Abacus House started life out as the local village school in Hackney, Derbyshire. It is believed to date back to 1910. This charming characterful Grade II listed cottage opens its front door onto the open veranda corridor, once having many small feet running along to get to class on time.
Abacus House boasts a very high specification, with a modern stylish kitchen and bathroom, but manages to retain its quirky stylish twists throughout. A large open plan living area leads through to a dining area, still housing the characterful open grate arts and crafts fireplace, and then to the kitchen, with its large feature windows throughout, letting the light flood through the whole of the ground floor. A staircase leads to an upper floor with its fun and interesting layout, including a bed and bathroom, along with a seating area complete with cushions to relax on and enjoy the view from the school windows.
Set within the beautiful area of Matlock, you are within easy reach of 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, or visit the picturesque villages of Bakewell and Ashover (Cardale in TV’s ‘Peak Practice’) which are 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.This property can be booked together with Hopscotch Corner (CC418045) to accommodate up to six guests.
Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space.
Lounge area: Large with double sofa bed, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and large windows.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and seating area with views.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Sitting-out area. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. One dog welcome at £25pppw (additional dog by prior arrangement).