Old School House ref: CC418046

Kirk Ireton near Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • School Conversions 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Old School House, as it suggests, is the original school house in Kirk Ireton, a charming old world village which climbs steeply out of the Ecclesbourne Valley rising to about 850 feet at the upper end, and looking down over miles of lovely countryside.
This charming cottage exudes rustic character whilst incorporating modern day luxuries. In the cosy lounge you will find a wonderful wood burning stove to relax and unwind in front of. The kitchen has been designed to offer all the mod cons you would expect, and a separate utility room with a washing machine can be found. Both bedrooms are oozing with character with exposed original beams and original windows with outstanding views.
Why not take a short stroll to the local pub, a handsome, Jacobean-style public house dating back to 1683, which is one of the very few remaining old English pubs to have retained the traditional image, and features highly in the Good Pub Guide.
There are some wonderful walks to be found from the doorstep of this cottage, and fantastic Derbyshire villages to explore such as Wirksworth, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth, Carsington Waters and the High Peak Trail. For the more adventurous, Alton Towers and Gullivers Theme Park are not far away.
Whatever you preferences, Old School House is the perfect retreat from which to enjoy a memorable break in the Peak District.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has three steps to the entrance, electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and Xbox 360.
Kitchen/dining room: Beamed with electric cooker, halogen electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Cloakroom: With WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size - please advise when booking).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Front courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
    Matlock
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Idridgehay
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    1.2 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

Chatsworth House

Known as one of the wonders of the Derbyshire Peaks, Chatsworth House is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Glossop Sailing Club

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

The Trans Pennine Trail is effectively a coast to coast trail between Southport and Hornsea, a total of over 200 miles.

Upper Derwent Valley

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.

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