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Derbyshire provides for the most perfect cottage holiday break, with a contrasting landscape that includes the rugged open moorland found in the High Peak to the picture postcard villages set amongst the pretty vales and winding rivers to the south.

The region is dominated by the magnificent Peak District National Park; a playground for walkers, cyclists, naturalists and those seeking the simple pleasures of an outstandingly beautiful part of the UK. In fact Derbyshire has been attracting visitors for decades, with its convenient location, bordering no less than five adjacent counties and of course its abundance of natural assets.

Derbyshire’s varied landscape is perhaps its most notable feature, so it stands to reason that it’s perfect for all sorts of different breaks. If you’re after an active holiday you’ll be spoilt for choice, with fantastic cycling trails, country walks and climbing spots. Pets and their owners will be in heaven too with all that open countryside and unspoilt scenery to explore. Despite its proximity to the urban conurbations a cottage holiday in the Peak District will transport you to rural bliss!

The county has a large collection of excellent visitor attractions and a rich cultural and historical pedigree, including the renowned Chatsworth House home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The House is set amongst 100 acres of magnificent grounds, with miles of walks and floral displays. Inside you’ll find a wonderful collection of rare treasures, antiques and paintings.

If you’d like to further explore historic Derbyshire then visit Bolsover Castle and Sudbury Hall; both combine wonderful architecture, great locations and stunning views to make for a great way for visitors to pass the time.

Families will love scaling the Heights of Abraham and is one of the best ways to gain an appreciation of the region’s beauty from its cable cars! Drop by Buxton with its unique charm and wonderful Opera House and don’t miss Solomon’s Temple and Poole’s Cavern.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration then take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Derbyshire.

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  • The Stable

    Birchover, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: W7290

    Village location

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

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

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

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  • School Farm Cottage

    Chelmorton, nr. Buxton

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 16404

    This pretty 18th century cottage adjoining the owner’s home is situated in the quiet village of Chelmorton, one of the attractive Derbyshire’s White Peak hamlets, deep in the National Park between Buxton and Bakewell. With its own small garden it provides the ideal holiday base for a couple to visit and tour all the Peak District attractions and areas of beautiful scenery with excellent walks from the village. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, an easy drive. Golf and horse riding can both be found within 5 miles of the property. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small, enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No babies.

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  • Mill Race Cottage

    Bakewell

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC412106
    Situated in a prime location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the historic and picturesque market town of Bakewell, this fully renovated stone cottage offers a cosy, romantic retreat. It is perfect for anyone wanting to spend quality time in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Committed ramblers to fair weather walkers can enjoy walks around the streets, sampling homemade local delights and neighbouring villages such as Ashford-in-the-Water and Rowsley, or through the spectacular limestone dales of the Monsal Trail. Bakewell itself has the River Wye running through the centre, providing opportunities for relaxing by the beautiful waterside setting, or enjoying wonderful riverside walks. It is a popular base for tourists wanting to explore the area, and is home to a multitude of historic buildings, courtyards and independent shops and cafès. As a small market town, Bakewells market day is every Monday, with an additional farmers market held on the last Saturday of the month. Other key annual events include the popular Bakewell Show, Well Dressings, Carnival Week, Bakewell Arts Festival and the Bakewell Music Festival. The magnificent historic houses of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House can be reached within 15 minutes’. The major cities of Sheffield, Derby and Manchester can be reached in around an hour. Matlock, 15 minutes and Chesterfield and Buxton in half an hour. Shop 350 yards, pub 350 yards and restaurant 170 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living/dining room: Beamed with oak floor, electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD, radio and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: Beamed with tiled floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Beamed with super king size bed and en-suite shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Small courtyard with patio and furniture. Parking permit for 1 car.

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  • Mulberry Cottage

    Ashover, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 30334

    This stone-built, single-storey, detached, Grade II listed cottage is situated next to the owners property. It has been thoughtfully renovated making it a perfect warm, cosy base, with its beautiful beamed ceiling throughout and gas woodburner. Rurally located amidst beautiful countryside in the Amber Valley, and accessed via a country track, it is close to the popular, pretty village of Ashover - home to one of the Peak District’s oldest pubs, a CAMRA pub of the year and reportedly haunted by a couple of ghosts. This is an ideal base from which to explore all that the wonderful Peak District has to offer. Chesterfield, with its crooked spire, is just 20 minutes to the north, and the town of Matlock, home to warm springs, Leys Hall Park and a cable car rises high above the Derwent river, is just 10 minutes to the south. There is excellent walking direct from the door, and even the opportunity to follow the Ashover Audio Trail around Ashover Village itself bringing the history of the village to life. Bakewell, home of the Bakewell Pudding and the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall, are just half an hour away, as is the spa town of Buxton with its diverse architecture and famous opera house. The enormously popular village of Castleton with its caves can be easily reached within an hour, as can Hathersage, famous for its associations with the Eyre Family and home to an outdoor swimming pool. From countryside to history, public house to fine eateries and shops, there really is plenty to see and do from this wonderful location. Stabling is available for one horse at a cost. Fishing and riding nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/2 steps to kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Stabling available at cost. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hopscotch Corner

    Hackney near Matlock

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC418045
    Ever imagined staying in school over night when you were little day-dreaming in class, well at Hopscotch Corner, you can! Originally the local village school, this quirky property used to be the offices and classroom.
    Although this house has been skilfully converted to give you all the mod cons, including a sleek kitchen and beautifully fitted bathroom, efforts were taken to preserve the look and feel of the building’s original purpose and features such as the characterful open-grate arts and crafts fireplace, and the open veranda corridor that runs along the front of the building.
    Hopscotch Corner 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.
    If you have any energy left after a wonderful day exploring, why not go into the playground and enjoy a game of, yes you guessed it, Hopscotch!

    This property can be booked together with Abacus House (CC418041) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Spacious with Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: Spacious with electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

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

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

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  • Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages - Cherry Cottage

    Alstonefield, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
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    Ref: 24824

    Wonderful rural setting

    Walkers paradise

    Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park with stunning views of the open countryside and located just inside Staffordshire, with the Derbyshire border being immediately to the east of the village, following the course of the River Dove and its splendid dramatic scenery this area has to offer with its crags, caves and spires, the the gentle rolling hills with its wild flowers and woodland gorge. Enjoy the 3-mile walk and tread the Victorian stepping stones across the River Dove and explore this unique and wonderful valley at Dovedale. The charming village of Hartington is a popular tourist area with good pubs and tea rooms offering cream tea and scones. 4 miles away is the village of Tissington with its Jacobean hall. The 13-mile long Tissington Trail is where cycles can be hired or perhaps a walk for the more energetic! Carsington Water is 14 miles away, where sailing and watersports are available. Enjoy Alton Towers for a fun day for the kids, or for the adults with the lovely gardens. Spend a day at Chatsworth House and its stunning 1000-acre estate along with medieval Haddon Hall, both near the lovely old market town of Bakewell. Spend an evening at the Buxton Opera House or stroll the pavilion gardens and river and listen to the music that is often playing from underneath the Victorian bandstand. Golf can be found at Ashbourne or Buxton. All properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 25 guests. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost) with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (basic provisions). Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at £5per week. Shared lawned garden with patio. Shared 5-acre grounds and picnic tables. Barbecue. Outdoor children’s play area with swings, playhouse, slide and a large area for ball games. Stabling by arrangement. Ample parking. Two pets welcome ( to be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • Hayfield View

    Hayfield near Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412060
    Set within the owners’ grounds, with an enclosed garden area and private entrance, this recently renovated studio has stunning views over Hayfield and the surrounding countryside while being only a short walk from the door of the Kinder Scout plateau. The studio occupies the upper part of a converted stone building and offers an open plan living space complete with a fully equipped kitchen/diner, a lounge area, and a cast iron double bed. There is a separate en suite with WC, shower and wash basin. There is parking for two cars and the owner will accept one well behaved pet.

    This property can be booked together with Hayfield View Camping Barn (CC414006) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Entrance and storage cupboard. 

    First Floor: Studio Area: With sofa, flat screen TV with DVD and free view, radio/CD player, breakfast bar with stools, a gas oven and hob, fridge with ice box and a toaster, kettle and microwave. Double bed.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.Rear garden with furniture/BBQ. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars off road.

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  • Sweet Retreat

    Matlock

    Grade
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    Ref: 29696


    Adjacent to the owner’s home but with separate access and its own garden, Sweet Retreat offers comfortable single-storey holiday accommodation, which is well-placed for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District. The property is situated between two of Derbyshire’s most popular market towns, Matlock, 1 mile, and Bakewell, 7 miles, both of which offer a good range of amenities. The nearest bus stop is within 50 yards, with regular services into Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton, Derby and Manchester. There is a leisure centre with a café, pool and gym within a two minute walk. Whilst the area is renowned for excellent walks and mountain biking, the Matlock area is also very popular with people who enjoy more thrilling outdoor pursuits and there are opportunities locally for canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing and caving. Built along the River Derwent and just 3 miles away from the property, Matlock Bath is one of the area’s most scenic villages which inspired poet laureate Sir John Betjeman to write a poem by the same name. Matlock Bath’s attractions include an aquarium, Victorian tea rooms, Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park and the Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Chatsworth House, 7 miles and Crich Tramway Village, 8 miles, as well as Lea Gardens, 5 miles, Kedleston House, 15 miles and Ashbourne, 15 miles. Peak Railway is another popular attraction with steam trains running from Matlock. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one Smart). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/
    dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Step in garden.

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  • The Savoy

    Buxton

    Grade
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    Ref: E4379

    Perfect for a romantic, cultural or sightseeing break, this elegant, luxurious apartment sits in the very heart of Buxton, enjoying views to, and within 100 yards of, the Pavilion Gardens, opera house, Georgian crescent and famous spa water spring. Charmingly combining a traditional ambience with smart, contemporary style, The Savoy makes a wonderful base for enjoying all that this vibrant town has to offer, including antique and art fairs held throughout the year and the July music and arts festival. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park (NT) and beautiful Dovedale are all within 15 miles. Railway station 300 yards, shops 400 yards, hotel/wine bar 25 yards.

    Lift to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking 10 yards. No smoking.

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  • Harthill Hall - Henry’s Haunt

    Alport, nr. Bakewell

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: RXX8

    ‘‘...imbued with noble history...set in a dramatic and varied landscape...’’

    Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
    It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection (1gb per day per device). Golf and horse riding are available within 5 miles. Shop 3½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living/dining room with slate floor, beams and galley-style kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with four-poster bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Full LPG central heating included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed patio, terrace and furniture
    • Private hot tub
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps at rear down to terrace

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels, pool towels and bathrobes included
    • Microwave
    • 24-hour laundry service available at cost
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • 14 acres of grounds with furniture
    • Children’s play area
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing facilities (23ft 6in x 11ft 6in, depth 4ft 6in) open 7.30am-8.30pm, 1 hour private use per day available via booking system
    • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi
    • Ample parking
    • NB: Small pond in grounds

    Note: Henry’s Haunt (RXX7) and Cokaynes (RXX9) are adjacent and may be booked as one to sleep 10+2.

    SUPERB ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
    Each property at Harthill Hall has one hour of private use of the facilities per day booked on site

    • Indoor heated swimming pool with showers and changing facilities
    • Sauna (adults only) and solarium (coin-op, adults only)
    • Treatment rooms
    • 14 acres of landscaped grounds with children’s play area
    • Key collection 4pm
    • Shared games room with small snooker table, billiards and wi-fi

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  • The Old Mill Annexe

    near Hartington

    Grade
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    Ref: CC412127
    With its riverside setting and surrounding Peak District countryside, this stone built annexe offers a peaceful retreat just ½ mile from the busy and popular village of Hartington. Located next door to the owner’s home, which was the local corn mill in years gone by, the beautiful gardens which surround the property still house the restored mill wheel and also offer the opportunity for fishing. Hartington itself has plentiful local amenities including pubs, cafés, a well stocked village store and even a famous cheese maker. An area popular with outdoor enthusiasts its reported to have some of the best walking and cycling in England as well as opportunities for hang-gliding and rock-climbing. Central within the National Park, a half hours drive takes you to the magnificent historic houses of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, along with the popular market town of Bakewell. Matlock with its cable car to the Heights of Abraham, Ashbourne, Buxton and the fascinating plague village of Eyam are also within 30 minutes as is the UK’s premier theme park Alton Towers.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Lounge: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and Velux window.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and Velux window.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared lawned garden and patio. BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in the garden. No children under 12 years.

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  • Chestnut Farm - The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 23741

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Beams and tiled floor throughout.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Courtyard with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome (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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