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The Waiting Room is a unique Derbyshire Luxury Holiday Cottage located in Cromford, a charming Peak District village with an enchanting road, full of old Mill workers Cottages which winds down the hill to the centre of the village. In the centre of the village you will discover a delightful pond and mill, swans and on the other side of the road a canal and wharf with a wheel. This historical village is set in a wooded gorge by the River Derwent and is surrounded by tree-covered hills and cliffs. Cromford is known for its association with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade and has been cited as the ‘cradle of the Industrial Revolution’ and attractions in and around the village reflect this. Cromford is an ideal location for anyone wanting to delve into Britain’s historical industrial past.
Part of Derbyshire fascinating history was the introduction of steam trains to the county and Cromford station was opened by the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midlands Junction Railway in 1849. The Upside Waiting Room, believed to be the original station building, was built in approximately 1860 and the architecture of the building is very elaborate and it is believed that it was designed this way to impress important visitors to the nearby Willersley Castle as well as serving the many country estates belonging to the gentry.