Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The converted barn is set in the courtyard adjacent to the owners farmhouse, in the village of Bonsall high above the wooded 'Via Gellia' gorge. With the lively town of Matlock Bath, 2 miles by car or a scenic walk through woodland. Superb walks from the door to the limestone moors above.
It is a quiet spot ideally located for walkers but within easy driving distance of many visitor attractions. Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Arkrights Mills for the historians and Crich Tramway Museum, Carsington Water, Gullivers Kingdom and Alton Towers theme and water parks for family groups.
A welcome pack is provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 54 km, Nearest railway: Cromford 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor - Spacious entrance hall. 1 double room with vanity unit, 1 bunk bed room. Large family bathroom with shower over bath.
First floor - 1 double room with en-suite shower. Large living room with double sofa bed. Separate kitchen/ dining room. Stair gate. 2 large picture windows. TV with freeview. DVD player. Small library and DVD collection.
In the kitchen there is ample cupboard space with everything you need for your stay.
It is equipped with the following items:
•Electric oven & hob
•Washing up liquid
•Dining table with 6 chairs and two additional stools
•All electricity included
•Bed linen and hand & bath towel per person included
•Full size cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
•Shared utility room containing a washing machine, dryer and freezer.
•NO SMOKING inside please.
|Further details outdoors|
Large shared flagged courtyard with outdoor furniture. BBQ available.
Village park with swings, slides, football pitch and woodland paths a two minute walk away at the bottom of the drive.
Fountain Tea Rooms now open at the bottom of drive, two minute walk away.
Private parking in car park for 2 cars per property.
Cycle storage available on request.
Deposit due at time of booking. Full payment due 14 days before arrival.
No hen or stag parties.
The cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.
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The Heart of England/Peak District
The lively towns of Matlock and Matlock Bath are only two miles away by car or scenic walk through woodland.
Attractions locally include :
Chatsworth House, gardens, park, farm and childrens play area
The Play Mill, Via Gellia - indoor play area for under 9's
Gulliver’s Kingdom, Matlock Bath
Crich Tramway Museum, Crich
Alton Towers, Theme and Water Parks
Carsington Water, Carsington
These all provide great family days out within easy driving distance.
We are situated just on the edge of the Peak Park and Dovedale is just a 20 minute drive away. If you enjoy walking there are some fantastic walks for the accomplished walker and we have also produced a booklet containing a variety of walks right from your cottage door, in and around the village. These range from 1 – 10 miles and are suitable for the whole family.
The closest swimming pools are at Matlock and Bakewell. There is also a swimming pool at Chesterfield which has a slide, toddler pool and three diving boards.
There are three cinemas in the area:
Derby (Derby cinema is situated in the new Westfield shopping centre.)
Factory outlet shopping is also easily accessible at:
Arkwright Mills shopping centre, Cromford
Peak Village, Rowsley.
There is a folder in each cottage containing leaflets for all of these and so much more, to keep you entertained during your stay. There is also a folder containing local restaurants and take away menus.
Bonsall is a lovely and very active village. As well as a farm shop we have two pubs serving fine ales and food.
The Barley Mow is renowned for its Landlords guided walks, sighting of UFO’s! and annual hen racing on the first Saturday in August. Most Saturdays they have live music. If you're here on a bank holiday look out for their mini beer and music festivals.
The Kings Head has Saturday night entertainment and Sunday night quiz’s.
We also have a monthly village publications called The Mutterings with what’s on and all the latest village gossip!!
The last Saturday in July is our annual well dressing and carnival. There are events every evening of the following week culminating in a fantastic firework display on the Friday evening. A week not to be missed!
At the bottom of the driveway is a park with football pitch and a childrens play area with climbing frames, swings and a slide and is suitable for all ages!
The Fountain Tea Room, at the bottom of our drive, is now open for breakfast from 8.30 and serves food and drinks until 5.30pm.