Wednesday 2 December 2020

Tinsmith's Cottage, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire (Sleeps 1-6)

Tinsmith's Cottage dates from 1765 and is situated at Cromford near Matlock in Derbyshire. Steeped in history and part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, this beautiful cottage was once a local lead miners home housing two families upstairs and animals downstairs.

The cottage accommodates up to 6 people, ideal for a tranquil holiday. The property is beautifully furnished throughout. A well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge freezer, electric oven, washer, microwave, kettle and a good range of crockery and cutlery. The dining room has seating for up to six people.

Within a couple of minutes' walk, there is a children's park, local shops, 3 pubs, cafes and a restaurant. The village of Cromford is well known through its 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. Lots of great attractions are in the local area:

Gulliver's Kingdom.
Heights of Abraham.
Peak District Mining Museum.
Black Rocks.
Carsington Water.

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