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Lamp Cottage

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Holloway, Matlock, Derbyshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Within the historic Leahurst Estate this large, immaculate property is the perfect venue for a special gathering of friends or family.

Lamp Cottage is an immaculate stone detached holiday property set in parkland where sheep and deer roam and is located in the grounds of the historic Leahurst Estate, the former summer residence of Florence Nightingale and her family. It is approached down a private driveway through a meadow and a gate leading to a gravelled parking area. A large oak porch leads into this delightful accommodation where furnishings and fittings are of the a highest quality and spectacular unspoiled south west facing views across the Amber Valley make this the most unique of properties. The property is entered into via a large entrance hall, off which are the main reception rooms. To the rear of the hall, through double glazed doors, is the fully equipped kitchen which is open to the south facing conservatory style dining area that has some occasional seating and fold back glazed doors opening onto a large wrap around patio. A large teak table and chairs, a custom steel barbecue and a well-stocked herb garden cater for any alfresco dining requirements, in addition to sun loungers, spacious lawns and stunning views. The living room, situated at the rear with comfy seating and doors opening onto patio and lawn, features a wall-mounted wood-burning stove creating a truly relaxing atmosphere. There is a further study/TV room with board games and seating and a cloakroom. The stairs lead to the open gallery landing giving access to the bedrooms. Gardens and meadowland surround the property and there are also footpaths from the doorstep. Within a mile of the property is the World Heritage site that houses the world’s first water-powered cotton spinning factories and just under 4 miles is the delightful town of Matlock Bath boasting smart riverside cafés and bars. Slotted in between are more traditional pubs, restaurants, tea shops and ice cream parlours. Here visitors can experience a cable car ride up the dramatic face of the gorge The Heights of Abraham and admire the views of ‘Little Switzerland’ as Byron once described this area. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, double doors and tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped, modern kitchen with granite work-tops, tiled floors and double doors to conservatory dining area with glazed doors. Study/TV room. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Gallery landing area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with steam shower, bidet and toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (can be twin) and en-suite wet room with toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with oval bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freesat TVs
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Double oven
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Large ¼-acre enclosed, lawned garden, patio, furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Boutique Collection
    Boutique Collection
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    This was our second stay at Lamp Cottage and yes we have booked again for next year. We absolutely love this cottage, there is so much space for everyone to spread out yet be together. Everything is pristine and very well equipped. The beds are so comfy and we all had too many "lie ins" after all the fresh air and soft pillows. Apart from the stylishly decorated interior, the locations and views of this property are amazing. There are walks on your door step and we highly recommend the local butchers on the main road. If you look on their website there is a list of all the products they offer and they will take an order over the phone prior to your stay (handy if you plan on having a BBQ they do delicious burgers and sausages etc). We love the chip shop in Crich Village they are so friendly and the Nisa shop is well stocked and reasonable too. We ate out at the Jug and Glass in Lea and ThenTavern in Tansley highly recommend both places. Chatsworth was as stunning as ever and we enjoyed our usual haunts (Bakewell, Cromford, Crich Tram Museum, Matlock). If you have time do recommend visiting Buxton the journey over there itself was spectacular taking in the rolling hills and you can see for miles (take the A5012 then A515 via Cromford). The Pavillion Gardens were lovely and had a nice meal there too. There is so much to do in Derbyshire we look forward to returning in May 2018. Thank you The Rogers and Jones Family Kettering/Mansfield

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2017
    A lovely, well equiped home with everything a traveler needs.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2017
    Overall we had a wonderful week at Lamp Cottage. Clean, spacious, well equipped, beautiful location. A few niggles regarding the house (not enough lamps (odd considering the name!), blown bulbs on arrival, no kindling, faulty plugs, taps and loo roll holders. Nothing major and certainly nothing to detract from a lovely house and fabulous holiday. Lots to see and do in the area with friendly local people.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017
    Great Cottage, well specified and a good basis for getting around this side of the Peak District. The actual location is a classic Hamlet typical for the area with only one shop - a good local butcher. Some good local walking, and it's close to the canal which was nice. The cottage was basically just as the photos suggest.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2016
    This is a great location and a very nice cottage to stay at. The colour schemes and decor are fantastic and very well presented throughout. The fixtures and fittings are very modern and this helps show the cottage off to it's full potential. The only criticisms that we would have are that for a cottage of this standard and it's 5 star rating, compared to many others that we have stayed at, it let itself down badly in the following areas. The welcome pack that was described on the details did not seem to exist. Whilst there was a bottle of wine, a packet of fudge and 4 slices of home made cake left, there was no milk in the fridge to make a cup of tea upon arrival or other essentials like eggs, butter, bread, biscuits etc that you might also need to get you started. Not 1 of the bathrooms had any spare toilet rolls provided, and in all of them, they were not even full rolls, some were only a quarter or less left on the roll. The basket of logs that were described as provided for you consisted of 3 small logs. There is a great dishwasher in the kitchen, but it would have been nice to have 7 dishwasher tablets left for the week rather than 2. I appreciate to many people these points above may seem very trivial, but by making these small changes, I do feel this great cottage, really would be fantastic and warrant its 5 stars and be head and shoulders above other 5 star cottages in the area. This is a very very nice cottage, but it's sometimes the small things that we all experience whilst we are away, taking our well earned breaks, that make all the difference!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    Overall very good - there could have been a bit more cutlery - just enough forks for 8 people but not enough for dessert as well without washing up in between courses when some was already in the dishwasher. (A minor point). Gilly was very helpful. We were rather concerned about the temperature in the conservatory, it was a very hot week and when we returned it was steaming hot - there were no shutters or blind on the main windows in the conservatory. As it was September, we were able to cool it down but thought that in similar weather in July and August it would be unbearable and wondered if anyone else had brought this up. No visitors' book which is helpful to see previous guests recommendations. However, a lovely property.

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8.8 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo
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