Located 5 miles from the Derbyshire towns of Matlock and Chesterfield, and 7 miles from Bakewell (famous for its Bakewell puddings – its Mr Kipling who makes Bakewell Tarts!), there is a wealth of places to explore nearby:
- Historic properties – Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, Haddon Hall, Kedleston Hall
- Stunning scenery – Mam Tor, Burbage Valley, Padley Gorge, Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Dams (where the Dambusters trained for their historic wartime raids)
- Amazing, truly amazing walks: easy former railway lines and reservoir walks and gentle buggy-friendly dales up to hill walks and everything in between.
- Cycling – check out the spectacular Manifold Valley, The Tissington Trail and the Monsal Trail
- 2 golf courses nearby: Matlock and Stanedge
- Day fishing at Press Manor Fishing Lakes (trout and carp lakes, coarse fishing)
- Industrial heritage – UNESCO World Heritage site of Derwent Valley Mills, canals, lead mines, working beam engines at Middleton Top and Cromford Canal
- Characterful villages and towns like Youlgreave, Winster, Buxton (where you can fill your own container with the Buxton Spring Water from the spring in the street)
- Well-dressing – an ancient Derbyshire custom where villages create breathtakingly beautiful scenes from petals, leaves and natural materials pressed into clay frames
- World class events at Chatsworth – International Horse Trials (May), RHS Flower show (June), Country Show (September)
- Tourist attractions: Heights of Abraham, Castleton Caverns, Matlock Farm Park, Bolsover Castle, Alton Towers
There are plenty of local places to eat – a pub in walking distance and various independent shops for groceries and farm produce.
Whatever your choice, there’s never enough time to do everything but one of the best things about being on holiday is leaving something to look forward to on your next visit! It’s the perfect place to enjoy that well-deserved short break or family holiday.