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Bobbin Cottage

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 963763)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great central location for exploring Matlock."

    Real attention to detail shown and kitchen has everything required. Owners left us some treats which was a lovely touch. Front garden is a lovely little sanctuary after a long days walking. Highly recommend this little gem.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2022

  • "Good location, house is lovely, parking was good for so many houses around the area, Matlock is a nice wee town & good walks for the dog but very hilly if you are not so fit."

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend."

    Very comfortable cotrage. Nice welcome bits and good information and maps about local area.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, a family get together."

    A lovely cottage, perfectly clean, had everything we needed, loved the decor, a mixture of old and new, nice big kitchen & dining table, room for all of us to sit. Also lots of information about the local area. Lovely neighbour too

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Really cosy cottage with lovely views of the countryside."

    Warm, cosy and the interior design was so tasteful. Only observation is that one small lamp in the sitting room didn’t give enough light unless we had the ceiling light on. Would highly recommend Bobbin Cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2022

  • "It is a nice cottage close to town."

    A bit dusty in places and the sofas a bit musty, the bath is also quite small but has a dishwasher, a log burner in the longue, and a gas fire in the kitchen as well as central heating so very cosy. The bedrooms have plenty of space and comfortable mattresses. The kitchen is also fairly large but the the lounge is small. The cottage owner's instructions for parking isn't accurate because another neighbuor told us to move our car- there is obviously an ongoing dispute between the cottages as to who can park in the space but there is space next to the wall that was always available to use. I wouldn't recommend this cottage for those with mobility problems because it has three sets of uneven steps to the front door and steep stairs inside in addition to a sloped area outside to the road. Overall it was comfortable and pleasent.

    Reviewed by JacobMar 2022

  • "I absolutely love this cottage BUT and it is a big but where are the Wardrobes ..."

    I absolutely love this cottage BUT and it is a big but where are the Wardrobes in one of the bedrooms there was a Hanging rail over some drawers in the other bedrooms there are 2 standing rails that if you are lucky you can hang a few things on you really really need Wardrobes I like to hang my Clothes which didn’t happen but like I say an Absolutely lovely cottage

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and inviting. Curated to a delightful finish. Beautiful views. Close to Matlock but out of the bustle. Only reason for 4 not 5 stars is that it’s not the best for small children - steep stairs to access the property and to get upstairs. Lots of ornaments for a toddler to break (of which he broke one - sorry again!)

    Reviewed by JodieMar 2022

  • "Brilliant stay Thankyou!"

    Definitely on our ‘likely to use again’ list! Great location, comfy beds, super pub nearby, great walks! We ordered an Afternoon Tea (takeaway) from ‘Butterfingers’ in town too which we’d recommend! Only one criticism: 10am exit on a Sunday morning is a bit tight. No relaxing lie in - we found we spent Saturday night tidying up too. Then up at 7:45 to get the kids up, breakfasted, showered & tidied. Should be 12:00 exit on a Sunday really. Thanks for a great stay though!

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Lovely property with a cosy feel but plenty of space for our family of 6."

    Reviewed by AmyFeb 2022

  • "The owners were extremely accommodating to our list minute needs."

    The house had everything that we needed including a cosy fire for those wintry days.

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property ideal for visiting surrounding areas great views, loved the lo burner."

    Reviewed by RogerJan 2022

  • "Wonderfully eclectic decor in keeping with the era of the cottage and theme of the town."

    Comfortable and homely, well equipped and a great base for autumnal walks in the surrounding area. Croft Family and Baxter

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage."

    A regular home from home... facilities were great. The only observation was the timing on the heating was 'fixed'. As an early riser the heating came on too late. Adjusting the timer was not permitted. It was not good arising to a cold house. However, this did not spoil our overall enjoyment. We have stayed in the Peaks on numerous occasions and this property did not disappoint. The 'local' pub, The Sycamore Inn, provided a great Sunday lunch and the Wednesday quiz night was very enjoyable. The neighbours were very friendly. Overall, a great stay in a beautiful location in a very comfortable cottage.

    Thank you for this feedback - it sounds like you enjoyed the cottage and the area in general which is great. Just to clarify that the heating is available 24hrs a day by just turning the Nest thermostat up. The timer will kick in at 7am but if up earlier you can adjust the thermostat so it comes on earlier. There is also a gas fire in the dining room which pumps out a good boost of heat instantly. The benefit of a terrace is that it warms up quickly and the boiler & many of the radiators have been newly fitted. We also try to put the heating on prior to guests arriving so that it's warm on arrival. We hope you visit again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2021

  • "This was a great property well laid out and comfy for us."

    The little extra features in the property like leaving pepper salt and bin bags two toilet rolls helped. The leaving of the information book on the property and the local area was a nice touch. The quality and cleanliness of the bedding and towels was really good. The fact there was a small freezer and a dishwasher was great as we did eat in for some of our stay. The neighbours to the cottage were very pleasant which is good and the fact that the designated parking space was always free was also great as there is very limited parking although we had no issues finding a space for the second car on the hill near the property. The only tiny little niggle was there were 6 of us and the comfy seating in the front room is for 5 but this is so minor as there are other chairs you can bring in from the dinning area. Would be very happy to return to this property and tell friends about it. Great job done by the owners in providing a well maintained and tidy property for visitors to use. Nicholas Titley and family

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2021

  • "Lovely spacious home, My bed was so comfortable although my sister said hers was a little lumpy in the loft room!"

    Had everything we needed Couldn’t get the heating on and the fridge didn’t get cold cold but loved the house it was like staying at someone home really cosy and chilled.

    Reviewed by JesiccaAug 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday had by all."

    Strange lay out with corridor bed room but knew about it as description is perfect and it worked well for us. Would have been nice to have a washing machine and seems plenty of room for one in the kitchen / dinner area. Was very clean and contact before stay was perfect. Rang in an issue mid week about only having cold water at 20:40 and call back and sorted by 21:00 can't get much better than that. Perfect location so many things to do in under 30 mins driving. We usually do sea side holidays but this made a nice change. We would book again.

    Reviewed by NicoleJul 2021

  • "Lovely stay, cottage close to everything but the area is very hilly."

    Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

  • "The only thing that could be better is if the outside space was better kept."

    It was a little scruffy which was a shame as the weather was so beautiful so we used the outside space a lot. The house itself though was lovely. Beds very comfortable, everywhere lovely and clean and neighbours so lovely too. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Pillows need protectors"

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely break there are plenty of walks nearby."

    The cottage has everything you need and is warm and comfortable.The personal touches are nice and the bathroom looks like it has recently been updated. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and the beds very comfortable with good quality bedding. The kitchen is well equiped although the table mats and coasters could do with being changed. Also although the floor in the kitchen/diner is original it is very worn and there are some tiles missing in places.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "The cottage itself was comfy and tastefully decorated, the only negative was, that there was a very strong doggy odour in the living room."

    We contacted cleaning lady the morning after we arrived to inform her that a light had been left on in a locked cupboard, also that there were no dishwasher tablets, and mentioned 'wet' dog smell. She was lovely and chatty, she was apologetic, explaining that it was a dog friendly cottage (which is why we chose it, as we brought our dogs) and said she would inform the cleaning team to use neutradol, but visited that morning while we were out (with our permission) to turn light off and bring tablets. The walks and views around the area are superb, lots of local pubs, eateries and independant shops offering something for everyone. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Bobbin cottage, the cottage was very comfortable, clean and had everything you need for a great stay, we loved all the interesting little bits and bobs around the cottage."

    It's great that's it's dog friendly and there are lots of lovely places to visit and walk within easy reach. The only downside was the parking is very tight but at least it has parking unlike a lot of properties in the area. Thank you

    Reviewed by MandySep 2020

  • "LOVELY COTTAGE WITH VERY COMFORTABLE BEDS."

    DOWNSTAIRS FACILITIES ARE VERY GOOD. THE ROOM THAT IS DESCRIBED AS THE SECOND BEDROOM HAS NO PRIVACY, AS YOU NEED TO GO THROUGH IT TO ACCESS THE TOP BEDROOM AND THE ONLY BATHROOM IN THE PROPERTY. WARDROBE FACILITIES WOULD ALSO BE USEFUL , AS VERY LITTLE STORAGE /HANGING SPACE UPSTAIRS. IT HAS A LOVELY SMALL OUTDOOR SPACE THAT IS SHARED WITH NEIGHBOURS BUT IS NOT SECURE FOR PETS. THE WALK TO MATLOCK TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES BUT IS VERY STEEP. GOOD LOCATION FOR VISITING THE PEAK DISTRICT AND LOVELY DOG WALKING SPACE IN DARWIN FORREST, A FEW MILES AWAY.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "Great cottage for 2 adults with 3 kids and a dog."

    Everything we needed. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by NickMar 2020

  • "It’s such a lovely cottage."

    Well equipped, cosy and so comfortable. Only thing that would be great is a washing machine. Other than that would highly recommend. Great location too. Perfect for exploring Matlock and Bakewell.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2020

  • "Just to say about accuracy of listing: there are three double bedrooms, not two double bedrooms and one room with twin beds."

    We loved the attention to great detail and no expense spared in the way the cottage had been restored, the very good central heating and wood-burning stove, the very good provision of crockery and kitchen utensils, excellent presentation and sense of welcome (just tiny thing: need for electric oven to be cleaned). We loved Matlock itself with its natural environment, dramatic hills and walks.

    Reviewed by Alison MaryJan 2020

  • "This cottage is much bigger and spacious than you expect and was beautifully decorated for Christmas with many thoughtful touches left in a gift bag."

    Older children loved the privacy of the bedroom at the top of the house and the layout is exactly as described in the blurb.Parking was never a problem, it is very quiet and peaceful and the facilities and equipment in the house are top end.Super comfy beds and excellent kitchen equipment for self-catering for 6, although you are on the edge of town if you prefer to eat out.We loved it and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JanetteDec 2019

  • "Bobbin Cottage was clean and well thought out."

    The lack of a second toilet for 6 guests meant we wouldn’t return, I feel the house should only warrant 4 guests booking as also lack of space in lounge for 6 guests to sit comfortably. As you would expect in a terraced Matlock position there isn’t any privacy from neighbours. Only 1 toilet roll provided for 6 guests, no Jay Cloths. Having booked with Classic Cottages lots of time we missed the extra touches like a cake or wine on arrival. Beds were comfy, we didn’t like the fact you had to walk through one bedroom to get to another and the same to access the bathroom, made it difficult in the morning. ( again I feel the house doesn’t suit 6 guests) Sounds like lots of critique but the house was clean and had lovely views.

    Thank you for your comments. The owner passes on apologies from the cleaning team that ample loo rolls and j-cloths were not supplied. These are usually standard along with the dishwasher tablets, dispensers of washing liquids, shower gels & moisturiser. Whilst we don’t leave cake and wine, we do make sure there is an accommodating welcome pack of fresh milk, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and even dog biscuits for our furry visitors. With regards to the bedroom layout, bathroom & privacy, it is clearly advertised in the description of the property what can be expected. Previous guests have been complimentary on how the property exceeds expectations from the listing. All of the information is accurately stated on the website and is there to review the property layout to ensure it meets your requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2019

  • "A second toilet would be an advantage, with six adults one bathroom and toilet is insufficient."

    Apart from that, beautiful cottage, well equipped and in good repair

    Reviewed by JimAug 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect, it was clean, modern, comfortable and very spacious."

    The only down side to this cottage is the advertised parking, it says for 2 cars but there is really only one space and the other space is a free for all with the other cottages who share the driveway. The neighbours are also quite rude about where you park even when loading and unloading your vehicle, as it can be quite a trek to the cottage with your luggage. But overall it was a very enjoyable holiday with beautiful views from the front windows in a very idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2019

  • "Lovely cozy cottage but far too small for 6 adults,lack of storage space However the cleaners arrived AFTER we’d arrived."

    ..4 20 pm and stuff was every.It was suggested we vacate for an hour ! Also the oven/slow cooker etc were dirty.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the cleaners of Bobbin Cottage. We hadn't been made aware by them that this had happened and have taken this matter further with the company owner. We have been running the holiday cottage for nearly a year and never any reports of a clean being delayed past 3pm. It's extremely unfortunate that this occurred & we understand how disappointing this must've been. Please accept a token of our goodwill as an apology (the £10 amazon voucher will arrive separately by email.) Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "My friend and I were both delighted with Bobbin Cottage."

    It's a very comfortable home from home and the cottage has been lovingly renovated with modern touches totally in keeping with its traditional feel. Very comfy beds, excellent bathroom, well equipped kitchen and cosy living room with log burner which would be marvellous in the colder months. Matlock itself is a super bustling little town with lots to do in the surrounding area. We enjoyed the local walks greatly but the hills are not for the faint hearted and the walk up from the town to the cottage is pretty hard going! We also had a fab day out at Chatsworth House which is only a 15 minute drive away but didn't have enough time to visit the restored cotton mills and other interesting attractions nearby. So we'll definitely be returning someday and look forward to staying at Bobbin Cottage again when we do.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2019

  • "The cottage was not for us being situated on a hilly part of matlock but the cottage itself was quite nice."

    There was no place in the vicinity to exercise our dog which is a Labrador.Parking at the cottage is poor surely someone can pay to put some tarmac down to mark out proper places also anyone arriving with a 4 by 4 will be squashed up to the other cars.The tv in the lounge was poor we could only get a few freeview channels.I cant see us coming back to this property its just not for us we like to be where we can leave the car and walk the dog near to plenty of free grassland.Last thing its much too expensive to park up in matlock every day.

    Thank you for your feedback.. We are sorry to hear that the cottage was not suitable being on a hill, however, being in Matlock in the Peak District it is mainly all hills. There are parking spaces nearby the property as indicated on our Sykes property page. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2019

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location for walking, and sight seeing,in the Peak District."

    It was exactly as described, on your website, so it lived up to all our expectations. It was an extremely comfortable base to come home to at the end of the day. I would like to add that this is the 4th. Sykes cottage that we have stayed at, and each one has been exactly as described. We feel we can trust Sykes wholeheartedly.. in fact we have 2 more properties booked, with Sykes, for later this year !!

    Reviewed by PetaMar 2019

  • "Wonderful accommodation"

    Reviewed by CherrilMar 2019

  • "Absolutely loved staying here, like most of the reviews said it was a home from home!"

    The bed was so comfy and particularly liked how they left some dog bowls out for our doggy. The pubs we went to that were close by were brilliant, the owners were really welcoming Just a few niggly issues no oven gloves and would be nice to be told in the info that there is quite a steep walk to the property, it was fine for us but wouldn't be ideal for someone older or with issues walking.

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage heating on when I arrived and the log fire was lovely."

    Very clean good location for exploring the area and the beds were so comfy it was just a great place to chill and relax :-)

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage to stay at , lovely decoration , obviously put together with care ."

    Great to be able to have three double rooms so no one had to have the little room as often occurs ! Comfy beds and very clean . Front garden is a sun trap if you are lucky enough to have good weather as we did . As the cottage sits behind the houses on the road this is ideal . Would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2019

  • "We were led to believe that there would be initial fuel for the log burner but there was none ."

    ...didn’t expect to have to go out on the evening we arrived to fetch this! The property is lovely but would benefit from a fridge freezer and somewhere to hang coats and place dirty boots. We managed to get into the outside shed which was suggested but the wooden door has swollen in the damp weather and we could not open it again!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth JoanJan 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage that has been restored with much love and attention to detail we had a lovely relaxing few days there and completely recharged our batteries."

    From a practical point of view a fridge freezer and wardrobes would be useful.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "Ease of booking and key pick up."

    The house was comfortable but also had some boutique hotel touches, good quality bedding and complimentary toiletries and kitchen essentials.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2018

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and well appointed."

    Lots of extras provided which made it more of a home from home. Only 2 slight critisisms - a lack of hanging space (no wardrobes, just hooks on the back of the bedroom doors and a type of coat hanger in the attic room and also only 1 dishwasher tablet provided for the 3 night stay ( we had asked the cleaner before arrival if these were provided and were told that they were). Generally very pleased with the choice of property and would love to stay there again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! I am pleased to make you aware that the owner has taken your feedback on-board and since added clothing rails in each bedroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2018

  • "The accommodation was a great holiday home with everything a stone throw away."

    All of the beds were comfortable and a decent size. The attic room was fantastic for my elder daughters with its own TV and a really nice view. The kitchen had all essentials including larger cooking equipment, enough utensils and crockery which a lot of self catering holiday homes lack. The fire place in the kitchen was a really nice bonus which made the holiday that much more special. It is evident that the owners have put a lot of thought into the place.The only negative was that there wasn’t a freezer and the ice compartment wasn’t enough space to store food because of special dietary requirements. Overall an enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by TabusamAug 2018

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 x double (1 accessed via the twin room), 1 x twin (zip/link can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with gas effect fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, gas effect fire, woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, slow cooker
  • TV, WiFi, variety of books & games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Fold out child’s bed available on request & ‘toddler’ pack including step stool, toilet seat, toys
  • Clothes hanging space provided for each bedroom
  • Designated off street parking for 1 car
  • Front and rear patio areas and rear courtyard (not enclosed)
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome but due to the cottage being in a terrace where residents have access, they are required to be on leads in both the front and back garden at all times
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub & butcher 2 minute walk
  • Shop 10 minute walk
  • The Cottage is situated high on Matlock bank which is away from any risk of flooding with lovely views across the valley

The property

A mid-terrace cottage in the fascinating, friendly Derbyshire town of Matlock.

With the glorious Peak District National Park close by, this is a charming base from which to explore this fine part of England.

As you climb a few stone steps to the front door of the property, you walk alongside the established front garden which has a dog-friendly ‘pooch patch’ and patio area.

Upon entering the property you are welcomed by a cosy sitting room featuring a wood burner.

After a busy day exploring you can sit back and relax in front of the TV.

Wander through into the delightful and spacious kitchen/diner with its stunning original floor tiles, the gas wood burner brings a sense of comfort while the rustic wooden kitchen is designed to set you up perfectly for your Derbyshire cottage break.

A large map, wall mounted, enables you to plan your next adventure.

Set over three floors, the first floor offers a delightful double bedroom, a stylish twin room and a pristine, all-white family bathroom with shower.

The twin room, with beautiful views of Matlock town, the hills beyond and Riber Castle, has a staircase leading to the converted loft.

The loft room is a spacious double with a contemporary feel, its own TV and a light-filled Velux window.

To the back of the property there is a stone outhouse perfect for storing bicycles, boots and coats.

Up a set of stone steps, you will find a serene raised patio where you can kick back and relax together.

This cottage reflects the history of John Smedley who is a key figure in Matlock history, with features such as the cotton mill bobbins.

Take the stroll into the centre of wonderful Matlock, a town offering a wide variety of places to eat, drink and shop as well as Lumsdale Falls, the Heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom on offer close by.

The neighbouring Matlock Bath is a fabulous spot to visit.

Venture into the Peak District National Park for awe-inspiring walking and cycling, you can also easily find the marvellous market town of Bakewell.

Use this charming terraced cottage as the base for your much-needed retreat in the Peak District.

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About the location

MATLOCK

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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas