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Riber View

(Ref. 953252)

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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94 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed. The parking started as a little tricky, but once mastered, it’s fine! My only critical feedback would be, there were a few areas that needed more of a deep clean (behind/underneath furniture, radio in the kitchen etc.) However, would definitely stay here again and highly recommend, thank you!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location and excellent information from the owners with regards to locating the property and parking advice."

    Wonderful views from the garden which is beautifully maintained. The beds and furniture all very comfortable and very well equipped. Sadly a couple of negatives which didn’t spoil our stay, but the general cleanliness does let the cottage down and the living room rugs smelt very strongly of dog, which wasn’t pleasant for my little niece when playing on the floor.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.1May 2024

  • "This is one of the best properties that I've stayed in, from the Sykes website or even AirBnB."

    And I've used Sykes properties quite a lot because they have a good variety of properties. Top notch location and really close to the town centre. The only negative is with the neighbours at number 83. They are not very inviting to holiday guests.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    It was spacious and we loved its quirky layout. It was very well equipped. The little garden was a haven for wildlife, with far reaching views. It was a peaceful haven, and yet all facilities were within walking distance (but be mindful of the very steep uphill return from Matlock centre). It was great to have parking on site or on the main road. And it is possible to fit 2 small cars in the cottage parking space (we had a VW Polo & VW Fox). We would definitely recommend the cottage as a good base for the area.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2024

  • "Riber View is in a great location, we travelled by train with our small dog."

    The taxi driver refused to take us with the dog but we got the X17 bus which dropped us at Duke of Wellington. We did some lovely walks to Riber Castle/Hall, Lumsdale Valley and Matlock Bath. The property has lovely views and has everything you need as a self catering property.

    Reviewed by Anne Marie3.4Mar 2024

  • "Such a lovely quaint cottage."

    The description was spot on and travelling to Matlock town centre was basically a stones throw away. There is a steep road getting to Riber cottage and the short gravel road to it can be easily missed if you're not careful. The photos provided to find the cottage were however spot on. Those two points however did not spoil our break as we fully enjoyed our stay. We will not rule out having another break at Riber cottage. Our three night stay felt like a week's holiday so very pleased.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "Such a lovely property and very tastefully decorated."

    Every utensil provided. The pictures on the website don't really do it justice and we were pleasantly surprised on arrival.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage especially in the middle of a storm."

    Loved curling up in front of the real log fire. Really helpful instructions re arrival, parking and getting in. Kitchen had everything you could need loved the wine glasses. Would definitely recommend Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great cottage for taking dogs, wooden floors and a door to stop them going upstairs."

    Warm and cosy, very well epuipped. Huge beds with lovely bedding. Great directions from the owmer. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage with views from upstairs over Matlock."

    You may need to take your own logs if using the log burner. We weren’t given access to the wood shed but didn’t use it anyway. There was every utensil you could ask for in the kitchen but thought a bigger swing bin would be better as it’s only a small one. Although it is advertised with 2 parking spaces we only just managed to fit 2 cars on. If you were parking 2 big cars you wouldn’t get them on. We did find it difficult to find also even with directions! All in all it was comfy & relaxing in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Nov 2023

  • "The property is is a good location and is generally comfortable (beds, sofa’s etc."

    ) but it is tired and neglected. The pictures on the Sykes listing are not a true representation of how the property looks today. The wood worktops in the kitchen around the sink are black with mold, the floor is warped from water damage, and the dishwasher did not work (we had to go out and buy a plug for the sink so that we could wash up) . The outside table is rotten and needs replacing and the property generally needs a lick of paint to freshen it up. The described parking is only really suitable for one car (unless your travelling in two smart cars!) but there was plenty of free street parking available locally. It was also disappointing that there were no instructions within the cottage telling you local information, how to use the heating or the fire should you need to, or where the local emergency hospital, dentists and vets were should you need them. All in all whilst we made the most of our stay I won’t be returning and I wouldn’t recommend this property in its current state.

    Reviewed by Vicky2.8Sep 2023

  • "Disappointed that the dishwasher was leaking and this clearly was not the first time it had leaked as you could see the damage that it was causing to the Kickboards."

    We did email the owners to notify them . The bed was so comfortable ,had a fantastic nights sleep. Was easy to miss the entrance to the cottage lane especially being on a hill.

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Aug 2023

  • "This was the perfect cottage for our family of four."

    We loved the location - walking distance to shops, pubs and restaurants (there's a bus back up the hill if you prefer!) and rest of the Peaks are an easy drive away. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and clean and we appreciated the facilities like the washing machine and parking. The view from the garden was incredible too. Thank you for a fab stay!

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was a great location for Chatsworth house and had clean comfy beds…."

    However the toilets were not pleasant as not cleaned since the last person paid a visit for a no.2. Wish I had taken a photo but my sister had just gotten on cleaning it. With a bit of bleach doesn’t take much to be hygienic and clean. The floors needed hoovering (but the vacuum is powerless) and there are dead bees on the stairs/floors and window sills plus lots of spiders and cobwebs in the rooms and on the shutters. The kitchen work tops need a good deep clean as do the kitchen drawers plus obviously the bathrooms too. Suggest you employ a better cleaner as having to scrub the bathroom before use is not our idea of the best start to a weekend away. The garden is clearly maintained well, and although it wasn’t the best weather so we couldn’t sit out there, there is clearly pride with the outside but not so much the inside. Such a shame as little things and details make such a difference. Apart from that we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julia3.4Jul 2023

  • "Yet another lovely stay at riber view cottage great location and very comfortable will stay again"

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable and exactly as advertised, very convenient for the local area visits."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "We had lovely stay at this cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay ..."

    We had lovely stay at this cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing stay we left the parked up all week as bus stops close to cottage and ran regularly to the bus station to visit other places would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Yvette4.1Mar 2023

  • "Pretty cottage."

    Access not easy but this was in the details Very surprised that there was no hairdryer at all which meant we had to buy one. The lighting in the living room could be better. The towel rail in the shower broom didn’t seem to work. The door catch to the spare bedroom needs attention as it wouldn’t open when we initially arrived meaning quite a lot of juggling to release it. Other than above it was well appointed.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Mar 2023

  • "Excellent location great for walking and close to pub."

    House very comfortable and warm.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay - very comfortable and ideal location."

    Would book again.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Oct 2022

  • "My son, Dughter-in-law and I enjoyed our week it Riber View."

    The cottage was very nice. Odd steps around in unexpected places but when we read the history and it's age that explained it. We were disapointed that there was no hairdrier. The beds were excellent and very comfortable. It is stuated in a lovely area with good shopping and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Laurel5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    One major negative for us is that the sofa’s are SO uncomfortable! It wasn’t a pleasant thought when getting back to the cottage after being out all day walking the dog knowing we had to endure getting ‘numb bums’ On a lesser note, the shower could do with some mould remover around the seal. And when removing all the bedding on the morning of departure I noticed a few of the actual pillows are stained. Made me feel a bit sick to be honest especially in this virus ridden age! BUT the property, the position, the outlook was amazing.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Sep 2022

  • "The location of this property was fantastic and the instructions received from the owner regarding parking was perfect."

    We had no problems finding it or parking in the somewhat tricky parking spaces. The house itself was exactly what we wanted - two large bedrooms, a great living/kitchen space and two bathrooms! A couple of things that we do feel needs improvement is the general cleaning of the property. The bed linen was clean and fresh, plenty of towels etc but it was just the general cleanliness. The windowsills and shutters were full of dust and cobwebs, the mat in the lounge needed hoovering on our arrival, we found little pieces of Lego left lying around, the trays and things used for the oven were filthy. When reading the welcome brochure/instructions it said that the rubbish would be taken away - it wasn’t. The outside dustbin was overflowing when we arrived so there was no room for our rubbish. Just little things that began to add up. Perhaps we are now at the end of the summer season but we did feel that the house was beginning to look a little tired and is in need of a lick of paint. Overall we had a lovely break and this property would be perfect after a little refresh and the cleaning company taking time to do a more thorough job.

    Reviewed by Holly3.8Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was as described and extremely clean upon arrival. We had a small problem with the beds not being set up for the number of guests, but as soon as I phoned, it was dealt with and sorted within an hour. I would highly recommend Skyes Cottages and will be using them again.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, well equipped, comfortable and great facilities and welcome package was a lovely touch."

    Would highly recommend. The cottage is very central to alot of the major sight seeing venues. Plenty of up to date leaflets are supplied in the welcome folder along side a little history of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jun 2022

  • "Smelt of wet dog."

    Oven in need of a good clean shower room toilet seat broken and the shower drain was almost blocked. The front door lock sometimes jammed locked. Very run down. A PITY with some tlc would.d be a nice place to stay

    Reviewed by Jadwiga3.1Jun 2022

  • "The shower room toilet seat broken the grouting in the shower needs doing not very nice."

    The lighting in the lounge very poor. Parking nothing to be done but very awkward.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage,very comfortable, well equipped, spectacular views, parking a little tight,if you follow instructions from the owners soon get the hang of it."

    Nice gesture of milk,wine and basket with biscuits etc. Can highly recommend this cottage, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property with a smashing garden just right for our two four legged ..."

    Lovely property with a smashing garden just right for our two four legged friends, Everything was clean and tidy and very well equipped for all our needs, Could not have asked for anything more, Only negative was the recycling bin was full up when we arrived so we could not recycle anything and had to use the household rubbish bin for everything

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Riber View was a delight, very comfortable and cosy."

    Kitchen was very well equipped....and milk and biscuits was a nice thought. Did find car parking was iffy when we arrived.....neighbours didnt help much either!!!!! We also found you had to be patient with the key....Did not find a hairdryer either.... as I have short hair it wasn't a problem. Riber View is a lovely cottage...well furnished...bed very ...very comfortable...loved all the artwork..especially the one in the Bedroom with the very large bed. We had a fab few days...Heights of Abraham close by...several National Trust properties...also English Heritage.....especiallly Bolsover Castle....fabulous place for children of all ages. Kind regards, Dorne and John Nichols.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2022

  • "We spent a great time in Riber View."

    Cottage is fantastic, warm and very cosy. The whole house is stylish and feels like real home. fell in love with that Cottage and we have a hope to go back there again. View is amazing from the garden. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Klara5.0Apr 2022

  • "I think the tap in the kitchen is connected up wrong regarding hot and cold."

    Not a problem but worth swapping.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really happy from the service."

    Reviewed by Bozena5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Riber View for a week from 1-8 October."

    The cottage had everything we needed. Beds were really comfy, and the cottage furnished to a high standard throughout. Admittedly the paintwork in places is tired and needs touching up, but do look past this - it’s cosmetic and not like there was any plaster falling off the walls. Parking was not an issue; we have a Vauxhall Mokka which fitted perfectly on the drive, admittedly a little tight but caused us no issues. The neighbour opposite with the bollards (who we’d read about prior to our arrival) did glare intently at us through her frosted glass door on our day of arrival to ensure we didn’t encroach on an inch of her driveway, much to our amusement. It’s almost like she was expecting us and perched ready to pounce. Forewarned is for-armed folks! Whilst the cottage is situated down a quiet lane, it isn’t really near to any shops; there is a One Stop, but this is practically down the bottom of the hill and quite a trek back up. Shop before you arrive is our advice; Sainsbury’s is only a mile away. Thoughtfully, there was a welcome pack left for us consisting of milk, tea, coffee etc., so we were well set. The views are stunning, and the cottage is well situated for main attractions. We will definitely look forward to returning to Riber View and this cosy little gem. Well worth booking and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "River View is a lovely cottage just up a hill from Matlock."

    It’s very, well looked after and comfortable, with everything we needed for a few nights away. The garden was a great place to sit after a day out in the hills. A few reviews have commented on parking but it wasn’t a problem with a medium hatchback to get into the space at the bottom of the garden and unless you lack confidence reversing a larger car would also be fine. I would book Riber View again to stay in Matlock as I couldn’t suggest an improvement.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2021

  • "I had a lovely time."

    But if you choose to walk into matlock take an oxygen tank for the walk back its a pretty tough hill.

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.8Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, only downside very hilly, no trouble walking down hill but walking back a problem."

    Also not enough wardrobe space for 4 adults.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Within 24 Hours of us getting there, we had the neighbour from hell from house at bottom of the garden came round accusing me of knocking her bollard down in drive."

    I Told her l did no such thing, after 20 min l walked away. Talking to next door neighbour, she told me she does this to most people who stay in cottage. Telling you this for other holiday maker's to be aware. One more thing we were told that there would be some work done on next doors house. Should not course us much disruption, loud was not the word music, shouting, cement mixers, thudding on walls dust everywhere. With the weather as hot as it was we could not take dogs out. We sat in lovely garden most of the day. But when all the work started that was it, we had to come home. Sorry to put all this but thought you should know. Apart from this we could not fault cottage at all. It had everything you could l want.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely dog friendly cottage."

    The cottage was clean and deceptively larger on the inside than it looks from the outside. Two good sized bedrooms. The bathroom and shower room were clean and well fitted. The kitchen is a lovely space for meals in and is well equipped with everything you would need to prepare meals. The garden was well kept and a real sun trap when the sun was out. It was well fenced off so it was a safe space to let our dog out off the lead. We have a SUV and had no real problems reversing into or getting out of the parking space. Yes it’s a little bit tight but with a bit of patience and clutch control it’s preferable to on road parking. It’s a short walk down into the town centre but be warned it’s a steep hill to walk back up. We had a great time staying here and would happily stay here again. As well as recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Baz5.0Apr 2021

  • "We loved out stay at Riber View Cottage!"

    It was so cosy and quaint with beautiful views. The parking was quite tight (we drive an A Class) so anyone who isnt confident driver or who has large car would recommend parking on the main road (its a 30sec walk to cottage). There are lots of lovely places to visit nearby and we were never stuck for anything to do. Couple of lovely restaurants nearby also if you fancied a treat (recommend Stones & Remarkable Hare). Lady we dealt with at Sykes was really polite and helpful would highly recommend and we would certainly use again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable stay in a well looked after cottage."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "A delightful little cottage, very cosy and comfortable, great location and extremely comfy beds!"

    The garden was a great size and very private. We had a few slight niggles, no hair dryer, no iron or ironing board so we spent the week in creased clothes (at least nobody knew us) the cottage definitely wasn’t cleaned to a good standard, toothpaste around plug, under the kitchen table was filthy and the bathrooms had mould and mildew. Parking was fine for one car.

    Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for. We will be contacting the owner of this property regarding the cleanliness points you have raised. Just to note although the addition of a hair dryer and Iron would be good in this property, these items are not noted as being included on the listing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Jul 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage well equipped."

    Nice area thougherly enjoyed it

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2020

  • "Had an excellent stay at Riber View."

    It is a lovely cottage with great modern facilities. The kitchen and bedrooms with en-suite are very nice. The location is a 10 min walk down a very steep hill to the town and would not suite anyone with mobility problems but is a good work out for anyone that tries it. The town itself is worth making the effort for with great pubs and resturants and taxis for that trip back if you don't fancy the walk. People have been critical of the parking but we had plenty of room parking a peugeot 208 and Aygo. You will only struggle with very large cars or can't drive very well. Had a great stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2020

  • "Vehicular access to Riber View is a little tricky."

    It requires quite a tight reverse turn and the kerb is high. Just causes a little tension for the uinitiated ! The cottage was lovely and warm and welcoming. Very well equipped, beds and bedding excellent. The garden was very safe for our two small dogs which was a relief. We had a thoroughly enjoyable few days and would go back.

    Reviewed by Rita4.1Mar 2020

  • "No kindling, firelighters or matches for the fire."

    Cleaning manager arrived with just kindling after my call to Sykes. Used plaster stuck to radiator in lounge. Pill on bedroom floor in one room, what looked like dolly mixture in the other. Thick dust on kitchen clock, crumbs on floor, dirty microeave...list endless. Left the second day. Sykes customer services terrible, did not manage expectations. Several operatives rude and dismissive. Cottage walls all marked with scuffs and fingerprints. Offered to send images to the owner, after receiving an apology, who failed to respond to my offer or acknowledge receipt of my offer. Parking terrible. Anything larger than a Skoda Rapid and you will struggle to park and navigate the track. Garden lawn bare, no grass in many places. Very, very stressful time for me and my 80 year old mum.

    Reviewed by Rachael1.6Feb 2020

  • "We arrived and there was no heating on we contacted Sykes and the person who looks after the cottage phoned us ."

    It turned out the batteries in the hive had gone so we took the ones from the two tv remotes and it came on. The cottage was beautiful and in a good poisition with lovely views . There is a pub 300 yards away up a steep hill but worth the slog,would definately return.

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.4Jan 2020

  • "Lovely spacious very well equipped and located."

    Kind owner. Excellent communication

    Reviewed by Jay5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage and we really enjoyed our new year break here."

    Lovely call from the cleaning service before we arrived to confirm details. And fantastic touch of basket with chocolate and wine included along with basics of tea coffee and milk Everything that you could need is in the property .... and I noticed that the owners have taken note of suggestions from previous reviews and added things to the cottage to make the stay even more comfortable. I can’t personally think of anything that was not provided. We loved the log burner which came in useful to warm us after some lovely local walks and despite the cold we also enjoyed our morning coffee in the garden. Driveway a little tight! We have a small SUV and we were only just able to get this on the drive ..... would not have been able to easily get another car on there too ....... but roadside parking wasn’t a real issue

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2019

  • "Cottage was very warm and comfortable in the cold weather."

    The only negative, no egg cups!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at riber view."

    .. there was everything you needed. The only complaint we have is... the rugs were full of hair. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and tidy and milk in the fridge was very much appreciated as we arrived late in the evening."

    Communication was great with a phone call to me the day before we arrived to check how we would like to beds set up. Location was great just a 15 minute walk into Matlock.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2019

  • "Previous customers have commented on parking facilities and they are very tight."

    If you have a large vehicle or two vehicles then this property is not for you. Also this property has lots os stairs and steps inside so don’t book if this is an issue. Lots of DIY needed. The door to shower room not good. Having said all this we enjoyed our week and found the stay comfortable.

    Reviewed by Roy3.8Sep 2019

  • "On arrival at 16."

    10 the cleaners were still working we we’re asked to come back in half hour, that was fine considering they had some problems that day. The cottage had a strong smell of damp in the lounge but we sorted the problem with lots of scented candles, the kitchen was well equipped but every morning we had to wipe everything down because of slugs. The garden was just a nice size, the beds were comfy. The cottage could have been a lot cleaner. We did enjoy our stay and Matlock...

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2019

  • "Riber View was the best holiday property I have ever rented."

    The cottage was walking distance from the town centre and country paths, it was completely equipped with high quality kitchen appliances, and had a very stylish decor. Parking was easy, the cottage was clean and the owners had provided every item we could think of.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is excellent, the area, the neighbours, we found were all very nice and friendly."

    However, when I rang up to pay Sykes the balance for this holiday on the 3rd of June, I did not like the rude and argumentative people I spoke to. A straight forward call to settle up with Sykes took nearly and hour and left me feeling very disappointed with how I was treated. We have been very good customers renting cottages from Sykes for many years sometimes booking three holidays in a single year. Still, you have had our money, I don't suppose you give a toss!

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Jul 2019

  • "The parking was very difficult a larger car would not be able to use the space far to tight ,plus the curb you have to pull car over needs to be addressed."

    Shower cubicle has limescale around the base of cubicle.Hoovering in the lounge wasn't addressed food under sofa,cooker needs cleaning mould in corners in ensuite bathroom.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.4Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, central to where we wanted to be."

    Nice and quiet

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely property, we had a fantastic stay."

    Very clean & comfortable. Like a home from home. Ideal location for exploring the beautiful area, lots of walks within a 10 mile radius. This was our 2nd stay at Riber View & we will probably be back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2019

  • "A stunning cottage with excellent decor."

    A really comfy place to stay with great facilities. We had a great time. Beautiful walks and lovely pubs near by. A really dog friendly area as well.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2019

  • "Charmingly appointed and very cosy."

    The cottage is well located for exploring the Peak District and we should be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in February in Riber View, amazing weather which allowed us to enjoy the lovely little garden with fabulous views."

    The cottage is well equipped with very comfortable beds and good furnishing, the parking is tight but when you get used to it, we managed to park 2 SUV’s, the hill up from Matlock is a great workout very steep. We would recommend and stay here again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Rita4.4Feb 2019

  • "Lovely presented and maintained cottage in a good location."

    Excellent WIFI for a non-city location. A lot of thought had been put into the cottage and it felt very welcoming.I would recommend that a television be put in at least one of the bedrooms so parents can have some peace for a couple of hours. A short walk downhill (uphill back) to the town centre and also a short walk to the country.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Feb 2019

  • "Excellent directions, pictures to help with landmarks and very well explained parking, location of cottage."

    Beautiful cottage and very clean. Lovely.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Riber cottage."

    The cottage was really well equipped, clean and spacious. We really appreciated the lovely touches - bottle of wine on arrival, milk, teabags and biscuits. The secure garden was perfect for our dogs too.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage with lots more space than expected."

    My only complaint is that the rugs in the living room were in grained with dog hair so a good clean was needed, this however once cleaned did not in anyway spoil what was a beautiful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Dec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful Christmas stay at Riber View."

    The cottage was perfectly situated for us and we soon found Bottom Moor a really great place for dog walking within a couple of miles. I was hugely impressed by the sorting out of a boiler issue on Christmas Eve thanks to the owners and Sykes - Phil was amazing on the friendly and informative fronts in sorting the boiler heating issue we felt very well cared for. As I said it’s a lovely cottage we could have stayed much longer and felt really at home. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jac5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and superbly restored hard to believe there could be so much behind such a small frontage."

    Some minor downsides:- Washing machine but no iron and ironing board - doesn't make a lot of sense. Definitely no space for two cars, if you have a medium to large size car it's a struggle just for one. The idea that the visitor is responsible for cleaning the oven is ludicrous.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage that is well equipped but missing a few touches like a few logs for the first night fire (kindling and firelighters were supplied but no logs, resulting in us having to go out after we’d unpacked the car."

    ). Driveway a little awkward to get into, neighbour opposite very hostile and was excessively rude after our front wheels touched her driveway. (Other neighbours lovely and apologised on her behalf, one even brought flowers. Hostile lady came to apologise two days later explaining she’s had enough of holidaymakers she said had been blocking her drive). It would be good if a vacuum had been supplied so we could leave the property how we’d found it, there was a brush but no dustpan. Otherwise it’s a lovely place to stay, nice fittings and comfortable to relax. Beautiful area and very friendly locals generally.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Nov 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage set in one of the most beautiful parts of the country."

    Very dog friendly. Look forward to returning to Matlock.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Access was made very easy and good directions. The property was very clean and tidy with great facilities. Any questions were quickly answered by the owner. Comfy beds. Fantastic views from the back garden. Would definitely book there again if visiting Matlock.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely furniture and the beds are to die for."

    The detailed directions and instructions were great and all arrangements easy. We had a lovely weekend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by N5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is very nice, clean, well-equipped and well situated (although the climb up from the town centre can be a little hard!"

    ). We made some very nice walks around Matlock.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Kitchen very well equipped. Bit of a hike into town but as long as you have a car it’s excellent. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage that’s very well equipped with everything we needed."

    Very comfortable beds and the wine, milk etc are a lovely touch. The parking space is tight and we could only fit one car in but we have an estate so smaller cars could manage two. We did have to pick up a few of the mats upstairs as found them quite slippery but that wasn’t a problem. The large recycling bin outside was full upon our arrival and wasn’t collected the week we were there so we had to store all recycling in the kitchen then stack it up at the bin when we left. Hopefully it’ll all get taken. Do pay a visit to The Thorn Tree inn on a Wednesday for pie night. Get there early though! The Horse and Jockey pub is a ten minute drive away but does a superb Sunday roast. A beautiful area to explore and lots to do. Had need to speak to Sykes staff a couple of times before our holiday and always found them very polite and helpful.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very good holiday cottage, met all our expectations except disappointed about parking."

    It was stated there is room for two cars to park which is only true if you have small cars.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is clean comfortable and very welcoming."

    The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty to do. The local pub is ok but the one in Jackson Road has fantastic views and is a quiet local. For those like me who are less mobile the road is very steep but worth the climb! The kitchen has everything necessary. The bedrooms and beds and linen are superb and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing and made a brilliant base for exploring the local area."

    There is loads to do in the local area for the whole family which also allowed the dog to tag along. The neighbours and locals are all lovely and welcoming as well

    Reviewed by Katharine4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely and has a very calm and cosy feel to it."

    Can highly recommend the Lumsdale waterfall walk up the road. The beds are very comfortable. The area is peaceful but still handy for town and countryside. The garden is really sweet and the views delightful.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, nice and clean, very helpful owners, we had a great weekend and If we were visiting the area again, we would be happy to stay again."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very relaxing, well equipped, good location and super views of Matlock. Garden brilliant if you have a dog. I would recommend Riber View.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage and Matlock is a pretty area with plenty of facilities."

    The kitchen is well-stocked and the beds are very comfortable. It wasn’t the cleanest of properties, with lots of dog hair still on the floor which we had to sweep up when we first got there as our toddler got covered! Also little touches missing like chewing gum still left in the bins, no washing up liquid left for us to use and no matches or fire lighters meant we couldn’t light the lovely log burning fire and had to find the shop early on for washing up liquid! We had a nice holiday there but probably wouldn’t go back because of the cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.1Apr 2018

  • "Good location near to The Lumsdale Valley and waterfall."

    Also, although a steep hill, the distance in to the centre of Matlock was only a 15 minute walk away.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time, despite the weather."

    A fantastic cottage really cozy. Great location easy to get into Matlock. Will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely , well presented cottage , excellent location , lots of places to walk the dogs , very comfortable large beds and generally well equipt , could do with a hoover though , I personally didn't like leaving without hoovering , but maybe that's just me !"

    Parking not really an issue for our large family car , but maybe it's just what you are used to ! Great enclosed garden for the dogs too ,had a lovely time and didn't want to leave ! Would definitely book again , the wine and tea and coffee was a lovely touch too , thank you very much x

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Mar 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Riber View Cottage."

    The cottage itself is very tastefully decorated and the bedrooms, especially, were lovely and spacious. The location is good but the parking was too tricky for our BMW X5, however it wasn’t a problem parking on the side of the road. We ate at the local pub and also walked to get fish and chips. Great dog walking from the house - don’t miss the Lumsdale waterfall walk. We spent a couple of days visiting Sherwood Forest and also went swimming at the excellent new leisure centre. We definitely want to return, just trying to sort out some dates!

    Reviewed by Kinty4.4Feb 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in this lovely cosy cottage, everything you could wish for in a relaxing break."

    The kitchen was well equipped, the bed extremely comfy and the fire just topped it all off. We would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely in every way."

    The kitchen is well laid out with good appliances though I think some pyrex dishes with lids for using in the microwave would be beneficial. They say the driveway is a bit 'tight' but we have a 4x4 which after one shunt either in or out wasn't a problem. The lounge is perfect if you have pets as the furniture is leather so easy to wipe down if necessary though we had blankets to lay over them. The cottage itself is situated off a fairly main road but as its right at the end of the lane you can't hear much if any road noise. Overall we had a really nice time and will be looking at coming back again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Tony4.8Jan 2018

  • "This was a great holiday."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable with pretty much everything one needs. The downside for us was the location, we took our dogs with us and there wasnt any obvious dog walks near the property. One of the neighbours is extremely unfriendly probably due to problems with parking and the lack of space. Rubbish hadnt been collected for quite some rime and we had to take ours home at the end of the holiday as all the bins were full and overflowing. However as stated earlier the cottage is lovely and we enjoyed our visit.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jan 2018

  • "When we arrived the cleaners were still there!"

    As per instructions we arrived just after 3 pm. The cleaner informed us that it was 4! Checked my details and it was definitely 3 in our information. We felt uncomfortable as he was still cleaning out kitchen cupboards etc. No vacuum in property so he then had to bring one in and didn’t leave until 4.15 . The property could go with its own vacuum as well .

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Dec 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, the photos don’t show how big it is, the quality of the place is incredible, even down to the solar powered lights in the garden!"

    ! Parking a bit tricky but got our large-ish car (VW Tiguan) on with a bit manoeuvring. Really good local pub and easy walk into town, tough walk up the hill though!! Highly recommend and will definitely return soon

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2017

  • "Winter breaks always difficult in England but Riber View ticked all the boxes."

    Well located to explore this wonderful area and nice and cosy and comfortable when you return. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, warm, well equipped."

    Parking space a little tricky to access. Location at top of steep hill could be a problem for some. Great local pub.

    Reviewed by Jill4.6Nov 2017

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin plus 2 pull out stacker beds, with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden to front and rear with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Steep steps to the rear of property
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

The property

A beautiful terrace, Victorian cottage, with an enchanting feel, posted within the magnificent village of Matlock.

Complete with spacious rooms and comforting features, this accommodation offers an excellent stay for families.

Wander up the delightful garden path, and you will be intrigued by a warm and traditional sitting room containing leather seating, a large TV, and tied together by a feature wood burner.

This lovely room is ideal for welcoming guests, or putting your feet up after an adventurous day.

An open plan kitchen and dining area neighbours this space, an inviting and cosy set-up to enjoy those evening meals.

Take the stairs, and you will arrive at an elegant shower room, which offers quality features and a clear-cut finish.

A signature element of this property is the super-king size bedroom, which echoes a character stone wall, colourful bedding, and a view over the garden; Riber castle and nearby hillside.

A second bedroom holds two single beds and lovely floor rugs, making a nice cosy effect.

Steep steps lead down to a contemporary styled en-suite bathroom, nicely fitted and well arranged to meet your needs.

If this isn't enough, why not enjoy a glass of wine on a sunny day, while relaxing on the patio area outside.

Further afield, the village of Matlock is sure to inspire you, with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a host of attractions including Gulliver’s Kingdom.

To the north is the market town of Bakewell and Chatsworth House and Park - not to be missed.

This is a very appealing cottage, tucked away into a memorable location.

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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