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- Riber, near Matlock
Boasting dramatic panoramic views, this stunning barn conversion is situated in a rural location, yet only a short distance to Matlock.. All on the ground floor. Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor. Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player. Dining area. Kitchen area: With cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and Velux window. Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed. Bedroom 2: With single bed. Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.. Oil central heating included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, summerhouse and BBQ (shared with ref UKC1593). Bike store. Please note: There are 4 steps in the garden.. All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. External utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on-site). Gym available on request (shared with other properties on-site, £30pppw, £15 per weekend). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are fenced ponds in the grounds. The properties have a natural water supply from a borehole.. In a stunning elevated position above Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire and situated on a working farm, these holiday cottages (refs RGGJ and UKC1593) enjoy stunning panoramic views across the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. The Old Dairy (ref RGGJ) is a single level barn conversion close to the owners’ 16th century farmhouse, and The Old Parlour (ref UKC1593) is a barn conversion that has been renovated to provide guests with luxurious accommodation. Although they are set in a truly rural environment, the popular Peak District town of Matlock with its extensive range of country style shops, pubs and restaurants, is just 1 mile away. A host of attractions are available on the doorstep, including the walk from Matlock to Riber, which offers spectacular scenery from the viewpoint at the front of the famous Riber Castle. Further magnificent views can be enjoyed from the cable car at neighbouring Matlock Bath, 3 miles, which is also home to stunning riverside gardens, a theme park for the young ones and at the right time of year, superb illuminations. The fabulous historic houses of Chatsworth Estate and Haddon Hall can be reached in around 30 minutes’, as can the popular market town of Bakewell. Buxton with its diverse architecture and famous opera house can be reached in around 40 minutes’ and the beautiful Hope Valley scenery and honeypot village of Castleton with its show caves, is around an hour away. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 guests. Free WiFi
- Private room
Sunny, south-facing double room, with paddock and garden views. It is a very quiet location with a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. You will have your own parking space on the property. We have a small and friendly dog called Basil. My wife works from home during the day so we ask guests to be mindful of this. We know you will be very comfortable and cosy.
- Private room
PLEASE NOTE NHS Covid-19 PASS IS NOW REQUIRED. Double room in shared house. Wifi and SMART TV, new carpet. Secluded quiet location with private drive and free parking. Two minutes from the A38. Direct bus route to town centre 10 minutes. About 5 minutes drive to Derby Royal. Great for travel to ALTON TOWERS, TOYOTA or ST GEORGES PARK. Walking distance to Nuffield Hospital, Derby Grammar School, Derby High School and Littleover Community School.
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Your guide to Derbyshire
Welcome to Derbyshire
Derbyshire sits right in the heart of England, in every sense. Here are green and pleasant lands in all their glory: sloping hills and rolling dales with picturesque villages and market towns nestling in their folds. The north of the county is dominated by the Peak District National Park, where the southern ridge of the low Pennines erupts in craggy peaks and rocky plateaus covered in moorland, while natural spring waters have carved vast caves and gorges into the limestone.
England’s history, ancient and modern, is omnipresent, from Bronze Age stone circles to the Norman castles of Peveril and Bolsover, and from Tudor mansions and landscaped gardens to the vast and magnificent estate of Chatsworth, one of England’s finest stately homes. The industrial era has left its mark, too, in the UNESCO-protected cotton mills on the River Derwent and the steam railways that puff their way through the valleys, while Derby offers bustling small-city life, where you can still have a drink in 400-year-old pubs.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Derbyshire?
With its outdoorsy appeal, spring, summer, and autumn are all good times to explore Derbyshire, with the driest weather and best chances of sunshine reserved for June to August, making it a popular time to stay in one of the area’s cottages. People are hardy in this part of the country, and so long as you pack layered clothing and good waterproofs, you can enjoy the landscape any time of year — although if you’re walking in the Peak District in winter you should always check the forecast and take sensible precautions, as it’s possible to get lost in the fog. Stately homes open seasonally — most houses allow visitors from March to October — and some decorate their halls for special Christmas openings. There are numerous county fairs as well as food and music festivals throughout summer and the Buxton International Festival, which celebrates opera and the arts.
What are the top things to do in Derbyshire?
Part of the White Peak — a limestone plateau that forms the lower half of the Peak District — this nature reserve is a beautiful spot between two villages and overlooked by the steep chalky hill of Thorpe Cloud. The River Dove flows around its base, carving out a dramatic ravine, which you can cross via a series of stepping stones, and hike the surrounding mix of woodland and grassland.
A former Roman settlement, the compact streets of Derby’s centre are a pretty jumble of buildings that span hundreds of years and offer a mix of independent shops and businesses, artsy cafés, and excellent restaurants. Its cathedral combines a medieval tower and some of the oldest church bells in the world, with an 18th-century main building and a host of fascinating tombs.
The River Wye is one of Derbyshire’s prettiest rivers, and this lovely village of old limestone houses, beautifully tended gardens, and cosy inns sits right on it. There’s a 13th-century church, half a dozen wells decorated with flowers in summer in the “well dressing” tradition, and the famous Sheepwash Bridge, from which you’re encouraged to drop and race sticks.