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Bobbin Cottage

Cromford near Matlock Bath, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 923214)



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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Ths a well equipped cottage in a beautiful village with everything you would need for a great dog friendly break."

    The local area is stunning with lots of beautiful walks and the local history is well worth delving into. The cottage itself is well situated and just a 20 minute walk from Matlock Bath. We would highly recommend it and will return very soon.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeteSep 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable a proper home from home."

    The information left and was very helpful. It the perfect place to explore the Peak district. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngieSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bobbin Cottage."

    It had everything you could need. Beautiful area. Cromford was a great base for us. Bobbin Cottage was extremely comfortable for our stay with our 2 dogs. The only downside was the busy road. The double glazing helps, but when you come from rural Norfolk you really notice the traffic. It a beautiful cottage and the owners have made it such a great place to stay.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful village but spoiled by the busy road and the constant steam of traffic including HGV lorries starting at 5."

    30am for light sleepers although there is secondary glazing which helps with the noise. Parking outside the house and normally plenty space. No garden but seat at the back door. No washing machine or dishwasher and only one bath towel per person for a week plus two dish towels but could request more by contacting the owner. We did not bother but thankfully brought spare ones with us Good facilities otherwise with catch up tv, excellent wi fi and plenty pots, crockery etc.. Loved all the guide books and maps for exploring the immediate area and further afield which were appreciated as was the advance information .Cromford is ideally situated to explore the Peak District and lots to see and do in perfect walking country. Did not try any of the local restaurants but there are good and varied choices in the village and nearby Matlock and Wirksworth. Ideal cottage for two. Very clean and some of the facilities may have been restricted by Covid which was reassuring.

    Thank you for your review. We were pleased you found Bobbin Cottage quaint, clean and ideal for two. Bobbin Cottage is on a busy B road, we are honest about this in our description and this is reflected in the pricing structure for Bobbin Cottage. We have installed secondary glazing and blanket lined curtains to minimise noise and many guests say they aren't bothered by noise once inside the property. One set of bath towels and one set of hand towels provide is as recommended by Sykes and usual for a week's stay in self-catering accommodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "Cute and comfortable cottage."

    Bobbin cottage is very well equipped, the owners have thought of everything. Even though it is on a busy road it didn’t effect us very much. Cromford is very nice, friendly and helpful locals. There are some nice little shops and within walking distance to Matlock. Would highly recommend it.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarmelinaAug 2021

  • "Bobbin Cottage was clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Perfect location for exploring the area. It was exactly as described. It’s on a noisy main road but the secondary glazing blocks most of the noise out.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2021

  • "Great base for a walking holiday."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Bobbin cottage is a lovely cottage in Cromford, with easy access to the village and local area."

    The cottage itself has everything you would require and information from the owners was very helpful.

    Reviewed by AdamApr 2021

  • "Our 7th stay at this cottage, speaks for itself."

    The area is beautiful - hills, woodland, river, canal. Full of history - Arkwrights Mill, lead mining. So many walks starting from so near the cottage. Plus the homely comfortable cottage to come back to. Well equipped and catering so well for dogs too.

    Thank you for your lovely review and for your repeated custom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynOct 2020

  • "Loved the cottage, it felt like a real home from home."

    Pretty, cosy and clean with everything you could need. Pubs and eating places on the doorstep, as well as beautiful walks.

    Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely!"

    We had pretty much everything we needed (things like salt and pepper, oil etc. would have been useful for cooking but we completely understand this may well have been due to corona). We appreciated the butcher recommendation and the instructions were very clear for everything we needed to and could do during our stay. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again if visiting this area. Thank you

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend Bobbin Cottage to others. We usually leave condiments and some tea and coffee for people to use on arrival, but unfortunately we have been advised to remove shared non-essential items due to Covid. Thank you again for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaantiAug 2020

  • "This was a small old (mill?"

    ?) worker's cottage - and was fabulous. Situated in Cromford which owes it's existence to the mills and is steeped in this heritage. It was what we went for and what we definitely found. There was so much more to explore and discover - more to do with the cotton mills and more to do with the earlier lead mining industry. The walking was superb - not enough hours in the day to do all we wanted. The cottage was just right for the two of us and our two dogs. SOOOO.. good to find dog friendly cottages - Sykes never fail us. Sykes booking and support systems easy and second to none. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Brian FFeb 2020

  • "We think Cromford is a wonderful place, full of hstory, plus amazing views and walks."

    Reviewed by LynNov 2019

  • "The booking was easy with a real person to speak to."

    The cottage was just as described, clean and with all upto date facilities. The owners were available on e-mail at all times throughout the booking process and when we got to the property. The property was well located for all we wanted to do for our time in Derbyshire. I would recommend this property without exception

    Reviewed by PatSep 2019

  • "Busy road outside so for dogs to be on a leader when leaving ect, That was the only negative double glazing helped lessen the noise in the cottage which was so comfortable and so handy for everything."

    Can highly recommend The Boat for bar meals and live entertainment, The Greyhound for something a little more up market and the Indian in Matlock where the food was devine. The Butchers in the village is also really good.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great walk for dogs good places to eat"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Perfect cottage for two adults and two lurcher dogs (lack of garden does not matter given the beautiful walks on the doorstep)."

    Tastefully decorated, good sofas and lovely comfortable bed. Kitchen well-equipped, and definitely recommend Arkwrights general store and especially Figgshaws butchers a short walk downhill. If you fancy a meal out we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Tapas bar in the Market Place, it was absolutely delicious and very good value. The walks around Cromford detailed by the owners were great, but also thoroughly enjoyed the Monsal Trail from Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale (where the gentleman at the cycle hire shop was particularly helpful) to Bakewell. Chatsworth House is definitely worth a visit even just the gardens if you have dogs, as is a trip to the Heights of Abraham country park via cable car from Matlcok Bath. Spectacular scenery everywhere, brilliant holiday all round.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2019

  • "The cottage is on a very busy main road and the garden at the rear is not part of the cottage."

    Thank you for giving us an overall score of 93%. I'm sorry you didn't feel the description was accurate. We have tried our hardest to be honest in the description which says ' no garden but small seating area' and it is also shown in a picture and we make reference to the road. Both of these factors are reflected in the pricing structure for Bobbin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2019

  • "Good accommodation, good pubs & good walks"

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2019

  • "A lovely quaint cottage which is situated in an ideal location for walking."

    The cottage was very clean and had all the facilities we needed. Would definitely stay there again.

    Thank you your lovely review. Yes there are so many lovely walks straight from the door. Would love for you to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "Wonderful location; lots of interesting history; beautiful walks with hills, ..."

    Wonderful location; lots of interesting history; beautiful walks with hills, river, canals; Cromford itself is lovely and of course the comfort of returning to such a cosy, homely cottage

    Reviewed by LynJun 2019

  • "Beautiful, Quirky, cottage with easy access to an amazing and diverse part of the country."

    Could have stayed much longer. 10/10...!!

    Thank you for the 10/10. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and exploring the Peak District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RussMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Thank you. It's great that you liked Bobbin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

  • "There was a slight mix up with cleaning at the start which was quickly rectified."

    Cottage was excellent. Perfectly placed. Excellent local facilities. Would strongly recommend.

    Thank you for your review and understanding with regard to the clean. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage and would recommend to others Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2019

  • "The owners of the property have thought of all sorts of small details which just adds to the comfort."

    Thank you for your review and for visiting Bobbin Cottage for a third time. Hope you will stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynNov 2018

  • "This is a fantastic little cottage in a lovely village with all the facilities you need."

    We had a fantastic week, the cottage had everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable, cosy and felt like a real home from home. Cromford is a pretty and interesting village, lots of history and great walks from the cottage. Our dogs loved it as much as us. Highly recommended

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay and would recommend Bobbin Cottage and Cromford as a 'home from home' Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous part of the world."

    Lots to do in the village and not far to many surrounding lovely areas. One little tip - we got back late one evening to find all the parking spaces outside the cottage taken. It's not easy to park elsewhere as all the roads are very steep and mostly narrow - and residents parking. Did find space near the school at the end of North Road (near the pub) which was only a few minutes walk. Cottage had everything we'd expect and good clear instructions about things such as the rubbish collection and how to work the central heating and TV options.

    Thank you for your review and pleased you liked Bobbin Cottage. We usually find we can park outside the cottage and as you note, you can always find somewhere close by. Hope you will stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatSep 2018

  • "The cottage was perfectly situated for exploring the industrial heritage of the area."

    Bus stop virtually on the doorstep . Accommodation great for two people and a dog.Well modernised. without being too far.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We were pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2018

  • "A super little cottage."

    Perfect for two. Great they take dogs. We knew in advance it was on a busy road but this did not trouble us. Once inside it was very cosy and quiet. Would recommend this property and the village of Cromford. A hidden gem.

    Thank you for your lovely review of Bobbin Cottage. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharmaineAug 2018

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a great location for Matlock and the surrounding Derwent Valley and Peak District as a whole."

    Middle of the holiday period but still very quiet. Bed comfortable and all the facilities you could hope for. Would Highly recommend.

    'Thank you for your lovely feedback. We were pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bobbin Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldAug 2018

  • "Overall the cottage is very nice & clean."

    Easy access,& parking outside cottage very good. Buses to all local villages extremely good,no need to use the car.Bakewell is a must,as is the vintage tram village & the cable cars. Noisy ,very busy main road outside cottage but don’t let that put you off staying at bobbin cottage as secondary double is very good. Made mistake of leaving bedroom window open first night hardly slept at all ☹️☹️ But after that closed everything & left bathroom window open for air flow which worked a treat, hardly could hear it at all...stairs are steep & uneven ,hard to handle if you have mobility problems . Be aware their is no garden for a dog to be let out into , just a seat outside the back door . Shower was good,but plug/ drain needs clearing out as standing in 6” water when taking a shower ,takes a age to drain away. Never had a bath , would imagine could take all day to run away not a mayor problem but does need sorting out. We liked bobbin cottage & Cromford,nothing of the above remarks would put us off from returning.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you liked and would return to Bobbin Cottage and Cromford. Sorry about bath waste. We have now sorted it. It's a shame you didn't let us know when you were there, we would have happily sent someone around to sort it for you. We look forward to you returning to Bobbin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2018

  • "Didn’t mention was on a main road before booking and that there’s no garden."

    Please amend description to this for future customers. Thank you.

    Both the available outdoor space and the road have always been referenced in our description and reflected in our price. However, in conjunction with Sykes I have amended the description further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "The cottage is brilliant, very clean and well equipped."

    Cromford is well situated for exploring the many beautiful natural areas and places of interest. Buses go from outside the cottage door which was brilliant. Used the local shops and they were very reasonably priced and well stocked. Very friendly and welcoming people. The only point I would make is, it is on a very very busy road with traffic thundering past constantly.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "Gorgeous clean, comfy dog friendly cottage, in a really beautiful setting."

    Easy to park. Lots of places in the village (all dog friendly too) to visit- really geat standard of food and drink and absolutely everywhere we went the people were so friendly and welcoming. We are definitely going to come back as soon as we can. Please be aware theres a very busy road through the village- its quite noisy when youre outside but dont let it put you off- the cottage has secondary glazing and really keeps the noise out. You literally dont hear a peep! Had 2 excellent nights sleep!!

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2018

  • "Nice compact cottage with everything you need."

    Very dog friendly. Agree with comments made by other visitors in terms of noise from traffic

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in excellent location."

    Would recommend booking if you want to dine out as local establishments get very busy

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2018

  • "Owner contact was good and friendly, only downside to our stay was the ridiculously busy road/junction and the noise of the traffic in the cottage."

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and although dog friendly (we took our dog) it smells very fresh and clean."

    It's well stocked and brilliant location which meant we didn't use the car at all on our stay and did some great circular walks from home. The village has everything you need and we did our food shopping locally and ate in 2 dog friendly pubs. Many leaflets in the cottage for walks and food menus and the owners have put together a useful manual. Will definitely be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by LizMar 2018

  • "The stairs are quite steep so nay be difficult for the elderly."

    Other than that a Fantastic cottage

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage in a lovely area,dog friendly pubs and people,lovely walks from your door,will definitely be going back to bobbin cottage in cromford."

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2017

  • "Sykes were very good but for some reason I was unable to check the facilities of the cottage on the site once I had booked."

    I wanted to check in order to pack appropriately. The cottage was very cosy, clean and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by JennyJan 2017

  • "Nice cosy comfy cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2016

  • "It would best be described as 5-star luxury."

    This is my second visit to Bobbin cottage and what I particular appreciated was the personal touch from the owner in the emails received by her. A most welcoming approach. Wonderful area for walking with the cottage being in the most convenient position for general access, eg: bus stop with a frequent service to the most important towns right outside the front door! I shall certainly consider repeat visits in the years to come. Chris Bruce.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2016

  • "This was a lovely holiday cottage, it felt like home as soon as we walked in."

    We look forward to coming back next year.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2016

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The property

This is a beautifully-presented, traditional Grade II listed terraced cottage in the historic village of Cromford, Derbyshire.

Wonderful throughout providing cosy accommodation, this cottage offers the perfect base for a romantic break whilst discovering this historic part of the Peak District.

This property has the charm of being an original mill workers cottage, but with all of the comforts that you need for a relaxing stay.

It offers a very cosy sitting room, with two comfy sofas, luxurious thick curtains and a stone fireplace housing a woodburner, perfect for relaxing in front of after a day of exploration.

When its time for bed, there is a lovely king-size bed to snuggle into.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything that you need to prepare yourself a lovely meal to enjoy in the dining area.

The kitchen leads to a shared path which runs behind the terrace and a small sitting area with a seat where you can enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine whilst listening to the nearby stream and admiring the views that stretch across neighbouring village gardens to the Derbyshire hills.

The cottage is situated in the centre of Cromford with shops and pubs just a few minutes walk away.

The more adventurous can be walking, cycling or even rock climbing in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside within minutes of leaving the cottage and the High Peak Trail is just a short walk away.

Set in the World Heritage Derwent Valley, this popular, historic village has a fine selection of shops, pubs and cafes.

Walk a couple of minutes further and you will be at the Arkwright Mills Yard which has been rejuvenated to include a Visitor Centre with interactive exhibits, cafes and shops.

Here you will also find the canal which is delightful to stroll beside.

It will be hard to tear yourself away from this charming village when you decide to venture further into the Peaks.

Just a few miles away you can take a ride on a vintage tram at Crich Tramway Village, or head into Matlock Bath, with its selection of shops, pubs, cafes and ice-cream parlours, and for those who are looking for a thrilling day out to remember, a trip on the Heights of Abraham cable car is a fantastic way to experience the Peak’s treetop views.

The old mill town of Matlock also has a superb range of antique shops, restaurants and bars.

Travel a little further and you can visit Bakewell, Ashbourne or the magnificent Chatsworth Estate.

With a bus stop to a number of peak towns and villages just outside the door and a train station less than a mile away, you could even leave your car behind.

A wonderful little cottage for a romantic break.


  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, catch up TV, DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted parking in roadside pull-off outside property on first come, first served basis and additional roadside parking on road opposite on first come, first served basis
  • Easy transport links, with rail station outside village and bus stops on the doorstep
  • No garden but small seating area available, off path shared by cottages in terrace (see picture)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage is on the B5036 road so there is road noise especially at peak times, but property benefits from secondary double glazing and blanket lined curtains to minimise this, however, some noise may still be heard
  • Note: Stairs may be steep for some but there is a handrail
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

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About the location


Matlock Bath 1.2 mile; Matlock 2.6 miles; Bakewell 12.5 miles.

Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs, the village of Cromford lies just one mile from the vibrant spa town of Matlock Bath and three miles from Matlock. Famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, and often referred to as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Today, Cromford offers a selection of quality pubs, shops and cafés, as well as Arkwright’s Cromford Mill and canal, a world heritage site. The area boasts an abundance of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the nearby Peak District Mining Museum and splendid Chatsworth House. Visitors can take a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car and take in the views in style, whilst the more active are catered for with plentiful walking around the Derwent Valley and the White Peak, as well as rock climbing and also with cycling opportunities at Carsington Water and the High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Cycle Trails.

Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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