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Kirkham House

(Ref. 1064755)

Matlock Bath, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic stay, couldn't fault it at all !"

    Thank you so much for this 100/100 score and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Jul 2024

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Kirkham House, which is directly behind the main street of Matlock Bath."

    The house itself was lovely, with everything we could possibly need and with the comfiest beds ever! Everything was really clean and well cared for. The house is dog friendly, with a safe terrace area and our Beagle had a marvellous time too :) Neil the owner was great, providing us with some really useful info and ideas of places to visit, and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. I would definitely recommend Kirkham House to anyone visiting the Matlock area, it was so homely and welcoming, with lots of attractions near by.

    Thank you so much for this 100/100 review. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and local attractions that are all in easy walking distance. We would, of course, to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2024

  • "The location of the property in the heart of Matlock was perfect, just steps away from the main promenade."

    The communication from the owner 'Neil' was excellent before, during and after our stay and he seems to be a very helpful and 'hands on' host. His advice on parking in the garage was very much appreciated. The accommodation was very spacious with good sized bedrooms and comfy beds. The bathroom and shower were lovely with plenty of hot water. We enjoyed the hot tub (once we'd fished the foliage out!). For us (6 in our party) we all agreed it was just let down by the lack of cleanliness. Under the beds in two of the bedrooms we found food (pasta & a couple of baked beans) tissues, crayons, sponge bullets from a child's toy and lots of dusty tumbleweeds. The downstairs living room carpet was covered in crumbs/dust too. We tried to hoover this on our fist day but the hoover barely worked and smelt awful. We accept it was a dog friendly property but the doggy smell was quite overpowering. The kitchen cupboards were way too full. With food & drink for 6 adults for 4 days we struggled to find sufficient space to store our own items. We ended up emptying a couple of cupboards into other cupboards so we could store our own food. We did have to clean them first though as the shelves were sticky and dirty. The outside space needs a tidy up and a clean. Lots of dead plants & weeds in old pots, lights that didn't work, upturned tubs of bird food, and lots of debris on the artificial grass etc. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The weather was beautiful and we were able to spend the majority of our time outdoors visiting the local attractions. With regards to the property, a bit of a 'deep clean' a decluttering of the kitchen cupboards, and a new hoover would make for a more comfortable stay for future visitors.

    Thank you so much for this balanced and detailed feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the perfect location and are happy with our hands on approach. Everything mentioned has been acted upon and I am fully confident the same issues will not permeate into future bookings. I do regret we were not informed of any issues until after your stay as it goes without saying we would have been there straight away. As can be seen from other reviews we are super serious about guests having the best time at Kirkham House and we are proud that the overwhelming majority of guests are more than happy with the presentation of the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth3.4May 2024

  • "Party of 7."

    Lovely house, well set out, very well equipped. The teenage boys with us loved their space staying in the studio. The welcome package was a lovely touch and well used! The owner was very friendly and helpful. If we stay in Matlock again we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Kirkham House again.

    Thank you so much for this kind feedback and I am delighted you really enjoyed your time at Kirkham House. We, of course, very much look forward to welcoming you back to Kirkham House in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Apr 2024

  • "An incredible stay at Kirkham House for a few nights from 4th - 6th April."

    The accommodation was cosy and an absolutely beautiful building. There is plenty of space for us and the pooch. Every essential item is provided and the welcome basket was gratefully received. A wet and windy few days weather wise but the hot tub was an added bonus. We look forward to booking again in the future as we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much for this 100/100 review and your very kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and we, of course, very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a fantastic place to stay - the location is amazing in the heart of Matlock bay and walking distance to Abraham heights."

    The property owner was very helpful and at hand for anything that we needed. Parking - don't bother trying to squeeze into the garage as it is verry tight! just take advantage of the parking at the top, or the carpark. hot tub was an added bonus for our holiday. Lots to do and the welcome pack was great. Would book again and thank you again for allowing us to stay. Reemal

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review. We are delighted you enjoyed the location and it was my pleasure to assist in ensuring you had a fantastic break. There are many parking options close by and it is the case that the drive is narrow by modern standards but I park a Mitsubishi Outlander in the garage without issue. It is, of course, down to personal preference but I would say a smaller car wouldn’t have too much trouble. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Reemal5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Kirkham house."

    The location was fantastic and the basket of goodies left was a really nice touch. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and it was a perfect get-away to chill in the hot tub and take leisurely walks. It was a particularly cold few days though and with the house being so large it was a bit chilly at times. However the log burner helped. We would definitely recommend staying there.

    Thank you so much for this review and we are delighted you enjoyed the hot tub and the location tucked just behind the main attractions of Matlock Bath. The design flaw with the heating is the thermostat is in the living room so a hot living room does turn off the heating for the whole house. A top tip when using the log burner is to turn the thermostatic valves on the living room radiators down so the radiators stay on in the rest of the house. Thank you for pointing this out and I will add instructions to my welcome pack. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous house right in the heart of Matlock Bath, lovely big place with lots of room and comfort."

    Everything we needed for a winter weekend away. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for this review and we are delighted that you had a lovely stay at Kirkham House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jan 2024

  • "Kirkham house was perfect for our family stay."

    The cottage was really cosy and well equipped. Our older kids loved having their own space in the Studio. Neil couldn’t have been more helpful & accommodating, allowing early and late checkin and posting forgotten highlights. We loved Matlock bath, so many fish & chips- Kosta’s was great. The Cavery at the Fishpond was fantastic too! We’d definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for this review it is very kind. I always do my best to ensure guests at Kirkham House have a fantastic time. We would love to see you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Jan 2024

  • "We absolutely loved this property it had everything we needed and more!"

    I can’t think of any negatives and we would definitely recommend and rebook Kirkham house

    Thank you so much for this lovely review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Kirkham House soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Me and my family had an amazing stay at Kirkham House."

    The property was very clean, tidy and comfortable. The bed rooms was very well decorated and the toilet when we sat on the loo there is an amazing view at matlock bath, lol. We would definitely be going back

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 score. I am so glad you had a lovely time at Kirkham House and it would be a pleasure to invite you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "House is lovely."

    Beds were comfy. Very spacious, would be great with kids and dogs although we were escaping ours. Host super friendly and available if needed. Good local amenities and everyone in the local pubs and restaurants are happy to see you, chat and make recommendations. Had a great break

    Thank you so much for this review and I am delighted you had such a great time at Kirkham House. we would, of course, really like to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Nov 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay !"

    We had a fantastic time. The house is really comfortable and everything you could possibly need is provided. The jacuzzi is a wonderful bonus and was lovely to relax in. There are lots of things within walking distance and even more just a short drive away. Communications from the host were brilliant and really helpful. We off loaded then parked in the Temple Walk car park which wasn't expensive for a 'rover ticket' and meant we could park in lots of other car parks in the area without an additional charge. It's such a short walk from the house and you get to look in all the shops on the way. I would highly recommend Kirkham House and hopefully we can come an stay again soon.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review and we are so glad you had a fantastic time exploring the beauty of the local area. It would be a pleasure to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house was beautiful and in a fabulous place."

    There was a slight issue with the hot tub but that was sorted very quickly once I contacted the owner.

    I am delighted you enjoyed the house and it’s location. I am also glad I could advise on the operation of the hot tub. We would, of course, love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2023

  • "Neil the owner could not have been more attentive."

    He contacted me on the day of the holiday to welcome and introduce himself. As the cottage was ready early we got in early and he allowed us to stay til lunch on the leaving day We had a lovely second pack which was a lovely surprise. He contacted us on the Saturday to check all ok and made sure we were happy He was just a super host, thanks Neil We had a very large estate Audi and we got it in and out if the garage , a little manoeuvring but it went in We had such a super time and would highly recommend the cottage It’s right in the centre but up a quiet street literally 30 steps from the Main Street, perfectly situated Just couldn’t have been better Thank you Neil fir hosting us do well

    Thank you so much for your incredibly kind feedback and your 100/100 score. We are really glad you enjoyed the central yet tucked away location. I always want guests at Kirkham House to enjoy the house and location as much as we do and it goes without saying that we would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely house!"

    Comfortable beds, lovely bathroom with a great bath and shower, and the hot tub was so lovely. Everything you could need/want in the kitchen and other general household facilities. Check in and check out very easy, and the location of the property is so convenient. Literally 15 steps out of the door and you’re on the Main Street. In all a lovely time away, and a beautiful house to stay in. Would very much recommend. :)

    Thank you so much for this lovely review that is really helpful review for future guests. It was a pleasure hosting you and we would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Jul 2023

  • "Bannister hanging off the wall, ripped wallpaper, big flakes of paint fallen off internal wall, some lights not working, oven and cooker hood hadn’t been cleaned for ages and full of grease / dust, fridge not cleaned, freezer full of ice and old food, sticky floor, shower didn’t drain well and missing a side panel so you could see underneath, smell of damp and bad drains, rain gutters blocked, dead plants outside, litter and dirt in sofa cushions and under beds, chipped crockery, dirty pans, plates, glasses, cups."

    Really grim stay. We were only there for 2 nights so I didn’t want cleaners in but if there had been alternative accommodation nearby we would have moved out. Owner provided a £30 voucher for a fish and chip meal (which fed 3 of our party of 5) but this was nothing against the price of the accommodation.

    In order to maintain my integrity here I would like to encourage future potential guests to see our countless hugely positive reviews and the reason why Kirkham house is so popular and so many return and disregard this feedback. We will, of course, deal with issues raised where we can and did offer cleaners straight away which were refused but, then again, even the goodwill voucher was negatively reviewed. In the years we have proudly operated Kirkham House we have never received such unbalanced and quite vitriolic feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ali2.2Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing old house, beautifully maintained."

    Lovely terrace, dining table was big enough for 8but possibly could extend. Cosy chairs and a huge corner sofa. Well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. The three bedrooms were very comfortable with huge chest of drawers and hanging space

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review. We are delighted you enjoyed Kirkham house and would really like to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Outstanding experience overall, Kirkham house was an ideal location and the facilities were better than described."

    The host "Neil" was very accommodating to my requests, quick to respond and very friendly, I would 100% recommend this property to friends and family. Hoping to return myself in the near future.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 score and your very kind words It was a pleasure to host you and we hope you return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely quirky property in the heart of Matlock Bath."

    Excellent communication with the owner and clear check in/out information. Location could not be better. Spotlessly clean and lovely welcome pack. Parking is limited around the property and garage is a struggled with a larger car. Ok for a smaller car but lots reasonably priced public parking nearby. Would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 review. We are delighted you enjoyed the house and it’s location. We would love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely home."

    Brilliant facilities in a fantastic location. The house had everything we needed for the whole family and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for my husband's 50th birthday. Thanks once again.

    Thank you so much for this 100/100 review and we are so glad you had such a fantastic time. Due to it’s open plan layout and central location Kirkham House is always a popular choice for family celebrations. We would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay only issue was parking to load and unload."

    Garage very tight to get into so happy to park in town carpark but even stoping outside house was difficult

    Thank you for this feedback and I am delighted you had a lovely stay. The strength of Kirkham House’s fantastic central location and its historic nature does mean a more narrow than average driveway. I am glad, however, that you were able to use the close and very reasonably priced town carpark. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Mar 2023

  • "Hi,I've just stayed at this cottage this weekend for my 40th birthday."

    Had a really good time and experience. The cottage is lovely and very central to Matlock Bath.Hot tub great.would highly recommend.The studio is a great feature too.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kirkham house and particularly enjoyed the location. It would, of course, be a pleasure to host you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nat3.8Mar 2023

  • "Directions were good but parking in the garage was a challenge!"

    …great location - loved being able to just walk out the door into the village (no where to get milk/bread though? Without going into Matlock itself? ) lovely welcome pack on arrival - unfortunately though some cleaning issues which we immediately reported to the owner - and we were a little perplexed that although marketed for 8 persons the hot tub was only for 4?? Apart from that all good

    Thank you for this feedback and I am glad you were able to follow my directions for parking and that you liked the location . I am really happy you confirmed by text that a good time had been had by all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia3.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely comfy cottage, surprisingly spacious with a great open plan living space."

    Hot tub was a great addition. Some lovely walks from the door. Great communication with the owners, and handy messages around the cottage. Welcome hamper was lovely too!

    Thank you so much for this 100/100 review it means a lot to us. Please do return to Kirkham House we would love to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Jan 2023

  • "The place is right in the middle of town but you wouldn't know it once in, there is no noise."

    We made plenty use of the hot tub. The kitchen has a good amount of cups, plates, cooking utensils etc. The windows are a little draughty due to the age of the building but the ample central heating copes brilliantly with the temperature. The beds were very comfy. The sonos sound system was a good touch, will definitely recommend this place.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review and we are delighted you liked the central but tucked away location. I am glad the house was warm despite a very cold few days and we would, of course, love to host you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a nice short break here with the family after New Year."

    The owner was easy to contact and very helpful. Location was nice and central. The property was very spacious and had good character and the kids loved the sound system! The Hot tub was a nice bonus, but with the poor weather, would have benefited from a shelter over it for rainy days. We enjoyed our stay overall and will definitely consider returning when the local attractions are open. Best regards, Chris and Family.

    Thank you so much for this most generous of feedback. I am really glad you enjoyed the location, area and the house and thank you for your idea for the hot tub it is most appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay for new year, close to all of the amenities."

    We went on some lovely walks and had a very tasty carvery at the fish pond pub. The hamper we received from the owner was very thoughtful. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for this and we are glad you took full advantage of the fantastic location. We always want our guests to feel very welcome and a nice hamper when you arrive is essential to start your holiday on a real positive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie4.7Dec 2022

  • "Property just as described, Extremely comfy beds with good bedding linen."

    Hot tub was enjoyed. Great location to Matlock Bath. Quick response by owner when needed.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review and we would love to host you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely house, very well presented inside and a thoughtful hamper presented upon arrival."

    Instructions given were clear, house was clean and tidy and perfect stay for what we needed.

    Thank you so much for this feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We always want to give our guests the warmest of welcomes so we do pride ourself on a great welcome hamper. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Nov 2022

  • "We decided to go to Matlock bath because of it is so family orientated."

    Before our arrival we were warned that there had been a spill in the kitchen. The owner spoke to us on the phone and later made at least 2 visits to the cottage to ensure we were warm and dry. He offered us compensation that included a voucher for the fish and chip shop which we very much enjoyed. The cottage was spacious (there were 7 of us staying) with a well equipped kitchen. My eldest grandson stayed in the studio and loved having his own space. The beds were very comfortable and it was nice to find that the shower was a good size. The hot tub was easy to use and most appreciated after a day walking around the theme park etc. We were surprised to find vegan food available in 2 of the local cafes. This was a bonus for us as 2 of our party are lactose intolerant. Matlock illuminations were on with a firework display on the Saturday. The park was lit with fairy lights and the streets were filled with families. The atmosphere was brilliant and most of the children were carrying a light up toy. We visited most of the attractions, Gullivers Kingdom, Heights of Abraham, the aquarium, steam railway and can recommend them all. It's cheaper to book your tickets on line but you still have to join the queue to get in. The only down side we found to staying in Matlock bath was that there was no corner shop when you needed a pint of milk etc. However the local Sainsburys is only a mile down the road. It was really easy to get to and sold everything.

    Thank you so much for this most useful of reviews for future guests. and for your 100/100 score. It was a real pleasure hosting you and your lovely family and we would love to have you back soon as I know how much Matlock Bath means to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Kirkham House."

    Everything was perfect. The host was very helpful with some generous extra touches. The property has everything you need and the location is brilliant. We can’t wait to stay here again.

    Thank you so much for your 100/100 review. We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "I stayed at Kirkham house over the bank holiday."

    For a special birthday with friends.We all loved the house.It had everything we needed and in such a great location.Plenty of eateries right on the door step.Not long after we arrived the area had a power cut and the owner was very quick and efficient in letting us know and was prepared to bring us food. Should it have lasted a long time.Which it didn’t.Going above and beyond.Thank you for such an amazing stay.

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 score and it was a pleasure to help you have a fantastic birthday celebration for you and the ladies. We would, of course, love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Neil was very helpful with his communication. Great location, nice and clean. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you so much for the 100/100 score! We are thrilled you had a lovely time and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "On arrival, we found dog poo on the terrace."

    The siting of the hot tub in a very small confined space made it difficult to open and close it, but worst of all, our 3 grandchildren who used it developed a body rash and one of them caught an ear infection, so we stopped using it. We have since been told that it is likely that both these conditions were caused by poorly maintained water quality. Those of us that did not use the hot tub had no symptoms. The mattress in one of the bedrooms was heavily stained with either old sweat or something else. Overall. this is not a property that pays enough attention to general hygiene.

    I am very sorry to read your feedback. Upon you telling me that one poo was unfortunately left I did offer to come and remove it myself which you declined and attempted to offer you complementary fish and chips for you and your guests which you declined. The Hot tub is emptied, cleaned and refilled after every changeover with the correct chemicals applied. Every time. We also have the chemicals required to increase and decrease PH along with a testing kit but I wasn’t made aware of the issue and couldn’t, therefore, assist you. We use mattress and pillow protectors which are laundered for all beds along with Egyptian cotton sheets. I will contact you for details and remove and replace this mattress immediately although all mattresses were new April 21. I would like to request potential future guests read all the other reviews on here for balance, we have never had a review like this one and pride ourselves on doing all we can to ensure our guests have a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan2.8May 2022

  • "The House was amazing and so close to the main stretch yet felt nice and secluded."

    The owner was amazing with contacting us about the stay. It made a prefect weekend.

    I am so glad you liked the location of the house and that you had a perfect weekend. Contacting guests before, during and after is just something we like to do to ensure everything is as it should be and guests feel most welcome at Kirkham House. Thank you so much for the 100/100 score it means everything to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2022

  • "Great Location in Matlock Bath for the river walks, cafés and amusements."

    There's a cafe kiosk just over the road has tables that overlook the river. Water from one of the springs creates a cascade into the river next to you. Perfect place for a cuppa on a sunny morning. Kirkham House is spacious. The living and dining room was great for the five of us, big comfy sofa and large dining table. We used the Sonos sound system everyday. Easy to use on the iPad. The kitchen has a good range of implements for cooking. We loved the hot tub in its own small private courtyard. Beds were comfy. The studio space, which is completely separate from the main house, was good for our 24 year old son. My 70+ year old Mum did have a go up the ladder of the mezzanine bed but decided against it. We also had a small dog with us, Charlie, who loves walking. Not much outside space at Kirkham house but the Riverside walks and Derwent Gardens are close and easy to walk to in a couple of minutes. We also took him up in a cable car to the Heights of Abraham, everyone very welcoming. Lots of walking and space at the top. We had two cars with us. My Mum's Clio fitted easily in the garage which is accessed by a narrow drive. The other car we booked a 3 day permit with Derbyshire council online for just over a tenner. Then depending on our plans I could leave the car in the main train station car park which is a ten minute walk away or a 2 minute walk to a short stay car park. There was also plenty of free overnight parking on the main road from 5pm til 9am. I would definitely recommend Kirkham House it is well looked after and there is lots to do in this area of the country. 5 stars.

    Thank you so much for this in-depth review that future guests will find really informative. We are so glad you had a lovely time and can’t thank you enough for the 100/100 score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Had the most enjoyable stay in Kirkham House, Matlock Bath."

    In the centre of town. Close to all amenities. Couldn’t of been better. Parked the car in the long stay car park just 10 mins away. Car park charges only £6.00 per 24 hours

    We are delighted you had such a good stay and enjoyed the central location just set back off the main street. Guests with more than one car often use the on street parking on temple road or the temple road car park which is a 2 minute walk from the house. You might have been parked in the station carpark which is a 10 minute walk but there is lots of parking options available for extra cars that is for sure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Apr 2022

  • "We arrived on Friday afternoon, 6 adults and 2 dogs, for a 3 night stay/get together, everything was ready for us on check in."

    The house was very clean throughout and deceptively big,the welcome pack was ideal and very appreciated. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, (the bathroom could do with a blind over the door glass for better privacy). Beds are very comfortable, and bed rooms and light and relaxing lying spacious.

    Thank you very much for this valuable review and your kind words. Whilst the door glass is frosted, I will certainly endeavor to install a blind too for added privacy so thank you for alerting me to this. Thank you so much for the 100/100 score we were just delighted to receive that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Kirkham House is in a great location."

    Although the property accommodates 8 people parking in the garage will only fit a motorbike and one car(parking in the local area is reasonable only £6 per day). Lovely sub trap on balcony area and owner is very helpful.

    Thank you for this review and your kind words, we also love sitting out on the balcony. Yes a 24 hour carpark is 2 minutes walk from the front door and guests buy a 7 day parking permit for £24.80 (or a 3 day one for £10.60) and this allows unlimited parking in every council owned car park in the Derbyshire Dales. Great value if you are exploring. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl3.8Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property from start to finish."

    All the home from home essentials are present and to a high standard. The family really enjoyed the adundant space inside and the hot tub and BBQ are also really well looked after. Neil (the owner) was very attentive to our arrival and departure and also dropped us a message to see how things were going, which was a nice touch. Location...perfect for the main Street and only a stone's throw from Matlock itself. Bedrooms and beds...super comfy. The added sound system which has the ability to play the music in all the rooms is one of my personal favourite much so...I'm going to replicate it at home. Highly recommend this property, you wont be disappointed. We will return all and that's a promise.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Sonos sound systems really do deliver and the ability to control the set up with the house iPad means you can have a lot of fun waking everyone up with some heavy guitar music in the morning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time at Kirkham House!"

    The house itself is beautiful and the village is too - everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. The house has plenty of room and is really well equipped with televisions and speakers to keep everyone happy. It is well located and gave us plenty of local places to eat and walk the dog. Neil was welcoming and checked to see if we were doing okay, as well as making recommendations for activities and places to eat! Will definitely be back :)

    Thank you so much for your kind review and we would love to welcome you back. I am glad you found all the electronic tech a bonus - with 5 smart TVs in the house and streaming subscriptions there is no fighting over who gets to watch what at least and thank you so so much for the 100/100 score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location, great welcome basket."

    The hot tub was great and 5 TV's in the property so no falling out with what you want to watch. My husband thought the bath was a great size and dog friendly. The Fish Pond pub does good food as well.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2022

  • "This property is a little gem, packed with both character and tech and perfectly placed to explore the area."

    The only negative was that we couldn't maneuver our car into the garage - but the resident permit made it easy to street park. We were unwilling to use our car and lose that space, so the walk to Matlock (35 mins) was the only way to top up on groceries. We would come equipped with all groceries for a return visit and maybe a cool box as the fridge in the kitchen, otherwise filled with great gadgets, is tiny. Both of these points were easy to forget, given the fabulous facilities throughout the main building. The comfortable furnishings, the epic sound system, the smart TVs and, ofcourse the hot tub, and despite the various named storms during our stay, we even got to spend a little time on the cute balcony. A printed guide would be useful as I couldn't work out how to use the smart TV in the studio and having to exit the main house to walk around the building to access the studio made it less perfect than those with a room in the main house. Finally, the owners have been most helpful with information, responding to questions promptly both before and during our stay. Thank you Neil and Mrs Neil!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Kirkham House."

    The house was a great location, easy access to Matlock Bath and closeby Matlock. Great communication from the property owner and the welcome pack was a really nice touch. Fantastic place and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Feb 2022

  • "This property was perfect for our family get together."

    All the rooms were very comfortable, clean and spacious, plus having the extra studio room was helpful, although there is not direct access through the house it was still a nice addition. The living and dining area were lovely to relax in and it was nice to be able to fit the whole group round the table for meals too. The hot tub was a great extra, to be able to step out the back door into the hot tub and relax was lovely. Though there is extra fridge space in the garage a slightly bigger fridge in the kitchen may have been more useful, but equally it didn't affect our stay at all. The parking was slightly tricky but we did bring a lot of cars as a group and it was very well described in the welcome brochure which was helpful and meant it didn't take too long to find a good spot for people. It was also lovely to be welcomed by a tray of nice goodies, including some dog treats which was a nice surprise. The owner was very communicative throughout and incredibly kind to help out with extra requests too! We would definitely recommend Kirkham House and look forward to going back and staying again some time soon hopefully.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, however listing it as dog friendly with an enclosed garden, this was not actually correct, the garden was no bigger than a handkerchief!"

    !!! And it had a hot tub in and the floor was astroturf which was sodden, you couldn’t walk on it without boots, I was not going to let my dog use the garden as it would have been very un hygienic. There was no instructions by the owner on how to use the tablet which controlled the heating, so it was on all the time and very uncomfortable at night, there was no code left for the WiFi, the smart tvs upstairs didn’t work, the hot tub on the last day said check PH levels so we couldn’t use it which was the reason we booked this cottage, the welcome pack which was left was nice if you liked sweets and crisps, a nice loaf of bread would have been better. And the garage was a total nightmare, it took an age to get the car in and even longer to get it back out safely, I was very impressed we didn’t end up with a massive scratch on the car, Just felt it very expensive for the couple of days we spent at the cottage, Would we returned, sorry no.

    For reasons that I will discuss personally with the guest, I would kindly ask that future guests disregard this review and look at the numerous other fair and valuable reviews that offer benefits and constructive criticism. We pride ourselves on great communication with guests but in this instance we’re not given the opportunity of this communication Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Jan 2022

  • "Lovely modern property with everything you need."

    Great location. Owners very responsive.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jan 2022

  • "I would just like to say this property was absolutly perfect we loved every 2nd of our holiday."

    The only downside was having to leave at the end of our stay.the location is perfect for exploring matlock bath or even just having a lazy day around the hot tub.we will deffinatly be rebooting in the future

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Dec 2021

  • "Only thing I would say is that they need a full size fridge, other than that excellently equipped."

    There was an issue with a leaking dishwasher & owner was made aware & managed to sort it after out stay, but it wasn’t an issue for us & the owner very kindly gave us a voucher for very delicious fish & chips which were very much appreciated! Overall a fantastic stay & one of my friends has already rebooked another visit next year.

    Thank you for your feedback and 94/100 rating it is very much appreciated. The dishwasher fault was unfortunate as it was a loose pipe that is now sorted. The way the kitchen is laid out we can only use under counter appliances but we do have both a full sized fridge and full sized freezer in the garage should extra storage be needed. Finally Thank you so much for the recommendation to your friend and we look forward to hosting her. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Dec 2021

  • "This house was perfect for us, including having it's own garage - which was a massive bonus."

    We have stayed in man of your cottages and would rate this very highly indeed. We were in constant contact with the owners of the property and they ensured that our every need was catered to. Many thanks Neil The local scenery in the Peak District National Park was outstanding and Dovedale is a must if you are visiting the area. At the Balti Restaurant on Dale Road in Matlock Bath we enjoyed what we all agree was one of the best Indian meals that any of us had ever had. An added bonus on a walk that passed through Bonsall was the Fountain Tea Rooms on Yeoman Street. the coffee there is to die for.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous property of a very high standard, beautifully furnished."

    Extremely comfortable and spacious. Very helpful and thoughtful owner, plenty of contact up to day of visit and checked in over the weekend to make sure we had everything we needed and were happy with everything. Parking could be difficult but we took 2 cars and found close by parking for both, permits are provided and there is a garage, but was a but difficult to get into, so we decided not to use it. Would definitely consider visiting again as it was brilliantly located for matlock bath and a taxi ride into matlock was easy enough for an evening. Overall it is a super property.....and fulfilled our needs for a short break.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house in the best possible location - right behind the charming main street - in Matlock Bath."

    Very convenient for the station (we travelled to MB by public transport) for shopping trips to Matlock, Derby, Cromford etc and with beautiful views from the balcony and from the top of the hill behind the house. Kitchen was better equipped than we've ever experienced in any other holiday let, there was a really thoughtful welcome pack waiting to greet us and the hot tub was a brilliant bonus. Beds were super comfortable and the owner was really easy to communicate with - recommend!

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location for the town and attractions, we hardly used the car!"

    Plenty of space in the house for the 8 of us. And a lovely touch from the owner for fish and chips on the day we arrived

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "I have just finished a weeks stay here and found the property great."

    The house was very clean and comfortable, and in an ideal location for visiting the tourist attractions around Matlock Bath. We found the Sonos speaker system really easy to use and a great addition to the house, as was the hot tub! The owner of the property was super friendly and helpful and made sure that we settled in well. Overall we had a great time at Kirkham House and would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Kirkham House."

    It is in a great location in the centre of town and the house itself is lovely. It has a pretty terrace, comfy beds, clean bathroom and kitchen – and of course an excellent hot tub. Neil was very quick to answer questions and address any issues. We would recommend Kirkham House to anyone considering a stay in Matlock Bath.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2021

  • "Perfect location in Matlock Bath."

    The facilties in this property were fantastic everything has been thought of to ensure you have the best time. Communication from the owner was incredible nothing was to much trouble. The Hot tub was an added bonus and very much enjoyed throughout our stay. Its beautifully furnished to a high standard. I would highly recommend Kirkham House and we will be booking here again next year it was absolutely fantastic. 10/10

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a great stay at Kirkham house."

    Stayed with my partner and 4 friends for a well needed break. Lovely house right in the centre of Matlock Bath. Comfy beds with nice fresh bedding. All rooms having a double bed. Lovely bright bathroom with nice deep bath and powerful shower. (Separate toilet) Kitchen fully equipped with everything you need. Living area is very spacious with comfy large corner sofa. Nice dining table with enough room to seat 10. We appreciated the Sonos system with speakers in almost every room. Excellent and friendly communication with the host who was very accommodating and helpful. Great central location but just tucked away of the main street so you have a little privacy and not much passing traffic or people. Really enjoyed breakfast on the patio at the front of the house with a handy speaker near the door that easily turns around to face outside. We also enjoyed having a hot tub in the other small outdoor area. Very relaxing after climbing some of the ever so slightly

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic weeks stay in this lovely house which was a perfect base for us to explore Matlock Bath and Derbyshire."

    Lounge diner was great for family meals and chilling in the evening and we were blessed with glorious sunshine to sit out on the terrace. Hot tub was an added bonus. Hosts very helpful before and during the stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

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  • Three double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with Woodburning stove and logs supplied, with kitchen, dining and living area
  • En-suite stand alone studio with double bed top bunk with bottom acting as a futon, suitable for older children or those guests who would like their own private space
  • Gas central heating, WiFi thermostat
  • Gas Range double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TVs in living area and bedrooms, Sonos sound systems throughout, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available for a single car in the garage (medium sized family car/SUV or smaller) due to narrow driveway
  • Limited on street parking is available further up the road or a 24 hour car park is a 2 minute walk to the property (Temple Road car park)
  • A 3 day/7 day pass can be bought at very reasonable rates prior to your visit
  • South-facing terrace with furniture charcoal BBQ and enclosed courtyard
  • Hot Tub
  • 2 medium size pets
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles; pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Nestled behind the historic north parade in Matlock Bath and set in front of a dramatic green hillside is this fabulous Victorian townhouse.

Full of character, Kirkham house is set over three floors with the ground floor dating back to the 18th century and the top two floors added in the early Victorian period during the golden era of tourism to the health spas of Matlock, the ground floor is now a spacious garage with a remote controlled door and a fabulous en suite studio that is sure to be a hit with teenagers or couples who would like their own space and their own front door!

This high spec house boasts a Smart TV in every bedroom and the high end Sonos sound systems, which you will find throughout the house.

Spend your time relaxing in the spacious open-plan living space, finished in an eccentric style with a large corner sofa and Smart TV, towards the opposite end, you will find an area with a wood burning stove and seating that is just perfect for tucking yourself away with a good book.

Off the living area you will find an extremely well-equipped kitchen with contemporary décor, there is a large double oven and gas hob, espresso machine with milk steamer, dishwasher and all the utensils and equipment you might need.

Step out onto the elevated south-facing terrace and you will find a sunny spot where you can dine al fresco or get the BBQ fired up, there is also an enclosed courtyard to the back, which is suitable for those bringing their four-legged friends but rest assured you are not short of dog walking routes in Matlock Bath.

The first floor plays host to three well-appointed double bedrooms with white bed linen, served by a contemporary bathroom with bath and walk-in shower cubicle and crucially, a separate WC.

Gather family, friends and couples to this inviting dwelling, with a range of attractions to suit all, from visiting and meandering around the quaint towns and villages of the Peaks, to challenging treks and climbs for those who like an outdoor challenge.

Matlock Bath provides something to suit everyone, with its great selection of shops, pubs and cafes to try.

The surrounding area is delightfully picturesque with steep sided wooded hills, rocky crags and pretty cottages following the river, offering a number of scenic routes and good views.

A short walk down the promenade and you are at the glorious Heights of Abraham where you can reach the stunning hilltop park via a cable car ride, with cavern tours and walking trails to discover at the top.

Gulliver’s Kingdom is a 5-minute walk and is an all action theme park for younger children.

The park plays host to roller coasters, log flumes and everything you would expect from the UK’s Number 1 children’s theme park brand.

Other places of interest within a short drive include Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Arkwright’s Mill, Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Crich Tramway Museum to name a few.

Kirkham House is a wonderful property, perfect for enjoying the delights of Matlock Bath, The Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Matlock 1 mile; Bakewell 9 miles.

Matlock Bath is located in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent, 1 mile from Matlock, surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs. It developed as a Spa town in the 1800s and is also famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, often being referred to as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Today Matlock Bath offers a selection of pubs and shops, Arkwright's Cromford Mill, a world heritage site, and Venetian Nights during September and October, which feature decorated and illuminated boats floating along the river. The village boasts a plethora of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the Peak District Mining Museum or you can enjoy a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car where you can take in the views in style. The splendid Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Crich Tramway museum are close by, or take advantage of good walking around the Derwent Valley and White Peak and cycling at Carsington Water and the High Peak Cycle Trail.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas