Tinsmiths Cottage - Cromford
Located in Cromford near Matlock in the Peak District. The cottage dates from 1765 which offers a relaxing and tranquil holiday setting away from the hustle and bustle of todays life. The cottage accommodates up to 6 people, has a spacious lounge, dining room, two toilets and well equipped kitchen . Steeped in history and part of the Derwent Valley world heritage site this beautiful cottage was once a local leadminers home which housed two families upstairs and animals downstairs. It has been carefully refurbished to a high standard without spoiling the immense charm of it's character.
The village of Cromford is well known through it's association with Sir Richard Arkwright, who in 1771 established a water powered cotton spinning mill here. The mill was powered by the plentiful supply of water from Cromford Sough, known locally as the "Bear Pit", which the cottage overlooks. This was the drainage point for the Wirksworth lead mines, and joined Bonsall Brook just above the River Derwent. The Sough had never been known to freeze, and was thus ideal for powering a mill. Cromford was transformed by the decision to build the mill here - Arkwright built houses for the workers, a new corn mill, a hotel, and started Willersley castle and St Mary's Church - these last were completed after his death in 1792. He was Knighted in 1786 for his work in the cotton industry.
Double bedroom with wardrobe and drawer unit.
Family bedroom with double bed and two single beds.
Small courtyard to the front of the property overlooking the "Bear Pit"
Living room with TV, DVD player. There are a number of DVD's and CD's for visitors to use. The hayloft door opens to overlook the "bear Pit"
Living room with 2 and 3 seater leather settees
Downstairs shower room and toilet
Dining room with ample space for six people to eat in comfort
Well equipped kitchen with Fridge freezer, Electirc Oven, Washer, Microwave, Kettle and a good range of crockery and cutlery
All crockery and linen are provided free of charge. Pets (well behaved) are welcome.
Wireless broadband available at £5 per visit from March 2011
This is a No Smoking cottage; Guests who wish to do so, may smoke outside.
Short breaks available - range from £175 to £250
Full weeks from £325 to £450
Please add £25 per visit if bringing a pet
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