Ridgewell Farm Holiday Cottages
Handley Lane, Handley, Nr Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 9AT
Tel/Fax: (01246) 590 698
ACCOMODATION FOR THE DISCERNING
For those with a different taste, Derbyshire offers the Heights of Abraham at Matlock Bath with their cable car access and dramatic views over the surrounding countryside, Crich Tramway Museum, and the Riber Castle.
Nottinghamshire too, has an abundance of visitor attractions with Sherwood Forest (legendary home of Robin Hood and his outlaws), Clumber Park, the Dukeries, the once-great monastic houses of Welbeck, Newstead and Rufford Abbeys, and a host of visitor attractions ranging from Byron's ancestral home at Newstead to the birthplace of DH Lawrence in a terraced house at Eastwood.
The national Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint and a tour of the man-made caves beneath Nottingham as well as the castle above are not-to-be-missed venues for many people.
Britain's premier leisure park, Alton Towers, is on the doorstep and so are the attractive but very different cities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby with their modern shopping facilities - all within an easy drive of Ridgewell Farm.
Michael and Ann know the area well and are always happy to help identify a suitable holiday itinerary.
To protect the wildlife and the cattle in the surrounding fields, we are unable to accomodate pets, however well-behaved.
Derbyshire is a county of contrasts... the outstanding beauty of the Peak District landscape features wild moorland with rugged gritstone edges, steep-sided dales with popular riverside tracks, rolling green fields laced with limestone walls - and an underground world of mysterious caverns and potholes.
It boasts not only a wealth of historic villages with their timeless traditions, stately homes and halls, and countryside pursuits but also an unrivalled range of sporting facilities, shopping opportunities and modern leisure activities.
Visitors with a sense of history will certainly want to explore Chatsworth House, Haddon and Hardwick Halls, Castleton (home of the unique mineral "Blue John"), the plague village of Eyam, and the old Spa town of Buxton with its much-acclaimed theatre in the hill, Bakewell (renowned for its wonderful pudding), and Chesterfield with its world-famous Crooked Spire.