With Allocated Parking you will enjoy easy access to everything from this centrally located place, within walking distance to Matlock/ Matlock Bath, Gulliver's kingdom, Heights Of Abraham so much more
With allocated parking you will enjoy easy access to everything from this centrally located place, within walking distance to Matlock/ Matlock Bath, Gulliver's kingdom, Heights Of Abraham. River Walk Cottage is pet friendly 4 bedroom (3 storey property) with a pleasant lounge / modern kitchen with dining table 2 bedrooms with king-size beds (1 with en-suite) 1 bedroom - double bed. 1 bedroom twin beds. Family bathroom, downstairs toilet. Secure courtyard garden both front and rear of the property.
Until the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign, Matlock was a hamlet whose principal activity was farming with lead mining and quarrying as subsidiary activities. Historians now question whether the Romans mined lead here, but Derbyshire lead mining is undoubtedly of great antiquity. For centuries it provided work for those enterprising enough to stake claims and strong enough to tunnel into the hostile earth. In the Great Masson Cavern dramatic illustrations of the hardship and danger miners encountered can still be seen, and the whole of Masson hillside and much of Starkholmes is riddled with evidence of their efforts. Most of the mines have been safely capped, but it is prudent to keep exploratory dogs on leads and to supervise adventurous children.
In the late eighteenth century Sir Richard Arkwright’s mould breaking experiments at Cromford provided factory jobs for a few Matlock people, but it was not until the 1840’s that Matlock began its spectacular growth as a Spa Town.