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The former spa town of Matlock lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park by the River Derwent and has easy access to outdoor activities and visitor attractions.

Situated in the Derbyshire countryside the historic town of Matlock is renowned for its industrial heritage sites. The town lies alongside the River Derwent and just downriver of the town, enclosed by limestone cliffs, is the popular tourist destination of Matlock Bath.

Taking a cottage in and around Matlock provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions in the area such as the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom and Lea Gardens. For fun family days out, head to the Matlock Farm Park or Crich Tramway Village, a restored village that contains the Crich Tramway Museum, tram rides and woodland walks.

The surrounding countryside is the perfect place to catch your breath, while admiring the stunning views that surrounds you, and if you like your walks a little more challenging, then try the Matlock Bath circuit. This short circuit offers lots of interesting sights along the way as well as a few uphill climbs. But you'll also find lots of flat walks in and around the town, including riverside walks and strolls around the excellent shopping emporiums, where you can pick up some unique souvenirs and gifts.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Retreat Ref: 28459

This thoughtfully converted, upside-down, end-of-terrace holiday cottage has a traditional feel to it and both the living room and bedroom have a Juliet balcony with views over the Amber Valley. One of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire, with a 15th-century church, Ashover has a tuck shop, butcher/grocer and a post office/newsagent. There are 3 pubs all serving food, one of which is an award-winning CAMRA pub just 150 yards from the property, and 2 bar/restaurants a short drive away. The village was important to the lead mining and quarrying industries, and was also home to the stocking frame knitting industry, but little of that remains. Today, Ashover is valued for the beautiful countryside that surrounds it, and is better known for the Ashover Show in August and the Ashover Festival in September. There are walking and cycling trails from the doorstep and Ogston Reservoir, 2 miles, is ideal for watersports, bird watching and fishing. Visit Matlock and Matlock Bath, 4 miles, with cable car to the Heights of Abraham, the mining museum or walk alongside the River Derwent. Visit Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Bakewell. Horse riding and golf can be found nearby. Shop 200 yards, pub 150 yards, restaurants 1 mile.

Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

Electric heaters (underfloor in wet room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric cooker. Laundry service on request. Fridge/freezer. Two Juliet balconies. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£813-£813
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Lamp Cottage Ref: RDDA

Lamp Cottage is an immaculate stone detached holiday property set in parkland where sheep and deer roam and is located in the grounds of the historic Leahurst Estate, the former summer residence of Florence Nightingale and her family. It is approached down a private driveway through a meadow and a gate leading to a gravelled parking area. A large oak porch leads into this delightful accommodation where furnishings and fittings are of the a highest quality and spectacular unspoiled south west facing views across the Amber Valley make this the most unique of properties. The property is entered into via a large entrance hall, off which are the main reception rooms. To the rear of the hall, through double glazed doors, is the fully equipped kitchen which is open to the south facing conservatory style dining area that has some occasional seating and fold back glazed doors opening onto a large wrap around patio. A large teak table and chairs, a custom steel barbecue and a well-stocked herb garden cater for any alfresco dining requirements, in addition to sun loungers, spacious lawns and stunning views. The living room, situated at the rear with comfy seating and doors opening onto patio and lawn, features a wall-mounted wood-burning stove creating a truly relaxing atmosphere. There is a further study/TV room with board games and seating and a cloakroom. The stairs lead to the open gallery landing giving access to the bedrooms. Gardens and meadowland surround the property and there are also footpaths from the doorstep. Within a mile of the property is the World Heritage site that houses the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning factories and just under 4 miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars. Slotted in between are more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops and ice cream parlours. Here visitors can experience a cable car ride up the dramatic face of the gorge The Heights of Abraham and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, double doors and tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped, modern kitchen with granite work-tops, tiled floors and double doors to conservatory dining area with glazed doors. Study/TV room. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Gallery landing area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with steam shower, bidet and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can be twin) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with oval bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freesat TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Double oven
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large ¼-acre enclosed, lawned garden, patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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£704-£2108
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
2
Lea Hall Ref: RSS7

Lea Hall is a Grade II* listed 17th and 18th-century manor house sleeping 20 guests in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The holiday property has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is set in the heart of rural Derbyshire. Located within the village of Lea, it has been sympathetically and stylishly refurbished by the owner, and extras such as fine toiletries and bathrobes are also provided. The drawing room with crystal chandelier, open fire, flatscreen TV and soft furnishings is the perfect setting in which to relax. The dining-room is set in the older part of the hall, which dates back to the 1600s, and has a wood-burning stove and seating for 20.
The parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway is steeped in history and Lea is recorded in the Domesday Book as Lede; the notorious Babington Plot of 1586 was planned at Dethick and Florence Nightingale spent much of her early life at Lea Hurst (and almost certainly lived at Lea Hall while that house was being built). The peaceful village of Lea offers visitors friendly pubs, tea rooms, restaurants and the famous John Smedley factory. Rural Derbyshire is a real treasure trove offering everything for the visitor including country houses, historic halls, medieval ruins, heritage railways, cycleways, beautiful unspoilt countryside and pretty villages. One of the closest attractions to Lea Hall is the Heights of Abraham. Built on the site of historic lead mining, the hilltop park is approached by cable car which rises up and offers some spectacular views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District. Visitors can tour the network of caverns and passageways left behind and explore the 60 acres of woodland hillside and buy souvenirs at the gift shop. Alternatively, for those who appreciate stately homes and gardens, magnificent Chatsworth House (3½ miles from Bakewell) is highly recommended, as well as Haddon Hall and Lyme Park, all of which have been film or TV locations over the years. Shop 1 mile.

Entrance hall with flagstone floor. Sitting room with wood-burning stove, original shutters and wooden floor. Three steps up to large, beamed, chandelier-lit dining room with inglenook, open fire and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen with tiled floor and dual fuel range (for cooking). Two steps down to beamed library with open fire. Separate toilet. Stone steps to vaulted cellar games room with small table tennis and billiard tables. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft canopied bed and en-suite bathroom (ball & claw bath) with toilet. Second separate staircase to: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (own staircase access). Low doorway to double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet (can interconnect with double bedroom which has its own staircase access by prior request). Low doorway to beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. 8 steps up to two bedrooms: one four poster double with 5ft bed and slipper bath and toilet (low headroom), one double with 6ft bed and sitting area, sofa bed, slipper bath and toilet. All bedrooms have LCD TVs with iPod dock; nine beds are zip & link (can be twin by prior request). Some staircases have no handrail due to age of property.

  • Open fires and wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Twelve TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Dual fuel range included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Huge flagstone terrace to front with lawn and mini-croquet lawn
  • Extensive 4-acre garden to rear with small, trout pond - experienced anglers welcome to fish on strict catch and put back policy
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with small table tennis and billiard tables
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Waterfall in the garden and very deep trout pond in grounds

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£3500-£5200
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