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Bonsall, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1085290)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

A former Bed & Breakfast, the fantastic detached house of Pig-Of-Lead rests at the foot of the village of Bonsall in Derbyshire.

Within easy reach of the delights of the Peak District National Park and a range of picture-postcard settlements, along with boasting original features, Pig-Of-Lead is the ideal base for a large family or group of 12's rural retreat.

Upon arrival at the property, you will be greeted by ample off-road parking for up to nine cars, where you can leave your vehicle, before entering the charming reception area.

From the reception area, you can choose between two sitting areas to relax in, the first one being a large sitting room featuring three leather sofas that rest in front of a large Smart TV and toasty woodburning stove, the other being a snug showcasing ample books to choose from, more leather seating and a woodburning stove where you can warm your toes.

After enjoying a moment of relaxation, progress through the property to discover a welcoming kitchen/diner, where the chef of the group can cook up a storm with the range and ample food preparation space available, there is a utility nearby where an American-style fridge/freezer can also be found.

Tuck into dinner at the kitchen's breakfast bar or with the rest of the group in the dining room.

Before bed, head out to the external utility where you can freshen up any old clothing with the laundry facilities; the space also offers bike storage, for extra convenience.

When the day comes to an end, venture upstairs where six thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms await, with four on the first floor and two on the second floor; all of the bedrooms enjoy access to en-suites.

The first floor beholds one double and one king size with TVs, a charming twin enjoying exposed beams and a TV, as well as a bunk room that is perfect for the little ones.

Continue upstairs to the second floor, where a super-king-size can be found, the room features a TV and is adjoined by an en-suite bathroom, where you can savour a relaxing soak in the bath; another super-king-size can be found nearby, with a rustic wooden bedframe, TV and an en-suite that gives you the choice between a rejuvenating rinse in the walk-in shower or a leisurely soak in the bath.

The heart of Bonsall is just moments away and is home to two friendly pubs, a tearoom, a well-equipped village shop, along with the delightful Cascades Gardens - Meditation Garden and Bonsai Centre.

Matlock isn't far and is home to a great selection of attractions, with Gulliver's Kingdom and the Matlock Bath Aquarium & Arcade winning the kids over, the Heights of Abraham and the Great Rutland Cavern pleasing the explorers of the group, whilst the hisotry buffs will enjoy The Peak District Mining Museum.

Travel into the Peak District National Park to find a wealth of picturesque towns, including the market town of Bakewell, where you can find the historic landmarks of The Old House and Bakewell Bridge, a variety of walking and cycling trails, including the Bakewell Bridge - Monsal Trail Loop; Haddon Hall isn't far and provides visitors with Elizabethan gardens to explore.

With plenty more to see in this fantastic setting, including the renowned Chatsworth House and Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Pig-Of-Lead is guaranteed to be a memorable stay.


  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor super-king-size with TV and en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x king with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk with en-suite
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • External utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Range with gas oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 1 x Smart TV, 5 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs and 2 x travel cots available
  • Off-road parking for 9 cars
  • Rear garden with gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property sits next to a main road, please consider this when booking

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About the location


Matlock 4 miles; Bakewell 13 miles.

The charming and traditional conservation village of Bonsall is situated at the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, 4 miles from Matlock. Named in the Domesday Book, with a history dating back to Roman times, this former lead mining and textile producing village is renowned for the World Hen Racing Championship's held on the first Saturday in August at the Barley Mow pub. An active village, with the Open Gardens in June, a Carnival in July and a horticultural show in September, Bonsall always has something going on. The Limestone Way passes through the village and the High Peak and Tissington trails are close by for walking and cycling. The nearby county town of Matlock provides an array of shops, fine dining opportunities and at the heart of the town, Hall Leys Park. Discover The Heights of Abraham, Arkwright's Cromford Mill and Nine Ladies Stone Circle, or Gulliver's Kingdom. With the historic market town of Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House and Park within easy touring distance, there's plenty to see and do at this fabulous location.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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