Eastas Gate

18th century (1737) limestone two-storey farmhouse situated in a village on the edge of the Peak District National Park with a large garden. The house has been recently refurbished. It is cosily warm, with underfloor heating on the ground floor, radiators elsewhere and an Aga cooker in the kitchen. The stairs are quite steep and not suited for people with mobility problems. The garden looks out across a wooded rolling landscape. There is a flower and kitchen garden and a gazebo at the back and a shrub and tree-lined drive in the front.

About the location

The house is situated in a working village (850`) with predominantly limestone houses. Historically the main industry was lead mining, limestone quarrying and agriculture. The village boasts two pubs, one of which sells food. Wirksworth and Cromford are nearby historic towns with cafes and food shops. There is a monthly cinema in the village hall and a monthly folk jam at the Nelson pub plus plentiful other entertainments locally, including the quirky Northern Lights cinema in Wirksworth. There are beautiful panoramic walks from the doorstep, including a moor above the village (a local secret) that is a carpet of cowslips in April and orchids in May and June. Further afield are the fabulous Derbyshire Dales, the ridges of the dark peak and fascinating limestone caves to visit. Just down the road in Cromford is Arkwright`s cotton mill, a world heritage site, and Smedley`s factory which is still in operation producing fine woollen and cotton knitwear. There are attractive towns and villages with many characterful country pubs, and we are on the doorstep of Haddon Hall, Chatsworth House and Hardwick Hall, which are well worth a visit.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Middleton by Wirksworth (HE39308)

Derbyshire,   England

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 8) 3 bath

Preferred destinations

  • UK
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 06 Feb 2023