1930s semi-detached in beautiful rural position on edge of Peak District

1930s semi-detached in beautiful rural position on edge of Peak District




Jan 2013

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

I love my home! It is a special place to be and friends all comment on how light and inviting the house feels and how relaxed they feel when they leave. The space is cosy enough for one but spacious enough for when family and friends visit. The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is adjacent to a quiet working farm - hens sometimes visit the garden and it is a joy to watch the lambs and calves at springtime. The pretty garden is south-facing and has a patio and seating areas, mixed flower beds and lawns. Downstairs has a relaxing living room with wood-burner, door to patio and comfortable seating. (There is a futon in the living room which provides occasional extra sleeping space if wanted). Off the living-room is a small, attractive kitchen which has recently been refurbished and is fully equipped. It also has a stable door onto the patio with a lovely view passed the apple tree to the hills beyond. The bird table on the patio is hugely popular with local bird life! The lovely dining room has an open fireplace, farmhouse table and chairs and a small armchair. Upstairs has two double bedrooms, a small study room (which will not be used during the exchange) and a bathroom with toilet. All-in-all a happy place to live!


More about us

  1. I am a 61 year old recently retired head teacher and special needs teacher, mother of 3, grandmother of 3, keen walker, lover of the outdoors, sharer of Canadian canoe with a friend and now explorer of places new! I had my first experience of a house exchange when I visited Canada last year with a friend who was house exchanging and am excited by the possibilities that it offers. I have not exchanged my house before and would value the opportunity to get to know my fellow exchangers first by email so we can make each others' exchange more welcoming. I am very respectful of others' space and hope my fellow exchangers will feel the same. I would be travelling with my canoe-sharing friend so any local knowledge of canoe-able water would be appreciated!

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Where is it?


No. 5 Chesterfield Road is one of 6 semi-detached houses built in the 1930s, originally for the workers at the next door farm and at Cauldwell Mill (still a working water mill) in the village. It is situated on a small road that leads up to the moors and over to Chesterfield. The house overlooks farm land and hills on all sides and has an off-road parking space. The village is well served with bus routes to the larger cities of Sheffield, Manchester and Derby, providing opportunities for cultural and shopping experiences. Rowsley is on the edge of the Peak District National Park with its wonderful walking country and stunning scenery. Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is more or less next door in one direction, with Haddon Hall in the opposite direction. These historical houses have been used in the films of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice. Bakewell is just 3 miles away with its famous Bakewell Pudding Shop and agricultural market. A beautiful and interesting part of the world to live and to visit.

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