This delightful cottage with hot tub, built in 1804, is tucked away in the residential area of Marehay, just over half a mile from the centre of Ripley, and is ideal for family and friends.
Two steps lead down to the side entrance of Brook Cottage, which you’ll find is full of character with a cosy sitting room with beams and a lovely, large brick-built fireplace with gas, woodburner-style fire and TV, along with a sociable dining area where you can sit and discuss holiday plans.
Through a little archway is the kitchen, which has a large range cooker and a lovely old fireplace with huge feature beam.
The small but sunny, enclosed covered courtyard is to the side of the kitchen, and to the other you’ll find access to the en-suite double bedroom.
The conservatory is a lovely space, with more comfy seating and TV, looking out over the second patio, which is home to the hot tub.
Upstairs are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
This is a real delight set in an excellent location for the town of Ripley, and close enough for all the attractions on offer in the Derbyshire Dales.
Make sure you include a visit to both Cromford Mills and Matlock Bath.
Throw in historic houses and numerous walks and cycle paths for a varied holiday of sightseeing and relaxing, just perfect whatever the weather!
Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with gas fire and dining area. Conservatory.
About the location
Ambergate 4 miles; Matlock 10 miles; Derby 11.5 miles.
Ripley is a traditional market town with lots of interesting little shops and a lovely selection of pubs and restaurants, home to the 3000-yard long Butterley Tunnel, a stretch of the Cromford Canal. Visit Butterley Reservoir for a day out bird watching, a twitcher’s dream, or simply wander the footpath, taking in the scenery. Visit the Pit Top Park, with its beautiful open grassed spaces and children's play area with paddling pool and bandstand, where you can catch a brass band playing on summery Sunday afternoons, just the spot for a rest and an ice cream! Ripley is an excellent base for visiting the Derbyshire Dales; the area is popular with visitors and provides a good base for exploring the Peak District. Just a couple of miles away is the home of Denby pottery, along with Heage Windmill. Don’t miss a visit to the World Heritage Site of Cromford, home to the famous Arkwright Mills. Just on from there is the resort of Matlock, set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, which has been attracting visitors to the area since the spa was developed in the late 17th century. Locally, there are a host of excellent restaurants and traditional old pubs as well as attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. Families can also enjoy fun-filled days out to magnificent Chatsworth House, a cable car ride to admire the views at the Heights of Abraham, Alton Towers, Carsington Reservoir and the lovely market town of Bakewell.