Carpenters Cottage ref: UK4058
Elton, near Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell Area
Pub within 1 mile
Decorated at Christmas
Pets – not allowed
This thoughtfully renovated, terraced cottage is perfectly situated in the pretty Derbyshire village of Elton, with delightful views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. Carpenters Cottage boasts a cosy living room, with an original beautiful stone fireplace and wood burner offering a traditional retreat, full of character, making it the perfect place to relax after a busy day. The kitchen has been thoughtfully designed to offer everything you could need and hosts a small dining table to sit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or delicious evening meal! The master bedroom has wonderful views from the windows. The contemporary bathroom has a bath tub situated next to the window so you can soak up the views over the National Park to Robin Hood’s Stride and the Bakewell area. This charming cottage is perfect for couples seeking a village location within easy reach of some of Derbyshire’s most famous attractions.
The peaceful village of Elton is situated in a superb elevated position on the White Peak plateau, in the heart of the Peak District National Park. More than 900ft above sea level and with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, the village is a popular centre for walkers, lying within a few miles of the Tissington and High Peak walking/cycling trails and The Limestone Way. Just 1 mile away is the pretty village of Winster, famous for its Morris dancers, Wakes festivities (every June) and annual Shrove Tuesday pancake race - a fascinating spectacle and well worth a visit! Buxton and Castleton, along with the cities of Sheffield and Derby are all within driving distance. Don’t miss the spectacular Chatsworth House, just eight miles away, and the market town of Bakewell, which is a ten minute drive away, home to a fine selection of shops, cafés and pubs, along with the famous Bakewell Pudding. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Nearest railway stationMatlock
Railway station distance5.0 miles
About the local area
The River Wye follows the Wye Valley, rising above Buxton flowing eastward through Bakewell before finally joining the Derwent at Rowsley. This is perhaps Derbyshire's prettiest rivers with its limestone uplands and superb dales.
At Monsal Dale the valley widens, the steep sided Monsal Head provides spectacular views over the valley before the river reaches Ashford-in-the-Water, passing beneath what was a medieval packhorse bridge and then again at Bakewell where there is a 13th century bridge with five gothic arches before reaching Haddon Hall.
The old market town of Buxton nestles in the Derbyshire hills and at a height of 1,000 feet above sea level it is one of England's highest towns. Its fame as a health spa dates back to Roman times.
Bakewell has an equally ancient past being mentioned in the Doomsday Book and probably also occupied by the Romans. This beautiful, small market town is situated on the River Wye and has many pleasant walks from the bridge to the town centre where there are many shops, pubs and restaurants and one of the oldest markets in the area, dating back to 1300. The renowned Bakewell Show takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of August, attracting both the farming community and visitors from all over the region and beyond.
Apart from the many charming Peak District villages that can be found throughout the Wye Valley other nearby places of interest includes Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire and the grandest stately house in the region and Haddon Hall, a medieval manor house and home to the Dukes of Rutland situated on the River Wye.
Things to do nearby
Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire
Situated on the shores of Torside Reservoir Glossop Sailing Club welcome non members to the special family sailing days where you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the water.
The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.
The valley and its surrounding moorland contains a wealth of places to explore and enjoy. From majestic reservoirs, quiet forests to the wild open moorland there is something for everyone.