Here at UK Cottages we have a good selection of Matlock cottages in Derbyshire. The town of Matlock is situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Matlock's growth was rapid during the Victorian era and it became a fashionable resort in conjunction with Matlock Bath a few miles away. Whereas Matlock itself seems solid and Victorian with neat stone cottages ascending in rows up the hill, Matlock Bath has a more frivolous air. It became a tourist resort for the wealthy more than 300 years ago and a spa when the warm springs, which emerge at a constant 68 degrees farenheit, were discovered. The large houses of the wealthy were built high up the steep hillside, giving rise to its description, 'Little Switzerland', by the poet, Lord Byron. The road and river are enclosed within a deep-sided gorge with limestone cliffs on either side. The town's wide open main route gives it the appearance of a seaside promenade and it is split into two parts, known as North and South Parade. One side is lined with souvenir shops, amusements, cafes and food outlets and the other by a wide walkway alongside the River Derwent.
This area is also renowned for its industrial heritage sites. A World Heritage Site stretches 15 miles down the Derwent Valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, comprising a fascinating series of historic mill complexes. Just a few miles away is Cromford, regarded by some as the birthplace of the modern factory system. Here, water was first harnessed to provide power for the large-scale manufacture of cotton at Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mill.
Nearby is Gulliver's Kingdom, ideal for families with children aged between 2 and 13 years. With over 35 family rides to choose from and nestled within a breathtaking woodland setting, Gullivers will keep even the most active child occupied all day. So why not take a look at our Matlock cottages to see what catches your eye?
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