The Finer Details
What To Expect At Peak Manor
A basic weekend supply of the following essentials are supplied:
• Hand soap
• Shower Gel
• Loo rolls (1 x on the holder and 1 spare per bathroom)
• Bin bags
• Washing up liquid
• Cling film & kitchen foil
• 5 x dishwasher tablets
• 2 x tea towels
• 1 x dish cloth
• Basic cleaning materials
• Essentials – a basic supply of tea, coffee, sugar and condiments.
• Utilities – Electric, gas, heating and hot water
• FREE WiFi
• Travel cot (if requested) – please bring your own cot bed linen.
• High chairs (if requested)
• Hair dryer
• Fresh linen with beds made up upon arrival
• Fresh towels – Bath towel for each guest & hand towels
• Iron and ironing board and indoor clothes airer
• Hoover and mop/bucket
• There are several TV’s located throughout Peak Manor’s living and social areas and a 10ft cinema screen in the cinema room.
• Selection of DVD’s
• Pool table and various other games rooms activities
• Fully equipped gym, with therapists available by prior request
Cooking and Dining
Any kitchen items that are absolutely vital for your stay, please check with us before your visit to ensure that it is at the property.
• Pots, pans, roasting tins, crockery, glassware and cutlery
• Plastic crockery/cutlery suitable for young children
• Range cooker with double oven, grill and warming zone.
• Commercial food warmer
• 1 x Kitchen scales
• Large tall fridge and fridge/freezer
• Double toaster
• Food processor/blender
• Electric hand blender
• A double sink
• Coffee machine
• Dining (tables and chairs) for 40 guests in various layouts.
The Surrounding Area
Situated in its own private 3 acre estate, Peak Manor enjoys beautiful views overlooking the Derbyshire valleys. Steeped in history, yet with a contemporary style which blends seamlessly to provide the perfect, decadent, large group or multi-generational, holiday accommodation.
Peak Manor is part of the rural hamlet of Makeney, located in lovely rolling countryside, on the borders of the Peak District National Park. There are at least five excellent pubs within a 15- minute walk of the property.
The nearest town is Belper, which has been awarded World Heritage status. It is a wonderful historic market town with a lovely meander river running through it. It provides the perfect place for exploring and shopping in the world heritage corridor and also for discovering the Peak District. Stretching 15 miles down the river valley from Matlock Bath to Derby, the series of historic mill complexes include some of the world’s first modern factories and the walk by the river is a delight on a warm spring day.
The gorgeous Edwardian River Gardens have been described as Amber Valley’s ‘Jewel In The Crown’ and are really attractive setting for events throughout the summer months, including Sunday concerts, which take place from June to September. There is usually a wide and varied programme of entertainment, which includes brass bands, country, folk, choirs, theatre and dance as well as being a beautiful place to walk and relax.
The historic Strutt’s North Mill, on the River Derwent now houses an award-winning independent museum and fantastic visitor centre, with tours of the museum and the town itself available from here. Close to the mill worker’s housing is the wonderful town centre, where a fine selection of shops and eating places can be found, as well as the popular De Bradelei factory outlet store housed in the former premises of hosiery specialists George Brattle. A company which once produced stockings for Queen Victoria!
Belper has has grown into the 21st century offering good transport links and car parking. It is now a town with a rich history and a wonderful market town, bustling and welcoming to all its visitors.
Slightly further afield, nearby Duffield is a charming village and is full of character, offering a wide range of services and facilities, including five churches, a post office, library, fire station, medical centre and vet, day nursery, independent shops, salons, pubs and restaurants. It is also home to Millennium Meadow, a wonderful oasis of calm and beauty. This 40-acre nature reserve is a destination of choice to walkers who enjoy the tranquility amongst flower meadows, copses of native trees and ponds in the wetland area – all made accessible via a network of footpaths and carefully placed seating areas.
The impressive Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall are also within easy reach, as well as Bakewell, Ashford in the Water, Buxton and Ashbourne with its quaint cobbled stone marketplace and Matlock Bath with its spectacular cable car to the Heights of Abraham. Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and Gulliver’s Kingdom are also easily accessible and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Cromford is not to be missed.