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Whitworth Lodge

Matlock 2.6 miles. A striking Grade II listed detached house steeped in Victorian heritage and grandeur in the beautiful estate grounds of the Whitworth Centre, a stunning grand civic building bequeathed to the people of Darley Dale by Lady Louisa Whitworth widow to the great industrialist, Sir Joseph Whitworth. The lodge has fantastic views of the park grounds and facilities it adjoins, making for a fantastic holiday for families and groups alike. The bedrooms are furnished with superb bespoke oak furniture and the well-equipped kitchen is very much in-keeping with the period with quarry tile floors, Belfast sink and beautiful granite surfaces. The stunning dining room with stripped wooden floors, stone fireplace and woodburning stove is ideal for a grand banquet or breakfast fit for kings. The sitting room is a lovely place to relax into the leather sofas and watch a movie or sit and chat in front of the warm glow of the woodburning stove. Outside there’s a large enclosed lawned garden and patio area. However that’s just the beginning! Step through the gate and you have immediate access to the park which features amongst other things a lake, croquet lawn, bowling green and children’s playground. The Peak steam railway runs along the park boundary and the Whitworth Centre always has a full programme of events. There’s also the delightful terrace tea room just across the way. If you can somehow find the time Matlock, Matlock Bath and Bakewell are within easy reach, as is Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Heights of Abraham, Gulliver’s Kingdom and of course the stunningly beautiful Peak District National Park. There really is something for everyone in every season.

Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with woodburning stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities for Rental

Gas central heating with woodburning stoves Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot and highchair Off road parking for 3 cars Lawned garden with patio and furniture One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop, pub and restaurant 2 mins walk.

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Rooms 3 · Sleeps 6

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Whitworth Lodge
Peak District & Derbyshire Dales

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