3 (off peak)
Detached and dating back to 1863, The Old School has recently been made available as a holiday home after being refurbished in July 2021. Quirky and comfortable throughout, The Old School sleeps four guests in two first floor bedrooms with an open-plan living area on the ground floor that has lots of character including an eclectic mix of furniture, original beams and an open fire for cosy nights.
An ideal location for exploring the glorious Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park, this welcoming cottage sits in a conservation area in the Derbyshire village of Morton beside the old village church. For a little village, Morton has a-lot to offer with two pubs, the nearest being just 200 metres away serving food. It also has a children's play area, post office, shop for forgotten provisions, village hall selling tea and cakes and even beauty and hair salons if you feel like a little pampering. Listed in the Doomsday Book, Morton lays claim to being the geographical central point of England and is within easy reach of the many attractions of not only Derbyshire but also Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.
Don't forget your walking boots as there are miles of footpaths just waiting to be explored from the front door and even more throughout the Dales and national park. Attractions for a day trip out are plentiful with popular places including the famous spa town of Matlock Bath (8 miles) which is home to the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom; the market town of Chesterfield (also 8 miles) with its famous 'crooked spire'; Nottingham and Sherwood Forest (less than 20 miles) with their legendary connections to Robin Hood; and Bakewell (15 miles) where you can decide for yourself whether the local delicacy is a pudding or a tart! Buxton's gorgeous Georgian spa town is also within driving distance as are the historic houses of Chatsworth (16 miles), Haddon Hall (14 miles), Newstead Abbey (14 miles) and Hardwick Hall (7 miles).
From the underground world of the famous Blue John Mines in Castleton (12 miles) to the cry of the gull at the seaside resort of Cleethorpes (an hour and a half), there are endless possibilities for day trips out. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy everything the local area has to offer.
Melanie Blair joined Independent Cottages in August 2021
Upstairs - rooms have sloping ceilings all the way into the eaves.
Outside: Guests have the choice of a fenced sitting area to the front of the property with astro turf and border with plants, as well as a seating area at the back which is a sun-trap.
Additional information: Prices include bed linen, towels, electricity and heating. A starter pack including toilet rolls, logs/kindling, toiletries, tea/coffee and sugar are provided upon arrival. Please enquire about dogs. Short breaks available outside of peak times.
New to the market, 10% off all peak week bookings. Newly refurbished July 2021. Breaks are offered Friday to Friday, Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday with some flexibility off peak Pet fee £30. Refundable good housekeeping/damage bond £100.
| Mon, 23 May 2022 for 4 nights, £480
| Fri, 27 May 2022 for 3 nights, £380
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