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Rambler's Cottage

Matlock, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 929053)


(33 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KatrinaApr 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 RichardMar 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 DeborahFeb 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 KeithDec 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 MelvynOct 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 ShahzadJul 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 CarolynJul 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 AnnJun 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 CatherineMay 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 HazelMay 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 PaulApr 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 LucyOct 2020

  • "Lovely quiet cottage."

    Very clean and nice owners on site

    Reviewed by SimonOct 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-annSep 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 JulieAug 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 NickAug 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 JulieJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by TonySep 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 SarahAug 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 MelanieJun 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 MiaFeb 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 VickyDec 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 WilliamSep 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 EmmaSep 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 SylviaJun 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 LynetteJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need."

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

    Reviewed by SharonJun 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 KarenDec 2017

  • "Amazing time."

    Fabulous family very friendly.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 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 KellyMay 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 AmieDec 2016

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

    Good location. Would definitely book again.

    Oct 2016

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Friendy people.We will return

    Reviewed by RogerAug 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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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