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Matlock 11 miles; Ashbourne 11 miles.
Belper, situated in the Derwent Valley, is a town with a long and famous history dating back to the 13th Century, when it was then called Beaurepaire (beautiful retreat), a name that still holds true today. Now a spirited and bustling town, attractions include the North Mill, Long Row and the River Gardens. Just 10 miles away the popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, is set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent. The Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a whole host of other exciting attractions. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car, which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham - a great place for all the family! South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst to the north lie the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House - not to be missed!
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A sympathetically converted detached barn, situated in a quiet hamlet just 2 miles from Belper. A wonderful property, Firestones is full of character, boasting beams throughout - from the attractive sitting room to the cosy bedrooms with their quaint sloping ceilings and en-suite facilities. Close to the owners’ home and enjoying superb views of the countryside, the property is ideally placed for walkers, within easy reach of the beautiful Peak District National Park. The towns of Ashbourne and Matlock are nearby and imposing Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House are well worth a visit. With golf just 5 miles away and fishing on the River Derwent (licence required), Firestones offers a relaxing holiday base at any time of year!
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (bath, basin and WC), 1 x twin with en-suite (bath with shower over, basin and WC). Fitted kitchen. Open plan living/dining area with electric fire.
Gas central heating with electric fire in living area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, video, DVD player, radio/stereo/CD player, library of books, games and videos. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio with garden furniture, separate lawned area. BBQ on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Due to steep stairs this property accepts children of 10 yrs and over only.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Firestones:
The cottage was comfortable and the hosts were very welcoming and interested in our needs.
Mr Gardner, York, April 2013
The cottage felt like a home and the owners had decorated it beautifully for Christmas.
Mr Nussey, London, December 2012
Wonderful hosts who were very helpful and friendly. Lovely setting. Did not want to leave as it felt like home. Very good value for money.
Mr Cox, November 2012
Nice, clean cottage maintained to a high standard. Well maintained clean cottage in nice area of the UK.
Mr Huggins, Madeley, September 2012