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The Hill

(Ref. 981522)

Cromford, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage, well furnished with excellent facilities."

    Great base for exploring South Peak District with good local restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2024

  • "Very nice accommodation."

    Convenient location, no problem with car parking (roadside parking bay outside front door). Negotiating the staircase would be problematic for anyone with mobility concerns. Arrival instruction were good, and keypad access means you can get back into the property if you forget to bring a key out with you (!).

    Reviewed by Keith4.7May 2024

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Great attention to details that made our stay extra comfortable. Owners kindly provided bread, biscuits and wine. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2024

  • "This is a comfortable, well-appointed, and very good value property in a great location."

    The cottage is an original 18th century worker's cottage, and is quite small, but very well laid-out. The living room is a good size, with comfortable sofa and a dining table for two. There is always heating available on demand from the fire-effect fan heater. The TV and Bluetooth speaker gives you access to all the TV channels, plus complimentary access to Netflix, which is welcome. The bedroom is a good size too, with a comfortable bed, and adequate clothes storage. The kitchen is very small, and has quite limited worktop space, but I found that it was well-equipped and actually had everything I needed during my stay. This included things like salt & pepper, olive oil for cooking, sugar, herbs etc. teabags and other small things that you don't normally think of bringing yourself. There was also fresh milk and butter provided, which was very welcome. I had a very enjoyable and comfortable week in this cottage, which also benefits from the excellent local bus services stopping right outside. There are fantastic walks to be had right from the front door too.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Apr 2024

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in a simply furnished but very well equipped cottage."

    It provided a warm and comfortable base in a week of indifferent March weather. We very much appreciated the generous provisions which awaited our arrival. The Hill becomes very busy at times and is used during daytime by numerous lorries travelling to and from nearby quarries. However, this is characteristic of local industry and additional glazing to the windows largely eliminates traffic noise. An excellent bus service and walks from the door allowed us to leave our car parked at the cottage and to explore local trails eg the Cromford Canal & High Peak Trail, and other places of interest - a relaxing car-free week!

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was perfect for a couple and a great base for visiting family and local attractions."

    Though the cottage is small there is very clever use of space so there is everything you need even a coffee pod machine. The owners left a few lovely homely touches which made us feel welcome too. I would highly recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is very lovely, the owners have clearly put a lot of work into it."

    There were some biscuits, wine, bread, butter and milk left, which was very much appreciated. A lot of very thoughtful touches throughout the house, e.g. charging cables left in the bed room and an automatic nightlight in the bathroom. Also, a lot of information about the area and the history of the cottage, which was very interesting and we found annual passes for the Cromford Mills, which unfortunately we didn't have time to use but very thoughtful! Unfortunately, the mattress isn't very comfortable and left us with stiff backs after two nights. As it is only a small cottage and there isn't a lot of space, the landing is a death trap in the night, you'll have to be careful not to fall down the stairs when going to the loo in the night. The shower is very small and water pressure wasn't very good. The cottage is right at the main road of the village and it was surprisingly busy, very loud during the night so we didn't unfortunately get the rest we were hoping for on our holiday. Over all, in terms of thoughtfulness of the owners one of the best places we've stayed, but for what we were looking for (relaxation and comfort) not quite right.

    Reviewed by Finja3.8Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful and well equipped cottage, everything you could need for a comfortable stay, close to bus route and in a good position for exploring the area."

    Our second stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Had not realised we would be staying in a grade 2 listed workers cottage, the owners had done research on the original tenants and it was all very interesting."

    It was a simple cottage, but lovely and warm and we had everything we needed. We had worried a little about the noise from the road as a few people had commented on this in previous reviews, but we wear ear plugs and didn't hear a thing! A good base for walking and plenty of historical interest, Cromford is a very friendly place.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Apr 2023

  • "Small but more than adequate for our stay."

    I appreciated the rugs supplied for comfort whilst sitting watching TV.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Feb 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this lovely, compact & well equiped cottage - the welcome treats were an added bonus!"

    The directions & instructions provided were excellent & the detailed information about the history of the cottage very interesting. It's in a perfect location, with plenty of walks from the doorstep. Black Rock, Matlock Bath, The Heights of Abraham, Matlock & Crich are all walkable from the cottage, although there are also good bus & train links. Scarthin Books is definitely worth a visit & we enjoyed the hospitality of The Boat Inn too! Just be aware, if you are a light sleeper, that the cottage is on a busy main road.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property is not really meant for wintertime."

    The back door was very draughty. In the summer this wouldn't be a problem. The hip Bath was very high, and my wife being small struggled to get in and out. Parking was hit and miss outside the property and would probably be worse in the summer. There was a street opposite you could use. All that being said the property was clean and had everything we needed and the owners very accommodating and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Cromford had everything we needed. it was nice to be able to walk to pubs in the village and nice to be able to get the bus to Matlock and Matlock Bath to widen our drinking choices.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Managed to park outside the house but may have been lucky. We really appreciated the welcome pack and enjoyed great walks from the door. Not surprisingly in an old cottage the stairs needed to be taken with care. Cromford a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2022

  • "I enjoyed my stay at 85 The Hill."

    The only thing missing for me was an iron. Because I brought my clothes down in a wheely case& some in a backpack they were slightly wrinkled when I went to hang them up. An iron would have solved the problem for me. (Every brand of cooker has its differences, so instructions for the cooker would've helped). Otherwise, everything was fine, & suited me for the local Bookshop & musicians in the pub in the lane. I love Cromford, & have been going there for many years. Thanks for a nice break, & I'll be back in Cromford next August as usual. Mr. J. Coulter. Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. (Booking Ref' XG963489) 17th - 22nd August 2022.

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying here - great facilities and a charming house in a beautiful part of England."

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Slough Cottage, we were too busy to notice if there we cobwebs,"

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay, cottage perfect and in a good location."

    Thank goodness for the fan I the bedroom as some of the hottest nights this year. Also thanks for the fly spray, we think they were on holiday aswell as regularly came in each evening.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of England."

    The owners provided a history of the cottage which was very interesting. A very clean & cosy cottage. A great location for touring the dales. Hope to return later in the year

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "I had to turn off the radiators because the hearing kept switching on even after adjusting the thermostat especially first thing in the morning."

    . and my wife spotted some cobwebs here and there but overall a lovely place to stay with lovely welcome gifts.. thank you :-)

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage Clean comfortable and love the modern and older contrast Beautifully done"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, lots of extras such as USB cables, Amazon ..."

    Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, lots of extras such as USB cables, Amazon echo and Firestick - but disappointed there was no Iron

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Dec 2021

  • "This historic cottage has been renovated to a high standard and is comfy and well-equipped."

    There were a few kitchen things I missed, but there isn't space for everything. Downstairs is quite compact, but a good layout makes it all work; upstairs is more spacious. The roll-top bath looks good, but I would have found a walk-in shower more practical. Good Wi-Fi (about 30 MB download). The Amazon firestick and account on the TV were an unexpected bonus. A couple more photos showing that there really is a fridge, with freezer section, microwave and useful dining table would have been helpful in the web-site description. There is no dedicated parking; but there is a layby outside the row of cottages, which is open to public use. I had no problem parking during weekdays, but it was more tricky over the weekend. Cromford is ideally located for lots of interesting walks and spectacular views, with industrial archaeology in every direction. Overall, a great place to stay and excellent communications from the owners on my last-minute booking - thank you.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Nov 2021

  • "Cottage is in a fantastic position and a great base."

    The cottage had everything I needed for a relaxing break. Due to the fuel shortage there was lots to do within walking distance

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoy cooking in a self catering - part of the reason for staying."

    A hob with only two rings and only two cheap IKEA pans with super hot lids which only could be removed with a tea towel made this a frustrating and mpossible task and should be made clear in the description and the cottage grading reduced. Pity as otherwise a nice property.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Sep 2021

  • "Perfect location for walking and visiting places in the area."

    The Hill was delightful, the owner had thought of everything to ensure our stay was comfortable. The welcome pack was above and beyond what I expected and was really appreciated, thank you. The only slight downside was that the road outside is very busy creating a lot of traffic noise particularly in the morning but that's nothing to do with the owners, just giving a heads up to future guests. We hope to book The Hill again next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage, a proper home from home."

    The owners provided some nice little extras, a bottle of wine, local biscuits, milk, bread etc. We also got a lot of use from the Amazon Dot, so could listen to some of our favourite music, which was an unexpected bonus! The cottage is in a very good location for access to many local attractions. You could walk to Matlock Bath (approx 2 miles), walk around the canal, around 4.5 miles. Also the bus stop opposite took us to Bakewell, so no worries about parking there. We ate at the Boat Inn, which was nice, but Cromford Tapas Bar was amazing! Also nice to have The Bell Inn just down the road. All in all we had a lovely break, even the weather was kind

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, extremely clean and well equipped, the owner has thought of everything one might need, as well as providing goodies on arrival."

    The village of Cromford is ideal for visiting Derbyshire, with lots of walks and we used the buses too, where the bus stop is just outside the cottage. A lovely part of the country. We would book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Jun 2021

  • "Generous provisions, wine, milk, bread, butter, biscuits and all washing requirements, washing up liquid, liquid soap, shower gel and bubble bath."

    Very comfortable. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage - central to drives and explore the Derbyshire Dales andthe Peak District."

    Easy walks to Cromford and Matlock from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Jun 2021

  • "The lovely cosy cottage was well equipped for its size and the little extras, milk, butter, tea, coffee, wine and biscuits were an added bonus."

    The surrounding area had some lovely walks and a bus stop right next to the property so you didn't need to use the car all the time. However, parking was a problem and the traffic noise was constant, many lorries passing from an early start!

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4May 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable."

    There are lovely walks from the doorstep and it’s a cosy base for romantic evenings.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2021

  • "The owner of this cottage has thought of everything-even charging leads for mobiles!"

    Supplies of bread butter, tea coffee and milk were waiting as was a bottle of wine and local biscuits. This was our second stay in this cottage this year which is so well situated in Cromford and easy walking distance to Matlock Bath. We love it!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage very clean with everything you would need for your time away."

    Definitely going back thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage full of history."

    Thoughtful owners who left a delightful welcome pack, containing a bottle white wine, local biscuits, toiletries, milk, butter, bread, tea and coffee... Very well maintained cottage, just a quick walk away from the bustling village where there are plenty of places to eat & drink and explore. The cottage had a really helpful book with info on how to work the cooker, heating and other general information, there was also another folder which contained the history of the cottage... so very interesting. This cottage is perfect for a couple looking to enjoy the Peak District and generally relax. I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful cottage,

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent little cottage in a good location, very clean and well presented!"

    The wine and other goodies were especially appreciated!

    Reviewed by George5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautifully decorated and exceptionally equipped cottage."

    Welcoming and comfortable. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cosy cottage in a good location with great facilities."

    Perfect for a weekend stay for two.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was lovely and had lots of little unexpected extras."

    It has been sensitively updated. The area was great for visiting the local attractions with a bus stop right outside the door if you preferred not to drive. The only thing that we found not so good was the traffic noise particularly in the morning from 5:30 with heavy lorries.

    Reviewed by Diana4.1Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was well placed to enjoy the surrounding area and many things within walking distance (though The Hill is pretty steep!"

    ). Although we had a car there seemed to be a plentiful supply of local buses that could have taken us to all sorts of attractions. Lots of nice extra touches in the property too, with biscuits and wine and also cooking oil and butter available for our use. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage was very comfortable and had everything you would need for a holiday."

    It was great to arrive to find a bottle of wine, biscuits, and some basic groceries all ready for us. Good position with a great selection of shops near by and we loved Cromford. Definitely recommend this cottage and hope to pay a return visit soon.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Second visit to this great little cottage."

    very clean and has everything you need.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very clean and we'll kept a joy to stop here while working away ."

    I usually stop in big chain hotels this cottage beats them hands down thanks

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Nov 2018

  • "We loved this little cottage and would definitely book again."

    It was really cosy, had a lot of history, had everything we needed and was a very short walk into the village of Cromford, which was also an unexpected bonus, as it was quite unknown to us. A bottle of wine on arrival was a welcome touch, after a long journey around the M25 and then M1, arriving after 7pm!! Also basic essentials such as bread, milk, marg and local biscuits!! My only comment would be stepping in and out of the traditional bath to shower may be a challenge for some. The village has everything you need within a few minutes walk, including butcher, general stores, an excellent pub, The Boat Inn and some bistro style restaurants and interesting shops, not to mention the historical Mills to visit. Cromford is also surrounded by local walks, fabulous scenery and an easy drive (or bus/train) to interesting towns and the wonderful Peak District for longer walks and hikes. Something for everyone!

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have very much enjoyed our holiday in the Peak District."

    The lovely cottage we stayed in during this part of our holiday enhanced the experience. It was well presented, clean and neat, and had all we needed. We are very grateful to Alison and Mark for the lovely accommodation. We will recommend Sykes cottages to all our friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Eva5.0Jun 2018

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with a table and views
  • Sitting room with fire.
  • Gas central heating, fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Curbside off- road parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Yard with bench
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 minute walk
  • Note - The kitchen is newly renovated and awaiting new photographs

The property

The Hill is a delightful Grade 2 listed stone terraced cottage built in 1810 which sits in the lovely Derbyshire village of Cromford.

Its homely interior and close proximity to the Peak District and the wonderful towns of Derbyshire make it a splendid base for couples looking to get away.

Be drawn in by the welcoming sitting room which boasts a snug two-seater sofa, a TV and a warming fire for those cosy nights in.

From here, step through into the charming, compact kitchen which also benefits from a romantic breakfast bar for the two of you to enjoy your meals at.

A winder staircase with a small landing leads you to the first floor, here you will find a classy bathroom which features an elegant claw-foot bath and stunning wall tiles for an exquisite finish.

Also up here sits a serene king-size bedroom which enjoys an immaculate layout and benefits from a pretty feature fireplace for a touch of character.

Relish in this serene rural location by taking a seat on the bench to the back of the property, which makes for a fine spot to sit and enjoy your morning coffee with the fresh country air to accompany you.

Cromford's charming centre is just a short and soothing stroll away; it provides a small selection of delightful spots to enjoy some food, drink or buy your daily essentials.

The fabulous town of Matlock is close by, a beautiful place with attractive architecture and renowned attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom and the Heights of Abraham.

Outdoor enthusiasts are also well catered for with the wondrous Peak District National Park so close by, this idyllic landscape also plays host to a wealth of must-visit tourist spots including the enchanting market town of Bakewell.

Enjoy that long-awaited break away from everyday life with a stay at The Hill.

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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.

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