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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Old Smithy Barn Ref: E5276

A superb contemporary barn conversion with spacious beamed rooms, lots of character and a delightful enclosed garden. Set in a peaceful and pretty countryside location on a quiet lane in The Peak District National Park, on the borders of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. There are a host of visitors attractions within half an hour’s drive including Alton Towers and Splash Landings, Waterworld, Trentham Gardens Monkey forest, a variety of pottery centres, the National Trust houses of Little Moreton Hall, Styal Mill, Lyme Park and only 5 miles away are Biddulph Grange Gardens. For the active visitors there are many marked footpaths locally in the Wildboarclough Valley and extended walks onto the Roaches Rocks, cycle hire at Manifold Trail, caverns and Go Ape in the spa town of Buxton 10 miles. Chatsworth House and Bakewell are 25 miles. Carp and trout fishing 1.25 miles. Shop 5 miles, renowned pub serving food and micro brewery 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with oak floor. Kitchen/dining area with tiled floor and beams. Games room with stone floor. Separate toilet. Two staircases to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), each with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Chair bed available (for child).

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. DVDs. CD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden. Woodland. Parking. Games room with pool table. No smoking. NB: Small stream just outside garden.

WAS
NOW
£534-£1587
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Bradley Hall Ref: RCC4

Situated in the pretty and popular village of Birchover, this listed, detached, Georgian house boasts super views over the local countryside and provides the perfect base to relax and enjoy this beautiful corner of England. Bradley Hall has retained many of its original features including flagstone and wooden floors, mullion windows and shutters. A south-facing garden completes this lovely property, and also makes the ideal place for relaxing with a glass of wine or al-fresco dining in the warm, balmy summer evenings. There is also a decked area complete with 8-seater hot tub and fire pit.
The village is ringed by rocks and Tors and is set in one the of the most stunning parts of the Peak District. Excellent walking can be found from the doorstep and for nature lovers, excellent birdwatching can be found in the surrounding areas. For days out, the magnificent stately homes, including the beautiful Chatsworth House (8 miles) and Haddon Hall (4 miles) are an absolute must see, whilst a little further afield, but well worth a visit are the NT properties of Hardwick Hall, Sudbury Hall and Stainsby Mill. Ilam Park - running alongside the River Manifold with spectacular views towards Dovedale, and High Peak Estate - a vast area of outstanding walking country also come under NT ownership and provide wonderful walking opportunities.
For water sport enthusiasts, Carsington Water is within easy reach, with sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing all available. Shop 500 yards.

Spacious living room with large fireplace and original flagstone floor. Large dining room with fireplace, piano and shutters on windows. Well-equipped kitchen with gas range, mullion windows and slate floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with wooden floor; one with 7ft bed and ornamental Georgian fireplace. Bathroom with Victorian-style roll-top bath, large shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fires - coal included, kindling & logs available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Gas range included
  • Combi microwave/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • South-facing walled garden with furniture
  • Decked area with hot tub (seating up to 8 people) and fire pit
  • Gas barbecue (no fuel provided)
  • Parking (for 1 car); shared parking for 3 cars
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Four steps to decked area

WAS
NOW
£794-£2452
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

This truly magnificent famhouse is perched on the edge of the beautiful Manifold Valley, famed for its lime-stone crags and caves. Approached by a farm drive, nestling in a secluded spot, it enjoys breathtaking valley views. Very well furnished and equipped, its history is impressive - its date-stone pin-points the farmhouse’s origin at 1810, however, field name documents reach as far back as the 13th century. Set on the edge of the owners’ working farm, cows and calves herd themselves across over one hundred acres of farmland, with an abundance of wildlife and walks from the doorstep.

At Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley amidst some staggering scenery, a cycle trail, closed to traffic for most of its route, follows the line of a narrow-gauge railway, (which ran from the turn of the century until the 1930s) and a river for some seven miles - even passing through the old railway tunnel. Cycle hire is available locally. Ideal for exploring Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Ashbourne, Buxton, Bakewell, Dovedale, Carsington Water, The Potteries and Alton Towers are all within a 25-minute drive. Butterton 1 mile. Butchers 1 mile. Shop 7 miles.

Large, beamed sitting room with feature walk-in inglenook open fireplace with seating. Covered verandah. Cosy study/TV room. Dining room with wood-burning stove and opening to large, fitted kitchen. Laundry. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Further double bedroom with four-poster bed and additional bed (for +1). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate toilet. Shower room.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs at cost
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating and bed linen included
  • 2 cots
  • High chair
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV (Sky digital)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone
  • Garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Games room (table tennis, pool table and dartboard)
  • ‘Fun’ tennis lawn

WAS
NOW
£620-£1480
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"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, four of which are featured here. 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. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. 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, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

Spacious living room with electric fire. Dining room. Large kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with additional bunk bed (for +2). Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity radiators
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • CD
  • Fridge/freezer

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am–6.30pm)
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa
  • Shared 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am to 6.30pm)
  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

WAS
NOW
£1837-£1852
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
West Barn Ref: RDDV

This stone barn conversion nestles in the tranquil surroundings of the countryside, with a stream running alongside. Tastefully converted, this holiday property offers spacious and bright accommodation in a great location close to the Peak District National Park. It is 4 miles from the old market town of Chesterfield, famous for its crooked spire and offering a large range of facilities; shops, restaurants, cafés, cinema, bowling, swimming and gyms. Walton Golf Club (private – 2 miles) accepts visitors. It provides a great holiday base for discovering the many attractions and activities available in the Peak District. Within 10 miles are: Chatsworth House, Gardens, children’s farm with adventure playground, the town of Bakewell famous for its puddings and livestock market, Bolsover Castle, Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall, Renishaw’s Italianate gardens, Matlock Bath with cable car to the heights of Abraham, Darley Dale steam railway and the Crich tramway museum. A little further, picturesque villages include Ashford-in-the-Water, Eyam plague village, Winster and Castleton with its caverns and castle and Buxton spa town. In addition to the many walking and cycling trails in the peaks, countryside walks are available from the doorstep over the local hills and moors. Shop and pubs 1/2 mile.

Spacious, beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and door to garden. Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor and door to garden. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and Velux. Twin bedroom with TV (for DVD use). Bathroom with over-bath shower 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
  • Freeview HD TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Electricity double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-incoming calls only
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Natural unspoilt grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome tray
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream, slopes and steps in grounds

WAS
NOW
£704-£2258
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

"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, four of which are featured here. 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. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. 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, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

Living room with open fire. Spacious, open-plan, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area leading to dining room. Single bedroom (for +1). Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with two additional beds (each for +1). Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel available locally
  • Full oil central heating included
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Walled garden

  • 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am–6.30pm)
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa
  • Shared 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am to 6.30pm)
  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

WAS
NOW
£708-£2195
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Enjoying a peaceful, rural location with unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside, Annie’s Meadow Barn sits within 8 acres of its own meadows, offering complete seclusion and tranquillity. This detached stone barn, which dates back to the 18th century, has been converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday home, with the addition of a games room which features large glass doors opening onto the paved/barbecue area with spectacular views over the countryside. The lively old market town of Ashbourne is only 2½ miles away, offering antique shops, bars, restaurants and cafés. Carsington Water, 6 miles, is a superb windsurfing and sailing centre and has an area devoted to wildlife and nature conservancy. At the watersports 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 country walking is virtually on the doorstep, and the renowned Tissington and Middleton cycle trails are both close by. Wirksworth, the attractive market of Bakewell, famed for its pudding, and Matlock are all fascinating towns nearby. 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. Enjoy a day out at the National Tramway Museum, where visitors can 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. One of Britain’s premier theme parks, Alton Towers, is also within easy reach. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors, exposed brickwork and wooden floor. Sitting/games room with doors to paved area. Spacious kitchen with dining area, TV and tiled floor. Twin bedroom with zip & link beds and en-suite wet room with bath. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with Velux window. Single bedroom with additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Shower room and toilet. Separate staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with TV, Velux window and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Large enclosed garden with paved area and furniture
  • 8 acres of natural unspoilt grounds with terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Stable block and tack room (£70per week)
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with table tennis and board games
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
NOW
£691-£1825
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Devonshire House Ref: 23370

This large attractive detached house is located in the village of Peak Forest in the centre of the Peak District National Park. Situated next door to the popular village inn, Devonshire House boasts its own large enclosed lawned garden, ideal for families and those with a dog, and provides the ideal holiday base from which to explore the Peak District. The spa town of Buxton is just 6 miles with numerous places of interest to visit within 10 miles including the market town of Bakewell, the stunning Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall as seen in TV’s ’Jane Eyre’, The Chestnut Centre, and the caves of Castleton, Edale and Eyam Hall. Slightly further afield is Crich Tramway Village, Alton Towers, Matlock Bath with its cable cars and Lyme Park NT and Hardwick Hall. Excellent walks literally from the door. Golf and horse riding within 5 miles. Shop ¼ mile, pub next door.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with double sofa bed. Kitchen/utility room with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Woodburners in living room and kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week November-March). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£514-£1195
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"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, four of which are featured here. 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. Brackendale Spa offers luxurious treatments. 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, within easy reach is amongst appealing countryside close to the picturesque village of Alton, offers a fun-packed day out for all the family. There are several country inns within walking distance. Shop 5 miles, pub 100 yards.

Spacious living room with electric fire in brick surround and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Large kitchen with breakfast area, tiled floor and patio door to garden. Double bedroom with TV, zip and link bed and en-suite shower room (double cubicle) with toilet. First floor: Beamed twin bedroom with TV, zip and link beds, two additional single bed (for +2), Velux window and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with beamed, vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork; one with zip and link beds and additional single bed (for +1), one with Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet, exposed brickwork and Velux window.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Air source heat pump central heating included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • American fridge/freezer
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Easy walking access
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included (cot linen not included)
  • Cots and high chairs on request (no high chair straps provided)
  • 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am–6.30pm)
  • Shared sauna
  • Brackendale Spa
  • Shared 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, except Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (8.30am to 6.30pm)
  • Sauna
  • Shared 3-acre grounds with children’s play area, patios and BBQ area
  • Spa
  • Brackendale function room and Carsington dining room for hire

WAS
NOW
£2835-£2835
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

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
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced brook and two steps in grounds

WAS
NOW
£645-£1974
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

Set in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys an ideal location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake. An old stone building has been dismantled and then erected in the grounds and is used for conferences and also as a fitness/weight loss venue (these facilities can be booked in advance with the management).
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.

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).

  • DVD
  • Fridge/freezer

  • Electricity, NSH and wall-mounted convector heaters (subject to reasonable usage), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared access to 9-acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
  • Parking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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£558-£1299
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
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High in the hamlet of Riber in the shadow of the castle just outside Matlock and surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside, The Stables is situated in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall. This destination is offered for adults and children over twelve years old, inclusive of a tennis court and beautiful garden with heated furnished terrace. There are ten en-suite bedrooms of 17 to 40 square metres, equipped with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens with combination microwave oven, fridge, kettle/toaster and Wedgwood china. For days out there is plenty to do and see. In the neighbouring village of Holloway is the former home of Florence Nightingale whilst down in the Derwent Valley at Cromford, the World Heritage Site boasts the world’s first water-powered cotton-spinning factories, built by Sir Richard Arkwright and Jedediah Strutt. Just under four miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars slotted in between more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops, ice-cream parlours and plenty of restaurants. Here visitors can also sample a ride to The Heights of Abraham by cable car and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. For the more inquisitive visit the Mining Museum for a fascinating look into the area’s past. Shop 2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

External steep stone staircase (alternative access via sloping lawn) to communal area: Spacious conservatory/living area with wood-burning stove and flagstone floor. Kitchen/dining room with Brazilian granite tables and flagstone floors. Main accommodation: Three double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite shower room (monsoon shower) with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV, combi m/wave, small f/freezer and dining area.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, bathrobes and towels included
  • Eleven TVs
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Ten combi microwave/oven/grills
  • Laundry by arrangement
  • Fridge/freezers
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed 1/2-acre garden with furniture
  • Natural unspoilt woodlands
  • Ample parking
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 12 yrs

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£2563-£4077
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