200 year old, three-storey mill-worker's cottage, an easy 5 minute walk from Belper town centre and the train station, with links to the Peak District, Derby and beyond
one double bedroom, a sofa in the living room and a couple of inflatable mattresses which can be made up as a double in the attic room.
Max group size 4 adults
A three-storey terraced cottage. This is my home, which is mostly available when the wanderlust takes me elsewhere.
There's a double bedroom, a sofa in the living room and floor space with inflatable mattresses available in another two rooms (normally made up as a double bed in the attic), with bedding and towels for everyone. (Although it's not a big house by any means, and there's only the one bathroom.)
Maximum group size is 4 adults (insurance restrictions).
Downstairs is the living room, with sofa bed and the all important wood burner: in the winter there will be a basket full of wood, with firelighters and kindling.
A step up takes you into the kitchen, with electric hob and fan oven, fridge and washing machine in the galley area towards the back door and a freezer under the stairs.
The back garden (more of a yard really, as it's mosly paved) is up steps out of the back door, a real suntrap during the day in the summer. Feel free to use the herbs from the garden or to take chairs out there to sit in the sun.
The 'bathroom' is off the kitchen: a bit of a misnomer, as there is no bath tub, but the shower is hot and has great pressure.
Stairs take you up to the first floor, where there is a west-facing double bedroom and a small office, from where more stairs take you up to the attic room. The attic gets the morning light, as it faces east, and makes for a great place to sit with a book and a glass of wine in the evening. If needed, there are a couple of inflatable single mattresses, with plenty of floor space for them up here (can be made up as a double) or there's space for a single in the office (if you really need it). The office also makes a good place to put a travel cot, if you have tiny people but don't want them in the same bedroom as you...
If you're travelling with kids, there's a great park just down the road, literally 50 metres away, which keeps nephews and nieces occupied for ages.
What I don't have is any dining space: it's an eat off your lap house, I'm afraid.
Interaktion mit Gästen
You may be met either by myself (if I'm staying nearby) or by friends who live nearby, who can help you with anything you need. Or if it's simpler, I can get the keys posted to you in plenty of time.
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The house has LOTS of steps and stairs, with some low doorways typical of a house of this age. Watch your head! Especially when going up stairs, or into the bathroom.
Not a good place for someone who finds stairs difficult, and if you're tall you'll have to get used to ducking as you go through doorways.
Also be aware of small people on the stairs/with the fire/various breakables: the house is relatively child friendly, but definitely not child proof.
It's an old house, which comes with plenty of character... but it's by no means large, and there is just the one bathroom.
I don't have a tv or a stereo system, but there's a DAB radio in the kitchen and wifi throughout the house if you need your netflix fix.
There's free parking on the street outside, although if you arrive after about 6pm, when the neighbours are all back from work, you will be lucky to find a space. And the house is on a (some might say steep) hill, so be prepared for a hill start!
Feel at home, but please do bear in mind that this is my home as well, so treat the place with the respect you'd expect if roles were reversed. And bear in mind that I do have neighbours...
Feel free to make use of the kitchen and whatever staples you find there: there's always plenty of condiments and spices, oil, tea and coffee (instant in the cupboard, 'proper' in the fridge), tonic in the fridge and ice cubes in the freezer, that kinda thing. I will make sure there's bread and milk. Anything else, please replace it if you use it.
No smoking or vapeing in the house, although you're welcome to go out into the garden, so long as you throw the butts away (not just leave them piled up in the garden).
And sorry, but no dogs.
Settling down on a Derbyshire hillside, in between (much too) frequent bouts of wanderlust.
5 things that make the world a better place: gin, light-weight baggage, wifi, sushi and John Irving. And Sufjan Stevens. Which makes 6 things. But can you have too many things that make the world a better place??
The house is my home, so only available when I'm off galavanting. Which is pretty much constantly...