Escape to the rolling green hills and deep wooded valleys of Derbyshire and choose Matlock as your base for a special family holiday. Laid out in a reverse-level style and boasting a pretty courtyard garden shaded under a pergola, your accommodation is a secluded retreat for four, yet places you right at the heart of the action with shops, walks and exciting attractions within easy reach of your front door.
Step inside to discover the bedrooms tucked on the ground floor, consisting of a delightful king-size bedroom and a bunk bedroom with bespoke beds that are suitable for adults and children alike. There’s a bathroom on this level too, featuring a shower over the bath for long soaks and refreshing showers. Whether you are waking up to start the day sizzling up a delicious breakfast in the country cottage-style kitchen or snuggling up on the sofas to watch your favourite films, the first floor is a comfortable and welcoming space to enjoy. The biggest treat of all is the garden, a split-level courtyard that’s surrounded by woodland. The pergola creates the impression of a serene oasis, especially when combined with the babbling water feature. Steep stairs lead down to a second area that’s ideal for dining alfresco.
Matlock’s reputation precedes it, as historically it was the place to go for hydro and spa treatments, but today it is a thriving holiday situation thanks to its central location, friendly appeal and scattering of independent shops and eateries. Visit the restored Hall Leys Park, ride vintage steam engines, and marvel at the Heights of Abraham (2.5 miles). Slightly further out of town is Chatsworth House, or, as fans of Pride and Prejudice will know it as, Pemberley. This stately home is just 8.5 miles away and beautiful to explore.