Bank House

Matlock, Peak District (Ref. 3545)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A fabulous, 17th century, stone-built, semi-detached house, just a short walk from the centre of the pretty town of Matlock, on the edge of the beautiful and unspoilt Peak District National Park. A grand alternative to the usual Peak District cottages, Bank House offers very comfortable accommodation of immense warmth and character, including a beamed sitting room with inglenook fireplace, antique furniture and window seat, and an elegant dining room with wooden floors and a magnificent oak-panelled wall. The well-equipped kitchen leads out to a spacious decked area with elevated garden, a great place for relaxing after a day exploring this delightful area. This is an ideal base from which to explore the region's many attractions, including Chatsworth House and Carsington Water and sailing club. A wonderful Matlock cottage in a great location! Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 3546 and together they accommodate 8.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle, basin & WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner-effect gas stove.


Gas central heating with gas stove in sitting room. Gas oven & hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine (in cloakroom), TV, DVD, stereo/CD, library of books, games, DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car with roadside parking available in surrounding roads on a first come, first served basis & several public car parks within 30 yards of property (some at extra cost). Garden with decked area, furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop, pub & restaurants within 2 mins walk. Note: A railway line runs next to the property, with infrequent trains.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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Guest Reviews


    • “Bank house”
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    • “Excellent property in a perfect location. House is full of character and we thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Home from home and supermarket around the corner and restaurants and pub. Ideal location as base for travelling around area.”

    Clarissa1958, Dublin, Ireland, August 2014

    • “Great stay”
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    • “Had a great girly weekend here, lovely cottage in a great location! I'm sure we will be back. Some reviews suggest it was too close to train tracks but we only heard one whilst in the kitchen.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Cosy,Clean & Comfortable”
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    • “We stayed at Bank House for a week at the end of May. The house is lovely. All the rooms are large, clean and airy. The bathroom has lovely corner bath and a shower cubicle. The sitting room has two large comfortable sofas and a log effect gas fire. It is really cosy i The dining room -huge room, huge table. comfortable chairs. Views to the street All the beds are top quality-as are the quilts and plenty of pillows. ( the bedding and towels are all included.) The owner let us rent the property for an extra day at very short notice. Lots of people have complained about problems parking outside since private car parking signs have been put up recently stating £100 fine!!!. We had no problem what so ever. You can load and unload right next to the gate and parking every day for 8 days we were no more than 100yds up the hill with no charge. You can always park in the station car park for £16 for the whole week. That is only 3 mins away. The garden is a sun trap almost all day with 2 tables and chairs for 7 people. Our grandchildren loved being outside. The top of the garden is over a bridge of the railway line. Diesel trains run regularly to Derby etc and on the other side of the track the steam engines go 4 or 5 miles along the track. There is no train noise in the house. The house has quite a lot of stairs- not just to the bedrooms - so may be tricky for people who have limited agility! The kitchen is well equipped also with lovely cooker and microwave.The cupboards are spotless. Lots of pans, baking tins, cooking utensils, toaster etc . The property is 3 minutes from shops, pubs, restaurants, Sainsburys, the station, the park etc - yet is a little haven of peace and quiet.”

    Jean C, Doncaster, United Kingdom, June 2013

    • “Great 40th Birthday jaunt”
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    • “The house was lovely and very wam with the fire in the amazing living room. Once all the curtains were closed and the fire was on we could ignore all the snow falling outside. Nice to have Dvd's etc provided and not have to rent them. Coud do with internet connection but also nice not to have it for the week. Loved the garden area with the views up the hills up to Ribber castle and along the railway line (steam engines on our first day were a delight) Bedrooms all very lovely and cozy with additional blankets if required. main bedroom was amazing with the vaulted ceiling. I loved that it was animal friendly even with the a dog bed in one of the upstair rooms. Hair dryer provided was useful. Bathroom with it corner bath and sepeprate shower were clean and useable (word of warning, dont run the taps downstairs when someone is in the shower!) The house was in a great position in Matlock, close to the bus and train stations and only a 5 minutes from the town centre. Having the supermarket on your doorstep was an added bonus but the market in Matlock itself was a good place to get fruit and veg etc. We travel on the bus to Buxton, Bakewell & Derby and Chatworth House is only half anhour away. A few trips to arkwright mills and others in near by villages are also easy from Matlock. The dinning room was grand and so had to be used. We had a couple of lunches in there with its amazing wooden paneling and huge table. Kitchen had all mod cons and large enough to eat at the table in there with out be on top of each other. It was also nice that teatowels etc were provided as it meant a lot less for us to bring on the train. The house was large enough for the 4 of us at the weekend but cozy enough for 2 of us for the rest of the week. I had a great 40th Birthday week there and would go back again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, May 2013

    • “excellent”
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    • “excellent all round. 1st class accomadation, lovely area, lots to see and do.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Durham, January 2011

    • “Very convenient and comfortable”
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    • “The cottage was well positioned for all amenities. It was very comfortable and nicely furnished- a home from home.”

    Miss Hume, Scotland, September 2010

    • “Very enjoyable stay”
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    • “Bank House was a lovely cottage in a good position in Matlock near to shops and other amenities. Furnishings and bedding extremely comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. We would certainly recommend this cottage. Please note there is only one parking space not two as stated in brochure.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wallasey, July 2010

    • “Perfect”
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    • “Apart from the confusion on arrival, because both properties are called Bank House and I was directed to the smaller property in stead of the larger one, everything was perfect.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norfolk, July 2010

    • “Matlock Cottage”
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    • “Great location, lovely cottage, Fab long weekend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, February 2010

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Sykes ottages and the owner were brilliant at letting us have the house at very very short notice. An excellent house, so close to the town centre. The "infrequent" train service that runs at the back of the garden wasn't frequent enough for our two train mad boys ( 3 years and 2o months)! A great house to stay in to visit the touristy things in the Peak District.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leicestershire, January 2010

    • “Fantastic accomadation, Fantastic location.”
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    • “we visited Matlock in October, and chose this accomadation for no particular reason, but will definately return for many.It has a central location and great features, plenty of charm ,and very comfortable.We are a family of four with two children under ten. Matlock and the surrounding area offer many attractions, and found rhe accomadation the perfect location to take advantage off them.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Central Scotland, December 2009

    • “Not bad for the price you pay”
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    • “Location is perfect, only a 2 minute walk from the centre of Matlock. Cottage is beautiful, but could do with the interior being updated - very dated and in the toilet the wallpaper is wripping off. There is a guest book in the cottage, many people have said the same things for a few months - I.e broken towel rail, no BBQ when it says it does have one, not enough towels provided for duration of stay etc but appears the guest book isn't looked at by the owners or they are not taking actions away from the points. Not bad for the price we paid, but you would expect these little finishing touches. I'm sure there are other cottages in the area for a similar price, but would offer more.”

    Katelemmon1993, July 2015

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    • “The location of the house was perfect and we were lucky with the weather! The kitchen was very well equipped and the house overall had been furnished with good quality items in a style that befitted their surroundings, would love to stay there again in the future.”

    Mrs Gamble, Derby, April 2015

    • “The house and its location are splendid. It was close to town centre shopping whilst being perfect for walking access onto Limestone Way. The living room with its fireplace is wonderfully cosy and it had quiet bedrooms and great dining/board room.”

    Mr Crane, 92120 MONTROUGE, February 2015

    • “A very nice cottage in a good location. Excellent value for money.”

    Mr Bailey, Rotherham, December 2014

    • “The cottage has loads of character - we have been twice now and had a great time each time. The proximity to Matlock is excellent - so central.”

    Mrs Botham, Hull, December 2014

    • “The location of the property was excellent, overall the cottage had great character and was very spacious.”

    Mr Deverell, Brough, October 2014

    • “Larger than we expected; warm and comfortable. Good base for getting around. Enjoyed our stay and the kids had fun playing hide and seek; plenty of room for them to play when weather is bad.”

    Mrs Thompson, Wigan, January 2014

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About the location


Matlock Bath 1 mile; Bakewell 8 miles.

The popular Peak District town of Matlock, together with its neighbour, Matlock Bath, has been attracting visitors to the area since the spa was developed in the late 17th century. Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, the Matlocks offer a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a host of attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum. Magnificent views down the gorge can be enjoyed from the cable car which takes visitors up to the Heights of Abraham – a great place for all the family with its showcaves, nature trail, water gardens and Owl Maze. South of the town is the start of the High Peak Cycle Trail, whilst a short drive away is the National Tramway Museum at Crich. To the north are the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House and Park - not to be missed!

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