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Gardener's Cottage

Clay Cross, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 925411)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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64 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Lewis

    “A beautiful cottage in a beautiful garden, with great access to the derbyshire peaks.”

    Thanks for a great welcome!

    Thanks for a great welcome!

    - Mrs Lewis, October 2020

The property

Chesterfield 5 miles.

Gardener's Cottage sits peacefully within the grounds of Alma House, a large, Victorian gentleman's residence in Clay Cross, dating back to 1875.

Set in two acres of delightful walled gardens on the edge of the White Peaks of the Peak District near Chesterfield, this detached cottage is an ideal touring base.

The cottage enjoys lovely views across the hills and wooded valleys of the Derbyshire countryside, yet is only half a mile from local facilities, making it the perfect choice for a break in this wonderful region.

The cottage has been extended and sympathetically refurbished, and successfully blends traditional character with 21st century living.

The AGA Wenlock multi-fuel stove makes the sitting room a cosy, welcoming retreat after a day exploring this beautiful county, and an indulgent soak in the roll-top bath will be greatly appreciated after a day's walking in the National Park.

Enjoy relaxing on your private patio, or indulge yourself in the fabulous hot tub in the owner’s garden.

Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall and the Heights of Abraham are just a selection of the many attractions within a 10-mile drive of the cottage.

Bakewell is the ancient capital of the Peak, just under a half an hour drive away and famous for its puddings!

The iconic Chatsworth House estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is highly recommended for a day out with a difference.

You can admire the splendour of this magnificent building, enjoy afternoon tea, stroll around the garden and choose from an assortment of local delicacies from the award-winning Estate Farm Shop.

With so much to do nearby, Gardener’s Cottage is wonderful for couples and small families escaping to the country!


  • Two bedroom property, mostly ground floor
  • First Floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request
  • Ground Floor 1 x single bedroom; Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel AGA Wenlock stove
  • Gas underfloor heating with multi-fuel stove and radiator in kitchen and double bedroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture plus use of owner’s large garden with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 mins walk
  • Note: Hot tub shared with owners. Please note: Owners will not use the hot tub while coronavirus is a concern.

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About the location


Chesterfield 5 miles; Matlock 7 miles.

Clay Cross is a small town on the edge of the Peak District National Park. The town is home to a varied range of shops, pubs and excellent restaurants. Just a few miles away is the historic market town of Chesterfield which acts as the gateway to the Peak District, and has much to offer visitors. The town is famous for its 14th Century church with "Crooked Spire", twisting curiously from its true centre, while the frequent bustling market days are ideal for exploring the many different specialist shops and stalls which line the old Market Hall and charming Shambles beyond. The town also boasts Queens Park, with its boating lake, walks and summer bandstand, as well as a museum and theatre. Nearby, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall is still impressive today, with its 6 grand towers elaborately monogramed with Bess of Hardwick’s initials, overlooking the superb gardens and walled courtyards of the grounds. Also popular is the semi-ruined 17th Century mansion of Bolsover Castle, set high on a wooded hilltop, looking west towards the heights of the Peak District. The area has a host of other attractions within easy reach, such as Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, the amenities of Matlock and Bakewell, or the Opera House at Buxton. An interesting base for a varied break.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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