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The former spa town of Matlock lies on the edge of the Peak District National Park by the River Derwent and has easy access to outdoor activities and visitor attractions.

Situated in the Derbyshire countryside the historic town of Matlock is renowned for its industrial heritage sites. The town lies alongside the River Derwent and just downriver of the town, enclosed by limestone cliffs, is the popular tourist destination of Matlock Bath.

Taking a cottage in and around Matlock provides the perfect base for exploring the many attractions in the area such as the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom and Lea Gardens. For fun family days out, head to the Matlock Farm Park or Crich Tramway Village, a restored village that contains the Crich Tramway Museum, tram rides and woodland walks.

The surrounding countryside is the perfect place to catch your breath, while admiring the stunning views that surrounds you, and if you like your walks a little more challenging, then try the Matlock Bath circuit. This short circuit offers lots of interesting sights along the way as well as a few uphill climbs. But you'll also find lots of flat walks in and around the town, including riverside walks and strolls around the excellent shopping emporiums, where you can pick up some unique souvenirs and gifts.

Come and experience Matlock for yourself. Search Matlock holiday cottages today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Cornstore Cottage Ref: E5204

This detached barn conversion combines beams and character with contemporary furnishings to be a cosy and romantic hideaway set adjacent to sheep pasture and peaceful woodland yet only 300 yards from the village inn on the banks of the River Derwent. The Derwent Valley Heritage Site offers local history attractions and within 5 miles are the delights of the Heights of Abraham cable car and caverns, mining museum in Matlock Bath, Crich Tramway Museum, cycle hire on the High Peak Trail and lovely Lea Gardens, and within 10 miles Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Kedleston House (NT), Carsington Lake Watersports centre and the bustling market town of Bakewell. Alton Towers is a 45 minute drive. Shop 2 miles, pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams. Narrow, spiral stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. M/wave. D/washer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking. NB: Drops from patio.

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£278-£585
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Sweet Retreat Ref: 29696


Adjacent to the owner’s home but with separate access and its own garden, Sweet Retreat offers comfortable single-storey holiday accommodation, which is well-placed for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District. The property is situated between two of Derbyshire’s most popular market towns, Matlock, 1 mile, and Bakewell, 7 miles, both of which offer a good range of amenities. The nearest bus stop is within 50 yards, with regular services into Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton, Derby and Manchester. There is a leisure centre with a café, pool and gym within a two minute walk. Whilst the area is renowned for excellent walks and mountain biking, the Matlock area is also very popular with people who enjoy more thrilling outdoor pursuits and there are opportunities locally for canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing and caving. Built along the River Derwent and just 3 miles away from the property, Matlock Bath is one of the area’s most scenic villages which inspired poet laureate Sir John Betjeman to write a poem by the same name. Matlock Bath’s attractions include an aquarium, Victorian tea rooms, Gulliver’s Kingdom theme park and the Heights of Abraham cable cars and caverns. Other places of interest within easy driving distance include Chatsworth House, 7 miles and Crich Tramway Village, 8 miles, as well as Lea Gardens, 5 miles, Kedleston House, 15 miles and Ashbourne, 15 miles. Peak Railway is another popular attraction with steam trains running from Matlock. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one Smart). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/
dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Step in garden.

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£188-£516
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Hardwick Cottage Ref: CC418003
This beautiful ground floor accommodation has stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The property is in a rural, quiet and peaceful location and is attached to the owners farm house. The farm is close to the award winning village of Ashover which was voted Britain’s best village in 2005. There are many footpaths and cycle routes surrounding the property and the owner has storage space for bikes. A short drive a way is the historic market town of Chesterfield with Matlock and Matlock Bath only approximately five miles away. There are many places to visit around Ashover including Chatsworth and Haddon Hall, Hardwick Hall and the Crich Tramway museum.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With coal effect electric fire, bed sofa, TV with DVD and CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed and fitted wardrobes.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and shaver point
 

All fuel,  bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request. Internet access availableOutside: Garden furniture and BBQ.

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£255-£385
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Calf Close Barn Ref: 29236

This detached barn conversion overlooks the village of Ashover, with a commanding position above the valley, and sits in 25-acre grounds, adjacent to Goss Hall, the owners’ Grade II Elizabethan manor house. A small flock of Gotland rare breed sheep graze in the surrounding fields. Chickens, cockerels, geese, ducks and goats are within view of the property. From the doorstep, walking and cycle trails are aplenty, one leading to Ashover. The River Amber flows through this small village, which is mentioned in the ’Doomesday Book of 1086’, as well as being used for the ITV drama series, ’Peak Practice’. Visit Ogston reservoir, which provides sailing, windsurfing and trout fishing, and is also great for bird watching: 200 species of birds recorded at this spot, just 5 miles away. Visit Matlock, 4 miles, which offers many antique shops and cafes, and 1 mile further, is Matlock Bath, with its cable car that reaches to the Heights of Abraham. Tour the mining museum or stroll around the shops and walk alongside the River Derwent. A great holiday base, 4 miles from Matlock. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food 1 mile and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin).

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Shared 25-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond, drops and low walls in grounds.

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£248-£627
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Retreat Ref: 28459

This thoughtfully converted, upside-down, end-of-terrace holiday cottage has a traditional feel to it and both the living room and bedroom have a Juliet balcony with views over the Amber Valley. One of the prettiest villages in Derbyshire, with a 15th-century church, Ashover has a tuck shop, butcher/grocer and a post office/newsagent. There are 3 pubs all serving food, one of which is an award-winning CAMRA pub just 150 yards from the property, and 2 bar/restaurants a short drive away. The village was important to the lead mining and quarrying industries, and was also home to the stocking frame knitting industry, but little of that remains. Today, Ashover is valued for the beautiful countryside that surrounds it, and is better known for the Ashover Show in August and the Ashover Festival in September. There are walking and cycling trails from the doorstep and Ogston Reservoir, 2 miles, is ideal for watersports, bird watching and fishing. Visit Matlock and Matlock Bath, 4 miles, with cable car to the Heights of Abraham, the mining museum or walk alongside the River Derwent. Visit Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Bakewell. Horse riding and golf can be found nearby. Shop 200 yards, pub 150 yards, restaurants 1 mile.

Ground floor: 1 double bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor.

Electric heaters (underfloor in wet room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric cooker. Laundry service on request. Fridge/freezer. Two Juliet balconies. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£813-£813
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Little Cottage Ref: 27066

This 18th century, Grade 1 listed holiday cottage is located in the centre of the World Heritage village of Cromford. Originally the store room for Sir Richard Arkwright’s village shop, this homely cottage has been tastefully converted while still retaining its character and charm. An ideal location for excellent walks, Cromford Canal, Black Rocks and High Peak Trail are all close by. Matlock Bath only 2 miles, Matlock, 4 miles, Bakewell, 10 miles, where you can spend a day around Chatsworth House or medieval Haddon Hall. 20 miles away is Buxton Opera House and Gardens, also Castleton and its caves, take a boat tour and listen to the history. Shop 20 yards, pub 10 yards, restaurant 40 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed/kitchen with breakfast area, beams and flagstone floor. Narrow, ladder-style stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet, Velux.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£191-£517
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
River Cottage Ref: W41677

Excellent base for exploring Peak District

A traditional stone detached cottage, situated on the River Derwent, just 0.5 miles from the Peak National Park, it opens the door to miles of spectacular scenery and walks, whilst being just 3 miles from Matlock with the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There are 2 friendly pubs in the village both serving food and the Peak Rail and Redhouse Horse and Carriage Museum are within 0.5 miles. Bakewell is 6 miles with Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall an easy drive. There are water sports at Carsington Water, pot holing at Castleton, Go Ape adventure course and Alton Towers within easy reach. Shops and restaurant 900 yards, pubs 75 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms both with wooden floor, one with single bunk above (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking 75 yards (on riverside). No smoking.

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£264-£556
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

Set in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys an ideal location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake. An old stone building has been dismantled and then erected in the grounds and is used for conferences and also as a fitness/weight loss venue (these facilities can be booked in advance with the management).
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room with laminate floor and kitchen area with laminate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link beds and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Small single bedroom (shares en-suite facilities).

  • DVD
  • Fridge/freezer

  • Electricity, NSH and wall-mounted convector heaters (subject to reasonable usage), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared access to 9-acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
  • Parking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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£558-£1299
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
10
Pets
0

High in the hamlet of Riber in the shadow of the castle just outside Matlock and surrounded by tranquil rolling countryside, The Stables is situated in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall. This destination is offered for adults and children over twelve years old, inclusive of a tennis court and beautiful garden with heated furnished terrace. There are ten en-suite bedrooms of 17 to 40 square metres, equipped with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens with combination microwave oven, fridge, kettle/toaster and Wedgwood china. For days out there is plenty to do and see. In the neighbouring village of Holloway is the former home of Florence Nightingale whilst down in the Derwent Valley at Cromford, the World Heritage Site boasts the world’s first water-powered cotton-spinning factories, built by Sir Richard Arkwright and Jedediah Strutt. Just under four miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars slotted in between more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops, ice-cream parlours and plenty of restaurants. Here visitors can also sample a ride to The Heights of Abraham by cable car and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. For the more inquisitive visit the Mining Museum for a fascinating look into the area’s past. Shop 2 miles, pub 11/2 miles.

External steep stone staircase (alternative access via sloping lawn) to communal area: Spacious conservatory/living area with wood-burning stove and flagstone floor. Kitchen/dining room with Brazilian granite tables and flagstone floors. Main accommodation: Three double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite shower room (monsoon shower) with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV, combi m/wave, small f/freezer and dining area.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, bathrobes and towels included
  • Eleven TVs
  • Ten iPod docks
  • Ten combi microwave/oven/grills
  • Laundry by arrangement
  • Fridge/freezers
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed 1/2-acre garden with furniture
  • Natural unspoilt woodlands
  • Ample parking
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 12 yrs

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£2563-£4077
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

These two attractive holiday cottages are situated on the edge of the popular village of Two Dales, between Matlock and Bakewell. Each cottage is furnished to a very good standard and each enjoys its own little garden with views across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. The village shop and pub are just a short stroll away and Matlock’s numerous shops, cafes and restaurants, tennis and indoor swimming pool are within 3 miles. Both provide the ideal base to explore all the Peak District has to offer with something for all interests and ages. Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall are a five mile drive whilst the Heights of Abraham Cable Cars, Great Masson Cave, Derwent Valley World Heritage Site, Crich Tramway Museum and Carsington Water with its watersports are all within 10 miles. Amenities within a mile. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with Jacuzzi jet bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Z-bed available (for child).

Cot. High chair.

Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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£180-£491
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Chatsworth Ref: RLR

"Spacious stone cottages with fine facilities, in a beautiful, tranquil woodland setting..."

Set in the Darwin Forest on the edge of the Peak District National Park, this group of holiday cottages enjoys an ideal location from which to enjoy the area’s great natural beauty. Built in traditional Derbyshire stone to blend effortlessly into their surroundings, they are set around the lake and surrounded by mixed woodland, an ideal habitat for a rich variety of wildlife. The cottages are modern and spacious, with comfortably furnished living rooms, several enjoying views over the lake. A central courtyard area creates a focal point, and each cottage has its own patio, as well as shared use of the nine acres of beautiful wooded grounds which include an enclosed, elevated woodland walk around the lake. An old stone building has been dismantled and then erected in the grounds and is used for conferences and also as a fitness/weight loss venue (these facilities can be booked in advance with the management).
This peaceful spot is the perfect stopping off point for walking and cycling amid superb countryside, and a trekking centre just around the corner provides plenty of opportunity to explore on horseback. For the more adventurous, a whole host of outdoor pursuits is available nearby, including sailing, wind-surfing and canoeing on Carsington Reservoir, 13 miles away, while Derbyshire’s gritstone edges and deep caverns attract rock climbing and pot-holing enthusiasts.
The popular Derbyshire Dales town of Matlock is only 4 miles away, with a good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops. Among the attractions here are the Peak Rail steam trains, the Heights of Abraham pleasure grounds, reached by a cable car across the gorge, dramatic show caverns and Gulliver’s Kingdom. There is also a fascinating Lead Mining Museum and an excellent Tramway Museum at Crich, providing something of interest for everyone. A short drive away is the splendid Chatsworth House with its fine collections of paintings and furniture, and Haddon Hall in the beautiful Wye Valley. Village shop and local pub 2 miles.
Darwin Lake is the perfect place to get away from it all amid beautiful surroundings, and to enjoy the many attractions that make this region so popular. The attractive cottages at Darwin Lake are cosily heated, insulated and double glazed throughout. The countryside is especially beautiful in the quieter seasons, and this tranquil location is accessible from major routes – ideal for Short Breaks and for holidays at all times of the year. Shop 2 miles.

A spacious detached property. Entrance hall. Spacious living room with French door to patio. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Large double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet and additional single bed (for +1). Further smaller double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Additional TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, NSH and wall-mounted convector heaters (subject to reasonable usage), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement (cot linen not provided)
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared access to 9-acres of wooded grounds including the Darwin Trail – a 15 min circular stroll
  • Parking
  • NB: Lake in grounds

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£509-£1010
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Mill Pond Cottage Ref: 27331

This charming holiday cottage sits alongside Cromford Mill Pond and the centre of this historic village. From inside or out you can relax and watch the wild fowl cruise the pond. The pond was used to feed the Arkwright Mill and the wheel is still turning. An ideal location with excellent walks nearby leading to Black Rocks, High Peak Trail, Cromford Mills and canal. Carsington Water with watersports and birdwatching is within easy reach. Matlock Bath only 1 mile and Abraham Heights and Gullivers Kingdom. Matlock for antiques and shops is 2 miles. Visit the old market town of Bakewell and sample the famous Bakewell pudding in one of the many tea rooms. Just a few miles from here is Chatsworth House and medieval Haddon Hall. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Pond (5 yards).

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£213-£625
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