The Old School House in Kirk Ireton near Matlock is housed, as the name suggests, in what was once the village school.
With stunning views out across the green pastures of the village, the cottage is perfect for four people and their canine companion.
The cottage has many of its original features yet has everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Derbyshire region. The cottage is brilliantly located for Alton Towers and Gulliver’s Kingdom.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Pets - No Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
About Old School House
With an enviable location in the quaint village of Kirk Ireton, the Old School House comfortably sleeps up to four people.
It has two bedrooms; one with a king size bed and a second bedroom with twin beds which convert to a super king size, if advised in advance.
The bathroom has a tub and over bath shower and the cosy living room has a wood burner for relaxing nights cuddled up together on the sofa.
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Things To Do in Kirk Ireton
The charm of the village of Kirk Ireton lies in its limestone cottages and countryside views wherever the eye can see. Truly a place where you can relax away from the stresses of everyday life, it is the perfect base for a holiday with your pooch.
Make sure you visit the Barley Mow, a tall, gabled Jacobean-style inn which is very much the centre of village life today. It has remained virtually unchanged for centuries and is mentioned in the Good Pub Guide.
The town of Wirksworth is a favourite for history, literature and heritage fans. Hop on board a steam train at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway or explore places thought to be the inspiration for works from authors such as George Eliot and Adam Bede. DH Lawrence also lived in Wirksworth. Budding astrologers will love the StarDisc, a modern day stone circle star chart which lights up the constellations at night or you can visit the award-winning Heritage Centre which opened in 2019.
The centre has displays about the town’s history and holds guided walks around the town centre which is best explored on foot with your dog by your side.
The market town of Matlock is home to some fantastic independent shops, cafés and restaurants as well as the chance to hop on board a steam train to Rowsley or an old-fashioned tram at Crich Village.
Stroll along the banks of the River Derwent with your pooch by your side or take a walk in the lovingly-restored Hall Leys Park which has a fantastic café, a lake and duck pond as well as grassed areas ideal for picnics or watching the world go by. Matlock has several markets each week which are perfect for buying fresh fruit and vegetables or food for dinner back at the cottage.
Hall Leys Park is home to the weekly outdoor market which is held on a Wednesday or you can stock up any day of the week at Matlock’s indoor market.
The Old School House is a cosy retreat which benefits from an enviable location in a pretty Derbyshire village, a short walk from a fantastic traditional pub.
You really will have direct access to walks in the countryside here as well as fantastic views through the original windows when you wake up on a morning or as you prepare meals in its modern kitchen.
Cuddle up together in the living room with the wood burner on an evening and plan where to go the next day then head to bed in a room that maintains its exposed original beams.
Perfectly situated for a day exploring the pretty towns of Bakewell and Matlock, both of which have fantastic markets, great cafés and shops. For a more strenuous walk undertake the High Peak Trail or head to Gulliver’s Kingdom and Alton Towers for a holiday with the thrill factor.
Old School House
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