Araglen is part of a handsome Victorian villa recently refurbished to provide beautifully appointed and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful backwater on the edge of Matlock. The large lounge has sumptuous leather sofas. There is space for a banquet in the dining room. Enjoy cooking in the ultra modern kitchen. Sink into the king-size beds at the end of the day.
It's a five minute walk through the park into Matlock with its interesting range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Wander the other way to explore Lumsdale's 'industrial revolution 'valley or climb high up onto Riber hillside for breathtaking views over the Peak District. Have an evening glass on the patio before walking along to 'Stones' bistro for a fantastic meal.
Stones is brilliant but there are lots of other restaurants and pubs in the town. For days out collect a super packed lunch from 'Darley Deli' in Darley Dale before a trip to Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall. Stop off at the Packhorse pub in Little Longstone on the way to Castleton's caverns. If you have been exploring Carsington Water then 'Mercia' bistro in Wirksworth is really worth a visit. Call at the Devonshire Arms in Pilsley for a great evening meal after visiting Chatsworth House and Bakewell.
House facilities include:
An attractive lounge looking over the garden with leather suite, gas coal effect fire, T.V., DVD, Freesat and Wi-Fi. A super dining room. An ultra modern kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, large fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A utility room with automatic washer and tumble-dryer. A downstairs single bedroom. On the first floor a large double bedroom with king-size bed. A second smaller double bedroom. A bathroom with bath/power shower over and W.C. On the top floor a spacious master bedroom with 'zip n link' king-size bed, T.V. armchair and en-suite shower room with power shower and W.C.
Linen and towels are provided. Central heating, fuel and power are included. A cot and high chair can be requested. There is an attractive patio with furniture, chiminea and barbeque. Parking is on the quiet road right outside the house. There is a secure store for bikes. Pets and smoking are not permitted. Access for people with disabilities may be difficult.
Weekly bookings are normally Friday to Friday but short breaks are available throughout the year excluding Xmas & New Year.
Nearest pub - Matlock Green 150yds. Nearest local shop - Matlock Green 150 yds. Nearest supermarket - Matlock 1 mile.
"Araglen is a beautifully appointed house on the edge of the Peak District. Lovely well equipped property. Had a wonderful family experience. Suited what we were looking for."
Written by A family party from the Isle of Man, 27th June 2018
"Thank you so much for having us to stay in your wonderful holiday home. It is beautiful and wonderfully equipped. We were so impressed by your hospitality and thoughfulness - the fresh flowers were lovely, the prosecco much enjoyed and the chocolate cake was delicious! I'm sorry we didn't leave any for you! We were blessed with good weather and have made many wonderful memories of the beautiful Peak District this week. We would love to come back and will certainly be recommending Araglen to others."
Written by Anna, Russ, Charlie, Sophie amd Lucy from Bristol, 31st May 2018