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Rocking Stone Cottage, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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Luxury holiday cottage in the stunning Peak District

This lovingly restored barn is what countryside holiday dreams are made of. Beautifully furnished and converted to provide the highest level of comfort, the cottage, dating back to 1700, feels elegant yet cozy. The nearby sights are top notch, too, providing excellent ways to spend your time in this idyllic part of the world.

Located in charming Birchover, Rocking Stone Cottage is the ideal base for exploring the gorgeous Peak District. The cottage is inside the national park, which includes Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall (both within a 15 minute drive).

The area has a fascinating druid history, and many stunning rock formations are nearby, including the Druid Rocks and the Nine Ladies Druid Stone Circle. For cyclists, trails like the Monsal or Tissington are perfect for taking in the stunning views. Day trips to nearby towns are a breeze, with the village of Ashbourne a 25 minute drive away, and Bakewell (renowned for its famous puddings) 15 minutes away by car. Manchester Airport is just over an hour from the house and road networks are super easy.

The Hollywood Connection
Movie buffs out there will know that the cult eighties film The Princess Bride used locations near to the cottage. The opening scene where Buttercup rides a white horse up to her shack was filmed behind the cottage and other scenes were filmed a short walk away and around the Peak District.

A Walker’s Paradise
There are a myriad of walks available from the cottage door that take in the wonderful scenery of the area. The Limestone Way is a famous long-distance footpath that traverses the White Peak – part of it emerging at Robin Hood’s Stride. For post walk activities the two pubs in Birchover, The Druid Inn and Red Lion, are ideal destinations for quality food and drink.

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