Open for bookings 2010
Set in a conservation area just outside of the village of Cromford (home of the industrial revolution), this highly individual former railway Waiting Room has been turned into a delightful holiday cottage.
Ideally placed for walking, cycling and touring the beautiful Derbyshire countryside or for those interested in railway history or architecture, the Waiting Room will be a delight to all guests.
A Grade II listed building, built in 1860, and left to fall into dereliction since it was last used in the 1960’s, the new owners have spent the last 12 months undertaking a complete restoration which has seen the reinstatement of many lost architectural features, including the clock, roof finials as well as the magnificent chimney stacks!
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About the Waiting Room
This beautiful solid stone building is immaculately presented and homely. Totally refurbished to the latest building standards, the building has been fitted with insulating plasterboard, under floor heating, modern electrics and plumbing and a brand new top of the range kitchen with all appliances. It has a double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room can be made available for 4 guests if necessary. All of the original internal features have been retained and restored, these include vaulted ceilings, cast iron diamond pattern windows, an open stone fireplace in the living room with a log burning stove and feature fireplace in the bedroom to create a warm, welcoming and cosy retreat all year round.
The local amenities are excellent with everyday shopping in the village; including, Arkwright’s general store, the famous Robinson’s Fish & Chip shop in the market place, three public houses, a newsagent, Post Office, Pharmacy, Off-Licence, Ironmongers, the Market Place restaurant, and Tor Café. Even nearer is Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mill which has a wonderful café, gift shop, bric-a-brac shop, Christmas shop, from October onwards and Seymour's furnishings. In the neighbouring village of Holloway is renowned family butcher Maycock’s, where you do well to find better quality produce.
A short drive, or few minutes on the train will take you to the beautiful holiday destinations of Matlock and Matlock Bath; the latter which resembles a quaint seaside village, but set next to the meandering river Derwent, is particularly charming.
Customers should be assured therefore that railway service should not disturb them, as the trains on the other side of the line only consist of two carriages which are fairly quiet, only remain in the station for a couple of minutes and do not run during the night.
In addition the windows in the building are being secondary glazed with double-glazed units, so in effect actually creating triple glazing. This plus the extra thick insulating plasterboard used throughout the building and in the roof means that there should be the minimum of disturbance inside the building.
The owners beleive the property will be available for rent from the end of March. Interested guests should contact Mr Ryan Phelps at:
Mr Ryan Phelps at
The Waiting Room Holiday Cottage
Derbyshire DE4 5JJ
Tel: 01629 580067