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Cavendish Cottage

(Ref. 1092561)

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Exceptional property with amazing views."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful little place, difficult to fault in all honesty."

    Lovely kitchen and bathroom, extremely comfy beds and amazing views out the front windows! Had an amazing stay and loved exploring the Peak District from this beautiful cottage in Matlock. Emily was extremely helpful when needed. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2024

  • "Immediate reaction on entering the property was that it was crisp and clean."

    Lovely space for a small family to return to after a day out in the Peak District. Large kitchen exactly as in the photos with a great range of quality cooking accessories. A real home from home. The heating was the easiest to use in any place I have stopped although I was hoping the weather would mean this wasn’t needed! Log burner was also lovey on an evening while relaxing with a glass of wine. Upstairs an outstanding bathroom with the biggest bath I’ve ever seen! Bedroom was immaculate too. The one thing I really noticed was although this was a terraced cottage, it was so quiet and peaceful. As we have dogs I always take away my own Dyson as generally the vacuums in rentals aren’t the best but here there was even a Dyson provided. I’d highly recommend this property if you’re looking for a base to explore the beautiful Peak District

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    Warm, spacious and comfortable. Kitchen diner and bathroom were amazing. A suggestion would be if the owner provided an extra tea towel and bath mat but this is a very minor improvement. Our family really enjoyed staying at Cavendish Cottage and there was plenty of space for other family members to stay for the odd meal time.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cavendish Cottage."

    It was very easy to find and park up. We received a lovely welcome package on arrival too. The cottage was also perfectly placed for travelling to lots of nearby tourist attractions. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Georgina4.7Mar 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay at cavendish cottage."

    The property was spotless,very cosy and had everything we needed. Plenty of space to park and the garden was secure. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage a real home from home in a great location Highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved this cottage had everything you needed was cozy and warm has stunning ..."

    Loved this cottage had everything you needed was cozy and warm has stunning views could do with an attachment on outdoor tap to clean the dogs off but it’s a fantastic place and we had a great stay

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2024

  • "This cottage is a real ‘gem’ of a find."

    It is so well done with high end finishes throughout. There has been a lot of thought put into the finish and the quality of the cottage is amazing. The beds and linen were of hotel quality and the bathroom is immaculate with great walk in shower which has fantastic pressure. The kitchen is stunning with a beautiful large kitchen table. Situated in an elevated position overlooking Matlock itself. It is a short (but steep) walk back to the cottage. Everything is right on the doorstep, walks galore, lovely restaurants/bars/coffee shops and convenience stores. Emily was very quick to respond and provided little extras like milk, tea bags (well needed upon arrival!) there was also a quality packet of biscuits and some beer! These little ‘extra’ touches make the difference between a nice stay and a perfect stay! We are definitely going to book this cottage again and highly recommend it to friends and family. You will certainly not be disappointed in any way if you booked it…….do it and enjoy it as much as we did. Thanks Emily for a wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable and beautifully decorated cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed the wood burner as the weather wasn’t great.

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a wonderful three night stay at Cavendish Cottage."

    We are a family or two adults, two teenage girls and a dog, and the cottage was a perfect space for us to cook, relax, enjoy games and a few movies. The views out of the living room and master bedroom were amazing, so lovely to wake up to. The cottage is furnished and decorated to a very high quality, and the facilities were excellent (beautiful kitchen and bathroom, an additional toilet downstairs, real fire and superb wifi). The only slight downside is how high up you are - you get incredible views but the walk down into Matlock, and walk back up, is challenging but we were aware of this and it didn’t put us off our stay and still very much warrants this five-star review!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautifully decorated well equipped cottage , in a great location ."

    Would highly recommend , a real hidden gem

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage ,all the rooms have been decorated to a high standard ."

    A steep climb up from the town of Matlock , but a great area close to lovely local villages. Our only suggestion would be to have some coat hooks and a tray for muddy shoes/ boots in the lobby area near the back door .

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Decorated to a high standard, very comfortable beds."

    Good quality cot & high chair which was much appreciated often poor quality in holiday rentals. Emily was very quick to respond and resolve a small issue we had. Located in a great area, very quiet as on the outskirts of Matlock. Would come back again!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hi speck! Thank you for a very lovely house to stay in."

    If only we had booked a longer stay. But we hope to return.The area has lots of places to see, and it’s a pleasure to go home to Cavendish at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stunning cottage with breathtaking views."

    All of the fixtures & fittings within are of the highest quality & makes for a perfect home from home. Owners have provided everything you could possibly need. And the welcome pack was a lovely touch. We visited with our cocker spaniels who did find a way out of the gardens so whilst it is dog friendly, a point to be aware of.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cavendish Cottage was everything we hoped it would be and more!"

    Location was fantastic and the property itself was so clean and tidy. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants a break in the Derbyshire Peaks. The owners should be very proud of their attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful property,with lovely views to the front ."

    We really enjoyed staying there .Everything was provided and the little extras were appreciated.We would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking to stay in the Peak District.Well done to the owners and a big Thankyou

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    The house was immaculate, very clean and the kitchen was well-equipped. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a lovely walk-in shower plus a bath if you wanted a soak. It’s a quiet and peaceful location at the top of Matlock with playing fields just behind which are perfect for exercising dogs.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful location ."

    Very friendly host . Everything was perfect with the weekend

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage updated to a very high standard."

    I would have given 5 stars but we found the settee in the lounge very hard and uncomfortable and not the same one as in the brochure information I noted it was 7 years old and not up to the standard set by the rest of the cottage. The double mattress was not the most comfortable either although I do appreciate different people have different comfort levels.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Great location at the top of Matlock and a bonus having the small park across the road and playing fields around the corner. We had a great week exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2023

  • "An immaculately presented cottage."

    Everything you need to start your stay in the Peak District was there. Fully enclosed rear garden meant the dog could safely roam around. Very large bathroom with separate walk in shower with as much hot water as 4 of us needed. Superb kitchen diner with large table made eating in a pleasure and the dishwasher and washing machine meant everything could be cleaned without too much effort. Regarding location, there are nice dog walks straight out of the door. We were advised by a lovely local gentleman on what paths to take. Cavendish road is one of the higher points in Matlock, something to bear in mind if, as we did you want to explore on your arrival. Walking down into town is very pleasant. The walk back up is certainly a work out! Beds comfortable enough, mattresses will never suit everybody and though not as firm as at home the sleep was good. I’d recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing break, but be prepared to use your car to get around at least some of the time.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "A very beautiful little cottage in a stunning location."

    Back garden was ideal for my furry babies. Some nice walks too. I would recommend friends.❤️

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4May 2023

  • "Had a brilliant week’s stay."

    The house is immaculate - spotlessly clean and everything feels like new. It was incredibly comfortable, peaceful and relaxing with amazing views; great dog walks on your doorstep and some lovely pubs and a fab chippy in (hilly!) walking distance. Parking was no problem and the neighbours were all really friendly too. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, completed to a high standard, great views and location, already booked to be back in July."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really comfortable and well equipped cottage in a good central location for exploring the Derbyshire Dales."

    Owners provided a lovely welcome pack and attentive to the needs of their guests.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage, so well equipped and a brilliant base to tour Derbyshire and all it has to offer."

    The are owners very helpful. We enjoyed our stay and found the cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. The log fire added to its charm in this very modern cottage with every facility you required. The pub was not far away, a short walk in fact, and the cottage an ideally positioned for nipping down the hill in to the centre of Matlock and surrounding areas. The local supermarket close by for fuel and shopping by and next to the station. We recommend the rail connection to Derby which in itself is a 40 minute service and really worth a trip for the views of the countryside with a train every hour. Would we book this cottage again, Yes, a 5 star rating from us.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property is beautifully finished, extremely clean and comfortable."

    My favourite memory from my time here is sat in bed with my morning coffee, looking out at the stunning view from the bedroom window. We would definitely stay here again and I have recommended this property to all I’ve spoken to. Communication with the owner was very pleasant. A*

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay in the cottage."

    Very clean and excellent facilities, and the owner was very helpful. Would definitely recommend,thank you

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage truly amazing"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious, clean cottage with everything you need."

    Everything was perfect for myself, daughter and dogs, and easy to follow instructions on how to use things.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "The location was amazing wake up in the morning to peaceful rolling hills friendly walks in the area."

    The open woodburner we had burning every night and heated the place up for these frosty nights.The cottage is beautifully prepared and appointed with all the facilities one could wish for would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2023

  • "This cottage is amazing ."

    We all felt right at home .so relaxed and comfy.from the shower to the cooker the beds all perfect..the owners were fantastic with us .so thankyou emily and jack we had a a perfect stay and a great Christmas..we will be booking again x

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Dec 2022

  • "When I arrived at Cavendish cottage I could believe my eyes honestly I had to ..."

    When I arrived at Cavendish cottage I could believe my eyes honestly I had to spit myself to how beautiful it was from the outside has well has in gorgeous, and the views out of my window waking up to that every morning it was so quiet and peaceful I love that I could live in the cottage to just the ideal house for me and my little dog and I have booked to go again next year

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property is amazing."

    ...We booked this for our honeymoon and we were so pleased we did... The cottage is beautiful and the attention to detail is fantastic... Lovely little touches with the basket of goodies left for you on arrival. There's a real fire, which is just perfect in the evenings for snuggling up and then in the morning you wake up to beautiful views across Matlock and into the hills... We loved every minute of our stay. Emily and Jack were great at keeping in touch by text and nothing seemed too much trouble. We would definitely stay again .....

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property ."

    Cottage is perfect for a lovely break . Parking outside property was no problem . Living room and kitchen diner are fitted with lovely furniture . Downstairs toilet a bonus. Upstairs the 2 bedrooms were warm and comfortable . The bathroom is fitted out lovely with a huge bath and a practical shower. Front & Back garden are well maintained and have garden furniture . Summing up this cottage is perfect for a holiday . The local area is ideal for dog walking.

    Reviewed by Stephen G4.7Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing home from home."

    Beautiful scenic views. Lovely walks with the dog.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a great holiday cottage, much better than expected."

    The listing on the Sykes website didn't mention washing machine or dishwasher, both of which are in the cottage. There is also a downstairs cloakroom, again not mentioned on the website. We were pleasantly surprised to find these extra facilities. The cottage is extremely clean and comfortable, with great views from the front and a well furnished back garden. The bathroom is fab, as is the kitchen and the cottage bathroom and main bedroom both have a feel of a boutique hotel. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Aug 2022

  • "Stayed in this beautiful holiday home with my husband and son in July 2022."

    The first holiday home I have booked and it was actually even better than the photos and description. Your home was immaculate, cosy, amazing views, close to many peak district activities and walks. We split our time between chilling out the front garden watching the views and loving life to visiting local friendly public bars and restaurant to then spending time at alton towers so something for everyone to do including our dog Lexi, who was loving life running around the huge playing fields 1 minute walk away! Kitchen was just fabulous, log fire in living area brought some good feelings at night time and views from master bedroom just wow and beds extremely comfy. Also loved the fact there was separate (very large!) roll top Bath in large upstairs bedroom and downstairs additional toilet was ideal. Having washing machine and place to sit round back also great. Owner of holiday home very respectful and leaves you to get on with it but also responds to anything you need very quickly. She's very friendly and special mention to neighbour on other side of property who made us feel welcome to their little piece of paradise in the peaks. Thanks so much for everything and if we don't make it back some time we will definitely be recommending! Mags, Dave, Leo and Lexi the spaniel xx

    Reviewed by Margaret-mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated, so comfortable and well equipped throughout."

    An amazing view from the front! Front and back gardens set up with furniture, ideal when moving from shade to shade in a heatwave. Parking easy, takeaways and pubs within walking distance of cottage and lots of choice in the town for eating out/drinks. Good dog walks too. Matlock is a good centre for access to lots of places of interest.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, everything you needed and very clean and a great view!"

    We had a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the cottage."

    It was immaculately clean, really well equipped and the little extra touches such as the biscuits and dog dish/treats were a lovely thought. The cottage has fabulous views, is in a great location and feels really homely inside. It is decorated with great taste and the bed was ridiculously comfortable! We had a great couple of days out in bakewell and Buxton and would definitely recommend the place and area and will be visiting again. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very beautiful property with stunning views."

    We had a perfect stay!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous and we would highly recommend and hope to stay again some day."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable well-equipped house."

    Looks newly refurbished, everything clean, shiny and in working order. Superb view from the front garden, which enjoys sunshine (when available!) well into the evening. Generous welcome pack. Ability to override central heating setting was useful at times in changeable English spring weather. Twin bedroom would possibly have been a bit small for a second couple and their luggage, but fine for two children or a third adult.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "The property was idyllic--perfect for our first trip to the UK!"

    We appreciated the welcome basket, the cottage felt like home, and we enjoyed several treks into the town center, where we found quaint shops, various groceries stocking delicious British foods, and considerate townspeople. Perfection!

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful property, really well equipped."

    Lovely kitchen and bathroom. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week, the accommodation is just perfect in every way."

    Could not fault anything what so ever. It was so good we have already re booked for later in the year for later in the year.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic stay in a wonderfully renovated cottage in a beautiful area."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed including a lovely welcome pack with milk, tea, coffee and dog treats. Walking distance to Matlock and a beautiful view from the main bedroom.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Immaculately clean. Great views and position. Everything in the cottage is high spec and quality. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Apr 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Separate utility with Washing Machine and W/C
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • On-street parking
  • Front, enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Rear, enclosed garden with lawn, patio, decking and furniture
  • Two small, well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250

The property

Cavendish Cottage is an attractive, semi-detached cottage located in the popular town of Matlock, Derbyshire and overlooking the Derwent valley.

Within easy reach of the Peak District and Gulliver's Kingdom, this holiday home offers a family-friendly retreat for four guests.

Find convenient on-street parking in front of the property, before unloading your belongings and getting your holiday started!

Enter via the enclosed front garden with a lawn and patio, a lovely spot to savour a hot cup of tea in the morning sunshine; this attractive cottage has contemporary, sleek features throughout with rustic furnishings to retain a cottage feel.

Set the dining table for four in the gorgeous kitchen/diner, with soft tones, wooden countertops, and excellent amenities to rustle up your favourite meals, including a range cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.

After trekking through the Peak District, the warmth of a woodburning stove awaits in the sitting room; sink into the plush seating, put your feet up and watch a family-favourite on the TV.

The rear, enclosed garden is another social spot to dine alfresco at the outdoor seating or let the little ones play safely with your canine companions!

Find a beautiful, contemporary bathroom to hang your towel on the heated towel rail and choose between a relaxing bubble bath or a hot rinse in the spacious walk-in shower, before retiring to one of two bedrooms.

A double and a twin room complete the property to curl up under the sheets ready for the next day's adventures.

The centre of Matlock offers fantastic self-catering amenities, including shops, pubs, restaurants, and cafés to fuel your day, alongside family-friendly attractions such as nostalgic trips on vintage trains along the Peak Rail and plenty of parks to picnic and play.

Take a short journey into Matlock's neighbour, Matlock Bath, to admire the displays at Matlock Bath Aquarium and arcade, take a cable car ride on the Heights of Abraham with cavern tours and exhibits, or treat the kids to thrilling rides at Gulliver's Kingdom.

Families seeking the great outdoors have the Peak District on their doorstep; pack your walking gear and venture along hiking trails through stunning landscapes, spot an abundance of wildlife and pause at quaint villages for lunch.

Bakewell is a historic market town with plenty of tearooms to choose from, as well as the popular Bakewell Bridge and The Old House, a Tudor house from Henry VIII's reign featuring local artifacts.

If you're hungry for more history, Haddon Hall is a medieval manor house just south of Bakewell, with a grand Tudor hall and Elizabethan gardens to explore.

For more amenities, the larger town of Chesterfield provides plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from cinemas and theatres to Tapton Golf Course!

Enjoy a memorable family holiday at Cavendish Cottage all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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