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Post Office Cottage

Cromford near Matlock Bath, Peak District & Derbyshire Dales (Ref. 25756)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm on arrival."

    Everything was clearly explained in different notes around the cottage, such as where the central heating controls were and day of the bin collection. There were a few downsides: The water in the shower did not get very hot. The double bed was actually two single mattresses joined together, causing a hard and uncomfortable line down the middle of the bed. The garden is a walk down the street and up the side, it's a bit of a climb uphill, but the view you get when you get there makes it worth it. The area itself is very picturesque and has plenty to do, we found the cottage to be quite noisy as the surrounding roads are busy, and there was works being done next door all week as well. Parking wasn't easy, as it was a busy week in the area we struggled to get a parking spot, and the free car park at the bottom of the street was always full. We really enjoyed our stay, there are loads of walks on the doorstep, the pond across the road is nice, and there are some lovely shops and restaurants within a stone's throw of the cottage.

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2022

  • "It was a very nice stay we all enjoyed ourselves slightly on the compact side but we were comfortable."

    The Garden was nice but we did not use it as it was to far from the let.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Lovely village nice cottage ."

    Good place to do some walking

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village - thank you for a great stay!"

    Comfy and clean. Great location for Matlock and Chatsworth etc. Mummers were practising in the pub across the road one night - good fun!

    Reviewed by AnnaliAug 2021

  • "Superb location if you like walking."

    Cromford is lovely and quirky. Astonishing local bookshop.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "We had a great stay in this Cromford cottage."

    The cottage is in a good location and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is an old cottage and the owners have clearly tried to keep the ‘old cottage quaintness’ which does mean that if contemporary and mod cons are your thing then this cottage could disappoint (I.e it’s not all beautifully plastered, with modern double glazing windows, 60” TVs and Alexa etc). But if you’re wanting a comfortable stay in a traditional Peak District cottage that’s in a great location then it’s perfect for up to 5 of you. Parking is limited outside the cottage, although we got parked there 50% of the time. There is a free car park 2 minutes walk away; so it’s not really a problem. Don’t miss the garden, it’s weird being so far away (it’s completely disconnected from the cottage, about a 2-3 minute walk away) but is lovely and has great views. The Boat Inn, The Greyhound, The Tapas Bar (my favourite, it actually felt like you were in a Spanish eatery) and Parkys are all great places to eat. The general store and butchers on the Main Street are also very good.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "We would definitely recommend the Post Office cottage."

    Good space for a family of four and nicely maintained. The kitchen is small but well stocked with almost every utensil you can imagine. It’s in a good location to visit the Peak District with a nice pub opposite and a fantastic fish and chip shop nearby - we took ours to the little garden and ate them on the evening sun. The owners were lovely when we spoke on the phone and were very helpful. Parking wasn’t really an issue as we got a space on the street but if you didn’t it wouldn’t be more than a 5 minute walk away. A very enjoyable week!

    Reviewed by MattAug 2020

  • "I think it should be noted in the description that the 3rd child’s bed does not fit in the 2nd bedroom so they have to sleep in the master bedroom."

    A top sheet on the beds or a lighter bedspread would have been really helpful - it was very hot at night but we only had a thick winter quilt on the bed. Overall it was a lovely cottage on a lovely street, we enjoyed staying there. Pat was fantastic, whenever I called her she picked up and was very helpful answering questions.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "We have stayed in this cottage before so we knew what to expect."

    Parking a little bit more difficult this time so would often have to park elsewhere and wait for a spot near by to become available. We didn't use the garden at all...the children would have played in it all the time, if we could see them from the house. We knew this was the case, but it is a shame that this cottage doesn't have a garden near the house.

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2020

  • "Have stayed in Post Office Cottage before."

    Returned because it is in a great situation, well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by PamelaJan 2020

  • "Just one issue with the garden isn’t close to the cottage so wasn’t able to use it a bit disappointed with that"

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a nice village."

    Very well stocked with kitchenware etc. Really comfy huge bed

    Reviewed by LauraJan 2019

  • "Post office cottages was a lovely little escape for a quiet new year."

    I was a little worried on the first night as the pub opposite was very noisy and the downstairs is really very small for 4 people but we really enjoyed the stay. The noisyness at the pub was a one off and we enjoyed a drink and food in the Boat! The upstairs king size bed is very comfortable! Cromford is an interesting village which we grew to love. The cottage is advertised as having a bike store. This is one of the reasons we booked it. Unfortunately it’s a small shed with quite a bit in it already. You wouldn’t be able to fit 4 adult bikes in it ( we just managed 2 adult and 2 children bikes but it was a squeeze). The cottage is on a very narrow road which has regular traffic so you need to be aware with children. Parking is on the street and not always possible so you might need to park in the village car park (which is just around the corner), but again pre warning of this is useful as you might not be able to unload outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2018

  • "The check-in process was confusing, we couldn’t get in the cottage for about 30-40 minutes, waiting outside with 2 bored kids when it was cold and dark."

    Ended up ringing customer service and they sorted it out rather quickly. But it was worth the wait. The cottage was just amazing, warm and full of character. Absolutely loved it. It was very clean and freshly renovated (though apparently it was refurbished a few years ago, but looked like a few weeks ago). It has got everything you need for a comfortable stay, plus lots of unique features like record player with lots of records to choose, lovely walk in shower, quite a few board games, some antique things that kids loved investigating. Just brilliant! Totally recommend!

    Reviewed by IrinaNov 2018

  • "The cottage was very well furnished and equipped with everything we needed."

    Cromford is a great place to stay with easy access to the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2018

  • "Gaining access to the property wasn't very clear."

    It took us nearly an hour and several phone calls but it got sorted in the end.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2018

  • "A perfect cottage in a perfect location."

    It was exceptionally clean and had everything you could possibly require. Bathroom and kitchen modernised to a high standard, very comfy beds.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2018

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Excellent in all aspects.

    Reviewed by PamelaDec 2017

  • "A well kitted out cottage ."

    Will definitely re book.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2017

  • "A fantastic property."

    The owners have thought of everything. So refreshing to find a property that supplies basics such as soap and spare toilet rolls.....so frustrating when you have to do a shop for basics such as this. Location was perfect for walking and touring the area. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2016

  • "Amazing selection of books and a proper record player with some excellent record choices."

    Waking up to T. rex and the 'difficult 3rd album' started off the day well. The pub across the road 'The Boatman' did not disturb us and was excellent, the nights we spent in there chatting with locals were a highlight, my 9 year old daughter loved it as they spoilt her rotten, quiz night was fun; we lost but had a lot of fun doing so. House facilities go above and beyond expectations. So many cooking utensils, comfy seats and washing and cooking facilities. Duvets were very warm especially as it was lovely weather but beds were comfy.

    Reviewed by MatthieuAug 2016

  • "Great location and better than expected accommodation."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double with TV and pull-out single, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker, record player, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • External bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: The garden is accessed via a steep side entrance, approx
  • 20 yards from the cottage
  • Please note: The pull out single cannot be moved from the master bedroom

The property

This delightful end-terrace cottage sits on Scarthin in the heart of historic Cromford overlooking the mill pond, close to Matlock Bath, on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Cosy throughout, and offering a welcoming atmosphere, this Cromford cottage is a wonderful choice for couples or small families looking to explore this captivating region of Derbyshire.

The accommodation sits across three floors, offering elevated views over the village mill pond, and boasting character features with the beamed ceilings and a lovely inglenook fireplace housing a gas woodburner-effect fire, perfect for cosy evenings in listening to records on the vinyl player.

Outside this Cromford cottage is a raised, enclosed garden area, which is accessed by a steep walk, from where views across the village rooftops to the surrounding hills beyond can be enjoyed.

Cromford offers a variety of shops and pubs, along with wonderful walking and cycling routes that lead out into Derbyshire’s picturesque countryside.

Take time to visit the World Heritage Arkwright Mills and treasured Chatsworth House to uncover this area’s captivating history.

Gulliver’s Kingdom is well worth a visit for a fun family day out, and for those who seek a thrilling day out to remember, a trip on the Heights of Abraham cable car is a fantastic way to experience the incredible sights across the treetops of the Peaks and only yards from the cottage is the famous Scarthin Books.

This lovely Cromford cottage is the perfect place to spend a varied holiday, at any time of the year.

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About the location


Matlock Bath 1.2 mile; Matlock 2.6 miles; Bakewell 12.5 miles.

Set in the beautiful wooded gorge of the River Derwent and surrounded by wooded hills and cliffs, the village of Cromford lies just one mile from the vibrant spa town of Matlock Bath and three miles from Matlock. Famous for its connections with Sir Richard Arkwright and the cotton trade, and often referred to as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. Today, Cromford offers a selection of quality pubs, shops and cafés, as well as Arkwright’s Cromford Mill and canal, a world heritage site. The area boasts an abundance of attractions such as Gulliver's Kingdom, the nearby Peak District Mining Museum and splendid Chatsworth House. Visitors can take a ride on the Heights of Abraham cable car and take in the views in style, whilst the more active are catered for with plentiful walking around the Derwent Valley and the White Peak, as well as rock climbing and also with cycling opportunities at Carsington Water and the High Peak, Monsal and Tissington Cycle Trails.

Region Information

Please be aware that the gas stove in the living room is not in operation for summer 2019 but the central heating if needed, is very effective should it be required.

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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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