The Grange Kirk Ireton
- Sleeps 14 +4 + cots
- Six bedrooms
- Large Groups
- Hen Parties
- Country Location
- Village pub closeby
- Games room
The Grange is a delightful spacious conversion from a large Derbyshire sandstone barn built in 1847 from stone quarried on the on the farm.
To the front there is a lawn and patio area which is enclosed by a dry stone wall with flower borders, while to the rear the former fold yard provides a large parking area. We are located close to beautiful Carsington Water which is a water leisure centre with cycle hire, shops, birdwatching and educational facilities. If you wish to bring along your boat for use at Carsington then we are able to provide off road private storage.
On the first floor of this large self catering cottage there is a family bedroom with a double and two single beds with en-suite WC, shower and wash basin. Along the central corridor are two double bedrooms both of which are suite. On the same floor level are two twin bedrooms not en suite but close to the main bathroom. Between these rooms is the master bathroom equipped with a bath with shower over, WC and basin. The sixth bedroom is on the ground floor with a WC opposite the door but not en-suite.
On the ground floor the large lounge is furnished with large comfortable sofas and arm chairs and has a large TV and DVD player/recorder. It has glazed doors opening on to the entrance drive.
The exceptionally spacious dining area has tables which link together to give seating for all 18 to enjoy a meal together. It is open plan with the kitchen giving a large L shaped room. The kitchen is fully equipped, including two double oven cookers, so no problems in providing that special meal for everyone. A dishwasher and microwave, large fridge/freezer are also provided. with another large freezer in the utility room.
The back entrance opens into a spacious utility area which houses the boiler, washing machine, tumble drier and sink. There is also a WC cubicle which also serves the 6th ground floor twin bedroom.
Outside there is a large high roofed area with two open archways into the former fold yard. This provides a smoking area and storage for the garden furniture.
The spacious hallway has access to the patio and lawn and is lit by the fully glazed wall where the large barn doors formerly hung. A quarter sized pool/snooker table and other games are here for your leisure. There is an elegant staircase leading to the first floor galleried landing providing access to five of the six bedrooms and main bathroom.
The Grange is situated in open countryside between the villages of Kirk Ireton and Idridgehay, on a quiet country lane and provides extensive views down the Ecclesbourne Valley and some beautiful countryside towards Derby (12 miles) and beyond.
Derbyshire is a fabulous area in which to explore the many beautiful Derbyshire Dales which have some amazing walks and scenery. There are also many interesting rocky outcrops at the end of the Pennine chain which are great for climbers. A popular area for walking, cycling, climbing ,caving and pot holing.
Attractions in the area include Carsington Water (3 miles) providing sailing, sailboarding, walking cycle hire, shops and a restaurant.
The charming town of Wirksworth (3 miles) has reminders of its heritage as an important lead mining and stone quarrying town with traditional shops, the restored Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and a Heritage Centre. Take the children to the Wirksworth Stone Centre where you can enjoy some great activities. Other small towns well worth a visit are Ashbourne, Belper and Bakewell.
The Derwent Heritage Trail has the old mills, cradle of the industrial revolution and is a ENESCO world Heritage site, some now used as shopping outlets. The Mill at Matlock bath has a very interesting cotton weaving and spinning museum and Belper Mill also an interesting museum.
There are stately homes within easy reach, notably Chatsworth House, Kedleston Hall , Sudbury Hall, Haddon, Hardwick and Tissington Halls.For the more daring the premier theme park in the country, Alton Towers is within easy reach.
Close by there are Crich Tramway Museums, Midland Steam Railway Museum, Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood, Peak Steam Railway, Heights of Abraham , Gullivers Kingdom and the Mining Museum at Matlock Bath.
Further north try a visit to some of the amazing caves at Castleton, with rides down an underground river and a chance to buy jewellery made from the rare semi precious Blue John Stone.
A fabulous county to return to year after year.