Cosy Nook ref: UK4077

Cromford, near Matlock, Matlock Area

4 Stars

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  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

This outstanding Grade II listed cottage started its life originally as an Arkwright mill worker’s home and nestles in the beautiful village of Cromford, in the famous Derwent Valley World Heritage Site on the edge of the scenic Derbyshire Dales National Park. Cosy Nook is an ideal retreat in which to unwind and relax in after a day exploring the local area. This mid-terrace cottage has been lovingly restored and individually styled to offer all the comforts of modern living whilst still retaining its original charm. On entering, there is a very comfortable living room leading to a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen which in turn opens onto a small yard. There is also a small outhouse suitable for secure bicycle storage.
The village of Cromford lies just 1 mile from the spa town of Matlock Bath and 3 miles from Matlock. Famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, and often referred to as the cradle of the industrial revolution, Cromford has a great selection of pubs, shops, restaurants and cafés. It also has an award-winning beauty salon offering relaxing treatments, a renowned book sellers (Scarthin Books) and a chocolatier. Arkwright’s historic Cromford Mill is a short walk away near the scenic canal basin and houses a museum and specialist shops. The immediate local area boasts an abundance of attractions such as the Heights of Abraham with its own cable cars, the Peak District Mining Museum, Masson Mill and many walks with stunning rural views. The more active are catered for with plentiful longer walking and cycling routes plus climbing and caving around the Derwent Valley and the White Peak. Sailing, canoeing, sail boarding and excellent fly fishing are available on nearby Carsington Water. Cycling routes include the Carsington Water, High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Trails. A short drive away is the beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall which have been used in the feature films of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Jane Eyre’. Frequent public transport is available to scenic Buxton, Nottingham and Derby. Shop, pubs and restaurant within 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth stereo speakers.
Kitchen: With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Small yard. Bike store. Parking in layby, 20 yards. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Matlock Bath
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    1 mille
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Matlock Bath
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    ¼ mile

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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