Cosy Peak District Cottage home swap

Set in the Peak District National Park. I love my home! All friends / visitors comment on what a peaceful and tranquil vibe it has, and all feel at one while here, and refreshed when leaving.

It is an end terrace stone cottage ( locally quarried millstone grit ) built in 1895 as farm workers dwellings. It has a south facing deck and garden, sitting above Matlock with stunning views over to High Tor, Derwent valley and hills opposite and beyond.

It comprises a living kitchen with wood burner, oak table and chairs and all original features; a cosy, relaxing and light living room with open fire, internet streamed TV, and access onto the deck and garden, one double south facing bedroom, bathroom, and one single bedroom suitable for child or single adult. The bathroom is accessed via this bedroom.

Bathroom has over bath electric shower; there is combi boiler for H.W. and full gas C.H.

On the top floor, in a self-contained attic space, there will be a lodger in residence. He is mature, very clean and totally quiet. He technically shares the bathroom and kitchen. He is totally clean and clears up after himself, leaving not a trace. He leaves the house weekdays at 7a.m.exiting swiftly and quietly. He does not make any breakfast. He returns about 7.30pm , eats a take away meal in kitchen , then retires to his room. There is no noise. At weekends he again spends quietly in room , is out Sat, evenings , retuning quietly. So no disturbance, no cooking in kitchen except occasional cup of tea. He does not have use of front room or deck .

All rooms 12 feet by 10 feet in size.

The deck is accessed directly from front room, so acts like another living space. It is private and a real sun trap , and commands stunning views.

There is also a 70 foot long, south facing, flower garden with shady sitting space at bottom. At the top of garden is a wooden cabin/ summerhouse, with a deck seating area overhanging the pond and overlooking the garden. The cabin is an artists studio, and I practice my yoga here, available for your use.

This home is cosy and colourful, not a "Country Cottages" type property - no chinz !

Parking is on street, near to house, and very safe. Derbyshire Dales has an extremely low crime rate.

Two cats in residence, who only occupy front room in house and has access from here to outside world. They would require feeding 2x day, and if you go away, a neighbour is available to feed them. Other than this, they are totally independent. They are used to friendly dogs.

Makes an ideal base for stunning walks in the extensive Peak District National park, (See locations for Pride and Prejudice film and Jane Ayre film), Derbyshire tea-shops, stately homes, relaxing, visiting National Trust Gardens, rock climbing, horse riding, good river and lake fishing with permits, cycling on quiet lanes and cycle trails (disused railway lines for flat! cycling) etc. See for all local attractions , including Chatsworth House , home of Duke and Duchess of Devonshire only 20 mins drive or bus ride away.

Matlock is a small, attractive market town down in the valley, with all essential amenities. The ARC leisure centre is within 10 minute walking distance - a new, bright leisure centre with swim pool and wide variety of other amenities. Quaint Derbyshire villages lie in the immediate surrounds.

It is a beautiful and area to visit with very varied landscapes in a small region, and this house makes a restorative, comfortable base.

More photos available on request.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Long Term Exchange
  • Weekend Exchange
  • Bed and Breakfast Offered
  • Open to Offers
  • Rental Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pets welcome
  • Pet Care required

Matlock (HE28300)

Derbyshire,   England

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 3) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offers


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Membership expiry date: 14 Jan 2016