Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The newly refurbished historic stone cottage and barn at Elm Tree Farm, Lea, form a single spacious and comfortable self-catering unit. With hillside setting and scenic views over a wooded valley, the buildings enclose a sheltered grassy courtyard, perfect for peaceful relaxation or children's play.
The centrepiece of the interior is a magnificent lounge and dining room plus kitchen (featuring vaulted ceilings, oak beams and minstrel's gallery) with space for everyone to eat together, play games or relax with TV.
3 bedrooms upstairs offer double, king + single & double + single. The ground floor, which is stepped throughout, has 1 king and 1 double room, together with both bathrooms (shower; bath & separate shower); the lockable parlour offers an additional double bed. A double futon, single futon & single portable Z-bed offer further flexibility.
Enjoy luxurious underfloor heating, internet throughout, private parking for at least 6 cars, pub with restaurant only 250m away, abundant wildlife & footpaths from the gate.
Rural and quiet, yet only 10 minutes drive from Cromford, Crich & Matlock and just 20 minutes from M1 Junction 28, Elm Tree Farm is ideally located for year-round gatherings of family and friends, the perfect setting for lasting memories of your reunion, anniversary or special birthday. However, please note that the property is not a suitable venue for late-night parties with amplified disco-type music - our immediate neighbours value their tranquility!
For further details of the many extras we provide, please see our illustrated website at
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: East Midlands 50 km, Nearest railway: Cromford 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Heart of England/Peak District
The Derbyshire Peak District is an area of hills and valleys with woods, moorlands and
pastoral farming. Picturesque villages with old stone cottages and farms are scattered
across the countryside to give an ever-changing landscape.
There are opportunities for all types of outdoor activities from quiet walks, off-road cycling,
water sports and even a cable-car ride to the famous Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath!
For interesting shopping there are local markets, shopping villages such as Masson Mills
at Matlock Bath and traditional small towns like Wirksworth, Matlock & Bakewell - where
there are also innumerable opportunities for eating out.
Children love attractions like Gulliver's Kingdom at Matlock Bath, while other visitors may
prefer famous historic houses and gardens like Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth.
Elm Tree Farm lies at the edge of Lea village overlooking wooded hillsides and pastures
enclosed by traditional dry stone walls. Public footpaths lead to the neighbouring historic
hamlet of Dethick while an ancient sunken trackway leads to the appropriately named
village of Holloway, home of an award-winning butcher's shop and the nearest post office
and village store.
Walk across the fields to Crich Stand for a magnificent view down over the lower Derwent
Valley and beyond, or head westwards past Lea Gardens to Lea Wood - a hidden gem, now
a reserve of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Continue to the popular tourist destination of
Cromford where, tucked behind the mill pond lies the famous Scarthin Books. Cromford
Canal is home to Little Grebes and Water Voles while overlooking the water are the
fine 18th century buildings of Cromford Mill where you can enjoy tours, shopping &
refreshments all year round in this important part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage