Chestnut Cottage and Willow Cottage
“Choice of 2 charming cottages set amid 100 acres of organic wildflower meadows” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Chestnut Cottage and Willow Cottage are situated on a 100-acre farm with organic wildflower meadows and abundant wildlife. Chestnut Cottage features two bedrooms (a double and a twin), whilst Willow Cottage features a twin room; both properties are centrally heated. There is parking for two cars for each property and walks from doorstep to Linacre Reservoirs and Nature Trails. Wi-fi (dongle) is available by arrangement. Nearby are the Peak District, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Matlock Bath, numerous cycle trails and walks. Shops are within two miles and a pub/restaurant within half a mile.
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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