Spacious Victorian country villa with large garden

Spacious Victorian country villa with large garden

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our large, comfortable home has lounge with open fire, dining room with dining table for 8+ and a wood burning stove, separate TV room, large kitchen, study with computers and 6 bedrooms. Bring your friends or wider family along too for a house party!

We are situated in a small village and look out over open fields and hills so it's very peaceful indeed. The house is well located for the Peak District National Park, Chatsworth (country house, gardens, children's farm/play centre and estate) and Alton Towers (largest theme park in the UK, 40 mins drive from here). The 1/3 acre enclosed, secluded and beautifully-maintained garden has three lawns, barbecue, swings, slide, large trampoline and a fantastic tree house (complete with veranda, ladder and trap door with rope ladder). We grow fruit and vegetables on the bottom level of the garden. There are good pubs and restaurants close by and country walks from the front door and all around the area. It is 10 minutes drive into Derby city and around 30 minutes into Nottingham city centre. Favourite places among visitors include Crich Tramway Village, Carsington Water and Dovedale.

Upstairs the house has master double bedroom with en-suite shower, very large twin room, a large room with bunk beds and a family bathroom. The downstairs wing of the house has a double bedroom and two single bedrooms plus bathroom with bath & shower and another separate toilet.

We have been house swapping for about 14 years and have done about 20 swaps in that time, mainly throughout the UK but also to France and the Netherlands and last summer we swapped to Switzerland! Everyone who has come here has seemed to have a wonderful time. We have several times had extended families of up to 10 people here! We love swapping homes and ideas. Jonathan is allergic to cats and dogs so we prefer homes without these or at least where they don't go in the bedrooms! Any dogs that visit here are restricted to rooms with hard flooring.

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More about us

  1. Couple with 3 boys aged 15, 13 & 8

  2. Jonathan is a systems engineer & Dawn a manufacturing quality engineer

  3. We love the outdoors, walking, cycling, exploring, swimming, going on trains, eating, reading and gardening

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Bull's Head, Denby Common
Cool bars
The Old Oak in the village - real ale & a family room
Cozy cafés
The Bottle Kiln, West Hallam or Fresh Basil, Belper
Retail therapy
Denby Pottery Vistor Centre; East Midlands Designer Outlet, Derby city centre.
Bit of culture
Derby Theatre; The Quad, Derby; Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Walks in the park
Shipley Park; Markeaton Park
Spot of exercise
Cromford Canal Walk or walk from house to the Coach & Horses pub in Horsley
Day tripping
Chatsworth, Alton Towers, Dovedale; Crich Tramway Village, Bakewell.

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