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Craft Shop at The Gate Smedley Street East, Matlock.                        Tel 01629 760033

Period Holiday Cottage sleeps 10.

Come and stay in a beautiful 18th century cottage in the scenic heart of the Peak District National Park.

Imagine your whole party of 10 people all seated around one table enjoying that special Aga cooked meal in front of a blazing log fire.

Located in a popular country village with a historic Market Hall, two churches, a village shop, post office and two excellent pubs - all within easy walking distance of the house.

Ideally situated for the picturesque town of Bakewell and the stately homes of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. Alton Towers is also only a 40-minute drive away.

The Peak District landscape offers a whole range of outdoor activities including, walking in magnificent countryside, rock climbing, golfing, canoeing, sailing, caving and cycling, with popular places such as Matlock Bath, the Tissington Trail, Carsington Water and Dovedale only a brief drive away.

No matter what the weather you will enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the Old Parish Poorhouse.

3-night short breaks available.

  • Four spacious bedrooms:

    • One with king size bed and single bed, washbasin and shower.  Views over open countryside.
    • One with double bed and  washbasin, 2 seater settee and garden views.
    • One with double bed, single  bed, 

              washbasin, 2 seater settee.  Views over   

              open countryside,

    • One double bedroom with wash  basin and shower room.
    • All with shaver points.

  • Separate master bathroom and downstairs toilet.

  • Two comfortable lounges one with a sofa bed, both with 42" HD TV, freeview, and Blue-Ray DVD/CD player.  Both rooms have open fires

  • Dining room with a table big enough to seat your whole party in front of an open range fire and garden views

  • Fully equipped kitchen with gas fired Aga, 2 refrigerators, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, drinks fridge and freezer.
  • Free internet connection for your laptop computer
  • Outside - beautiful cottage gardens with seating areas and garden furniture.
  • On-site parking for up to 3 cars, with free public parking immediately beside the house




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and late offers             


Designate at the Gate is a unique experience.

It is a cafe, a bar, a shop and an arts venue. 

Browse the extensive array of all British, all hand made, crafts, many by local artists.  Or simply enjoy one of their delicious one pots, a "to die for" home made cake and a pot of coffee, artisan tea or something stronger.

Saturday's pancakes are not to be missed, followed by Jake's Lego Club and Maisy Makes for the children.

Theme nights include free films, music night, "sew need a drink" and young musicians.

For those hot summer days enjoy the quiet of the garden whilst the children play on the only beach in Matlock.


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