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Wirksworth 1.5 miles; Matlock 12 miles.
Shottle is a small hamlet located in lovely rolling countryside, on the southern borders of the Peak District National Park. Nearby Wirksworth is a small, charming market town on the edge of the White Peak, and is full of character, with many buildings of architectural interest, including its magnificent parish church. Visitors will enjoy exploring the ancient "jitties" and courtyards, and the National Stone Centre, as well as the delightful surrounding countryside including nearby Carsington Water and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level, and there is good walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival. The annual Arts festival attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House, Shottle Hall and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car, the newly restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver's Kingdom. Only 2 miles away, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed. A great location for a relaxing holiday.
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Shottle 1.7 miles. Part of the Chatsworth Estate, Manifold Farm, formerly a dairy farm, overlooks beautiful Derbyshire valleys and consists of a cluster of stone-built cottages, perched on a hillside above the small hamlet of Shottle, just 1.5 miles from Wirksworth. The Chatsworth cottages at Manifold Farm have been beautifully restored with plenty of character, including exposed beams, and have been tastefully decorated throughout. Each Chatsworth cottage has its own private garden, as well as use of the shared outside area and games room. These Chatsworth cottages at Manifold Farm make a wonderfully comfortable and tasteful base for exploring this part of the Peak District. Beautiful walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of these cottages, whilst nearby Wirksworth provides lovely pubs, superb restaurants and many interesting shops, renowned for their quality produce. Visit nearby Matlock with its host of attractions, including the Heights of Abraham, with its fascinating owl maze and water gardens. Ideal Chatsworth cottages for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.
A superb, stone-built, semi-detached farmhouse, part of the Chatsworth Estate, with wonderful views across the valley. This Chatsworth cottage has been restored to provide outstanding accommodation of character and charm in a wonderful position. This holiday cottage boasts a spacious sitting room with open fire, a formal dining room and a well-equipped kitchen, as well as a shared games room. An outstanding Chatsworth cottage for large families or groups of friends. Note: Cottage is next to Ref. 9209, together they sleep 19.
Five bedrooms: 2 x four poster king-size doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Dining room with open fire. Sitting room (comfy seating for 7) with open fire. Shared games room with pool table, dart board and table tennis.
Oil central heating with open fires in sitting and dining room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and initial supply for open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Lawn and patio with furniture. Shared outdoor area and games room. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles. Note: The owner provides 1 free ticket for Chatsworth House and Gardens per person during its open season (weekly bookings only). Note: Private water supply from spring.
Previous visitors' comments about Manifold Farmhouse:
The views from the property were amazing, the bedrooms were luxurious and the space for all the family was perfect.
Johnson, Halesowen, March 2013
The countryside surrounding the property was peaceful and stunning. The farmhouse afforded us loads of space for our large family group and the furniture and feel of the property was homely and extremely comfortable. We had a fabulous week in this wonderful property and will definitely be looking to return in the future.
Mr Moore, Newark, February 2013
Manifold Farmhouse was very warm and welcoming. The Farmhouse was extremely spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished and we loved the log fire! The games room was a great addition to the property. We thought the property was very reasonably priced for the size and standard of accommodation.
Mrs Coultate, Nottingham, February 2013
It far exceeded our expectations and we were so comfortable and it didn't feel that we were in a holiday place but in a real home! Would love to repeat the experience.
Mrs Pike, Weston-super-Mare, November 2012