Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire
The Malt Shovel in Alton, nr Matlock

Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire: the Malt Shovel in Alton, nr. Matlock | ©

If you watch Peak Practice, you're bound to recognise The Malt Shovel, since it featured as one of the doctors' houses.

And now you can even stay in it!

Situated in the hamlet of Alton, The Malt Shovel makes a lovely home from home, with many character features like beams, wooden and stone flooring and a wood burner to cosy things up when it gets chilly.

And the location? As holiday cottages in Derbyshire go, the Malt Shovel - situated just 7 miles from Matlock - is ideally situated for exploring the Peak District.


Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire: the Malt Shovel in Alton, nr. Matlock | ©
Holiday Cottages in Derbyshire: the Malt Shovel in Alton, nr. Matlock | ©

Holiday cottages in Derbyshire come usually very well equipped. Bed linen, duvets and towels are included in the rental, is is electricity and central heating, plus the first basket of fuel for the multi-fuel stove. The cottage has parking space for two cars and a small garden and patio furniture is available for you to enjoy those long balmy summer evenings. Inside, the property provides TV/DVD, CD/radio, microwave & dishwasher and a washer/dryer.

The Malt Shovel is a non-smoking property.

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History on your Doorstep

Renting one of the many holiday cottages in Derbyshire means that you have history right on your doorstep. Stay at the Malt Shovel, and you'll have trouble deciding what to go and see first.

Chatsworth House

Home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House is one of England's marvels. The park is a beautiful piece of landscape architecture, ideal for walking (and photographing trees!). The house itself, when open, will leave you speechless. And if you're lucky, you may get to see the fountain, which was built for a visit of a Russion Czar, in working order.

Kedleston Hall, Derby

This is a must-see attraction for all lovers of landscape parks and wonderful walks! But Kedleston Hall has more than just a great park and fine walks. It also sports a museum, landscaped gardens and a costumed housekeeper.

Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood

This lovely house from the late 1600s makes a great day out for children of all ages. The Museum of Childhood is provides some wonderful interactive fun and maybe also a nostalgic look back for some of us. And as a special treat for all Mr. Darcy fans out there, Sudbury Hall featured in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Days Out and Things to Do

Most holiday cottages in Derbyshire boast superb views and glorious scenery on their doorstep and this is especially so at the Malt Shovel. Excellent walking and cycling on traffic free trails along with a pony trekking centre less than a mile away, and Carsington Lake’s water sports and fishing, all add up to a fine holiday.

Alton Towers, Splash Landings and the Crich Tramway museum are within 15 miles. You can visit The Heights of Abraham, one of the Peak District's oldest and most popular days out, which first opened its gates back in 1780. Or visit Castleton and its caves, admire the Bluejohn stone and reflect for a moment at the graveside of Robin Hood's friend Little John.

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