice house which used to serve the nearby Willersley Castle. Clustered around a courtyard, the barn is set in a rural location nestled in the Derwent Valley yet in easy reach of many of Derbyshire’s attractions, particularly nearby Matlock and Matlock Bath, Bakewell, Carsington Water and of course the wonderful Chatsworth House. After a hard day exploring all Derbyshire has to offer, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Barn Owl Cottage.
    Barn Owl Cottage can be booked together with Swallow loft (CC418042) and Robins Nest (UK4032) to accommodate up to 13 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and door to courtyard.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double four poster bed and stable door to courtyard.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Welcome pack. Shared enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Shared grounds with BBQ area. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
    Please note: This property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • The Bobbin

    Kelstedge, near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC566

    The Bobbin is a charming converted barn which started its life as a cow and pig sty. Lovingly-presented, The Bobbin is a wonderful cottage which still retains many of its original features, such as the feeding trough as you walk through the front door and beautiful exposed stone walls.
    Set on the edge of the Peak District National Park, there is plenty to see and do from the doorstep, with many walking and cycle trails, and one leads through Ashover, a pretty village which boasts a unique downloadable audio trail, with the ability to bring the whole route to life. The River Amber flows through the village which is well known for the Ashover show in August and the festival in September.
    Ogston Reservoir is just 2½ miles away where guests can enjoy water sports, birdwatching and fishing. Both Matlock and Matlock Bath with its cable car ride to Abraham Heights is only 3 miles, where you can tour the Mining Museum or walk alongside the River Derwent. Why not take a drive to Crich Tramway Museum, Chatsworth House, Bakewell or Haddon, which are all well worth a visit. The historical town of Chesterfield is around a 20-minute drive with its crooked spire and lively market. Shop 1 mile, pub with restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With tiled floor.
    Living area:
    With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and French doors to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    2 steps up to...
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
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    Bedroom 2: With double bed, beams and Juliet balcony.
    Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    LPG underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Laundry service available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.

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  • Waterfall Cottage

    Lumsdale, Tansley Wood, near Matlock

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK4027
    Waterfall Cottage is a renovated barn conversion just a stone’s throw from the stunning Lumsdale Waterfall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with historic mill ruins and ponds dating back to the Industrial Age. Situated within the owner’s extensive 16-acre grounds looking out on to open fields, this charming cottage offers light and airy accommodation all on one level, making it ideal for anyone with limited mobility. This stunning property has an open plan layout with the living room having oak beams and a wood burner. The large patio doors open out on to a secluded patio with garden furniture and a BBQ. Stone steps lead from the patio to a private grass area for further relaxation. There are two bedrooms: one with a kingsize bed, and the other with twin beds. The shower room has a large walk-in shower.
    Outside, visitors can also enjoy a spacious open area with garden ponds and a stream. These grounds, which are shared with the neighbouring holiday cottage, are very large and provide the ideal place where you can fly kites, play ball games or just to relax on a quiet evening watching the sun set whilst enjoying a spot of alfresco dining.
    Here at Waterfall Cottage you have the best of both worlds: wonderful walks in the surrounding open Derbyshire countryside, and for days out, you are within close proximity to all the major tourist attractions the Derbyshire Dales have to offer. Certainly an idyllic rural retreat, yet the historic spa town of Matlock is only a mile away with its award-winning park where band concerts can be enjoyed on a Sunday summer afternoon, and where an annual Christmas Victorian Market is held in December. Matlock Bath, named the little Switzerland of England, is just a couple of miles away and the famous illuminations are held here each year in September. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Waterfall Cottage can be booked together with Water Bailiffs Lodge (CC418024) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, beams and patio doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Stairgate available on request.Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared 16-acre grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps, unfenced ponds and a stream in the garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Hard Hurst Barn

    Breamfield near Wirksworth

    Grade
    4
    1
    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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  • Mill Pond Cottage

    Cromford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27331

    This charming holiday cottage sits alongside Cromford Mill Pond and the centre of this historic village. From inside or out you can relax and watch the wild fowl cruise the pond. The pond was used to feed the Arkwright Mill and the wheel is still turning. An ideal location with excellent walks nearby leading to Black Rocks, High Peak Trail, Cromford Mills and canal. Carsington Water with watersports and birdwatching is within easy reach. Matlock Bath only 1 mile and Abraham Heights and Gullivers Kingdom. Matlock for antiques and shops is 2 miles. Visit the old market town of Bakewell and sample the famous Bakewell pudding in one of the many tea rooms. Just a few miles from here is Chatsworth House and medieval Haddon Hall. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and 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. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Pond (5 yards).

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