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Derbyshire

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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  • Dale Cottage

    Hartington near Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412079
    This original Quarry workers cottage dates back to 1860 and offers cosy, comfortable accommodation. The property is located on the B5054 just 200 yards from the village centre where there are a number of shops, pubs, gift and coffee shops. There is a popular cheese shop, previously selling the famous Hartington stilton cheese, but now sells many different cheeses from the surrounding counties. Within a short walk from the cottage is Beresford Dale, Biggin and Wolfscote Dale. A short drive will take you to Dovedale, Mill Dale and Lathkill Dale all truly spectaular locations within the Peak, and there are both cycle routes and bridle paths to explore, including the Tissington and High Peak Trails.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge:With flat screen TV with built in DVD player and free view, electric coal effect fire and table and three chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower bath, WC, wash basin, heated  towel rail and shaver point.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed accessed from one side.
    Day Room: With day bed and door leading to patio area with table and two chairs.

    All background heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Off road parking for 1 car.Parking space is located on the opposite side of the road to the cottage (If you need to turn car round when locating the car park, either follow road to village or the junction going out of the village to turn round. Please do not use neighbours drive ways)

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  • The Stables

    Barlow

    Grade
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    Ref: W42451

    Countryside location

    This charming, terraced holiday cottage decorated with contemporary flair, adjoins the owner’s property set in 17 acres of rolling countryside near the Peak District National Park. The spa town of Buxton, Bakewell and the caves around Castleton are all only a short drive away, as is the famous Chatsworth Estate with its many attractions. Visit the Heights of Abraham by cable car in Matlock Bath or walk part of the famous Pennine Way in the High Peak. For an exciting city visit Sheffield only 11 miles distant. Stabling/grazing available by arrangement (at cost). Shops 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Green Farm - Green Farm Cottage

    Hognaston, nr. Ashbourne

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    Ref: RPP6

    These attractive stone holiday cottages enjoy their own driveways and pretty, lawned gardens. Green Farm Cottage, (ref RPP6), adjoins the owners’ 17th-century farmhouse, and Green Farm Stables (ref RFFQ), stands detached. Tucked away down a little lane, they lie 500 yards from the heart of the attractive old village of Hognaston, which stands on a hillside overlooked by Hognaston Wynn. Many houses in the village date back to the 17th and 18th century, as does the pub. Within walking distance is beautiful Carsington Water, offering superb water sports, sailing and bike hire facilities with an area devoted to wildlife along with cycle and walking trails. Located on the edge of the Peak District, the cottages are just 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Ashbourne known as the ‘Gateway to Dovedale’. Other places to visit nearby include Bakewell, Matlock Bath, Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Keddleston Hall, as well as other National Trust and English Heritage properties. It is only a short drive to Dovedale and the other lovely dales of the limestone White Peak District, which offers great walking. A little further afield, visit Alton Towers theme park for a great day out for both adults and children alike, who will also enjoy Go Ape at Buxton. Why not spend a more relaxing day at the potteries in Stoke. Shop 2 miles, pub 500 yards.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. Rear hall/boot room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can form twin beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Radio/CD
    • 2-ring hob
    • Freezer (on request)
    • Parking (for 1 car)

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Large, lawned, mature cottage garden with patio and furniture
    • Shared 5-acre grounds
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced brook and two steps in grounds

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Bonsall

    Grade
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    Ref: CC418034
    A cosy former miners cottage nestling in the delightful and ancient village of Bonsall near Matlock on the edge of the stunning Peak District. Acorn Cottage is a mid terrace cottage lovingly restored and individually styled to offer all the comforts of modern living but still retaining the charm of this wonderful cottage. The open plan living area boasts a cosy log burning stove, ideal to relax and unwind by after a busy day exploring the local area.
    The charming and traditional conservation village of Bonsall is situated in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, four miles from Matlock. Named in the Domesday Book, with a history dating back to Roman times, this former lead mining and textile producing village is renowned for the World Hen Racing Championship’s held on the first Saturday in August at the Barley Mow pub. 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. Walkers and mountain bikers will delight in the magnificent trails that abound in this part of the Peaks, whilst watersports enthusiasts are well-served by Carsington Water, which is just seven miles away. A cosy and comfortable Bonsall cottage, perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 100 yards

    Ground Floor: Beamed open plan living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, 37" Freesat TV, DVD and Xbox 360.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with terraced lawn and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: There are 24 steps in the garden. The stairs are open on one side with handrail on other side - extra care should be taken.

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  • Temperance Croft

    Wadshelf near Bakewell

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    Ref: CC412010
    This cosy ground floor accommodation is set on a working farm and has fabulous views on both sides of the property across open fields. This recently renovated property is surrounded by six and a half acres of grassland where the owner keep their pedigree Suffolk sheep.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/Diner: With fitted units, table and chairs, electric oven and hob, additional gas hob, full size fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Lounge: With coal effect fire, flat screen TV , DVD, 3/4 Sofa bed (available by prior arrangement with the owner, please advise at time of booking if required) and radio/CD player
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower room: With  WC, wash basin ans shaver point.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Paved area with table and chairs beside the Lounge, also an additional garden area with six steps up to it. Private parking off road for 2 cars. Bike store. Welcome pack including home made bread and cake.Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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  • Harthill Hall - Henry’s Haunt

    Alport, nr. Bakewell

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    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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  • Coppice Farm

    Bradley, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
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    Ref: 967

    This delightful, characterful wing of an 18th-century farmhouse adjoins the owner’s home on a working dairy and stock farm, overlooking lawned gardens and meadows. Its beams, featured brickwork, fine woodwork and good quality furnishings will delight. Dovedale, Ilam and all the wooded Derbyshire dales are close by. Walking from the door and a small nature reserve on the farm. A perfect peaceful holiday retreat. Carsington Water 5 miles. Golf driving range 2 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of owner’s washing machine by arrangement. Large shared garden and patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Old Coach House

    Whitehough, nr. Chinley

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    Ref: E5618

    Sitting snugly in a deep, cosy hollow at the foot of Eccles Pike in the hamlet of Whitehough, this 400-year-old, beautifully converted coach house offers superb holiday accommodation on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Complete with its own off road parking, well equipped and furnished to a very good standard throughout, solid oak and slate flooring, beamed ceilings, a vintage bath with rain shower and an oversized 6ft double bed (6ft 6in length) adorned with 100% cotton sheets, this cottage makes a perfect, romantic retreat for a couple. There is a range of walks available from the door and along the local canal, and Whitehough itself has two pubs offering real ales, traditional, locally sourced food and an annual 3-day beer festival attended by thousands. Outside Whitehough, Chinley, as its neighbouring village, contains a good range of shops including a newsagents, deli and an Indian restaurant. Popular tourist destinations include Lyme Park, Castleton and Buxton, which can all be easily reached in under 20 minutes. The magnificent, historic houses of Chatsworth Estate, Haddon Hall and Eyam Hall can all be reached in around half an hour, and the Midshires Way, Pennine Way and Sett Valley Trail are nearby for further walking and cycling. Golf nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub/restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with oak floor. Dining room/kitchen with oak floor. First floor: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Small book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Rear sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Coachmans Cottage

    Fernilee, near Whaley Bridge

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    Ref: UK4014
    Set over three floors and next to a trickling stream, this beautifully unique, detached property boasts spectacular views over the countryside, and is in a truly private location with a stunning outside space complete with canopied hot tub. Approached by its own private drive, it has a sweeping run of stone steps leading to a spacious decked area with seating, from where sightings of wild deer can often be seen in the early hours. The owners live close by, and direct access from the top floor of the property takes you to the contemporary bedroom, and the middle floor offers cosy living space that’s enhanced by a wood burner.


    Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Fernilee within the Peak District National Park, the small town of Whaley Bridge is just 5 minutes away, with its wonderful array of local pubs, restaurants and cafes. In the other direction, the spa town of Buxton is home to the fabulous opera house, a number of festivals and the Pavilion, all of which can be reached in around 10 minutes by car. The ever popular market town of Bakewell, home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, is around a 30-minute drive, as are the beautiful village of Edale and Castleton. A perfect, romantic retreat, this cottage provides a magnificent base from which you can do as much or as little as you like. Shop and restaurant 2¼ miles, pub ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: 18 wide steps to entrance.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer and French doors to decking area.
    Separate toilet. Narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Narrow stairs to...

    Second Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.Enclosed, decked area with terraces, garden furniture, BBQ and private hot tub. ½-acre natural grounds. 1 dog welcome, additional dog possible on request. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced stream, 2 yards away. No children.

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  • The Secret Cottage

    Cromford, nr. Matlock

    Grade
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    Ref: E2794

    Secluded amidst peaceful landscaped gardens and glorious countryside, with lovely views from the terrace, this romantic, attractive detached cottage is a perfect place from which to explore the many attractions of the Derbyshire Dales. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home it is only 3 miles from Matlock Bath, with its Heights of Abraham cable car rides, the High Peak Cycle Trail and Cromford Mill. Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are both 7 miles. Alton Towers 20 miles. Cycle hire, golf and riding locally. Shops, café and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared landscaped garden. Terrace, decked verandah and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No children except babes in arms. NB: Drops in garden.

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  • The Wee House on the Hill

    Wirksworth, nr. Matlock

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    Ref: RHHA


    The Wee House on the Hill is a gorgeous detached cottage set in the lovely location of Wirksworth. It is an 18th-century cottage with stunning views across the rooftops, surrounding countryside and historic buildings of the bustling cosmopolitan market town. The cottage has been lovingly restored to the very highest standards to include all the modern day facilities to make a stay one to never forget. It has been thoughtfully renovated by the owners, who have put love and attention to detail into making The Wee House a real gem. With a warm inviting feel the open-plan kitchen and living area enjoys a wood-burning stove to snuggle up in front of after a day exploring, whilst the upstairs has a luxurious feel with its open, light and calming bedroom and bathroom. The area around The Wee House has the feel of a Cornish fishing village – a random patchwork of houses and gardens removed from traffic and noise. The Wee House is peaceful, quiet and has an ‘away from it all’ feel, yet it is only a short amble down the hill to the quirky boutique shops and independent eateries below. It is great for a relaxing break away or an ideal place from which to set off on adventures in the surrounding peaks; you can walk and cycle from the door.

    Wirksworth offers visitors a funky independent cinema, a weekly market and a monthly farmers’ market. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient ’jitties’ and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the heritage centre and the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is great walking all around. Well dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival, and the annual September arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, with its spectacular cable car, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Only two miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned courtyard with furniture
    • Roadside parking

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  • The Dairy

    Uppertown, Bonsall

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    Ref: 23741
    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/kitchen.
    1 double bedroom.
    Wet room with toilet.
    Beams and tiled floor throughout.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher.Courtyard with sitting-out area. Shared playing field. Parking (1 car). One pet welcome at £25pw (to be kept on a lead at all times).

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