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The Snug

(Ref. 1049435)

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, only 1 comment, kitchen sink could do with new plug."

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Mar 2024

  • "Amazing holiday Thank you"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The only issue was there isn’t a washing machine ( but this is mentioned in the listing- so wasn’t expected)."

    But, would definitely help the experience and we’d love to stop there for longer :)

    Reviewed by Kyle4.7Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage with a beautiful view Superb location close to many beautiful ..."

    Fabulous cottage with a beautiful view Superb location close to many beautiful places will definitely be back thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our 2nd holiday in Derbyshire."

    Unfortunately my asthma was affected by the feather cushions in the property as I mentioned on my previous feedback last year, May 2022. My husband moved them to the chair that we didn't use, but just being in the property was enough to affect me.

    Reviewed by April4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with amazing views!"

    We loved the location but the walk back up the hill from Matlock is quite hard going so perhaps not for anyone with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in the snug, beautifully decorated, clean and cosy."

    It had everything we needed including fantastic views, great weather and even a pub right next door! The fridge freezer was slightly noisy but it didn’t really bother us, everything else was perfect and very dog friendly which was great. I would highly recommend the snug to anyone. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Katy4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfotable."

    It had everything we needed. The only downside was the hills ok going down to the town but hard going coming back up

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderfully equipped cottage just could do with a couple of medium sized sauce pans & a casserole dish."

    The bathroom is very roomy & the decor throughout is light & airy. Love the silver bunnies. We had a lovely time & visited the pub a couple of times. Locals very friendly.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jul 2023

  • "An excellent cottage fully equipped and beautifully decorated."

    Small garden at the rear a lovely sun trap. We throughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, close to local amenities , Matlock bath ,Bakewell and other ..."

    Beautiful cottage, close to local amenities , Matlock bath ,Bakewell and other beautiful villages quite accessible , would stay again

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was nice but didn't like it being next door to a pub it got noisy ..."

    The cottage was nice but didn't like it being next door to a pub it got noisy outside on Friday and Saturday night I couldn't hear the TV over parking is quite hard with it being narrow road

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2023

  • "Really beautiful house, perfect for a short break away."

    Brilliant location next door to a lovely pub and not far from town itself (walk back is a bit steep!). Kitchen was really well equipped and the house was comfortable and clean. It was easy to contact the owners (who were very helpful) during the stay. Parking on the road is easy, however, I did find a note on my car on the Thursday from the binmen asking me not to park there in future on bin day so may be worth bearing in mind. We have already recommended the property to friends and family and hope to be back in future.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely bank holiday weekend in Matlock and the cottage was a lovely place to call home for a few days."

    It had everything we needed, was cosy and welcoming. The pub next door was great and everyone was really friendly. The view from the cottage and pub is stunning and makes it extra special. Car parking is tight, the cottage is down a narrow lane, however we did manage to park outside the cottage without any problems even with quite a wide car. If walking into Matlock be aware that the walk back is up a very steep and long hill. Thank you for an enjoyable stay!

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is our third stay at the the snug and another first class experience with Sykes."

    We only book with this company ad we have 100% faith that all information provided is accurate and detailed and the standard of accommodation is always excellent. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our relaxing stay."

    We will re-book. The dog enjoyed it. The pub is so friendly and excellent value for money. Parking is challenging but achievable. Can’t wait to stay again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful little cottage, beautiful views and so peaceful and relaxing."

    Already looking at availability to go back! Thank you for a fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "Was quite happy with our stay at the The Snug."

    It was very quiet, even being next door to the pub. Learned quickly not to park in front of cottage, as lorries need to squeeze by to deliver to pub and collect rubbish. Plentiful parking nearby though. The only negatives were the first night, we realised that there wasn't a spatula in the cottage, so we texted the owner. They said someone must have taken it. We did expect a replacement to be forthcoming, but did not receive, so had to purchase our own for the stay.

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Jan 2023

  • "Second time staying at the snug and it was just as pleasant as the first."

    Wonderful little place, cosy and warm.

    Reviewed by Safron5.0Nov 2022

  • "2nd time this year and I will be back."

    Love it here especially the pub next door. Loads to do we had the log fire

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful"

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were delighted with the cottage."

    The only problem with the lounge was 'the feather cushions'. Lots of people have allergys these days and even being away from the settee I suffered with that allergy. The bed was so comfy and the shower was a lovely size. The pub next door was a delight as the people were so friendly and did a delicious Sunday lunch. The views from the cottage were amazing. We also were only a few miles from Matlock and Matlock bath. Lots of places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by April5.0Sep 2022

  • "The only complaint I have is the fridge- it was so noisy it kept us awake at ..."

    The only complaint I have is the fridge- it was so noisy it kept us awake at night and we had to turn the volume up on the television really high to hear it

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Snug!"

    It was such a comfortable base and provided us with everything we needed for our stay. The location is fab as was only a short drive (or walk if you fancy tackling the hills on the way back) into Matlock town centre and Matlock Bath. We would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Aug 2022

  • "Needed a base for a couple of nights in Matlock and this place was perfect!"

    Very close to the amenities but please note, this property is located on a steep hill, we walked up a couple of times but it may be a struggle for some. The Snug was spotlessly clean and tidy with good equipment. Little touches like the toiletries and the tea, coffee and biscuits (for both us and the dog) were a nice extra. Only negative was that the fridge was very noisy, as this house is open plan, it did mean we could hear it through the night. The property is situated right next door a pub and on Friday evening we were awoken by the noise of people talking in the garden until around 1245am. However we didn’t hear anything from customers the previous night so it definitely wouldn’t put us off staying here again. A lovely little house!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Had everything we needed, the outside space was a real bonus. Great views across Matlock. Pub next door was nice with friendly locals.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely fabulous cottage."

    Wonderful location, in a lovely town. It does have very steep hills in every direction from the main town, though. The cottage is next door to THE best pub in Matlock. The courtyard back garden gets the sun most of the day, and the views from the front of the house are truly magnificent. Parking outside the cottage can be problematic during pub opening hours, and you must leave space for the binmen on Thursday morning (something we didn't know about and were awoken at 8.30 to move our car). It's the only slight quibble as there are loads of tiny narrow streets that look like people's driveways in Matlock. We can't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great little cottage, comfortable bed, modern kitchen and bathroom."

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a loverly time in a very comfortable, cosy house."

    The people were very friendly and there was so much to do. We shall be going back.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Couldn’t have wanted anything more from a holiday cottage ."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage which was perfect for the two of us and our small dog!"

    well stocked with kitchen equipment and utensils, very comfortable bed - lovely sunny terrace - amazing views - perfect! Only slight downside was the shower isn’t very powerful ! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable property."

    Little patio a delightful sun spot. Walks from the doorstep. The pub next door was a bonus, lovely food and everybody was so friendly. We went in each night and spoke to different locals each time . Look forward to staying in The Snug cottage again soon .

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect property for a long weekend away."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "We weren’t expecting it to be at the top of a very very steep hill !"

    Also the oven door was Brocken & didn’t close probably. The (Ness) induction hob rings were disappointing, we couldn’t get anything to the correct temperature. Otherwise, we had a wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jean3.4Mar 2022

  • "This is the second time we have visited this lovely cottage."

    It is ideally situated near a pub that provide lovely meals and the locals are very friendly. This cottage has everything and we will keep coming back for more

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property thank you."

    Kitted out really well. Warm and snug, perfect for a dreich and damp Matlock stay.

    Reviewed by Aison5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect little cottage with everything you'd need!"

    A few little teething problems but the property owners were quick to help us resolve them. It was comfortable, cosy and very nicely decorated throughout. Definitely would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Safron4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Wonderful views

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely location highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perhaps advertising should mention it is accessed via steep hill, and parking is not always close to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2021

  • "Delightful little property, spotlessly clean and lovely views over Matlock."

    Lovely little welcome pack left for us and our little dog!

    Reviewed by Johnnie5.0Jun 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One small to medium sized
  • well-behaved dog allowed - no bigger than a springer spaniel
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Though there is no washing machine at the property, the owners offer a laundry service
  • Minimum 3 night stays only

The property

The Snug is a charming end-terrace cottage resting in the thriving town of Matlock, Derbyshire, ideal for a romantic break to the Peak District.

Conveniently located next to the Thorn Tree Inn, this quaint dwelling boasts magnificent countryside views and a private grape-slate garden with furniture, perfect for staying in or going out to explore the local area.

On arrival at the property, the characterful sandstone property offers a pleasant bench at the front where you can soak up the sun before entering into the open-plan living space.

Here you will find a kitchen fit with all the necessities to whip up a delicious meal ahead of a day of adventures.

Enjoy your meals in the dining area, before retiring to the sofa to watch TV with your feet up as the woodburning stove gently warms the space.

Moving through the property and up the stairs, the mezzanine bedroom is home to a plush double and boasts amazing views over the countryside hills out the window.

Completing the interior is a shower room, fit with a walk-in shower, basin and WC where you can get ready for the day's adventures.

Savour a glass of wine with alfresco dining outside; climbing the stone steps to the slate-floored courtyard, complete with dining seating and a private and tranquil space to soak up the last of the summer sun of an evening.

Matlock and the surrounding areas are a walkers and nature enthusiasts haven; home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, you are sure to find an attraction for you, whether it be immersing yourself in the town's history or taking a trek off the beaten track.

Visit Heights of Abraham for an afternoon of exploring the caverns and caves of the district, where you can also take a cable car to the top to view the spectacular landscapes.

Animal lovers will enjoy the nearby Matlock Farm Park, home to cute farm animals and a lovely café where you can stop for a light lunch.

Brush up on your history by visiting the Peak District Lead Mining Museum, home to exhibitions on the lead-mining heritage of the Peak District from present day and dating all the way back to Roman times.

Close by, Matlock Bath plays host to Lover's Walk, a romantic riverside walk along through the woodlands and up to the clifftops.

Further walks can be found at Lea Gardens, or further afield venture into the lovely Peak District towns of Bakewell and Tideswell.

Before heading back to the cottage, treat yourself to a fish and chip takeaway at Wellington Street Fish Bar or for dining in, Millers Bar and grill is just a short walk from the dwelling.

Whatever you type of adventure, choose The Snug as your base for a fantastic trip to the Peak District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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