Please note, in line with the latest travel guidance we are only accepting new bookings that have a check-in date from 5th July 2020. We are available to take any calls on 01275 217575 if you have any queries regarding a current booking, or if you wish to place a new booking and have concerns. Thank you and stay safe

Lamp Cottage

Leashaw, Matlock, Derbyshire

8 people Family Friendly Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 8
7 nights
£950 - £2500
Available from a minimum of 2 nights

Overview

  • Sleeps eight
  • Four bedrooms (two en suite) – two with 6’ beds, one with 5’ bed, one twin
  • One bathroom, two shower rooms
  • Baby welcome (travel cot and highchair available)
  • Children are welcome
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Large ¼-acre enclosed, lawned garden
  • Private patio with dining furniture and barbecue
  • Delicious home cooked pie and pea suppers can be pre-ordered
  • Linen and towels are provided
  • Ample parking
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Living room with wood burning stove, double doors and tiled floor.
    Spacious, well-equipped, open plan kitchen diner with granite work tops and conservatory dining area with doors to the garden.
    Hall.
    Study/TV room.
    Utility room.
    Cloakroom with wc.
  • First floor:
    Gallery landing area.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with 6' bed and en suite shower room.
    Bedroom 2: Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can be arranged as a super king double or separated twin beds). En suite wet room.
    Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with 5' bed.
    Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with two 3' beds.
    Family bathroom with oval bath and double shower.

Equipment

  • Oil fired central heating (underfloor on ground floor), wood burning stove
  • Double oven, hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Two TVs with Freesat, DVD and CD player, ipod dock
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue

Lamp Cottage is a beautiful detached stone property sleeping eight, close to Cromford and Matlock. Its lovely location is off the beaten track within the parklands of the historic Leahurst Estate, the former country estate of Florence Nightingale and her family.

The cottage has spectacular unspoiled views across the Amber Valley. Walks from the doorstep are abundant with wildlife, with sheep, llama and deer often residing in the adjoining field.

Approached down a private driveway, a large oak porch and entrance hall lead into delightful accommodation where furnishings and fittings are of the highest quality.

The open plan kitchen and conservatory dining area is south facing and has fold back glazed doors opening onto a large wrap around patio. If you want to switch off and take a rest from cooking, simply pre-order one of the farm’s delicious award winning home cooked pie and pea dinners. It will be waiting in your fridge ready to be heated upon your arrival or after a day’s exploring. We’ve detailed more in the “Things to Do” section.

The living room with comfy seating features a wall-mounted wood-burning stove creating a truly relaxing atmosphere and also has doors opening onto patio and lawn.

There is a further study/TV room with board games and seating and a cloakroom with wc.

Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor gallery landing and the four bedrooms, two of which are en suite.

A fully enclosed garden with spacious lawn is great for kids to let off steam. A large teak table and chairs, steel barbecue, well-stocked herb garden and stunning views cater for alfresco diners and, in addition, there are sun loungers.

Holloway has a village shop/post office, pub in adjacent Lea, butcher/bakers, coffee shop and an art gallery, and offers numerous walks and cycle routes including the High Peak Trail, Derwent Valley Heritage Way and Midshires Way.

Within a few miles is the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site that houses the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning factories of Arkwright Mill in Cromford and Masson Mill in Matlock Bath.

The nearby village of Crich offers a number of shops and pubs and is home to the National Tramway Museum, where trams can be taken up the valley to enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the Derbyshire Dales.

It is only a short drive the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars. Matlock Bath lies in the wooded gorge on the River Derwent and boast numerous attractions including Gulliver's Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum and magnificent views can be enjoyed down the gorge from the cable cars of The Heights of Abraham, also offering show caves, water gardens, a nature trail and an Owl Maze.

The thriving market towns of Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock are all within easy reach, as are the magnificent Chatsworth House and Gardens, Haddon Hall and Carsington Water, with its many water sports.

2020-10-23 E Catton, England "Great place to escape it all. Good location for local attractions."
2020-08-28 Paulomi, England "Lovely home, lovely view, lovely location. Brilliant place, perfect for a multigenerational holiday!"
2020-08-24 P Shah, England "Amazing home, with glorious views and beautiful country living. The house is in a small village with a local butchers/bakers and convenience store. Rolling hills that go on for miles and a gorgeous home with generously proportioned rooms. Complete privacy though there are sheep and another house or two in the row! What a fantastic way to enjoy this scenic area."

CATERING SERVICES

Your cottage has a beautiful fully-equipped kitchen for those who love to cook.
Alternatively, you can choose from the following options, or ask at reception for further recommendations:

Pie/Pea & Gravy dinners with a dessert can be preordered and waiting for you in your cottage's fridge, ready for heating on your arrival or after a day's exploring.
The delicious award winning Homemade Pies come in all sizes and with various fillings: Steak & Ale; Minty Lamb; Chicken or Cheese and Onion. The secret is the locally sourced filling for all of the pies and pie pastry. The pies are truly delicious and can be made for any serving size. Each order is served with original "Northern Mushy Peas" and homemade Gravy to match your pie choice.
@ £12.50 per head (minimum of 2 people, no maximum)
Each Pie & Pea supper comes with a delicious home made desert.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Brownies
Sticky Toffee Pudding (minimum 2 pers)
Cherry Bakewell Slice (made to the original recipe)
Please remember to bring your own custard or ice-cream of choice to accompany your homemade dessert!
Please note, as the pies are homemade, the more notice you give the better chance you get exactly the pie(s) you want! So if you know that you have a long journey to reach your cottage, or have booked a day packed with activities, please let reception know in advance, and your Pie(s) of choice will be waiting for you.

Have Champagne on ice and delicious Godiva Chocolates waiting for you on arrival. Perfect for special occasions, a birthday or simply as a romantic gesture!
A Bottle of Champagne on ice @ £40.00
10 Pure White Helium Balloons @ £30.00
A Deluxe Box of Godiva Chocolates @ £30.00

SHOPPING

Nestling within the delights of the Derwent Valley, Lamp Cottage is surrounded by truly inspiring Derbyshire countryside and lies just a few miles east of the gateway to the Peak District National Park. There is a thriving community served by a handful of local shops and amenities with wider village facilities in Cromford five miles away. The market towns of Matlock (5.5 miles), Wirksworth (5 miles) and Belper (6.5 miles) provide all daily essentials.

Matlock and Matlock Bath (also a former spa). Small local shops with a large Sainsburys on the A6 from Bakewell.

Ashbourne (30 minutes): Market town with an attractive central square. Good range of shops including antiques and arts/crafts. Great for a wander and then a visit to a teashop.

SPECIALIST FOOD & CATERING

Peak District Deli is an innovative, unique Peak District company focusing on the exceptional quality food and drinks produced in the area. They offer a convenient online shopping and delivery service through their website, along with a tailor made private dining option to take the hard work out of your stay and make your special occasion one to remember. Make sure to look out for their popular regular pop-up supper clubs held in locations across the Peak District too.
With a strong ethical approach to local, seasonal food and supporting the producers in the area, you can be sure that you will experience the very best quality and taste the Peak District has to offer.
To browse their online deli or find out more about their private catering please go to www.peakdistrictdeli.com or find them on social media, alternatively you can ring 07935070147.

PUBS & RESTAURANTS

Being situated in the heart of the Peak District, Lamp Cottage is served very well by great restaurants and country pubs, many of which serve great food and cracking local ales. Here are a recommended selection within a short drive.

Jug and Glass Inn, Lea, Matlock (1.3 miles).

Cliff Inn, Town End, Crich (1.7 miles).

The Old Black Swan Public House, Crich (2 miles).

Fresh Basil, 23 Strutt St, Belper (7 miles).

Monk Bar, 79 Dale Rd, Matlock (6.7 miles).

Thailand No.1 Restaurant, 43 Dale Rd, Matlock (6.7 miles).

George & Dragon Hotel, 117 Bridge St, Belper (6.3 miles).

CITIES, TOWNS & VILLAGES

CROMFORD (4.8 miles) is steeped in industrial history and often called the cradle of the industrial revolution, and has an interesting walk as well as Arkwright's Cromford Mill, now a World Heritage Site.

MATLOCK BATH (5.5 miles) attractions include the Heights of Abraham with its famous cable cars and park featuring underground tours of Masson and Rutland caverns, Gulliver's Kingdom theme park and Temple Mine, the Peak District Mining Museum.

BELPER (6.5 miles), winner of the 2014 Great British High Street Awards.

CHESTERFIELD (12.5 miles), famous for its crooked spire, an historic market town.

BAKEWELL (14.5 miles) is a picturesque market town which holds a livestock market every Monday and the home of the world famous Bakewell Pudding. It offers a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as Old House Museum. There are great walks along the riverside on the banks of the river Wye and the Monsal Trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill and Coombs Road at Bakewell.

BOLSOVER (16 miles) is home to Bolsover Castle (English Heritage), along with specialist food shop, Jaquest’s.

DERBY (15 miles) with its contemporary, vibrant culture.

HARTINGTON (17 miles) is an attractive busy little village dating back to the early 1200's. It is close to The Tissington Trail and also a good place to start walking along Beresford Dale. Nearby is Arbor Low Stone Circle (English Heritage).

EYAM (19 miles) is one of the best-preserved villages in the Peak District National Park, nestled at the foot of Sir William Hill, 800ft above sea level and is surrounded by the most glorious countryside. Eyam has several shops and tea rooms and The Miners Arms pub. Historically the village is known as the famous 'plague village', as it went into voluntary quarantine when the plague was imported from London in 1665 and thus prevented the spread of the disease. There are still mementos of this event within Eyam Museum. There are many fine old houses in Eyam, and parts of the village have been kept as they looked several centuries ago, such as Eyam Hall (National Trust), a beautiful 17th century manor house with delightful gardens, craft shops and tea rooms. Above the village lies Eyam Moor, a fine area for walking, with fantastic views across the Derwent Valley, with its many Bronze Age remains and monuments.

HATHERSAGE (22 miles) is an interesting village with a fine church and with historical associations to Robin Hood and the Eyre family, popular with walkers and rock-climbers as it is overlooked by moorland and a line of gritstone edges of which Stanage Edge is the largest with picturesque views.

BUXTON (26 miles) is a spa town, home to the world-class Buxton Opera House with a busy events calendar. Attractions include the Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, The Pavilion Gardens. At Grin Low and Buxton Country Park you can visit Solomon's Temple for fantastic views, Poole’s Cavern which runs deep beneath the hillside Go Ape! for a hire wire adventure.

CASTLETON (28 miles) is home to four underground show caves, all worth a visit, for their own interesting features. These are Blue John Cavern, Speedwell Cavern, Peak Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern. Peveril Castle ruins (English Heritage) stand high above the pretty village.

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

Lea Gardens, Matlock (1.2 miles).

Haddon Hall (13 miles). Offering events throughout the year, it's a wonderful day out.

Hardwick Hall (National Trust), near Chesterfield (13 miles).

Chatsworth House & Gardens (14 miles). The magnificent Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, was Mr Darcy’s home in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice. Explore the 1000 acre park, the farmyard behind the house, and the small adventure playground. It is beautifully dressed around the Christmas period. Chatsworth House and Gardens has many year round events to offer.

Bolsover Castle (English Heritage), Bolsover (16 miles) is a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Chivalry.

Eyam Hall located within Eyam village (19 miles), is a small but charming. historic house and gardens.

Renishaw Hall & Gardens, Renishaw (20 miles).

Peveril Castle (English Heritage), Castleton (28 miles). Discover the breathtaking views from the top of the castle ruins above the village of Castleton.

KIDS ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

John Smedley Mill Shop (Finest Knitwear), Lea Mills, Matlock (0.7 miles) - 01629 530426.

Crich Tramway Village Museum, Crich (2 miles) - be transported by vintage trams.

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath (5.5 miles). Hilltop park reached by cable car, with cavern tours, walking trails, fossil exhibitions and cafe.

Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath (5.5 miles).

Gulliver's Kingdom, Matlock Bath (5.5 miles), is a fun theme park for children aged 2-13. With exciting rides, an enticing dinosaur area and even a safari zone, the kids are bound to burn off some of that excess energy with a day at the park.

The Play Mill, Bonsall, Matlock (5.6 miles).

Matlock Farm Park, Matlock (7 miles).

Carsington Water, Ashbourne (10 miles).

Chesterfield miniature railway, Hady Hill, Chesterfield (13 miles).

Stainsby Mill (13 miles). Situated on the NT Hardwick Estate take a look around and explore this working watermill.

Baked Well Pottery Painting, Bakewell (14.5 miles) - 01629 700 432.

The Old House (museum), Bakewell (14.5 miles) - 01629 813642. A wonderful collection of items from Bakewell.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Derby (14.5 miles) displays collections relating to the history of Derby.

Eyam Museum, Eyam (19 miles) - 01433 631371. Discover the history of this Plague Village.

Longshaw Estate - National Trust, Longshaw (21 miles) is a lovely area of parkland and heather moorland with wonderful views of the Peak District.

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre, Creswell, Worksop (24.5 miles) - 01909 720378.

GO APE at Buxton Country Park, Buxton (25.5 miles).

Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, Buxton (25.5 miles).

Miniature Train, The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (26 miles).

Alton Towers Theme Park (26 miles) is the ideal day out for the whole family. Get your heart pumping on Rita, your stomach dropping on Oblivion and your pulse racing on Nemesis.

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood (The National Trust), Sudbury (26 miles) lets you explore the delights of 17th-century craftsmanship. Then feel what it was really like in the olden days – be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil.

The National Brewery Centre, Burton-on-Trent (27 miles). The 'brewing experience' incorporates the original Bass Museum.

Castleton Visitor Centre, Castleton (28.5 miles) - 01433 620679.

Speedwell Cavern, Winnats Pass, Castleton (29 miles) - 01433 623018.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Matlock Golf Club, Matlock Moor, Matlock (6.5 miles) suitable for those of all abilities.

Carsington Water (10 miles) is a great day out, with an adventure playground, bird-watching and watersports all on offer. Sail, powerboat, windsurf or kayak.

For the bigger kids Wild Park Leisure (15 miles) offers paintballing, quad biking and bike trekking.

For those looking for a little adventure Speedwell Cavern and Peak Cavern, Castleton (29 miles) offer underground experiences not to be forgotten.
Peak Cavern is one of the UK’s largest guided tours, taking you down underground for a closer look at the unique rock formations.
For an even more unusual trip underground, head to Speedwell Cavern, where you can hop on a boat tour of the 18th-century lead-mining cavern 450m below ground.

The Upper Derwent Valley (29 miles) dominated by three great reservoirs, is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its deep wooded valleys and bleak, rugged moorland. It is the perfect place to enjoy some the UK's most beautiful landscapes and to experience the great outdoors. You can walk for miles around the dams, as well as up and over the moors.

Blue Mountain Activities offer adventure activities including rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, caving, mountaineering, team building and problem solving. Suitable for family groups, hen groups, corporate events. 01246 231767.

EVENTS

FEBRUARY

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (16 miles).

MARCH

Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday (16 miles).
Leek Food and Drink Festival (28 miles).

APRIL

Bakewell Food Festival, Town Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
Tour of the Peak Sportive, Bakewell Showground (14 miles).

MAY

Bakewell Food Festival, Town Centre, Bakewell (14.5 miles).
Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, Chatsworth House (14 miles).

JUNE

Ashbourne Festival, Ashbourne (16 miles).
Streetfest, Ashbourne (16 miles).
The Cow Shed Beer Festival, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
Peak Model Railway Exhibition, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
International Day of Dance, Town Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
Bakewell Carnival Week, Town Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).

JULY

Bakewell Carnival Week, Town Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
Stainsby Festival, Stainsby, Chesterfield (12 miles).
Highland Gathering, Ashbourne Recreation Ground (16 miles).
Y-Not Festival, Pikehall (12.5 miles).

AUGUST

Peakender Beer Festival, Bakewell Showground (14 miles).
Buxton Family Festival, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (28 miles).
Bakewell Show, Bakewell Showground (14 miles).
Ashover Agricultural Show, Ashover Showground (6 miles).
Model Tram & Railway Exhibition, Crich Tramway Village (2 miles).
Eyam Carnival and Wakes Week, Eyam (19 miles).
Grand Medieval Joust, Bolsover Castle (18.5 miles).
Hope Show, Bolsover Castle (18.5 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Eyam Carnival and Wakes Week, Eyam (19 miles).
Heritage Open Days. A four-day festival celebrating England's local history and giving access to thousands of places usually closed to the public.
Chatsworth Country Fair, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth (5 miles).
Matlock Bath Illuminations, Matlock Bath (5.5 miles).
Chesterfield Well Dressing at Chesterfield (12.5 miles).

OCTOBER

Bakewell Wool Gathering, Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell (14 miles).
Matlock Bath Illuminations, Matlock Bath (5.5 miles).
Starlight Spectacular, Crich Tramway Village (2 miles) - illuminating the site with special lighting effects and trams in the dark.
Half term Halloween hoot, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Fire garden and fireworks, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Spookyshire- Halloween in the Peak District. Scores of Spooktacular events during an autumn festival of fun. Ranging from Halloween Half Term fun at Gulliver’s, Crich Tramway Village and Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre to name just a few.
Scarefest at Alton Towers (26 miles).

NOVEMBER

Half term Halloween hoot, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Spookyshire- Halloween in the Peak District. Scores of Spooktacular events during an autumn festival of fun. Ranging from Halloween Half Term fun at Gulliver’s, Crich Tramway Village and Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre to name just a few.
Fire garden and fireworks, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Christmas at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Christmas Market, Chatsworth House (14 miles).
Bakewell Christmas weekend, Town Centre, Bakewell (14 miles). A traditional Christmas market with 80+ stalls, Father Christmas plus entertainment.
Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market (12.5 miles).

DECEMBER

Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints Church, Bakewell (14 miles).
Christmas at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House (14 miles), closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Matlock Victorian Christmas Market, Hall Leys Park, Matlock (6 miles).
Buxton Christmas Fair, The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (26 miles).
Chesterfield Christmas Market (12.5 miles)
Belper Christmas Food Festival (6.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Lamp Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed at this property
  • Not suitable for stag parties or hen parties
  • Baby welcome – a travel cot and highchair are available
  • Minimum stay 2 nights all year except at Christmas and New Year which is a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • The welcome hamper includes homemade bread, fresh eggs, a homemade lemon drizzle cake and a bottle of wine.
  • Order a Log Pack for your arrival – including 2 sacks of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches @ £25.00
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    Low occupancy discount for stays until 18th December 2020 for bookings of six guests or less. This is due to the Government 'rule of six'.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.