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Lime Cottage

(Ref. 1110990)

Matlock Bath near Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • ""Please leave as you found it" were our instructions for our departure."

    SO WE DID! The side entrance (you use all the time) was a disgrace! Door, both side windows, sills & dustbin area were filthy.You will be pleased to know we left it like that! Inside there were 3 tall upside down wine glasses 1 had a big piece of glass broken out of it. I made a cup of tea using 1 of the large mustard coloured cups. A big chip on it, where people drink from. Naturally we left these as we found them too! Parking space (very difficult to maneuver into)is described "parking for 1 car if there are 2 vehicles the other may be left in lay-by across the road" No mention that to get to the cottage there is a steep hill 50-60 yards long then 50 steps to reach the cottage. Kitchen, dining area, & lounge have dark wood fitted floors at 2 points the level differed by about 2". We suggest these are highlighted by luminous tape along the edge to avoid people tripping over. The grill pan had no handle, when I pulled it out to do toast the grease on my fingers from under the pan was not very nice at all. Naturally I did as instructed & left things as we found them. Why the toilet was raised on a wooden pedestal we couldn't quite understand though. The shower was perfect temperature at first but suddenly changed to very hot, it had a mind of its own! What we paid for 2 nights we expected a better standard of cleanliness. 1st night we we're there we didn't realise ,the side light was on, when talking to gentleman who lives next-door he asked me if we can turn it off in future as it shines right into their room. This I think should be noted on information sheet for future guests.The bedding I have to say was beautiful & the view of the rocks from front room amazing. We spent a lot of time watching the rock climbers scaling them. Would we go back and stay in that cottage again? No! Would we recommend it? No!

    Reviewed by Olwyn2.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a good break and the cottage was a well positioned base."

    Matlock and Matlock Bath are both quite run down but, nevertheless popular. However, for the amount that we paid, something a little better maintained would be expected. The shower was intermittent (constant temperature difficult to achieve) this was reported with a quick response from the owner. Didn't fully fix the problem. The wooden trim to the step up to the bath is broken and there is mould around the edge. No washing machine - this needs to be made EXPLICIT as the 'helpful things to bring' guide states “Clothes detergent - you may want to wash items whilst away.” Parking is a nightmare - a large family car doesn't really fit in the reserved space. Tried once and the clutch started smoking. The combination of the last 2 comments mean that this isn't really suitable for a family group with children for more than a couple of days. On busy days the lay-by opposite and the next one down are usually full. I ended up in a Pay and Display one evening. Be careful crossing the road…there are bikers zooming through from dawn 'til dusk. The kitchen is poorly equipped regarding pots, pans and tins etc. Largest pan not really big enough to cook a one pot meal for a family of 5. The cottage smelt musty and damp when we arrived although this smell eventually dissipated. There are noticeable places where the paper is coming off the walls. It hadn't been cleaned to a particularly high standard - cobwebs and dirt in many corners. The last few steps to the property are overgrown and have bits of shale on them, making them unsafe. The garden furniture was dirty and unusable. The beds were comfortable but the quilt covers have seen better days. Main bedroom TV doesn't work properly (signal keeps stopping). I wonder how long it has been since Sykes viewed this cottage to assess its suitability.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the property well-situated. For added clarity, there is no washing machine at the property, nor was this advertised on the website at the time you booked. The communication Sykes sends to guests is generic and not property-specific, so this alone would not serve as confirmation that there is any washing machine at the property. We have of course taken on board all your comments for rectification where needed and would like to assure you that we would have seen to any issues as quickly as possible had we been made aware. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick2.8May 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Note: Many steps to reach the property, not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Additional parking can be found in the lay-by opposite the property

The property

This character cottage enjoys a serene location, nestled into the hillside midway between Matlock and Matlock Bath.

Built in the 1800s, Lime Cottage provides a charming abode for families and friends looking to explore the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District.

After a day of rambling, spend your down time in the lounge, appointed with two velvet sofas and a flatscreen TV, along with charming views to High Tor and the River Derwent.

Step through to the shaker style kitchen/diner, amply equipped to satisfy your culinary requirements; take advantage of the electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Serve up a tasty supper in the dining room before rounding off the evening with a drink on the front terrace, nestled amidst the greenery.

Whisk yourself off to the first floor and discover a double and single bedroom, presented to a lovely standard, whilst the second-floor hosts a loft bedroom with twin beds, ideal for the little ones.

Soothe your muscles with a deep soak in the bathroom or enjoy a revitalising rinse in the shower to kick-start your day.

Nestled between Matlock Bath and Matlock, you can take off in either direction and explore a wealth of amenities.

Venture into Matlock where you'll find delicious eateries and shopping opportunities aplenty, whilst a ride on a vintage steam train or a visit to the indoor swimming pool or Deception Escape Room are sure to keep the whole family entertained.

The neighbouring town of Matlock Bath is sure to impress with the Matlock Bath Aquarium and Arcade, the Peak District Mining Musuem and the fantastic Gulliver’s World Theme Park.

Derbyshire is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with walking, cycling, biking and even watersports available in abundance; why not tackle the summit of Bleaklow, known as the highest mountain in the Peak District, or for a more leisurely adventure, tackle the rapids at the Peaks and Paddles Outdoor Adventure.

Lime Cottage sits in a fantastic region of Derbyshire, perfect for a holiday in any season.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


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!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas