Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Situated just on the eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, the former spa town of Matlock alongside the River Derwent, is a vibrant shopping and tourist area with Victorian architecture, petrifying wells, show caverns and pleasure gardens including most notably Hall Leys Park which provides various leisure and sporting facilities right in the centre of town.

Downriver lies Matlock Bath. This historic village is set in a steep-sided limestone gorge with whitewashed cottages perched along the hill side. Nearer the river a more `touristy' atmosphere prevails with its many attractions from museums and cafes to souvenir shops. On the western side of the gorge is the Heights of Abraham which is popular with visitors due to its superb views and amenities, including restaurant, picnic area and caf�. A cable car can be taken to the top from Matlock Bath railway station.

Between Matlock and Matlock Bath is High Tor, a broad limestone cliff rising some 400 feet above the River Derwent. Around High Tor there is a network of paths suitable for exploring the area and from which to experience the spectacular views. In the grounds below there are refreshment facilities, picnic areas, children's playground, wooded walks and two caverns.

Carsington Water is ahuge draw for outdoor enthusiastswith outdoor activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing all available. Situated in Asbourne and within easy reach of the Peak Districtit has a sailing club next door to the Visitor Centre and cycle hire. Fly fishing is available from the bank and from boats that can be hired from the Fishing Lodge. There is plentiful car parking and for young children there is a children's playground.

To the south is the market town of Wirksworth, which is one of the oldest towns in the area, with a central marketplace in which markets have been held since the reign of Edward I. Here visitors will find many fine old buildings of great character including a magnificent Jacobean house known as Babington House. The town is now a small bustling and thriving local centre with a selection of shops and pubs.

The Secret Cottage ref: E2794

Cromford, near Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

£335-£680

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Peaceful, romantic rural retreat, this quaint, cosy cottages has woodburner and walks from the door, Heights of Abraham close by.
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Cosy Nook ref: UK4077

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

£266-£680

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A lovely Grade II listed former mill worker’s home in the World Heritage Site of the Derwent Valley, close to Matlock and the White Peak.
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Witchnest ref: UK4060

Bonsall, near Matlock, Matlock area

£355-£717

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This property boasts character and charm, and is nestled on the old ’Clatterway’, which leads into the village of Bonsall, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
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Cosy Cottage ref: CC418021

Crich near Matlock, Matlock area

£334-£514

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3 star rating
Super cosy cottage located in the fascinating Tramway village of Crich
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The Stable ref: W7290

Birchover, near Matlock, Matlock area

£248-£518

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A single storey, pet friendly barn conversion with an excellent selection of walks from the door. Well placed for visiting both Bakewell and Matlock.
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    2
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    1
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Sweet Retreat ref: 29696

Matlock, Matlock area

£284-£609

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This holiday property is well-placed for exploring the outdoors and countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District.
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River Cottage ref: W41677

Darley Bridge, near Matlock, Matlock area

£322-£648

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4 star rating
A traditional stone detached cottage right on the doorstep of the National Park. Amenities within walking distance.
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    3
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    2
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Linden Cottage ref: E2549

Matlock Green, Matlock, Derbyshire, Matlock area

£257-£739

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Comfortable, cosy cottage, with lovely garden and postcard views of Matlock, Matlock Bath and cable cars close by, Chatsworth nearby.
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    2
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Haddon Cottage ref: E4641

Darwin Lake, near Matlock, , Matlock area

£630-£1307

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4 star rating
Spacious family cottage, dog friendly location, surrounded by forestry land, with walks and cycling from the door. Alton Towers nearby.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Robins Nest ref: UK4032

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

£273-£672

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3 star rating
Enjoy life on the farm whilst staying at this sympathetically converted barn which is set in the Derwent Valley.
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Cotton Cottage ref: 30546

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock area

£344-£780

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4 star rating
This Grade II listed cottage is set in a World Heritage Site and is a great place to explore Derbyshire and its attractions.
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    2
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Ladygrove Cottage ref: 19830

Matlock, Matlock area

£332-£747

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Lovely, idyllic setting sandwiched between Matlock and Bakewell. Plenty of walks from the door and amenities in Matlock, one mile.
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    5
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    3
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    2
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    2
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Hefford House ref: UK4094

Winster, near Matlock, Matlock area

£442-£897

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With a cosy wood burner, this traditional cottage is ideally placed for exploring everything the Peak District has to offer.
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The Barn ref: 23739

Uppertown, Bonsall, Matlock area

£301-£621

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3 star rating
A pet friendly former farmhouse attached to four other holiday lets, making it ideal for a large gathering too.
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Church Cottage ref: UK4043

Holloway, near Matlock, Matlock area

£736-£2023

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4 star rating
This holiday property is located in a small village, close to the popular Derbyshire town of Matlock.
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    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    1
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