This character family accommodation in the village of Wensley, near Matlock, with countryside views, cycle storage and garden, is a detached, stone built cottage in the Peak District National Park. Blindwell House dates from 1677 and retains the charm of a traditional miner’s cottage combined with flexible family accommodation and modern facilities. The cottage has countryside views and walks from the doorstep as well as a sunny courtyard garden with lockable storage for bicycles.
The three bedrooms can be set up either as double or twin rooms, and the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom as well as room for a cot. The stylish family bathroom has a bath with a shower above it and a heated towel rail. There is a snug adjoining the living room with its own TV, DVD player and Playstation 3 and is ideal for children. The living room has a wood burner and a 40-inch Smart TV as well as comfortable seating for six people. There is a separate dining room and a very well-appointed kitchen which has a range cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A good selection of guide books, maps, games and DVDs are provided as well as an outdoor table tennis table. Baby equipment is also available.
Blindwell House is close to the amenities of Matlock and is a very convenient base from which to explore the attractions of the White Peak, including the towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are only a few miles away, as are popular family attractions such as Crich Tramway Museum, Peak Rail Steam Railway, The Heights of Abraham Cable Car in Matlock Bath and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Alton Towers Theme Park is also less than an hour away.
Walkers will love exploring nearby Lathkil Dale and Robin Hood’s Stride as well as the Chatsworth Estate. Traffic free cycle trails such as The Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, The Manifold Track and The High Peak Trail are all close by with bike hire available at Middleton by Wirksworth. Wensley is easily accessible by road from the A6 and there is also an hourly bus service from Matlock Station through Wensley and the attractive village of Winster, to the market town of Bakewell. There is a major supermarket a short drive from the cottage in Matlock where there are also a good choice of shops and restaurants. The nearest pub is less than a mile away and can be reached by following a footpath along which there are panoramic views of Matlock and the Derwent Valley. So after a wonderful day exploring, sit back in the beautiful enclosed courtyard with its comfortable garden furniture, BBQ and table tennis. Shop 1¼ miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.
Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, 40" Smart TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, selection of games, iPod dock and tiled floor.
Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, slow cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Snug: With Smart Freeview TV, DVD player and Playstation 3.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and door leading to the courtyard.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture, BBQ and table tennis. Bike store. Off road public parking on The Square adjacent to the cottage. No smoking. Please note: There are 11 steps in the courtyard.