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8 Tawney House

(Ref. 2401)

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely property, had everything we needed, beds comfy, spacious, clean and tidy."

    Close to many shops and restaurants. Perfect spot for exploring Matlock and south of the Peak District. Would definitely recommend and definitely stay again. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful apartment, perfectly situated."

    Very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Mar 2024

  • "Nice apartment in perfect location for exploring Matlock on foot."

    Would definitely use again. 5 stars all round.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property frontage was on a main road but triple glazed so noise didn't bother us."

    The apartment was lovely and more spacious than we expected. It was about 5 minutes walk to the centre of town for shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really well equipped flat with everything we needed for our stay."

    Very kind of the owners to leave milk and biscuits for us. Dishwasher and washing machine in the flat was very welcome. Can’t really comment on the location as we were using it as a base while we visited friends so we weren’t doing the typical ‘tourist’ thing! Generally, presentation and cleanliness was good but there were some fairly large cobwebs hanging down in the bedroom (tall ceilings so understandable), thick dust on the skirting board behind the bed/mirror in the smaller bedroom. The main thing that let it down was the state of the shower. The cubicle was riddled with mould and the seals were green with mould/algae. These are really simple and cheap to replace so I can’t understand why it hasn’t been done. Would also have been nice to have some information somewhere about where rubbish needed to go and facilities for recycling. We ended up leaving the bag of rubbish in the flat which I felt bad about as we didn’t know where it went. We also took a bag of recycling back home to Weston super Mare with us! Having said all of that, overall, it was still a pleasant stay and we would return if visiting friends again.

    Hi Ella, thank you for your feedback. I completely agree that our standards had slipped on this occasion. The cobwebs have now been removed and the shower has new seals and has been regrouted. Due to personal circumstances I had not personally been to the property in a few weeks but that is no excuse, please accept my sincere apologies and thank you for your honest feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ella3.8Oct 2023

  • "Cobwebs on ceiling need to be got rid off and a bigger TV as hard to see from sofa"

    Reviewed by Jason4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely spacious and light apartment ideally situated for town and restaurants."

    Bus stop outside for easy access to Matlock Bath. Our only problem was the traffic but that's not the property's fault. Matlock had endless road works and road closures.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved the apartment, clean and really comfortable, lots of space, much more spacious in person than the pictures make out."

    Very quiet even though on a main road, very close to a beautiful park. Easy 2 min walk into the centre of Matlock. A hairdryer would be useful but location and parking etc was all brilliant. I have already recommended your apartment to a friend. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely apartment very spacious and clean."

    Ideal position within walking distance to Matlock town centre and a lovely walk over high tor to Matlock bath.

    Reviewed by K5.0Jun 2023

  • "Spacious flat, good location close to town."

    The flat is well equipped except for a hair dryer which is an unusual and frustrating omission. Key collection is by key box but the door lock is very stiff.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    ..photos don't do it justice!. Excellent location & facilities. Would definitely stay again...thank you

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "The property was spacious & comfortable with everything you need."

    It is well situated just outside of town only a short walk threw the beautiful park which has a lovely little cafe which is well worth a visit. The property is well situated for the attractions. The Heights of Abraham is only a 25min walk. We would highly recommend. We will be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect base for family holiday in Matlock, visiting Peak District, Derbyshire Dales etc The accommodation was excellent."

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Apr 2023

  • "Traffic noise was a bit loud and the heating system seemed to be erratic."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Loved our stay, great location."

    Would love to return

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved our little stay here, apartment is lovely, homely and cosy and has plenty of room."

    Perfectly located for the pub and shop across the road and a short 10 minute walk into the town. Lovely views from each window, church, castle etc. Host was friendly, communicative and quick to respond. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb apartment."

    We stayed in September 2022 and enjoyed so much we returned in December 2022! Matlock is a wonderful base for local walks - we never once used the car. This apartment was amazingly cosy. We stayed during the coldest week of the year!!. (I guess all rental prices nationally will have to increase to reflect the horrendous increase in UK energy prices). This apartment (with free parking!!) is one of the best I've ever stayed in. Thank you Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment."

    It was close to all amenities. The owners were on hand if we needed anything which we appreciated. All in all a great place to stay!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very spacious living accommodation, easy parking, nice stroll to the main centre of Matlock, through the park."

    Lots of good walks close by.

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tawney House."

    Very lovely and comfortable apartment in an excellent location. I would highly recommend and would definitely hope to stay again if we return to the area. Parking was (as always) a great bonus. We did not use the car at all. We walked or used public transport which was very good (if not always on time). Word of caution - don't make assumptions! I assumed there would be a hair dryer. There wasn't. Bring your own if you need one. I was fortunate to find one in a local charity shop for £3.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very well equipped, clean, comfortable apartment."

    Off street parking is always a bonus. Friendly owner with great communication. Really have nothing negative to say about our stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have been to this property many times, and before this trip we had already booked to go again next year."

    We noticed this time that the cleanliness was not quite up to scratch - a dark line of dust on one of the windowsills, stuck-on food on the microwave's turntable plate and mould in the shower. The fridge and freezer don't shut properly. The kitchen and bathroom both need to be refurbished. However, we still love the property.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "Nicely presented"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "Been here several times -proves we are happy with this property for a holiday ."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Mar 2022

  • "A bit disappointing."

    Spacious apartment but looking a bit tired. Kitchen area could have been cleaner. Chipped crockery. Beds uncomfortable. No storage space in small bedroom to hang clothes as tall boy filled with owner's spare linen etc. Wardrobe drawers in main bedroom kept falling off runners. Very noisy with traffic as on a main road. Positive points were the parking, being so close to shops and amenities, lovely walks through the town, well converted old building, good base for days out.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Mar 2022

  • "Nice place and really convenient for a quick walk to shops and cafes"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cozy and comfortable apartment."

    Easy walk into Matlock and lots of walks from the apartment. Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "The apartment was amazing Everything there that you needed Everywhere clean and ..."

    The apartment was amazing Everything there that you needed Everywhere clean and tidy The host even left tea coffee milk and biscuits The host Karen also rung to check everything was okay Will definitely use again when needed

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful relaxing apartment, didn't want to leave, lovely views in a ideal location, Matlock a very inviting town with plenty of little shops, cafe and bars to explore."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2021

  • "It's a very nice apartment with all the facilities you would expect."

    It's located within an easy walk of the town centre which has several supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. I had to unblock the shower drain one day and it took me a while to find the communual bin store but apart from that everything was fine.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.4Sep 2021

  • "Tawney House is in a superb location, apartment had everything we could wish for, including coffee, tea, milk and biscuits on arrival!"

    Well decorated, comfortable and immaculately clean. We fully intend to book this apartment again to visit this area with so much to do and see. John & Sheila, Bedfordshire

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very comfortable and conveniently located apartment with everything one needs."

    Entrance to car park is difficult to find

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "We've lost count of the number of times we've been to this apartment."

    We still love it as much as ever. We will be back!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Apartment was to a really high standard, very nice and would definitely stay again."

    Lovely views, quite quiet. Comfy beds and amazing towels! Would be nice if they had a recycling bin.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful Apartment and location, spotlessly clean, great customer service from the host with everything you could need."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Apartment was very airy and comfortable but would have liked some guidance on rubbish disposal and recycling- ended up bringing newspapers and bottles back with us to recycle at home."

    Really went against the grain having to leave food waste, cans and plastic in kitchen bin all week. Lovely location and convenient parking.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very spacious Everything was spotlessly clean We meet the owners and they are very nice Thank you for tea,coffee,milk and biscuits."

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owners particularly friendly and helpful."

    Great place. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location owners were lovely just needs more fans the weather was hot so the flat was very hot"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.1Aug 2020

  • "Five star holiday"

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Dec 2019

  • "Another wonderful stay at Tawney House."

    We love this apartment. Always spotless, well equipped, warm & cosy. Never a problem parking & a short stroll into town through the park. Matlock is a great place to stay. Everything you need from M&S Food to local butchers & bakers. We caught the train to Nottingham for the day & enjoyed short drives to Bakewell and Ashbourne. Thank you. We can't wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Nov 2019

  • "Excellent apartment."

    A welcome pack was there on arrival and the heating was on!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2019

  • "The location of the flat was just superb - within walking distance of buses and trains."

    We all loved Matlock and would stay in this flat again. The Flat was in walking distance of such a lovely park and a church as well. There is just so much to do in the area, so much history on the doorstep, one visit is not going to be enough. Highlights were The Heights of Abraham, Poole Cavern, the Ghost Tour in The Galleries of Justice and the Peak Bookshop and Cafe. The young men who showed us around the caverns had such a fab sense of humour Our son did Peak Rail and he loved it

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2019

  • "This is our third stay."

    As we don't drive we get here by train from Bridgwater. A very easy journey. We get about by bus -- fabulous views. When we were there BT WiFI was installed in the flat. Even better! The mini-market opposite had all our everyday needs. There was a very good Sainsburys and other shops in reach. And the bus stops outside. The flat is perfect for 2 elderly active pensioners. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our time in Matlock and were very happy with the accommodation."

    Everything was provided and showed that the owners had thought about their guests. Our only hesitation in giving full marks is to do with us. As a couple we sleep in separate bedrooms and found the second bed creaked as you turned. Not really for adults. The accommodation is very central and some traffic noise at night. But we would return. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Aug 2019

  • "This was a wonderful apartment in a wonderful locality."

    It was clean well, equipped and spacious and close to all required amenities. The one draw back that I discovered was the fact that the lounge furniture was all leatherette covered and since the weather was very warm it soon became too hot and sticky to sit in the sofa unit for any length of time.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jul 2019

  • "Great apartment in an excellent location."

    Well equipped, though shame there was no WiFi and I think this will be sorted. Friendly owner, key collection was easy. Nice to have milk, teabags and chocolate biscuits waiting for us!

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jun 2019

  • "This was our 3rd stay in this apartment."

    We love it and will be back again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "I have stayed in the cottage 3 times now, so I think that speaks for itself!"

    Couldn't fault it. So handy for everything in the town.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "We enjoyed staying in the apartment."

    It was fairly spacious, clean, attractive, and had most amenities temporary living. The location was convenient to the town and getting around Derbyshire. The availability of secure parking was also valuable. Would have liked an internet connection, that would have topped it off.

    Reviewed by Charles Graham5.0Sep 2018

  • "The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed, even milk and biscuits!"

    We came prepared as we were staying for four days but we could have left most of it at home because we were well catered for. The location was even better than we had expected with a local play park and a good pub. You won’t be disappointed if you are booking this for two adults and two children. I am only saying that as the second bedroom has a pull out twin bed not a double.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2018

  • "The apartment was extremely well appointed, very comfortable and had pleasant views."

    It was well located for Matlock's shops, its fine park, buses and train station.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "This was our third visit here."

    The property and location together tick all of the boxes for us. It will not be long before we return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Colin4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely central place to stay but would be better with WiFi access especially ..."

    Lovely central place to stay but would be better with WiFi access especially when here from overseas and don't have good phone reception

    Reviewed by Rosalie4.4Sep 2017

  • "In this day and age wifi is expected especially for international travellers like ourselves."

    Unfortunately not in this case. The iron was a disgrace and I useable and there was no lock on the bathroom door. Hopefully these issues will be addressed

    Reviewed by D4.2Jun 2017

  • "This was our second visit to Tawney House."

    The apartment is warm, cosy & very well equipped. No problems parking (small residents car park). Very helpful owners. The walk into Matlock is lovely - takes about 5 minutes, walking through the park. Plenty of places to visit - a day trip to Nottingham by train was much enjoyed. We will happily return.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Nov 2016

  • "This apartment was as described and as the pictures showed."

    We were really pleased with the easy access to the town centre which was a pleasant walk through the park. The parking available could sometimes be a little awkward but there was always a space. The key collection was very easy. The only thing that let this property down were a few minor details that we have now come to expect with a self catering holiday and which have always previously been provided such as oven gloves, washing up liquid and sponge, hairdryer, toilet cleaner and more that one toilet roll! We still had a great holiday in the apartment and particularly enjoyed the large sunny kitchen/living room and character of the property.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.8Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared use of patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Single room is small; use of pull out stacker bed makes space compact
  • Note: Apartment is accessed from courtyard parking area via an external staircase.

The property

An outstanding, first floor apartment just a short walk from the centre of Matlock, with views of the church and Riber Castle.

8 Tawney House has been individually styled by the current owners to create a first-class holiday home.

The open plan living area is spacious, light and airy, with impressive mullioned windows to two sides, a modern well-equipped kitchen and views across the town to the old church.

A delightful main bedroom with high ceiling and full-length mullioned window makes this ideal for a romantic break.

On the edge of the Peak District National Park and just a short drive from Bakewell and the picturesque village of Ashover (Cardale in TV's Peak Practice), the apartment makes an ideal base from which to explore the region's attractions, including the majestic Chatsworth House and Carsington Water and sailing club.

A holiday home of real quality and style!

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About the location

MATLOCK

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