Lovely, modern family home with garage, sleeping four people in comfort between three bedrooms. Beautifully furnished, with full central heating and double glazing. There is a pretty garden, with pond, patio and furniture.
The house has all the usual appliances, including double oven, hob and microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, fridge and freezer, two TV’s, video, Hi-fi and power shower.
The house is in a quiet position, at the top of a small cul-de-sac. Excellent local amenities are within easy walking distance – shops, leisure centre, sports centre, church, doctor & dentist, pubs, restaurants and bus service. Oakwood itself is a very attractive, well planned, quiet residential area, only 2 miles from Derby city centre.
We keep a “Housefile” for all of our guests, including details of everything in the house and area. There is far too much to see and do to include everything here, but some of the more important items are listed below ---
Lovely county town of Derbyshire, ideally located in the very centre of England and only 20 miles from the beautiful Peak District National Park.
Excellent road and rail connections with the rest of England. London, Chester and York (England’s premier mediaeval city) are up to 2 hours’ drive; Stratford on Avon, Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Oxford and the Cotswolds are about one hour away, and our neighbour Nottingham (Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, etc.) is just 15 miles.
Derby itself has a huge number of attractions, including --- Large variety of shops, with pedestrianised centre and mall; Beautiful cathedral; 2 multi screen cinemas; Several lovely parks; Extensive sports facilities; Heritage Centre; Major theatre; Excellent museums; Two concert halls; Great restaurants and nightlife; Excellent Tourist Information Centre.
Derby is also the home of Rolls Royce, Toyota and Royal Crown Derby Porcelain, which can be visited by arrangement.
DERBYSHIRE – INCLUDING PEAK NATIONAL PARK
Exquisite countryside; visitors come from all over the world --- Many lovely historic mansions and manor houses --- Gracious, interesting old towns and pretty villages --- Beautiful river valleys; we call them “dales” --- Lovely high moorland area, the “High Peak” --- Extensive lakeland area, with watersports, etc --- Huge limestone caves area, with conducted tours --- Wonderful area for walking and picnics, with many miles of marked trails --- Excellent cycling area; bikes for hire near the best routes --- Outdoor concerts held throughout the summer --- Dressing of wells with flowers in summer, an ancient custom unique to the area --- Lovely fetes held in villages in summer --- Several major countryside shows held throughout the year --- Wonderful old country inns, with excellent food and local beer --- Three steam railway centres --- Numerous historical and cultural centres --- Fascinating stone circle from Neolithic times --- Large variety of factory and speciality shops, selling distinctive local produce --- Several major theme parks, including Alton Towers, a very major attraction.