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Rambler's Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a very well appointed cottage and the owners are both very approachable and friendly."

    In the cottage there was lots of room for both me and my dog. The kitchen had everything I needed and the bedroom was a good size with plenty of hanging space. The bathroom has a good shower and overall it is very warm in the cold evenings. The welcoming bottle of wine, biscuits and treats for my dog were inspired. As others have said, the only let down is the sofa which is very uncomfortable, it just seems to be the wrong size & has no headrest. Otherwise perfect and a place I would definitely return to.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was both very comfortable &cosy."

    Very well maintained as well as quite.will visit again

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable stay"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2023

  • "A great stay for a week as a family of four."

    The hosts are on hand if needed and are very polite and friendly, they let our kids use the garden and trampoline & stroke the dogs which were the highlight of their time away. The setting on a working farm may not be the prettiest but for the amount of time we were in the cottage it really didn't matter, it was a great base and only a 5 minute drive into Matlock. Inside was clean with the basic facilities you needed and it felt homely. We would return again.

    Reviewed by Vikki4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is a high spec holiday cottage, rustic style interior, located about 100 yards off the A632, on a farm, with friendly owners always at hand."

    It is quiet, with plenty of parking space. The living room is small but adequate for a family with 2 children. The kitchen is sizeable and well equipped. The bedrooms are a good size, with additional hand basin in the 2nd bedroom.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "The owners of the cottage were amiable, and so was Jess the Jack Russel dog of theirs, we got lost going to the cottage but 1 phone call and we had the directions on how to get there, the cottage was clean bright, and airy."

    there are a lot of walks about, both short and long. Matlock Town Centre is only 5 minutes away, I must recommend Matlock Fish and Chip shop, very tasty.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay in a good position to explore the Towns and Villages around the Dales, close to Matlock and plenty of Pubs and takeaways a short drive away."

    Nice little cottage with good facilities People were nice and we and our Terrier enjoyed the twice daily visit from Jess the Jack Russell. Nice dog walks right out of the farm and nice shared garden. ( make sure Dog on lead as not secure, but no problem just common sense) The only thing we did'nt find so good was the not too comfy low backed sofa in the living room. Apart from that we had a really nice stay here and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal, it was cute and cosy, clean and well equipped."

    The location was great, quick drive into town, bus stop at the top of the drive and nice walks around the cottage. The only downside for us was that dogs aren't allowed upstairs and it didn't say this anywhere in the information, so we didn't know until we got there by which time it was too late. We have an anxious old boy who would have been deeply distressed to be left downstairs on his own in a strange place, so one of had to sleep on the sofa each night. Apart from that it was lovely, owners left a few bits for us and the dog, which was a nice touch, and it was very welcoming. Definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2023

  • "Rambler's Cottage is a charming 'home away from home'."

    From the welcome pack for both me and my dog, to the friendliness of all on the farm, I cannot fault my stay at the cottage. My stay was made all the more 'homely' by my twice daily visits from Jess the Jack Russell who came in to check that we were looking after the place and having a treat at the same time! The knowledge of the area shared by Stuart was so useful and helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him or Janet and it was lovely to hear about their lives and livelihood as well as their extensive knowledge of places to go and things to do. Communication with Clare (the owner) was great and again, nothing was too much trouble - I look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Mich5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    A real home from home. Friendly owners and very accommodating. Good place for dog owners. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable, cosy and clean cottage in a quiet but convenient location."

    Owners very friendly and helpful, with lovely dogs. Nice walks straight from the cottage. We hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Location is spot on for accessing the various sites around the Peak District. Cottage was spotless and had all the equipment and facilities you need. Very quiet at night which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Generally, the property lived up to expectations, with one important reservation."

    The kitchen & bedrooms were excellent, well equipped in the case of the former, extremely comfortable for the latter. As three older guests, the disappointment was the lounge, where the furniture, comprising a large dining table and four chairs accompanied a large, low-backed, deep-seated sofa and low chair which were made uncomfortable, by not providing good back/head support and in the case of the sofa, proving difficult from which to get up. That said, our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, providing delicious wine and shortbread on our arrival. This area of the Peak District is unsurpassed for its beauty and places of interest and we will happily rebook!

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2022

  • "Great place to stay and cottage had everything we needed and was also very clean ."

    The location was ideal to visit anywhere in the Peak district . We would certainly return however the only criticism would be the settee was uncomfortable and very low. The welcome pack was lovely so thank you so much for that .

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy warm cottage, great location, wine, biscuits and dog treats, had been left for us, a very nice touch, will definitely visit again."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage hiding away from the storms!"

    So comfortable. Warm and cosy. All the essentials and a few extras. Lovely touch with a bottle of wine, biscuits and even treats for the dog! Will definitely return and highly recommend to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cottage tastefully decorated with helpful owners."

    I need to say at the outset that our booking was probably not a typical one. Since the beginning of the first coronavirus lockdown my wife and I have sought out some of the most isolated holiday lets in south Derbyshire to spend time with our daughter and family who live between Derby and Nottingham. Being away from crowds in a rural location seemed to us the safest option for a short break.. This means we did not use many of the facilities provided.Simple breakfasts and microwaved suppers sufficed as we ate with our family for most of the time. The cottage was clean and absolutely as described. All the facilities we used worked well and the owners were very helpful. For parents with young children there is not a lot for children to do on site outside of the house as it is only about 100 yards from a busy road and the farm is a working farm. However Matlock itself has much to offer for children with a wonderful park including a skate park. The only negative about the whole stay was the temperature on arrival. It is a typical stone built farmhouse with thick walls which take a while to heat up so the central heating needs to be turned up a couple of hours before guests arrive in winter. I would recommend this cottage for anyone wanting a quiet, clean well decorated place to stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and also having the chance to talk to the owners."

    Well equipped, but we did wonder whether there used to be a milk jug that had got broken. Thank you for the welcome--and the after care service, returning to a couple of items left behind!

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very friendly and welcoming hosts."

    We stayed for a week; the cottage was lovely and the location is ideal to explore the Peak District and it's many attractions.

    Reviewed by Shahzad4.7Jul 2021

  • "My 95-year old Mum and I had a fantastic four days in this cottage, made all the more special for her by a long-lost connection to Stuart's aunt."

    He and Clare were lovely hosts, warm and friendly and on hand to help, if needed. It's a beautifully decorated, well-equipped cottage, with comfortable beds and a large television (great for watching the football!), in a really convenient location for Chatsworth and all the attractions the Peak District has to offer. Will definitely return, if we get the opportunity.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a truly relaxing week at Rambler's Cottage."

    The cottage was super clean, very comfortable and well equipped for us and our spaniels. Our hosts/family were available and helpful if needed and it was great to get some local insights. Footpath through the farm provided easy access to lovely walks for the dogs and it is generally a lovely area to explore. Could not have asked for more and exceeded expectations!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ramblers Cottage was a perfect location to explore the Peak District It was comfortable and cosy and the owners were lovely."

    We had a great time. I would highly recommend both the accommodation and the area.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    It was well situated for exploring the surrounding area, Matlock and Matlock Bath being a couple of miles away. Also there were some lovely walks from the cottage. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Ideally located for exploring the Peak District. The cottage is very well equipped - there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge and dog treats for the pooch! Really enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

  • "Loved this little cottage had a great few days in Matlock great location for exploring local attractions."

    Cottage was well presented and cute little extra like dog treats were well appreciated. Lovely family who made us feel very welcome and my boys loved belle the dog. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet cottage."

    Very clean and nice owners on site

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Oct 2020

  • "Was the perfect location for a little family break."

    Cottage was very homely and comfortable and the owners very friendly. Our 2 year old son loved the fact we was on a working farm watching tractors and got offered to sit in the combine. Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton only a short drive away. We would definitely stay again as there is so much more to explore.

    Reviewed by Toni-ann5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely, comfortable holiday cottage with everything included."

    Four of us stayed and there was plenty of room. A short distance from the town of Matlock, and ideally placed for lots of local attractions, including Chatsworth. Lots of lovely walks in the area and one going through the farm as well which was enjoyable. A helpful list of local walks and attractions was also provided in the cottage along with some welcome provisions. Would recommend this property and thanks to the owners for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ramblers Cottage."

    It was very homely and comfortable. The treats upon arrival were very much appreciated and the owners very hospitable throughout our stay. The garden was an added bonus for our dog to play in and our daughters loved meeting Betty, Jess and Ruby. The cottage itself is an ideal location for many beautiful walks in the area. We booked this as a last minute holiday, as our foreign trip was cancelled, and we are so pleased we did. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone and should we ever have another ‘staycation’, would certainly look at staying again. Thank you to the owners for such a nice stay.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage, which provided a great base for exploring the area."

    The family were very friendly and the girls loved making friends with the dogs Ruby and Jessie.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2020

  • "You definitely need your own transport because it's out of the way"

    Reviewed by Tony3.1Sep 2019

  • "Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming, even Jess the dog made friends with our dog Pippa and called for her to play!"

    The cottage was immaculate and well equipped. The area was beautiful and near to a lot of attractions. Definitely would book again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Came for rhs chatsworth."

    A smashing cosy warm cottage with cracking shower and comfy beds. Our dog raffetty loved it too. Very friendly owners. Will book again

    Reviewed by Miss5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent base for exploring the Peak District, Cottage was comfortable and clean and the family are very welcoming we would definitely go back with our two dogs who had a great time on all the lovely walks."

    The main road not far from the cottage is very busy, noisy at times and the national speed limit so be wary with your dog as cars do not hang around!!

    Reviewed by Mia5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was decorated for xmas with a tree and lights."

    Very thoughtful gifts left for us and our dogs. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Cottage very warm and like a home from home. Enjoyed our stress free Xmas. Great break.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2018

  • "Ramblers cottage is ideally situated and ideal for exploring the lovely Derbyshire dales."

    The cottage was lovely warm and comfortable and our hosts really lovely people.Would certainly return again.

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and the family on the premises were so friendly."

    Great location for lots of places to visit. Lovely little home away from home.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay would have liked a washing line."

    Clare , husband & father in law was kind and helpful we have stayed there before and enjoyed it so that's why we came back again .Abbie the lab also enjoyed her stay enjoyed meeting Jess.too

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.1Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Lovely idea leaving treats for the dog. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a great week at Ramblers cottage ."

    The hosts were lovely and the cottage had everything that you needed .we went to Chatsworth House and Flower Show , Chalke Abbey Bolsover Castle; Heights of Abraham ,Masson Mill , train ride , Hardwick Hall and much more so much to see .,

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, was greeted with the place decorated for Christmas."

    A bottle of bucks fizz, a present under the tree, biscuits, chocolates and dog treats. The owners are lovely when we had an issue it was sorted straight away. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Dec 2017

  • "Amazing time."

    Fabulous family very friendly.

    Reviewed by Angela4.8Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The family that owned the farm were very friendly and welcoming and even took our boy on his tractor and combine harvester(which he loved). I would recommend this cottage to anyone 10/10.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ramblers Cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and we loved the extra treats for us and the dogs! We would highly recommend this cottage to everybody.

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Dec 2016

  • "Nice cottage with good facilities and nice hosts in adjoining farmhouse."

    Good location. Would definitely book again.

    5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Friendy people.We will return

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with sink
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas woodburner-effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile
  • Matlock Golf Club opposite
  • Note: The owner operates a caravan storage business adjacent to the property, therefore vehicles delivering or collecting caravans down the drive maybe seen.

The property

Matlock 2 miles.

This lovely stone barn conversion is situated next to the owners’ 17th century farmhouse, on their working arable farm, high up on Matlock Moor, just two miles north of the beautiful spa town of Matlock.

Tastefully furnished, this cosy cottage is ideal for walkers, as trails run right through the farm and past the doorstep, and those who take their walk following a small white ball around will feel chipper knowing that the prestigious Matlock Golf Club is just 130 yards away.

The sitting room with dining area has wooden flooring and is a sociable place to enjoy a meal and to snuggle up on the big squishy sofa in front of the woodburner-effect stove.

Step through to the well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, where you will find everything you need to create a culinary masterpiece, or fuel up in preparation for the many and varied adventurous days the area has to offer.

On the first floor is a double bedroom and a convertible twin room for flexibility, which have lots of natural light, and there’s also a contemporary shower room off the landing.

Outside is a large lawn, so you can sit and watch the sun go down with a glass of something you fancy.

Close by is the popular town of Matlock, along with the neighbouring Matlock Bath, where you will find a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, along with the attractions of Gulliver’s Kingdom and the Peak District Mining Museum.

Also within reach are the towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne and Buxton, as well as the magnificent Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.

A comfortable base for your Peak District getaway.

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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