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Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 947282)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • “The staff were very helpful and ...”

    The staff were very helpful and friendly, the house was ideal for our needs and we were especially impressed with the barbecue.....we would definitely recommend Darwin Lake.

    The staff were very helpful and friendly, the house was ideal for our needs and we were especially impressed with the barbecue.....we would definitely recommend Darwin Lake.

    - Mrs Vickery, June 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Matlock 3.2 miles.

This stone-built semi-detached cottage is situated on the peaceful Darwin Lake Holiday Village, three miles from the popular Peak District town of Matlock.

Surrounded by 10-acres of woodland where guests are free to explore the footpaths, this is a first-class holiday home for couples, friends and families.

Located a short distance from the lake, you enter the property into a small hallway.

The open plan living area is spacious and light and has been beautifully-appointed throughout.

The kitchen area has been furnished with high-quality amenities including a Smeg oven and hob, where delicious meals can be prepared and enjoyed around the dining table.

The ground floor also has the first of the bedrooms, a well-appointed twin room which has the advantage of zip/link beds so that it can be made into a super king-size double on request.

This bedroom also has an en-suite wet room and may be ideal for members of the family who find stairs difficult.

The stairs lead up to two further super king-size double bedrooms, both of which have the flexibility of zip/link beds.

These spacious bedrooms both have en-suites with the master having a TV as well as a bath.

With all the rooms having their own private facilities there’ll be no queuing in the mornings!

To the outside is a patio area for dining alfresco and guests can enjoy the shared open lawned areas surrounding the cottages and lake.

The grounds offer plenty of opportunities for walking and wildlife spotting and an easy drive away is the whole of the Peak District National Park with its many quaint villages and walks for all abilities.

Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell are within easy reach, and a visit to Chatswoth House and Haddon Hall are well worth a visit.

Why not have a cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham or enjoy a family day out at Gulliver’s Kingdom?

You’ll be spoilt for choice from this well-located cottage.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms (all zip/link can be super king size double or twin on request): 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric panel heaters
  • Smeg electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area and shared use of lawned areas, lake and woodland grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The lake is not fenced, children must be supervised.

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!

Region Information

Note: Check in time for this property is 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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