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Railwayman's Cottage

Rowsley near Chatsworth, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1059893)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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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

Deep in the heart of Derbyshire, Railwayman's Cottage is a stunning 19th century terraced cottage, overlooking the historic village of Rowsley and the scenic River Derwent, perfect for a peaceful family break in the Peak District.

The cottage welcomes you in with a warm exterior filled with character, beginning with a quirky sitting room accompanied with fun decor and plenty of amenities for your entertainment, including games, books, a Bluetooth/WiFi music system and a TV.

Enjoy a peaceful Sunday lounging on the couch and swipe through the complimentary Netflix account on the Smart TV, or sit at the work desk, listening to the woodburning stove crackle in the background while you enjoy a good book.

When you're finished with the entertainment, enter the kitchen/diner area and prepare a nourishing family meal, making use of the electric oven, induction hob, and microwave, there's even a dishwasher to help you with the cleaning up.

After dinner is served, sit and enjoy quality time with your family on the large dining table, chatting about the wonderful day you've had and what's on the agenda for tomorrow.

If you have little ones, this property provides a travel cot, stairgate and highchair in the downstairs storage room cupboard, so you don't need to pack any of these things ahead of your journey.

Two bedrooms can be found upstairs, both offering spectacular views of the Derbyshire countryside and ample storage, consisting of a king-size master bedroom and a triple bunk bed with a double below and a single on top, great for the kids to have a fun sleepover; there's also a bathroom to start your day off fresh.

On a warm day, make use of the quiet enclosed garden space, lazing on the outdoor seating enjoying a hot cup of coffee, there's also an outdoor lock-up where you can store bikes.

Parking is available at the back of the garden in a nearby car park, which is shared with other houses nearby.

Wander over to one of the traditional 18th century pubs right on the property's doorstep, enjoying a beer after one of the many country walks at your disposal.

There's also a variety of local shops, restaurants and the Peak Village shopping centre is just down the road.

Keen cyclists will enjoy this location as Rowsley Bar has been named in the top 100 climbs in Britain, or choose to take a long walk along River Derwent which flows peacefully through the historic Rowsley.

Just over three miles away from the property is the magnificent Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with tours that incorporate the Painted Hall, State Rooms and Sculpture Gallery, where you can learn about the family history.

The charming market town of Bakewell is great for a day out, offering trips to Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell Old House Museum, Haddon Hall, and Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground.

Be adventurous at outdoor activity centre, Dolomite Training, where you can go climbing, caving, abseiling, mountain biking, and navigation courses, while other nearby local attractions include Caudwell's Mill Trust, Carsington Water which is a delightful spot for a picnic in the summer, Dovedale and the Tissington Trail, a 13-mile route commencing in Ashbourne.

Railwayman's Cottage is the perfect honeypot location right in the heart of Derbyshire.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x triple bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Extra storage room
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi, Bluetooth/WiFi music system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car in residents car park
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Further parking is available at the front of the cottage on the road, at a first-come, first-served basis
  • Note: The property is situated on the main road between Rowsley and Chatsworth House.

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About the location


Bakewell 3 miles; Matlock 5 miles.

The pretty village of Rowsley is situated just at the south of stately Chatsworth - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and a stone’s throw from the impressive tudor-built Haddon Hall. This little village has many attractions, including Caldwell's Mill which houses the last water-powered roller flour mill and a range of craft workshops, shops and a restaurant, Peak Rail, which is a rail enthusiasts dream with rides along the valley, and the Peak Village which has many outlet shops with bargains galore together with feature attractions, a fitness centre and an old fashioned sweet shop and ice cream parlour. Rowsley offers a range of village amenities including shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants, excellent fly fishing facilities (day tickets available from the historic Peacock Hotel) and neighbouring the village is the superb Michelin-starred East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant. The village is also a hub for walkers and cyclists with many picturesque Peak District trails being accessible including the Derwent Valley cycle way, the Monsal Trail and the Rowsley Bar Hill Climb. Close by is Bakewell, capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. This picturesque town is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and further attractions in the area include Gulliver's Kingdom, the shops and eateries of Matlock Bath, and Alton Towers, also within easy touring distance, making the location ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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