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  • Darwin Lake - Hartington

    Darwin Lake, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: RFF4

    "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 laminate floor and kitchen area with laminate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds, TV and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Small single bedroom (shares en-suite facilities).

    • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
    • DVD
    • 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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  • Darwin Lake - Hopton

    Darwin Lake, nr. Matlock

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: RFF6

    "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 laminate floor and kitchen area with laminate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Small single bedroom (shares en-suite facilities).

    • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
    • DVD
    • 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 Old Dairy

    Matlock

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: 23444
    This comfortable, three storey holiday cottage enjoys a unique position on a quiet and narrow ‘access only’ lane with super views. Only 400 yards from the centre of the small town of Matlock where there are several pubs, cafes, a park and Wi-Fi access. The Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns, and Gulliver’s Kingdom are 2 miles. Carsington Water, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, approximately 8 miles. Ideal for golf and horse riding. Shop, restaurant and pub 400 yards.

    Ground Floor: Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor: Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, French doors and wooden floor.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed, wooden floor, Velux window, low sloping ceiling and en-suite with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Garage with washing machine. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in garden.

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  • Bailey Flatt Barn

    Buxton

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC412093
    This impressive 400 year old converted stone barn with its exposed oak beams and stonework offers a peaceful rural location yet is within easy reach of Buxton town centre. Situated down a country lane and with walks in every direction, it is an ideal location for walking/cycling or a peaceful countryside break, combined with the attractions of an historic market town. A hot tub adds a touch of special luxury.
    The dining kitchen, complete with stone flagged floor and multi-fuel stove is next to a sitting area, which leads into the lounge and also boasts a stove and leather sofas. Upstairs the four bedrooms offer flexible accommodation ideal for a family or group of friends. All the rooms enjoy views across open farmland.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises;
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric double oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, dining table, stepping up to..
    Sitting Area: With comfy chairs and multi fuel stove
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Freesat TV and sofas
    Garage: With washing machine, freezer and secure storage for bikes.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with wash basin and WC
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds (linked as super king please request layout when booking) Note: this room has a sloping ceiling
    Bedroom 4: With single bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Starter pack provided for the fire. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Enclosed garden with decked area overlooking ponds (fenced off). Outdoor furniture. Hot tub and BBQ area. Bike store. Off road parking for 3 cars.
    Please note: Use of the hot tub is optional, however if used there is a £50 charge payable to the owner on arrival.

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  • Tythe Barn

    Grindleford

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: RHH8

    Lovingly furnished and equipped, this beautiful, detached barn has been built ‘upside down’ to take advantage of the stunning countryside views. This holiday home is situated in the grounds of the owners’ home in the pretty village of Grindleford - just a stone’s throw from the local pub and just a short stroll into the countryside, which offers plenty of walks from the door. Within a few miles is the popular village of Hathersage with its open-air swimming pool, cafés, shops, bars and restaurants. Also from here, visitors can take the train to Manchester or Sheffield for museums, galleries and shows, or stop off in Edale and walk the Pennine Way. Visit Castleton to enjoy a guided tour by boat through its caves, where the beautiful Blue John Stone is mined. The old market town of Bakewell is a must, as well as a day visit to Chatsworth House and its 1,000-acre estate, made famous by ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ or Haddon Hall. The famous of village of Eyam is steeped in history and this cosy property was once the home of the village baker during the plague of 1665. There are many references to this era in the village; plaques, gravestones, relics and also a museum. Also visit the Jacobean mansion, which is now a craft centre. Shop/P.O. 200 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Entrance with flagstone floor. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with access to twin bedroom (also accessed via separate external door) with shared interconnecting en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Further twin bedroom. Two steps down to second double bedroom (5ft bed). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Large living room with gas woodburner. Large dining room/family room with French doors to patio, open-plan with large well-equipped kitchen. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed courtyard-style garden with furniture and views (first floor)
    • Parking (4 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Garage/boot room with table tennis
    • No smoking
    • NB: 6 external stone steps to the garden or from the kitchen.

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  • Green Farm - Green Farm Stables

    Hognaston, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: RFFQ

    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.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Spacious, beamed, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with stone floor. Utility. Twin bedroom. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one beamed with 5ft bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge

    • 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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  • Spinney Cottage

    Sheldon, Bakewell

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: RBBX

    This luxurious holiday cottage is spacious, yet intimate, and commands beautiful views of the countryside surrounding the peaceful village of Sheldon, only 3 miles from the market town of Bakewell. The oldest part of the cottage dates from 1800 and has been converted skilfully into a living room with tasteful furnishings, original beams, exposed stone walls and a large fireplace with a multi-fuel burner. There is a large dining area adjacent to the living room and a kitchen which leads into a south-facing conservatory, ideal for breakfast and relaxing. There is a downstairs toilet and utility area. Upstairs has three large double bedrooms (two with en-suite showers) and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a 6ft zip and link bed which can be used as a double bed or two single beds. The cottage has Sky TV and wi-fi internet access. Only a few steps from the main cottage is a games room and studio apartment. The large, heated games room has a pool table and table tennis table as well as a drying room for wet clothes and boots. Above the games room is the studio with sitting room and a double bedroom with en-suite. The sitting room has a sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only) and a TV. The cottage stands in an enclosed garden which has driveway parking for four vehicles, flower beds and two lawns. The larger lawn overlooks the nearby fields and hills, and is ideal for ball games. It adjoins a stone-flagged patio area with a built-in barbecue and outside table and chairs. Sheldon has a pub close to the cottage which is friendly and provides good food. The village is within easy reach of Bakewell and Ashford-on-the-Water, and is an excellent starting point for walking, exploring the countryside and visiting Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath, the caves around Castleton and many other attractions in the Peak District. Shop 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

    Beamed living room with multi-fuel burner, beams, exposed stone walls and laminate floor. Dining room with laminate floor. Large well-equipped kitchen with TV and tiled floor. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be 2 single beds), two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor studio: Sitting room with TV and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel burner – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Three satellite TVs (sports package)
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Rangemaster
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned gardens, patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with table tennis and pool table
    • No smoking

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  • Royal Oak Cottage

    Brassington near Matlock

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC418023
    This recently converted old post office nestles on a south facing hillside in the ancient village of Brassington. The village is on the edge of the White Peak and is close to many interesting towns and villages such as Wirksworth, Cromford and Matlock
    The property is on three floors and has a large living/kitchen area on the ground floor for family entertaining and over two floors, four pleasant bedrooms with fabulous views of the rolling countryside. This pretty limestone village has a couple of pubs offering home cooked food and traditional ales and is the start of many interesting walks, cycle routes touring the surrounding countryside.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating throughout and comprises:
    Open plan Kitchen/Diner/Lounge: With flat screen TV, DVD player, Free View, log burning stove, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and table with eight chairs.
    Down 2 steps leading to....
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Boot/Utility Room: With sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
     

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds
    Bedroom 4: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel for the background heating, all power, bed linen and towels included. First bag of logs and sticks provided.  Travel cot available on request.Small courtyard at the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. On street parking available.

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  • Greenhills

    Winster

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC418047
    Nestled in the picturesque village of Winster within the Peak District Greenhills is a beautiful detached house accommodating up to eight guests. Greenhills offers spacious accommodation and has a large landscaped garden where guests can relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside. The property has a fabulous lounge with a widescreen TV and DVD player, a well-equipped kitchen with large dining table, three ground floor bedrooms, and a further first floor bedroom.

    A short stroll takes you into the heart of the village which was formerly an ancient lead-mining village dating back as far as the Domesday Book. There are many narrow pathways leading around the village which has a National Trust market hall, excellent pubs, two churches and a local village shop and post office.

    The beautiful Peak District National Park is one of the best loved landscapes with its wild heather moorlands, gentle limestone dales and dramatic gritstone edges. There are also a variety of attraction nearby including the Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House, Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large, farmhouse style with electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 3: With full size bunk beds.
    Shower room 1: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Shower room 2: With shower and WC.
    Dressing/baby room.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Brae Mount

    Matlock Bath near Matlock

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC418028
    Nestling in an elevated position, Brae Mount is a delightful spacious holiday home which has been stylishly refurbished to a very high standard enjoying a luxurious kitchen with granite worktops and boasting an excellent selection of integrated appliances, including a wine cooler to ensure your wine is served at the perfect temperature! The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 luxury bathrooms, one of which enjoys a comfortable slipper bath, and one of the shower rooms is fitted with a rainfall shower which may be controlled from outside of the shower. Brae Mount spans three floors with the lounge and dining room on the ground floor enjoying bow windows which overlook the south facing patio to the front. The house and patio area command spectacular views over the beauty of the deep gorge and the River Derwent which spans the length of Matlock Bath, where cable cars travel from the Heights of Abraham, and perfect for watching the annual illuminations and firework display from the top of the cliff.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, TV with Freesat and Sky package, DVD, radio/CD and Wi-fi
    Dining Room
    Kitchen: With granite worktops, range style cooker with electric oven, induction hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and washer

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed which can be made up as twin beds
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom 1: With walk in rainfall shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
    Bathroom 2: With shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: With double bed and single foldaway bed and TV
    Bathroom 3: With hand held shower over slipper bath, WC, wash basin, column radiator/towel rail and shaver point

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available upon request.Enclosed south facing terraced patio with garden furniture and BBQ. On street parking.

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  • Crow Hill Estate - The West Wing

    Marsden

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: 28740

    Crow Hill, a country house estate, is on the edge of the National Trust Marsden Moor, in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire. This dramatic moor landscape offers the most amazing location for each of these properties, furnished with designer interiors and period features, within minutes of Marsden, a small Pennine village, offering shopping, a real ale pub, restaurants and a popular TV location for ’Last of the Summer Wine’. Set in private grounds and formal gardens with footpaths direct to the moors, the 4 properties feature breathtaking views from every aspect, a true haven of tranquillity and relaxation at anytime of year. Crow Hill (ref 24409) is a stunning Victorian country house situated at the top of a long sweeping drive with a mixture of period furniture and original features. This is the quintessential English country house, ideal for family holidays, parties and weddings (extra charge applies, please contact owner for more information). A grand house which combines opulence with relaxed, casual comfort, offering plenty of space for all. Crow Hill Cottage (ref 19330), the former estate stables, is a stunning property with contemporary country designer interiors including a relaxing living room with open fire and French doors opening onto the terrace. Crow Hill Lodge (ref 24095) has a modern interior within the former estate coach house, featuring a living room with floor to ceiling windows with views over the estate and valley beyond. The West Wing (ref 28740) offers two-storey accommodation within a wing of the main house. Properties 24409, 19330, 24095 and 28740 can be booked together to accommodate up to 31 guests, making an ideal venue for weddings, celebrations and events, subject to an extra charge. The Cottage and The Lodge are ground floor properties with easy access. Horse riding 1/4 mile, golf within a 10-minute walk, shops and pubs within 5 minutes.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (with additional interconnecting door to double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. iPod dock. Gas/electric range. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Cycle store. NB: 6 steps in garden.

    All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared use of 16 acres natural unspoilt moors. Barbecue. Ample parking. One pet welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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  • Knockerdown Cottages - Farwell Cottage

    Carsington, nr. Ashbourne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: RLN

    "Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . .""Fine cottages and facilities – in a county of unspoilt landscapes, deep dales and winding rivers . . ."

    This fine courtyard of old stone barns was part of a working farm, but has now been sensitively converted to offer sixteen beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages. Boasting a wealth of original features, they enjoy shared use of a rich choice of leisure facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool in an adjacent, purpose-designed building. With a shallow area for children, the pool has its own changing rooms and a sauna, and there is a separate games room within the pool building where wi-fi is available. Brackendale Spa is an independent facility offering luxurious treatments, which guests can book by contacting the spa directly. There are two conference/dining rooms to accommodate large groups, and a separate laundry room with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Close to the cottages are patio and barbecue areas. All set in 3 acres of shared grounds, offering a children’s play area and plenty of space in which to relax.

    This is an ideal setting for a Peak District holiday. Knockerdown Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Ashbourne and Matlock, within walking distance of beautiful Carsington Water, a superb windsurfing and sailing centre, which has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. Throughout the year they have special fun days for children of all ages. At the water sports centre guests can hire (with tuition) kayaks, windsurfers, Canadian canoes and bicycles. Professional fly fishing is available to enable guests to try their hand at fishing this popular, well-stocked reservoir. Fine walking country is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by (with bikes available to hire). The principal centres of the Derbyshire Dales are nearby - Wirksworth, the market town of Ashbourne, attractive Bakewell (of pudding fame) and Matlock: all are fascinating ancient towns. Matlock Bath (6 miles) is popular as an inland resort, standing on the River Derwent amid lovely scenery, and offering boating, angling, bowls, tennis and cricket. The young (and the young at heart) will enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum - where visitors may enjoy the fun experience of trams from around the world! Magnificent Chatsworth House (16 miles) boasts a famous collection of art treasures as well as beautiful gardens. Haddon Hall (13 miles) is England’s most complete and authentic medieval house dating back to the 14th century. It is set in lovely countryside overlooking the River Wye, near Bakewell, which houses one of the National Park’s information centres. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers is within easy reach. It is set amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton and offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room and kitchen with French doors to decked balcony. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin) and en-suite bathroom and toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms (6ft), each with zip and link bed (can be twin); one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wall mounted convector heating
    • Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
    • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared patio areas with garden furniture
    • Shared grounds of 3 acres with children’s play area
    • Shared barbecues
    • Parking
    • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool – open all year round (8.30am–6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
    • Shared sauna
    • Brackendale Spa (bookings to be made directly with the spa)
    • Shared games room with wi-fi, table tennis and pool table (coin-operated)
    • No smoking

    SUPERB FACILITIES - AVAILABLE ALL YEAR

    • Indoor heated swimming pool (34ft x 15ft, depth 3ft to 5ft 9in), with changing rooms and children’s shallow area – open all year round (8.30am to 6.30pm), except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

    • Sauna
    • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
    • Spa
    • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

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