Matlock 2.6 miles.
A striking Grade II listed detached house steeped in Victorian heritage and grandeur in the beautiful estate grounds of the Whitworth Centre, a stunning grand civic building bequeathed to the people of Darley Dale by Lady Louisa Whitworth widow to the great industrialist, Sir Joseph Whitworth.
The lodge has fantastic views of the park grounds and facilities it adjoins, making for a fantastic holiday for families and groups alike.
The bedrooms are furnished with superb bespoke oak furniture and the well-equipped kitchen is very much in-keeping with the period with quarry tile floors, Belfast sink and beautiful granite surfaces.
The stunning dining room with stripped wooden floors, stone fireplace and woodburning stove is ideal for a grand banquet or breakfast fit for kings.
The sitting room is a lovely place to relax into the leather sofas and watch a movie or sit and chat in front of the warm glow of the woodburning stove.
Outside there’s a large enclosed lawned garden and patio area.
However that’s just the beginning!
Step through the gate and you have immediate access to the park which features amongst other things a lake, croquet lawn, bowling green and children’s playground.
The Peak steam railway runs along the park boundary and the Whitworth Centre always has a full programme of events.
There’s also the delightful terrace tea room just across the way.
If you can somehow find the time Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell are within easy reach, as is Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Heights of Abraham, Gulliver’s Kingdom and of course the stunningly beautiful Peak District National Park.
There really is something for everyone in every season.
About the location
Matlock Bath 1 mile; Bakewell 8 miles.
The popular Peak District 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 – a great place for all the family with its showcaves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst a short drive away is the National Tramway Museum at Crich. To the north are the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House and Park - not to be missed!