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Harthill Hall - De Ferrers in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Harthill Hall - De Ferrers, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £952 to £ 2383

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection. Shop and pub 3½ miles.


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The Barn in Riber, Derbyshire, Central England

The Barn, Riber, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 20
Weekly prices from £3547 to £ 3641

Self catering accommodation in Riber sleeps 20.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 20

Accommodation overview: High in the hamlet of Riber in the shadow of the castle just outside Matlock and surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside, The Barn is situated in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall. This destination is offered for adults and children over twelve years old, from a 2-night stay, 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.

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.


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Dewsnaps - Dewsnaps Frost in Chinley, Derbyshire, Central England

Dewsnaps - Dewsnaps Frost, Chinley, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £418 to £ 795

Self catering accommodation in Chinley sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Enjoying a rural location and wonderful views, these two barn conversions (refs RB8 and RTT4) are furnished to a high standard throughout. Dewsnaps Spring is single storey and lies close to Dewsnaps Frost, which adjoins the owners’ home. There are many walks from the doorstep, including Kinder Scout Massif. Chinley, Hayfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith are 3 miles. Buxton is 15 minutes away, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Lyme Park within 30-minute drive. Shop 2 miles.


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The Old Byre in Thorncliffe, Staffordshire, Central England

The Old Byre, Thorncliffe, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Thorncliffe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Situated on a country road, this attractive detached barn set in the grounds of the owners’ home has been lovingly converted, retaining many original features and beams. Celebrating excellent views over the surrounding countryside and superb walks from the door, with numerous local footpaths, the Old Byre makes an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Peak District has to offer including Chatsworth House, Alton Towers (just 10 minutes away) Haddon Hall, Carsington Water, Cheddleton Steam Railway, Rudyard Lake and Meerbook Reservoir to name just a few. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Six steps to entrance. Cosy living/dining room and kitchen area with stable door. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed and with wooden floors throughout.


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Moorecroft in Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Moorecroft, Buxton, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1447 to £ 3366

Self catering accommodation in Buxton sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: This large, detached, Scandinavian-style house is situated just 400m from the heart of the pretty spa town of Buxton. With its own large indoor heated swimming pool, cinema area with 7ft screen, games room, as well as open-plan style of living, Moorecroft offers the perfect family holiday base. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard. Walk from the door into the hills or stroll into the delightful town with its spectacular pavilion gardens, opera house, shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes.
Beautiful scenery and places to visit are in abundance, from caverns to castles, and stately homes to cycling trails. The picturesque market towns of Bakewell and Ashbourne are both within a half hour’s drive. Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and many quaint villages are well within easy reach. The cave village of Castleton and the plague village of Eyam are both a short drive away. Carsington Water is a must for water lovers and birdwatchers alike, whilst Monsal Dale is spectacular. Shop 400m, pubs 400m and restaurant 100m.

Dining/sitting room with door to swimming pool and well-equipped kitchen area with Lacanche range (for cooking) and French doors to garden, tiled floor throughout. Study. Utility. Four steps up to games room with pool table and darts. Twin bedroom with two additional Z-beds (can be placed in any room). Nine steps up to twin bedroom with low beam on ceiling and floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors to decked balcony. Two double bedrooms, one with Velux window, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, toilet and bidet. Twin bedroom with Velux window. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and Velux window.


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Harthill Hall - The Chapel in Alport, Derbyshire, Central England

Harthill Hall - The Chapel, Alport, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £756 to £ 1911

Self catering accommodation in Alport sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Hot Tub • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Take a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, just 3½ miles from Bakewell, add a historic hall (first recorded in the Domesday Book), and an ancient cluster of listed buildings converted to form superb holiday cottage accommodation....and the result is the captivating blend that is Harthill Hall. Nestling in 14 acres of grounds on an upland called Priest’s Hill with excellent walking available from the doorstep, the properties have the use of an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and treatment rooms. Noble names have woven the threads of the hall’s long history including Henry de Ferrers, the Cokaynes and the Harthills. Henry VIII is also believed to have stayed at the hall.
It was here in 1259 that Sir Richard de Hartle was issued a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander II, allowing him to appoint his own chaplain. The chapel ceased its functions as a place of worship in 1546 and now takes the form of The Chapel and Hartle Cottage. The eight cottages are furnished with antiques and surround a medieval cobbled courtyard. They all retain a wealth of original features including thick stone walls, large oak beams, mullion windows and flagstone floors. Derbyshire’s bustling market towns, villages, hills, dales and rivers offer majestic scenery, and a rich variety of customs. Boasting a varied and beautiful landscape, they offer a blend of heritage, history and family attractions. The beautiful market town of Bakewell (3½ miles) is situated on the River Wye, crossed by a 13th-century five-arched bridge which has coffee shops and restaurants. Within easy reach are Matlock, Hall Leys Park, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Buxton. National Trust properties and gardens nearby include Riley Graves, Longshaw, Mam Tor, South Peak, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. Close by are both Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Games room with free wireless internet connection. Shop and pub 3½ miles.


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The Cottage in Calver, Derbyshire, Central England

The Cottage, Calver, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Calver sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set close to the centre of a peaceful and very pretty village in the heart of the Peak District, this 180-year-old cottage has been completely modernised to a high standard, and attractively furnished throughout in pine. The end one of a little row of three, it has its own small front garden and provides an ideal holiday base for discovering the many attractions of the National Park. Bakewell 4 miles, Chatsworth House 4 miles. Haddon Hall 6 miles. Castleton, the High Peak, Matlock and the Dales, all within 10 miles. Superb local walks. Pony-trekking, cycle hire, golf and tennis within easy reach. Village pubs and craft centre nearby. Quality restaurants within 2 miles. Shop 1/4 miles.

Beamed sitting room with wood-burning stove. Modern, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (2ft 6in beds). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


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Broadmeadows Farm in Butterton, Staffordshire, Central England

Broadmeadows Farm, Butterton, Staffordshire, Central England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £611 to £ 1457

Self catering accommodation in Butterton sleeps 12.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: 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.


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Spinney Cottage in Sheldon, Derbyshire, Central England

Spinney Cottage, Sheldon, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2630

Self catering accommodation in Sheldon sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: This detached holiday cottage has an extensive lawned and enclosed garden with beautiful views of the open countryside. It has a separate studio apartment over the large games room which is situated close to the main cottage. Thoughtfully designed, spacious and with sloping ceilings, the main cottage is an authentic stone building and tastefully furnished to a high standard. Located in the peaceful and rural village of Sheldon, with the local country pub only two doors away offering friendly hospitality and good food. 1 mile away is the pretty village of Ashford–in-the-Water situated on the banks of the River Wye. The Monsal Trail is a 21/2 mile walk and can be started here and will then finish in the bustling old market town of Bakewell, made famous for its pudding. 5 miles away is the 1,000 acre Chatsworth Estate. Take a tour of the house and see its magnificent décor, and explore the beautiful gardens with their fountains, waterfalls and maze, buy fresh produce from the farm shop and then perhaps finish the day with tea and cakes, or a meal in the restaurant. Visit Matlock and its many attractions, antique shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and public houses. Take a stroll from here along the river where the cable car at Matlock Bath rises to the Heights of Abraham, admire the stunning views along the gorge known as Little Switzerland. The Mining Museum, Gulliver’s Kingdom and Aquarium are just a few of the attractions. Visit Castleton in the Hope Valley and take a tour of the caves where the beautiful Blue John stone is mined. 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 singles 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.


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Millcroft House in Bolsover, Derbyshire, Central England

Millcroft House, Bolsover, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £778 to £ 1905

Self catering accommodation in Bolsover sleeps 12.

Accommodation overview: This stunning spacious and contemporary detached house is set on a quiet private lane on the edge of Bolsover a small town which has grown around its famous medieval castle set high above the Scarsdale Valley. Millcroft House is ideal for a large family and boasts a conservatory a games room and a large fully enclosed lawned garden with patio area. A hot tub can be made available at extra cost by arrangement with the owner. It’s located just half a mile from the town centre which has a twice-weekly market and a variety of shops pubs and cafés. Perfectly situated between the Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest which is an area of historic and visitor interest with plenty of walking and cycle trails for all to enjoy. Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall are both within 5 miles. Venture just 10 miles to find Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Go Ape Rufford Abbey and Chesterfield with its multiplex cinema and famous Crooked Spire. The beautiful Chatsworth House Matlock Bath with the Heights of Abraham Crich Tramway Village and Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield are all 15 miles away. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles pub 300 yards.

Accommodation details

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors. Dining area/kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet one with en-suite bathroom and toilet 1 twin 2 single. Bathroom with whirlpool bath shower cubicle bidet and toilet. Second floor: Games room. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Corner Cottage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Corner Cottage, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £341 to £ 594

Self catering accommodation in Bakewell sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: With views over the church and surrounding countryside, this pretty cottage lies just a short stroll from the centre of Bakewell with its specialist array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Furnished to a high standard, it retains many of its original features and offers a comfortable holiday base for exploring all that the Peak District has to offer. Dove Dale and Monsal Head are but a short drive away, together with Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House which provide interesting days out. There is wonderful walking locally as well as cycle trails for pleasant gentle activity. Shops 200 yards.

Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, Z-bed (for alternative sleeping only), exposed timber and rugs on flagstone floor. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Compact bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.


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Darwin Lake - Eyam in Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Darwin Lake - Eyam, Darwin Lake, Derbyshire, Central England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £418 to £ 795

Self catering accommodation in Darwin Lake sleeps 4.

Features include: • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting...

In an idyllic setting in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys a wonderfully peaceful 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, and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings throughout, including superbly equipped kitchens. 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.
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, with fine co-ordinated furnishings, fitted kitchen, superb bathrooms and high quality fixtures and fittings. 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.


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