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Matlock 1 mile; Bakewell 9 miles.
Matlock Bath is located in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, 1 mile from Matlock, surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs. It developed as a Spa town in the 1800s and is also famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, often being referred to as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Today Matlock Bath offers a selection of pubs and shops, Arkwright's Cromford Mill, a world heritage site, and Venetian Nights during September and October, which feature decorated and illuminated boats floating along the river. The village boasts a plethora of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum or you can enjoy a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car where you can take in the views in style. The splendid Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Crich Tramway museum are close by, or take advantage of good walking around the Derwent Valley and White Peak and cycling at Carsington Water and the High Peak Cycle Trail.
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A lovely large end-terraced house in the centre of Matlock Bath, a wonderful location close to all the town's amenities and fascinating attractions of the Peak District. Lovely and cosy throughout, and even maintaining the bars on the windows in the old cell part of the police house, this Matlock Bath cottage is just perfect for larger groups or families to enjoy this part of Derbyshire. This Matlock Bath cottage provides a really comfy base, with a fantastic dining room to all get together, and a cosy sitting room for those relaxing evenings. Step outside this Matlock Bath cottage to enjoy local attractions such as the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom. Just 1 mile from Arkwright’s Mills in Cromford, and just a short drive from Bakewell and the picturesque village of Crich ('Cardale' in TV's 'Peak Practice'), this Matlock Bath cottage makes the perfect place from which to explore the region, including the majestic Chatsworth House and Carsington Reservoir and sailing centre. An ideal Matlock Bath cottage for a fun-packed getaway, or relaxing break!
Four bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 adult bunks, 1 x single with additional pull out bed, 1 x twin, 1 x king-size double. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin. Separate WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room. Boot room.
Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Xbox and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 small car. Public car park over the main road, limited roadside parking near the cottage on a first come, first served basis. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about The Old Police House:
We loved the location and the general ambiance of the whole property.
Miss Lawrence, Swindon, September 2012
The property could not have been in a better location and local attractions were easily accessible by foot. The house was beautifully furnished and had ample room for 10 people.
Miss Clarke, Chesterfield, August 2012