Abacus House ref: CC418041

Hackney near Matlock, Matlock Area

4 Stars

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  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
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Description

Abacus House started life out as the local village school in Hackney, Derbyshire. It is believed to date back to 1910. This charming characterful Grade II listed cottage opens its front door onto the open veranda corridor, once having many small feet running along to get to class on time.
Abacus House boasts a very high specification, with a modern stylish kitchen and bathroom, but manages to retain its quirky stylish twists throughout. A large open plan living area leads through to a dining area, still housing the characterful open grate arts and crafts fireplace, and then to the kitchen, with its large feature windows throughout, letting the light flood through the whole of the ground floor. A staircase leads to an upper floor with its fun and interesting layout, including a bed and bathroom, along with a seating area complete with cushions to relax on and enjoy the view from the school windows.
Set within the beautiful area of Matlock, you are within easy reach of one of the most stunning parts of the Peak District. The closest attractions are Matlock and Matlock Bath, giving the opportunity to explore the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom accessed via cable car, and offering spectacular views of the Derwent Valley. From here you can tour the network of caverns and passageways, or walk over 60 acres of woodland hillside. This is an ideal base from which to explore the region’s attractions including the magnificent stately homes. The beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are an absolute must see, or visit the picturesque villages of Bakewell and Ashover (Cardale in TV’s ‘Peak Practice’) which are both close by. Excellent walking can be found from the doorstep, plus activities at Carsington Water including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and cycling, plus excellent birdwatching in the surrounding areas.

This property can be booked together with Hopscotch Corner (CC418045) to accommodate up to six guests.

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Ground floor

The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space.
Lounge area:
Large with double sofa bed, Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and large windows.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed and seating area with views.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Matlock
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Matlock
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    3 miles

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About the local area

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.

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

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