The Old Post Office ref: CC412112

Little Bolehill near Wirksworth, Matlock Area

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4
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2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Cosy Cottage with beautiful views. This charming, detached, stone holiday cottage boasts amazing views over the Derbyshire countryside and nestles in the hamlet of Little Bolehill, on the outskirts of the lovely market town of Wirksworth. It has been renovated by the owner to include all the mod cons but still has the charm of the original cottage. Outside there is an enclosed courtyard with a lockable gate and to the front of the cottage, there is a pretty little garden with seating area to make the most of the wonderful views. Wirksworth was once an important lead mining town and is steeped in history. St Mary’s Church has a famous Saxon sarcophagus and there is an array of interesting architecture, independent shops, pubs and restaurants and an art deco cinema. On Tuesday’s there is a small market and every month (Saturday) there is a farmers’ market. The centre of Wirksworth is 10 mins walk down a public footpath or five minutes drive from the cottage.
Enjoy exploring the ancient “jitties” and courtyards of the Puzzle Gardens, along with the Heritage Centre and the delightful surrounding countryside, including nearby Carsington Water, Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail. Rock climbing and cycling can be enjoyed here at every level and there’s superb walking all around. Well Dressing is unique to Derbyshire, and Wirksworth combines this tradition with a lively carnival and annual arts festival, which attracts international performers of every kind. Beautiful Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are within easy reach, as well as Matlock Bath, Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Abraham’s Heights and Gulliver’s Kingdom. The Derwent Valley World Heritage Site in Cromford (Richard Arkwright’s Mills) is just two miles away.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric oven, gas hob, fridge with ice box and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
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.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Front garden. On street parking.
  • Nearest town
    Wirksworth
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Cromford
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    5.5 miles

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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