Tansley is a pleasant village with three pubs serving food and there are a variety of local takeaways.
Matlock (less than two miles) has a large variety of shops, supermarkets, a launderette, cafes, restaurants, pubs, indoor swimming pool, weekly market and parks.
Matlock Bath (less than 3 miles) is a well known resort on the river with fish and chips, cable cars and numerous entertainment.
The Peak District National Park is a short drive away: its ‘capital’, the lovely market town of Bakewell is less than 10 miles away.
Stately homes, too many to list, Chatsworth and Haddon the most famous, Alton Towers, the National Tramway Museum at Crich and the famous towns and cities of the North Midlands are available to explore.
The Derbyshire Dales provides excellent walking, cycling and motorbiking areas.
The Cottage contains a full range of informative books and leaflets.