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Kirkham House

Matlock Bath, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 1064755)


(25 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlanMay 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 KellyMay 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 AndrewMay 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 PennyApr 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 JackieApr 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 CherylApr 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 features...so 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 EmmaApr 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 SarahMar 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 TinaMar 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 MargaretFeb 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 AndyFeb 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 AlexandraJan 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 DianeJan 2022

  • "Lovely modern property with everything you need."

    Great location. Owners very responsive.

    Reviewed by GaryJan 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 MickDec 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 KerryDec 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 MickNov 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 ZoeOct 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 KatharineAug 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 SarahAug 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 RosieAug 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 NickJul 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 LukeJul 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 NigelJun 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 ClaireMay 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 with Hive 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)
  • 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...

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas