This lovely grade II listed semi-detached stone cottage in the heart of Birchover is ideal for a family or a group of friends.
Walk up through the delightful country garden with wildlife pond and enter the farmhouse kitchen with granite surfaces, quarry tiled floor, Belfast sink and an impressive six-ring gas range and dining area.
The sitting room retains much of the original stonework, beams and a feature fireplace with a woodburning stove.
There’s a useful utility room and separate boot room accessed from the living room, and from here you access the first floor where you will find two tastefully finished king-sized double bedrooms.
There’s a large designer bathroom with beautiful roll-top free- standing bath and large separate shower.
A further bedroom which doubles as a snug/reading/DVD room with a day bed, which can be used as two full-sized singles or a double bed, can be accessed by a link door from the upstairs hallway or from a separate staircase leading to the kitchen and utility area.
On the second floor, there’s another tasteful king size double bedroom and a shower room.
There’s a patio out front with a lovely garden and to the rear, a raised south-facing lawned garden with seating and fine views over the stunning countryside.
There are two pubs in the village; a micro-brewery and a traditional country pub serving cask ales and freshly cooked food, both a short walk from your cottage.
At the foot of the village is Rowter Rocks, where you can explore bizarre rock carvings including caves, seats and dragons.
Birchover is a good centre for exploring; just a short drive to Matlock and Matlock Bath, Winster, Chatsworth and Bakewell, making it the perfect holiday accommodation any time of the year.
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double, 2 x king-size double, 1 x room with day bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
About the location
Winster 1.3 miles; Bakewell 5.4 miles; Matlock 5.5 miles.
The picturesque gritstone village of Birchover is believed to once have been used by Druids as a ceremonial worship site. There’s a rock formation called Rowter Rocks, with caves and carvings, prehistoric monuments and stone circles, including The Nine Ladies up above the village on Stanton Moor. At Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe Tor, a medieval hermit's cave can be explored. Just 5 miles away, the popular town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, has been attracting visitors to the area since the spa was developed in the late 17th century. Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, the Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a host of attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham.
In the opposite direction is the market town of Bakewell, and a little further beyond lies Chatsworth House and Park. With walking and cycling to suit all abilities, thriving villages and some wonderful scenery to enjoy, this part of the Peaks is sure to tempt you back time and again.